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President Duterte Allocates Funds To Support Workers In Media Industry


The Palace said on Saturday, November 18, the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will allocate funds to support workers of the media industry.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar revealed in a radio briefing that his office is coordinating with the private sector to create the “Duterte Media Fund.”

“So, at least mayroon tayong one thousand media men who can go to hospitals at libre magpagamot. So ito ay isang tulong natin, tulong ng PCOO, tulong ng ating Pangulo,” Secretary Andanar said.

He added that his office is also planning on a housing project for media agencies and journalists.

Secretary Andanar said they are looking into a five-hectare lot owned by the Philippine Information Agency for the so-called “media village.”

President Duterte and his administration has had a rocky relationship with the media since assuming office.

He has slammed media outfits and personnel on multiple occasions due to alleged bias in their coverage.

Secretary Andanar, however, emphasized that the media is one of President Duterte’s priorities, bringing up the President’s first ever Administrative Order – the formation of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security in October 2016.

“Kailangan talaga na we must protect one of the largest estates of the country – the fourth estate. Because it is the fourth estate that will disseminate the good news of our government, of our society,” Secretary Andanar said.

“And also will check and balance ‘yung kung ano ang mga dapat makita na dapat ma-remind ang ating mga public officials,” he added.

Secretary Andanar revealed that the task force, headed by veteran journalist and PCOO Undersecretary Joel Sy Egco, opened a new office dedicated to fast-track cases of the Maguindanao massacre victims.

Source: CNN Philippines
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