Cavite State University took part in the second leg of the 2023 Nationwide Media Summit “Promoting a Free and Responsible Press towards a Safer Media Community,” November 7, at the Royale Tagaytay Country Club in Alfonso, Cavite.

Faculty members and information officer from the College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Communication and the Public Affairs and Communications Office attended the Central Luzon – Southern Tagalog leg organized by the Office of the President – Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) in partnership with the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO). 

PTFoMS Executive Director Usec. Paul M. Gutierrez and PAO Chief Atty. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta led the summit which aims to reintroduce the recalibrated PTFoMS mandated to protect the life, liberty, and security of media workers.

PTFoMS is created by virtue of Administrative Order (AO) No. 01 “Creating the Presidential Task Force on Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty, and Security of the Members of the Media.”

Free legal consultations with the members of the media community were also conducted by lawyers from PAO. 

This nationwide seminar covered discussions on AO No. 01 by PTFoMS Chief of Staff Atty. Hue Jyro U. Go; and responsible reporting/commentaries in times of war and threats through the application of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) by IHL expert and Ateneo Law School international law professor Atty. Evecar Cruz-Ferrer.

Meanwhile, CALABARZON Regional Public Attorney Atty. Revelyn V. Ramos-Dacpano tackled libel and cyber libel; Bangsamoro Press Corps president and Bangsamoro Information Office Deputy Executive Director Mr. Ali G. Macabalang delved into the basic ethical guidelines for media workers and the effects of irresponsible journalism; and Gender and Development Expert Mr. Alvin Cloyd H. Dakis discussed the use of gender fair language in news writing and reporting. 

The participants also signed the pledge of commitment to promote a free and responsible press for a safer media community.