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    Media killings in Phl remain unabated

    A PALACE official on Sunday said the the Philippine government is laying down reforms to promote protection of journalists.
    “Search and confiscation of loose firearms, strengthening of the capabilities of law enforcers and justice system, and backing media ethics and standards --- these are the programs initiated by the government to stop violence against journalistsg,” Presidential Communication Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said in a press briefing over the state-run dzRB Radio-Manila.
    The latest journalist killed was Nilo Baculo Sr., 67, a broadcaster from Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro Province.
    Baculo is the host of the radio program “Isumbong Mo Kay Ka Nilo” (Tell It To Nilo) at the local radio station dwIM.
    Baculo was reported to be the 29th journalist to be killed since 2010.
    Coloma assured the public that the government is stepping up measures to protect journalists in coordination with the National Press Club and other concerned entities.
    “Our coordination with the National Press Club (of the Philippines) and other media entities continues to protect the rights of journalists,” Coloma said.
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