MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. promised. that his administration will support and protect the rights of journalists under his administration.
The President indicated his readiness to listen to all their grievances.
“Under my lead, we will support and protect the rights of the media as they efficiently perform their duty. Whatever difficulties we may encounter from this point on, the government will always be ready to lend an ear and to listen to your concerns and to answer all that you may want to know,” ang bahagi ng talumpati ng Pangulo sa idinaos na President’s Night na inorganisa ng Manila Overseas Press Club sa Sofitel Plaza sa Pasay City.
The said event was attended by more than 400 media professionals and top executives of major companies in the country.
The President is aware of the important role of journalists in shaping active citizens who can contribute to the development of society.
“The nation counts on media in improving access to information and increasing awareness on issues that affect our country and the world,” wika ng Pangulo.
The Chief Executive also pointed out the importance of the media’s “proactive participation” to keep the people informed that “forms part of our collective goal to empower Filipinos and establish a more robust Philippines.”
The President also promised to brief members of the media on his administration’s plan.
“As I share your club’s conviction in the importance of upholding the universal right of free speech and press freedom, as well as giving and receiving accurate information, I’m committed to remain open with you, constantly communicating our progress as we move forward,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Meanwhile, President Marcos encouraged the journalists to effectively convey to the public the efforts of the government and its initiatives towards the development of the country.
“It is the job of our media practitioners to not only analyze, not only give their opinion, but to also inform and let our people know what the government is doing and how it will help their lives, and how they can be part of that process of progress that we have started,” aniya pa rin.
Instead of being a leader, he said, he will also be a partner of journalists in the effort to lead the country to realize its “shared aspirations”.
In the aforementioned event, the Chief Executive reiterated his call for unity towards the development and improvement of the lives of Filipinos.
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