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Journalists call on PCOO to rescind lockdown accreditation requirement

Mar 17, 2020 - 5:08 PM

A PCOO ID for media practitioners is unnecessary during the Luzon lockdown because a valid press ID should be enough, say the UP Department of Journalism, PPI, PCP, and the CCJD

PCOO to review FOI exception list for 2018

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:15 AM

Presidential Communications Operations Office celebrates the first year of implementation of the Freedom of Executive Order and looks into reviewing the list of exceptions to data that can be requested come 2018

FOI SUMMIT. The Presidential Communications Operations Office held the first Freedom of Information Summit on December 5, 2017. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

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Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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How serious is the Duterte administration about FOI?

Mar 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Among the agencies participating in the eFOI program one agency stands out for being unresponsive to data requests – the Philippine National Police

Gov't officials, groups urge passage of FOI law

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:52 PM

ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio warns against complacency in the passage of the freedom of information law

FOI FORUM. The Right to Know, Right Now! coalition organized a forum to present their report on tracking the implementation of the freedom of information executive order in Quezon City Friday, March 17. Photo by the PCIJ

Andanar: Media offered $1,000 to cover Lascañas press conference

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senate media deny the accusation slamming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar as irresponsible

MEDIA CORRUPTION? Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims reporters were offered as much as $1,000 to cover a press conference called by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

PCO, China Radio Int'l ink cooperation deal

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:43 PM

China s state run radio broadcaster and the Philippines government owned media outfits agree to hold joint training sessions and cooperate in news gathering to improve their coverage of major events in their countries

DEAL SEALED. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Noel Puyat and PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag propose a toast to the officials of China Radio International (CRI) led by its President Wang Gengnian following the MOA signing on February 14, 2017. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Should bloggers be accredited to cover the Palace?

Feb 07, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Pro Duterte bloggers have already been given the go signal to cover President Rodrigo Duterte s out of town and foreign trips

COVERING DUTERTE. President Duterte holds a press conference in Beijing, China on October 19. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Did Andanar misquote Duterte in column?

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:07 PM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims the President uttered song lyrics during the presentation of Miss Universe contestants even if the official transcript belies this

Malacañang eyes online portal to process FOI requests

Oct 11, 2016 - 5:50 PM

The Presidential Communications Office will also train agencies to prepare them for the full implementation of the executive order on Freedom of Information

E-FOI. Malacañang is eyeing an online platform where requests for FOI will be lodged in and processed.

5 communication gaffes in Duterte's first 100 days

Oct 08, 2016 - 5:00 PM

From a government Facebook post perceived to be pro Marcos to announcing wrong details about the death of Senator Miriam Santiago here are 5 incidents when Duterte s communication team made us raise our eyebrows

Medialdea issues memo on who can speak for Duterte

Sep 21, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Only Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella and Communications Secretary Martin Andanar can speak for the President according to the memorandum

DUTERTE SPOKESMEN. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (left) and Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella are the only officials who can speak for President Duterte, according to a memorandum

Cab secs can still speak for Duterte, but with Palace go signal – Andanar

Sep 18, 2016 - 1:27 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the Presidential Communications Office assigns a Cabinet secretary to be the spokesperson for the day if the issue to be discussed is outside Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella s knowledge

DUTERTE COMMS. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the Presidential Communications Office has streamlined its strategy. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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Sep 15, 2016 - 11:08 PM

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Abella alone can speak for Duterte – Andanar

Sep 15, 2016 - 11:49 AM

After a series of communication mishaps Communications Secretary Andanar appeals to other Cabinet members to defer to Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella for clarifications on the Chief Executive s statements

PALACE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (right) and Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella (left) regularly update the media on issues related to the presidency

Andanar: PCO's lapses 'will never happen again'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar also takes full responsibility for the recent gaffes of the Presidential Communications Office

NO MORE MISTAKES? PCO chief Martin Andanar faces the House Committee on Appropriations on September 13. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Former Marcos staff linked to Official Gazette gaffe

Sep 12, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Marco Angelo Cabrera is called out online for conflict of interest PCO Assistant Secretary Ramon Cualoping III says Bongbong Marcos former campaign staff fully disclosed this to his bosses

Duterte gov't releases two anti-drug advertisements

Sep 02, 2016 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The advertisements are directed by award winning filmmaker Brillante Mendoza free of charge

Screenshot from Presidential Communications Office video

Duterte tabloid launched ahead of TV show

Aug 18, 2016 - 1:36 PM

The studio for Duterte s TV show Mula Sa Masa Para Sa Masa is being prepared in Malacañang Palace says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

'FOR THE MASSES.' Communications Secretary Martin Andanar shows the media the tabloid, Mula Sa Masa Para Sa Masa in Davao City. Screenshot from Presidential Communications FB Live Video

PH to issue new 'high-security' passports at 'faster' pace

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says the new printing system for Philippine passports increases production speed by 35

HIGH SECURITY. Added security features have been placed, such as upgraded security feature of microchip to capture the personal data of the applicant. Photo from Presidential Communications Office

Duterte falls in line in Malacañang buffet

Jul 18, 2016 - 11:10 PM

Lawyer Lloyd del Socorro the person being held in the shoulders by Duterte in the viral photo tells the story behind the snap

Coloma denies Andanar's corruption allegations in NPO, APO

Jul 11, 2016 - 8:55 PM

It is his duty to first verify the accuracy of reports being fed to him before he discusses these publicly says former Palace Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma on his successor