Presidential Museum launched on Google Arts & Culture

The Presidential Museum and Library, through the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), collaborated with Google to unveil on Wednesday, July 5, an online exhibition on Google Arts & Culture.

Free Wi-Fi in EDSA to be launched on June 12

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), together with the National Telecommunications Commmission (NTC), will formally launch on Independence Day, June 12, free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet services, dubbed as “Alay Para sa Malayang Pilipino,” in the whole stretch of EDSA.

People’s Television airs Countering Violent Extremism’ Forum

Flagship government television network People’s Television (PTV) aired a TV special on Friday evening (June 9), dubbed “Countering Violent Extremism,” that discussed the root cause of violent extremism and suggestions on how the public should address it.

PRRD debuts in Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa program

President Rodrigo R. Duterte appeared Friday, May 19 before the first episode of Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa television program on the government channel PTV4 making good on his promise to provide a direct line to the general public and conveying the government’s actions on key national issues.

Gov et al charged in Catanduanes newsman murder

The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on Tuesday, May 2, took the lead in filing charges of murder in connection with the slaying of journalist Larry Sy Que.

PNA launches new website and mobile app

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Monday, April 24, formally launched the redesigned website and mobile application of the Philippine News Agency (PNA).

Andanar visits Bahrain Ministry of Information Affairs

MANAMA, BAHRAIN — Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday, April 13, paid a courtesy visit to Bahrain Ministry of Information Affairs (MIA) in Manama to pursue a mutual agreement between the two government agencies.

PH to restore MOU with Myanmar on media and information

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR — Communications Secretary Martin Andanar met with his counterpart Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister, Ministry of Information on Monday, March 20 to express the Philippines’ intention to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Duterte asks Filipinos to use PTV4 to air views

BAGUIO CITY–President Rodrigo Duterte attended the inauguration of PTV’s Cordillera hub encouraging Filipinos to ventilate their grievances through the state-owned television network.

Palace order enhances media protection, 13 Oct. 2016

Change is coming even in media.President Rodrigo Duterte has signed Administrative Order No. 1 creating the Presidential Task Force that seeks to protect the life, liberty, and security of media practitioners in the country.

Palace respects Ramos’ comment, 10 Oct. 2016

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said on Monday, October 10, that the Palace respects the opinion of former President Fidel V. Ramos saying Ramos’ observations are worth looking into.

Viber for Change launched

The Presidential Communications Office (PCO), in partnership with Israel-based messaging app Viber, launched #ViberForChange stickers.

Media Advisory

With  President Rodrigo Roa Duterte starting his term as the country’s chief executive, he asks that Filipinos join him in the quest for real change. Carrying the hashtag #PartnerForChange and #PresidentDuterte, everyone is invited to the inauguration of President Duterte by turning on their television sets and logging on to social media platform Presidential Broadcast Staff – RTVM Facebook page to get details of the event.###

Secretary Coloma bids goodbye to media: Protect freedom of the press and expression

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. on Tuesday bid farewell to journalists and reporters whom he has worked with for the past six years. In his last press briefing before leaving his post as spokesperson of outgoing President Benigno S. Aquino III, Secretary Coloma expressed his gratitude to the members of the Malacañang Press Corps, a group of reporters covering the President, for helping inform the public Read More

Government and media need not be adversaries, says Palace official

In his message during his final press briefing in Malacañang on Tuesday, outgoing Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. underscored the importance of the media in a democratic country. Secretary Coloma, who will be replaced by former TV news anchor and radio commentator Martin Andanar on Thursday (June 30), said the government and the media should have a good relationship. “Hindi kailangang maging magka-away ang pamahalaan at Read More

Malacañang recognizes role of media, deplores assault on journalists

The Palace has disagreed with the contention that media killings may be justified if reporters and columnists are engaged in corruption, noting that everyone has the right to due process. “We recognize the vital role played by journalists as purveyors of information in a democratic society. As citizens, they have a fundamental right to due process and equal protection of the laws of the land,” Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. Read More