News Release

Statement of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on the death of former Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Gary Olivar

We extend our deepest condolences to the family, loved ones, and friends on the passing of former deputy presidential spokesperson Gary Olivar.

Mr. Olivar was an integral political communicator of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on relevant and important public affairs, particularly when our country was facing the impacts of the global economic crisis in 2009.

His commitment and exemplary performance in public service, government communications, and information dissemination will truly be valued as we continue to endure and respond to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.