Rappler talked to incoming Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar Tuesday, June 28, at 3:30 pm.
Andanar, a news anchor and radio commentator from TV5, will replace current PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr, managing the government’s various media platforms.
He will supervise PTV 4, Philippine Broadcasting Service, Radyo ng Bayan, the Philippine Information Agency, the Philippine News Agency, and the National Printing Office.
Among Andanar’s plans is to continue the Sunday TV program “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” (From the Masses, For the Masses), which Duterte hosts in Davao City, and to air it nationwide. He has also brought up the idea of printing a tabloid.
He will also oversee the live Facebook broadcast of Duterte’s inauguration – a first in the Philippines, and coming on the heels of a president campaign that heavily depended on the social network in disseminating its message.
What communications innovations can we expect from the incoming administration? How do the government networks intend to engage the public, given Duterte’s vow not to speak to the media?
Watch the recording of the interview here. – Rappler