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What's Mocha Uson doing at UN General Assembly in New York?

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:15 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is included in the Philippine delegation to the UN event which is not attended by President Rodrigo Duterte nor PCOO chief Martin Andanar

Bautista, Castillo, Mexico earthquake | Evening wRap

Sep 20, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Asec Mocha Uson herself spreads fake news, says Nancy Binay

Sep 20, 2017 - 3:29 PM

'How can you fight fake news kung may instances na nanggagaling mismo sa isang Asec yung fake news?' Senator Nancy Binay asks Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

RADIO SHOW. Malacañang launches its 'flagship tele-radio program' entitled DDS Podcast, with Secretary Martin Andanar and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson as hosts.

PCOO to hold 'media literacy program' against fake news

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar tells senators that his office will bring the program to the entire country

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

PNA hit by cyber attack on day of viral blunders – Andanar

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PCOO Secretary says an IP address was supposedly trying to access the PNA s old server and dashboard

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

PCOO on PNA blunders: 'Bear with us'

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar assigns an undersecretary to supervise the state news agency on the same day its newly spotted blunders go viral

Presidential Communications Operations Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a message at the opening of ASEAN-JAPAN Television Festival in Seda Hotel, Quezon City on September 7, 2017. Malacañan Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 8, 2017

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:42 AM

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Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and President Duterte's son-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio attend thr Senate hearing on the P6.4B BOC shabu smuggling on September 7, 2017. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Rappler

Trillanes, PNP, Andanar and Uson | Evening wRap

Sep 07, 2017 - 9:11 PM

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Andanar to 'discourage' Mocha Uson from performing in casinos

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED Malacañang says PCOO officials must comply with the prohibition and says it is up to Secretary Andanar to address the issue

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar discusses about the country’s chairmanship of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Freedom of Information (FOI) and Media Security during the FOI Roadshow at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on January 14, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presdiential Photo

Despite prohibition, Mocha Uson performs at Resorts World casino

Sep 06, 2017 - 6:54 PM

UPDATED A memorandum circular prohibits government officials from entering casinos in view of its negative effect on the public perception of government service

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 21, 2017

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM

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Blogger-propagandists, the new crisis managers

Aug 20, 2017 - 5:15 PM

In many ways pro Duterte bloggers do the job of the PCOO especially when it comes to managing backlash against the administration and promoting government programs

State-sponsored hate: The rise of the pro-Duterte bloggers

Aug 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Pro Duterte bloggers receive unusual privileges from the Presidential Communications Operations Office to consolidate support for the popular president and silence critics

Andanar: PH News Agency 'did not lack' training for editors

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The House appropriations committee approved the PCOO s proposed 2018 budget

COMMS CHIEF. Secretary Martin Andanar says the PNA and other agencies attached to his department are in much better shape now. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

Andanar on DOLE booboo: Uploader googled wrong logo

Aug 15, 2017 - 6:38 PM

The Philippine News Agency s recent mistake takes the spotlight as the Presidential Communications Office defends its proposed 2018 budget

'EMBARASSING.' PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has had to deal with successive booboos by the PNA. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo   'EMBARASSING.' PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has had to deal with successive booboos by the PNA. File photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Andanar creates Philippine News Agency editorial board after blunders

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM

The new editorial board will serve as the last gatekeeper to avoid mistakes says embattled PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Accredited bloggers 'encouraged' to follow journalism ethics – Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 5:02 PM

Malacañang will check the veracity of the reports of bloggers who are allowed to cover presidential events says Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Andanar warns erring Philippine News Agency editors: I'll send you to Basilan, Jolo

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:33 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has strived hard to make the state news agency popular and audience friendly

Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Questions PCOO has to answer about its bloggers accreditation policy

Aug 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Vague wording and lack of appreciation for realities of presidential coverage plague PCOO s interim social media policy

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin listens to a resource speaker during the PCOO’s First Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017.

Nothing stopping accredited bloggers from cursing, lying online, Malacañang says

Aug 10, 2017 - 2:16 PM

The PCOO gives in to accommodate some bloggers and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson who called for a more populist accreditation policy

In this file photo, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Kristian Ablan talks to members of the media about #AllMediaPH, the draft concept of social media policy on the sidelines of the PCOO's first Social Media Policy Town Hall at the Bahay ng Alumni in University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City on February 23, 2017. Malacanang photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 10, 2017

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Marcos, Roxas, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 09, 2017 - 8:29 PM

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Andanar asks PH News Agency to explain Xinhua article

Aug 09, 2017 - 6:21 PM

PCOO chief Martin Andanar says the PNA should scrutinize all Xinhua articles before reposting them since they tend to reflect China s position on certain issues

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a keynote message during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO ) Roadshow for the Cordillera region at Beneco Electric Cooperation Conference Hall in Baguio City on February 4, 2017. ALFRED FRIAS/Presidential Photo

Andanar approves 'interim policy' for accrediting bloggers

Aug 09, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Social media practitioners 18 years old or above who have at least 5 000 followers and generate news about President Rodrigo Duterte may be given accreditation

Bautista, Bureau of Customs, Andanar | Evening wRap

Aug 07, 2017 - 8:57 PM

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ASEAN accreditation granted to 14 bloggers – Andanar

Aug 07, 2017 - 2:56 PM

With their IDs bloggers were given access to the International Media Center press kits lunch buffet and various activities organized for media like Media Night All these are paid for by taxpayers money

Government officials holds the Mindanao Hour press briefing on the situation in Marawi at Conrad Hotel in Pasay on August 4, 2017. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

11 things to expect at Duterte’s SONA 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 6:49 PM

UPDATED From a Mindanao inspired menu to the President reusing one of his old barongs here s what to expect on SONA day on July 24

D-DAY. President Rodrigo Duterte is applauded by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III and Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez during last year's SONA. Photo from Malacañang

#AnimatED: President Duterte, dismantle your propaganda machine

Jun 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

It stokes the flames of a highly divisive issue like martial law It also empowers trolls poisons the well and lowers our collective IQ and EQ

Palace launches weekly show hosted by Andanar, Uson

Jun 04, 2017 - 7:35 PM

DDS Podcast airs every Sunday morning and is hosted by Secretary Martin Andanar and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson who have both been accused of spreading misinformation in the past

RADIO SHOW. Malacañang launches its 'flagship tele-radio program' entitled DDS Podcast, with Secretary Martin Andanar and Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson as hosts.

Maute, Duterte, Trump | Evening wRap

May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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Andanar abolishes PCOO StratComm office

May 31, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Thirteen Strategic Communications Office personnel are reassigned to an office under the direct supervision of PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar delivers a message during the Cebu City leg of the 2017 Association of Southeast Asian-Presidential Communications Operations Office (ASEAN-PCOO) Roadshow at the Cebu Grand Convention Center on March 3, 2017. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

Andanar hides from media after new PCOO blunders

May 30, 2017 - 6:32 PM

Despite telling Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella he would take questions from Palace reporters PCOO chief Andanar chooses to evade the media and stays silent on new gaffes from his office

Abella to get Cabinet rank, office separate from PCOO

May 17, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella will have the title of secretary and will no longer report to PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar He will also have a deputy spokesperson

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on May 4, 2017 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte's political will has translated to into various infrastructure developments citing various projects launched by the Department of Transportion and the National Economic Development Authority. Malacañan Photo

FAST FACTS: What is the PCOO?

May 12, 2017 - 8:06 PM

What are the roles and functions of the government agency that dancer turned blogger Mocha Uson will soon be a part of?

Palace dismisses NY Times journalists as 'hack writers'

Mar 27, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Duterte s spokesman now claims the New York Times is part of a plot to oust the President

'DEMOLITION WORK.' Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the series of New York Times pieces about the drug war is 'demolition work' funded by ouster plotters. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Andanar asks Bacolod crowd: Who would you believe, cops or Western media?

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:35 PM

The head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office takes a swipe at The New York Times for writing just to throw negativity against the President Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Arroyo | Evening wRap

Mar 20, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Trillanes seeks Senate probe into 'fake news' by Andanar, Aguirre

Mar 07, 2017 - 7:50 PM

It is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that no government official would be taking advantage of their positions to disseminate fake news says Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

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Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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Extrajudicial killings, Iglesia ni Cristo, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:03 PM

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New Palace communications policy: Only Abella can issue statements

Mar 02, 2017 - 12:33 PM

The new strategy comes in the wake of the highly publicized blunders of Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

CHANGE IN PALACE COMMS. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar issues an order about the release of Palace statements. File photos from Malacañang

Andanar secretly invited to Senate dinner, ignored by media

Mar 01, 2017 - 11:13 PM

Senate President Koko Pimentel arranges the dinner but the Cabinet secretary is practically ignored by most media present – the same group of people he accused without basis of corruption

DINNER. Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar attends a gathering of Senate reporters with Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, after giving false, baseless accusations against the group. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Martin, stop being an embarrassment to the Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:30 PM

Martin please don t include us in your stupidity Admit that your lies were exposed And seek forgiveness from the journalists including Trillanes and the other senators

Martin, ayaw intawon paka-ulawi ang mga Bisaya!

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Martin ayaw na mi intawon i apil sa imong kabuang Angkona na nga nabisto ang imong pambutbut ug pangayo na ug pasaylo sa mga peryodista apila na pud si Trillanes ug uban pang mga senador

Draft Palace policy: No lies, foul language for bloggers

Feb 22, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Bloggers who apply for Palace accreditation must commit to publishing only truthful and accurate information according to a draft PCOO memorandum circular

BLOGGERS IN PALACE. President Rodrigo Duterte meets bloggers and online defenders in Malacañang. Screenshot from RTVM

Piqued Andanar challenges reporter: Are you fair?

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:05 PM

A persistent reporter and an irritated Palace communications chief Martin Andanar engage in a heated conversation during a Palace press briefing

EMBATTLED ANDANAR. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar explains his recent pronouncements about an ouster plot and bribes to media during a Palace news briefing. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 21, 2017

Feb 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

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Lascañas, Andanar, peace talks | Evening wRap

Feb 20, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Palace crafting 'social media policy' for bloggers

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The policy will allow bloggers to be recognized as legitimate sources of information and provide a system of accreditation says the Presidential Communications Operations Office

'SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY.' Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is paving the way for bloggers to be seen as 'legitimate sources of information.' File photo by Simeon Celi Jr/Presidential Photo