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Who's 'Winston' Gatchalian? PCOO makes another online blunder

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian points out the mistake himself

'WINSTON' GATCHALIAN? Senator Sherwin Gatchalian hits the PCOO for another online gaffe, this time getting his name wrong in a news release of the agency. Screenshot of Gatchalian's tweet

After 'Norwegia' gaffe, Roque hopes PCOO can boost spell-checking

Jun 18, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque assures the public that the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will 'again' learn from its mistakes

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announces during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 5, 2018 that the Department of Agrarian Reform has awarded a total of 1,823 hectares of land to 1,940 Agrarian Reform beneficiaries in Negro Occidental last month. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Netizens ask PCOO: Who is 'Rogelio' Golez? Is he from 'Norwegia'?

Jun 15, 2018 - 10:35 PM

The Presidential Communications Operations Office draws flak yet again for using the wrong name for the late National Security Adviser Jose Roilo Golez in its media releases

Genovia and Wakanda, meet Norwegia: Netizens react to latest PCOO flub

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:41 AM

PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy dismisses the gaffe as a typo

Trillanes seeks probe into PCOO's 'anomalous' P647-M ASEAN info caravan

May 16, 2018 - 3:33 PM

Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV says there is an 'immediate need to look into the alleged irregularities' in the Presidential Communication Operations Office's disbursement of funds

DUTERTE CRITIC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is unfazed by the civil case filed against him by the President's son and son-in-law. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gov't building P700-M state media hub in Davao City

May 04, 2018 - 2:54 PM

The Mindanao Media Hub – aimed for operation by January 2019 – is envisioned to boost the government’s broadcast signal in Mindanao 'while tailoring content specific to the people in the region'

MINDANAO MEDIA HUB. The 4-story facility will be operational by January 2019. Screengrab from PTV4

Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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PCOO protests Facebook partnership with Rappler, Vera Files

Apr 16, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Malacañang, meanwhile, 'commiserates' with Duterte supporters who have slammed the social media platform's tie-up with the news organizations

It wasn't me: Andanar blames staff for wrong grammar in Malacañang media ID

Mar 24, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Martin Andanar says he has ordered a probe into the supposed breach of protocol

Senate Fake News Hearing on March 15,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva

FAST FACTS: What's in the PCOO budget?

Feb 14, 2018 - 2:53 PM

PCOO's funds in the national budget include those for attached agencies such as the Philippine Information Agency, RTVM, and the National Printing Office

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, January 29-February 3, 2018

Feb 04, 2018 - 9:50 AM

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Test for Andanar: Can he stop fake news, hate speech from pro-Duterte accounts?

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:41 PM

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar has promised to talk to the 'communications core group' of President Rodrigo Duterte's campaign in order to reach rabid pro-Duterte bloggers

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Is it official gov't line to say VP Robredo is purveyor of fake news?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:20 PM

(UPDATED) PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy tells senators it's just her opinion, but she is told public officials like her are expected to be more responsible with their speech

Pacquiao confronts Lorraine Badoy for spreading fake news vs him

Jan 30, 2018 - 2:12 PM

Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy apologizes to Senator Manny Pacquiao for her malicious post against him during the 2016 polls, and tells him that she too has been on the 'receiving end of lies and inaccuracies'

PCOO warned vs getting info dissemination training from China, Russia

Jan 30, 2018 - 1:27 PM

'I think falling into this kind of pattern using different disinformation tactics could work against us as a nation,' Rappler CEO Maria Ressa says during a Senate hearing

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Excessive or not? Martin Andanar's 10 trips abroad

Jan 13, 2018 - 3:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte has fired another official for making fewer foreign trips than Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. Does Duterte's rule on limiting travels abroad apply to him?

Roque says reduction in PCOO personnel, not tiff with Andanar, caused transcript delay

Jan 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The contracts of some PCOO personnel, including those belonging to a transcribing division, are not renewed this year because the country is no longer the host of ASEAN

2017: A year's worth of the administration's online faux pas

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:17 PM

This year has been filled with cringe-worthy moments online for government agencies and officials

Duterte green-lights gov't satellite network

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:48 AM

The network is expected to enable the transmission of government videos, photos, and data to even remote parts of the country, says Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the cabinet cluster meeting in Malacañan Palace on November 6, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

On FOI EO anniv, Duterte calls on Congress, courts to be more transparent

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:29 PM

The PCOO says it's still pushing for the passage of the FOI law, though the law is not among the priority measures identified by President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: 'Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017' at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017, cites how the Constitution has allowed corrupt individuals to escape accountability. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pimentel: No party decision yet on Uson, Roque as PDP-Laban bets

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III, president of the ruling party, says Mocha Uson and Harry Roque for now are just nominees of PDP-Laban secretary general Pantaleon Alvarez

NO DECISION YET. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III clarifies that PDP-Laban has no decision yet on whether Malacañang officials Mocha Uson and Harry Roque will be part of the party's 2019 senatorial slate. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PCOO does not hire 'keyboard army' – Andanar

Nov 17, 2017 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar attributes online support for Duterte to his 'millions of supporters'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte arrives at the New Executive Building for the relaunching of the Malacañang Press Briefing Room (MPBR) on October 12, 2017. Accompanying the President is Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang mum on Uson posting misquote of Trudeau

Nov 16, 2017 - 3:25 PM

'I think it is better left to the PCOO to address,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte poses for a photo with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux 'Mocha' Uson and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque while on board the Philippine Airlines chartered flight prior to their departure for Vietnam on November 8, 2017. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Roque threatens to throw 'hollow blocks' at Duterte critics

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:30 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque also tells those criticizing him: 'Mamatay kayo sa inggit'

Lorraine Badoy declines PCOO spokesperson job, but still usec

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The incoming undersecretary says her office is open to 'building alliances' with mainstream media

Walden Bello loses respect for ‘drunk with power’ Andanar

Oct 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello says PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar's ethical base as a journalist was 'not firm'

RESPECT NO MORE. Laban ng Masa chair Walden Bello is no longer impressed by PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar. Photo of Bello by Rappler, photo of Andanar by Malacañang

Mocha Uson on defensive over misleading Marawi photo from PCOO-managed page

Oct 23, 2017 - 3:02 PM

Called out for sharing a misleading photo of Marawi City, Presidential Communications Undersecretary Mocha Uson says she only shared what a PCOO-run Facebook page posted

Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

Marawi homecoming, Lorraine Badoy, Facebook cybersex | Midday wRap

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:19 PM

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Lorraine Badoy appointed PCOO usec, spokesperson

Oct 18, 2017 - 6:15 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Badoy as PCOO undersecretary for new media and spokesperson

'Guwapo pala kayo sa personal,' Mocha Uson tells Trillanes in Senate probe

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:05 PM

'Baka i-atras ko na kaso ko. Konti na lang bola,' says opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in response to Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

FACE OFF. Senator Antonio Trillanes and blogger turned Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson face each other during the Senate hearing on fake news.

Anti-Duterte blog 'webmaster' to be summoned to next fake news hearing

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Former communications secretary Herminio Coloma Jr denies that Cocoy Dayao, allegedly behind the #SilentNoMorePH blog, was a PCOO consultant during the Aquino administration

FAKE NEWS HEARING AT SENATE. Seantor Grace Poe leads the first Senate hearing on fake news on October 4, 2017.  Photo by Alex Nuevaespnaa/Senate PRIB

Wealth details won't be hidden in future SALN releases – Malacañang

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:40 PM

A public official's home address and details about his or her children who are minors will remain blacked out, says PCOO Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan

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

Mocha's post on Marawi mosque stirs controversy

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:46 AM

A social media post by the controversial government official during a visit to a mosque inside the battle area in Marawi raises accusations of religious insensitivity

NO HIJAB. Mocha Uson's visit to a Marawi mosque stirs controversy. Screenshot of Uson's video post

Mocha Uson to resign if Trillanes wins libel case

Sep 12, 2017 - 6:55 PM

The PCOO assistant secretary dares the opposition senator to pursue the case to prove he has balls

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

Gov't agencies told: Upload FOI manuals by October 1

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:37 PM

The PCOO says agencies should comply before the start of the validation process on their eligibility to the performance based bonus

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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

‘Fafda’ is the new ‘covfefe’

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:10 PM

UPDATED Move aside Trump the Philippines has its own strange word

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

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

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

PH News Agency posts article calling Hague ruling 'ill-founded award'

Aug 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The opinion article sourced from Chinese state media Xinhua is eventually taken down from the Philippine News Agency website

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