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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

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

COA hits PCOO for unliquidated cash advances for Duterte trips

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:02 PM

The PCOO explains that the delay in liquidation is due to the frequent and consecutive trips of President Rodrigo Duterte in his first 6 months in office

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla share a light moment prior to the start of the Mindanao Hour at the New Executive Building, Malacañang Complex on May 31, 2017. Also in the photo is Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Kris Ablan. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PCOO echoes call for Congress to pass FOI law

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:01 PM

UPDATED A law is needed to implement the freedom of information program across all branches of government says the PCOO

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION. National Statistician Dr. Lisa Grace Bersales (2nd from right) shares FOI best practices in the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during the #FOIKnowMore event of the PCOO on June 15, 2017. Michael Bueza/Rappler

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.

RTVM apologizes for streaming Logan on Facebook page

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:20 PM

RTVM expresses regret for the slip up and says we continue to work on our daily broadcast documentation and coverage of presidential engagements

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May 31, 2017 - 9:22 PM

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LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

May 31, 2017 - 7:52 PM

3rd UPDATE The 37 second animation which made the rounds of Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday afternoon is taken down later in the evening

SHIELD OF MARTIAL LAW. The shield of martial law is said to protect this lone Filipino against violent extremists. Screen shot from Twitter video.

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?

Honeylet as ‘First Lady’ or ‘partner’? Palace comms confused too

May 12, 2017 - 3:50 PM

The Palace communications team amends a photo caption that identifies Honeylet Avanceña as Duterte s First Lady and uses the term longtime partner instead

BY DUTERTE'S SIDE. President Rodrigo Duterte and his partner Honeylet Avanceña wave to the reception party upon their arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia on May 10, 2017. Presidential photo

Undeserving? Mocha Uson has this to say to Mariel de Leon

May 11, 2017 - 4:05 PM

2ND UPDATE The new PCOO assistant secretary responds to criticism from Bb Pilipinas International 2017

FAST FACTS: Who is Mocha Uson?

May 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The sexy star turned political blogger has been appointed assistant secretary of the government s communication arm

MOCHA TO PCOO. Mocha Uson is appointed assistant secretary of PCOO, the government's communication arm. Screengrab from Instagram/mochauson

Duterte on Mocha Uson: 'Utang na loob ko 'yan sa kanila'

May 10, 2017 - 5:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says it s his turn to believe in Mocha Uson the new PCOO assistant secretary for social media who supported his presidential bid

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on May 10, 2017 prior to his departure for his official visits to Cambodia and China and working visit to Hong Kong. The President is scheduled to participate in the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, meet with the Filipino community in Hong Kong, and attend the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, China. Malacañan Photo

How much will Mocha Uson earn at the PCOO?

May 10, 2017 - 1:36 PM

UPDATED The newly appointed assistant secretary for social media will get a monthly gross salary of at least P106 454 plus allowances and bonuses

File photo by Malacañang

'Let that sink in': Filipinos react to Mocha Uson appointment

May 10, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The celebrity blogger trends on Twitter as Filipinos both the outraged and the pleased weigh in on her appointment as PCOO assistant secretary

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May 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Mocha Uson named PCOO assistant secretary

May 09, 2017 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The celebrity blogger and known Duterte supporter is given a post at the Presidential Communications Operations Office

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates newly-appointed Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) member Margaux "Mocha" Uson during the oath-taking ceremony of government officials at the Rizal Hall in Malacañang Palace on January 9, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL/Presidential Photo

Guidelines issued on requests for gov't workers' personal data

Apr 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The National Privacy Commission lists down at least 4 considerations for government agencies when evaluating requests for personal data sheets

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

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Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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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

Pro-Duterte bloggers argue for use of profane language after accreditation

Feb 24, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Pro Duterte bloggers bristle at proposals prohibiting them from using offensive language saying this is what makes their blogs popular

BLOGGER'S STANCE. Duterte online defender Trixie Cruz-Angeles speaks during the PCOO's Social Media Town Hall on February 23, 2017. RTVM screenshot

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

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

Senate media to Andanar: Prove claim or apologize for fake news

Feb 20, 2017 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The journalists strongly protest the unsubstantiated and irresponsible accusation of Communications Secretary Martin Andanar who said they may have been bribed to cover a press conference

Communications secretary Martin Andanar updates members of the media on the preparations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit 2017 during a press briefing at the New Executive Building, Malacañang complex on January 5, 2017. The Philippines will be hosting the 50th ASEAN summit this year. ALBERT ALCAIN/Presidential Photo

Andanar: Media offered $1,000 to cover Lascañas press conference

Feb 20, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Senate media deny the accusation slamming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar as irresponsible

MEDIA CORRUPTION? Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar claims reporters were offered as much as $1,000 to cover a press conference called by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

PCO, China Radio Int'l ink cooperation deal

Feb 15, 2017 - 5:43 PM

China s state run radio broadcaster and the Philippines government owned media outfits agree to hold joint training sessions and cooperate in news gathering to improve their coverage of major events in their countries

DEAL SEALED. Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Noel Puyat and PCOO Assistant Secretary Marie Banaag propose a toast to the officials of China Radio International (CRI) led by its President Wang Gengnian following the MOA signing on February 14, 2017. Photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Inside Martin Andanar's man cave

Jan 26, 2017 - 5:36 PM

An apologist of the President and a public official who gets paid by taxpayers’ money Andanar is embarking on a dangerous path of propaganda and media control

Palace: Gov't agencies ready to take FOI requests on November 25

Nov 09, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Agencies under the executive branch hold workshops to prepare for citizens requests for information under Executive Order No 2

ACCESS TO INFORMATION. President Duterte signs the Freedom of Information Executive Order in early July 2016. Photo from Presidential Photographers Division