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

MANILA, Philippines – Yesterday, it's Norwegia. Today, Rogelio.

Netizens on Friday, June 15, caught another mistake by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) – a day after the agency said the Norwegian ambassador came from "Norwegia."

In a tweet, PCOO referred to the late National Security Adviser and former Parañaque congressman Roilo Golez as "Rogelio."

Screenshot from Twitter

Golez's first name, however, is not Rogelio but Jose Roilo.

This gaffe came just a day after PCOO in a Facebook post mistakenly referred to the Kingdom of Norway as "Norwegia." Netizens were quick to spot this mistake and expressed their disappointment in the government agency for displaying lack of competence. 

Here are some of the reactions from Twitter:

"Rogelio" Golez? - Curated tweets by rapplerdotcom

The name "Rogelio" referring to Golez was also used by PCOO as a caption to a Facebook post on Thursday, June 14.

Screenshot from Facebook

After over 7 hours, at around 9:30 pm, the tweet with the glaring error had been deleted.

Some media organizations committed the same mistake when they reported President Rodrigo Duterte's visit to the wake of the former representative, carrying the name Rogelio from the Palace releases. 

Golez's son, current Parañaque City Vice Mayor Rico Golez, even requested the media to correct the blunder.

My father's name is Jose Roilo S. Golez. Kindly make the necessary correction if possible. Thank you very much @PTVph — Rico T. Golez (@ricogolez) June 13, 2018

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Kaye Cabal

Kaye Cabal leads Rappler’s Digital Communications team and has been with Rappler since 2014. Her interest in and dedication to social media grew deeper with her love and passion for Philippine sports. She is a BS Development Communication graduate of UP Los Baños.

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