Senators ask why PCOO needs funds for ‘academy’

Melvin Gascon - Correspondent / @melvingasconINQ 09/17/2021

After being accused of maintaining troll farms, the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) now wants funding for a “government communications academy.” This raised eyebrows among some senators who called for the scrapping of the PCOO’s proposed P265-million…

Labella says naming new COVID-19 variant “Central Visayas” variant is unfair

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella branded the naming of a newly identified variant of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) as the “Central Visayas variant” as unfair. The mayor said the nomenclature makes it…

Arrested mayor of Clarin, Misamis Occidental in Duterte’s narco list

Rosalie Abatayo 10/24/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Clarin, Misamis Occidental Mayor David Navarro, who was arrested in Cebu on Thursday, October 24, 2019, for allegedly mauling a male massage therapist here, was among those named by President Rodrigo Duterte as…

Mocha quits gov’t post

Inquirer.net 10/03/2018

SAYING she was making a “sacrifice,” controversial Assistant Communications Secretary Mocha Uson resigned from her post yesterday morning. Uson announced her resignation during the hearing of the Senate committee on finance on the proposed budget of the…

Villarin wants zero budget for PCOO

Inquirer.net 08/06/2018

OPPOSITION lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin is pushing for a zero budget allocation for the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) following the controversial “Pepedederalismo” jingle video of Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson with a pro-Duterte blogger. Villarin…

PCOO probes execs on Asean 2017 expenses

Inquirer.net 07/20/2018

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has started investigations on five of its officials after the Commission on Audit (COA) flagged the agency over the P38 million worth of “deficient” disbursements for the 2017 Asean Summit. In…

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Victor Anthony V. Silva 03/03/2017

Gov’t office’s thrust: Tap social media “SOCIAL media is not a propaganda machine. It is the voice of the people.” Carlos Munda of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) gave this description amid the office’s thrust to…

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