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Cebu media to get stories directly from Presidential Communication Office

March 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

March 3, 2017


News stories and other materials from the Presidential Communication Office (PCO) will be e-mailed to addressees of major Cebu media outlets at about the same time they are released to the Malacañang Press Corps. The gap will be a matter of minutes.

This was promised by PCO Secretary Martin Andanar to the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC) last Thursday (March 2) at a Golden Prince Hotel dinner with a group of journalists.

This would correct the existing practice in which PCO news feed is relayed to the local PIA, that in turn mails it to the Cebu news outlets. The delay ranges from one day to two days, which devalues the perishable commodity.

Earlier, last Sept. 22, 2016, at a CCPC en banc meeting, CCPC made the request to Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director General Harold Clavite. CCPC followed it with a Jan. 26, 2017 letter to local PIA officer-in-charge Fayette Riñen pointing out the time lag. In last Thursday’s meeting, with both Andanar and Clavite present, the solution appeared to be in sight.

Local media outlets interested in the Malacañang feed may give or update their e-mail address through CCPC executive director Cherry Ann Lim or Fayette Riñen at the local PIA.


Tags: Announcements · CCPC Papers and Resolutions · Media issues

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