Sec. Andanar: PCOO, attached agencies intensify government’s campaign thru various platforms

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 23 (PIA) -- The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) led by Secretary Martin Andanar, together with its attached agencies has geared up efforts in disseminating timely, accurate, and relevant information to the public on the different communications campaign of the government which includes information and updates on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and vaccination program, among others thru various platforms.

“As the lead communications arm of the government, the PCOO will continue to implement the Laging Handa Information and Communications Campaign to provide the general public timely, accurate, and relevant information on the Duterte Administration’s efforts and initiatives to combat the spread of the deadly virus,” bared Andanar, in time with the conduct of Pagdu-aw (visit) in Loreto, Dinagat Islands.

He added that the PCOO and its attached agencies including the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will also continue to provide public advisories on the health protocols or precautionary measures, how to counter the proliferation of fake news, and ways to prepare for the vaccination with the use of the different platforms such as the Laging Handa Public Briefing, Network Briefing News, Cabinet Report, Laging Handa Dokyu, Virtual Presser, and other communications campaign of PCOO.

Apart from solving the health crisis on COVID-19, Sec. Andanar emphasized that the government also continues to address the problem on communist insurgency, which is also a contributing factor that makes people’s lives more difficult in facing daily challenges during this time of the pandemic.

“With the National Task Force to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), we in the government continue to assist the former rebels through giving them the necessary and appropriate reintegration programs including agricultural and livelihood opportunities,” highlighted Andanar.

The good secretary also expressed his gratitude to all the Dinagatnons and Caraganons in general for their sincere appreciation and support to the Duterte’s administration. “With President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leading us, the government remains true to its promise to provide the Filipino people the quality public service they deserve, and that we in the government will continue to be productive and proactive under the last remaining year of the Duterte administration. We are thankful of the trust and confidence that you also continue to show us, and we hope that the country will continue to experience progress throughout the year 2021,” he cited. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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