PRO2 participates in PCOO’s Road show in Tuguegarao City
CAMP MARCELO A ADDURU, TUGUEGARAO CITY- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) in their campaign against disinformation and promotion of media workers’ safety and security conducted yesterday, May 22, 2019 their PCOO Roadshow for the Tuguegarao City-leg held at the Events Place, Hotel Carmelita, Tuguegarao City.
The said event was organized by PCOO in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Region 2. The activity gathered heads and representatives from various government agencies like PNP, AFP, NSO, DSWD, DOJ, NBI etc, concerned stakeholders including the local media community, the academe, Local Government Units (LGUs) and private sectors.
The roadshow is PCOO’s nationwide drive aimed at eliminating disinformation by educating the people on how to be discerning of their news sources, as well as provide the public accurate information about the current administration by getting it straight from the top officials.
Moreover, the roadshow also advocates media security by introducing the government’s plans in combatting violence against media personalities. The government’s goal of creating fair and transparent governance was also given highlight in the roadshow through the inclusion of the ‘Freedom of Information’ (FOI) campaign.
During the lecture proper, PTFoMS Executive Director, Undersecretary Jose Joel M Sy Egco led the FOI discussed about Safeguarding Press Freedom in the Philippines followed by “Freedom of Information” Program by PCOO Assistant Secretary and FOI Philippines Program Director Atty. Kristian R. Ablan while Office of Brand Integration Chief of Staff, Mr Karl Loui Fajardo talked about the “Rehabinasyon” which is one of the administrations on-going drive of eliminating drug-use in the country through educating the public of adverse effects of illegal drugs.
Also present during the activity were PIA RO2, Regional Director, Purita S Licas, Tuguegarao City Councilor Claire Imogen R Callangan, PLTCOL CHEVALIER R IRINGAN, Chief, RPIO/Asst Chief RCCAD, PRO2 and other high ranking officials from various government agencies, LGUs and other stakeholders.