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‘Tabloid, website, talk show in works’

/ 04:14 AM June 07, 2016
 Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio "Sonny" Coloma, Jr. tours and introduced incoming  PCOO Secretary Martin andanar in Malacañang to the Malacañang Press Corps and other offices on June 6,2016.Andanar is a TV5 newsman before he was appointed by Pres Duterte. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma, Jr. tours and introduced incoming PCOO Secretary Martin andanar in Malacañang to the Malacañang Press Corps and other offices on June 6,2016. Andanar is a TV5 newsman before he was appointed by Pres Duterte. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

The Duterte administration will print its own tabloid and create its own website, according to incoming Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.

Andanar  on Monday said a weekly radio and television talk  show with President-elect Rodrigo Duterte is also being considered so he could discuss issues directly with the people like he had been doing as mayor of Davao City.

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Andanar visited Malacañang and government media agencies upon the invitation of Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr..

In a Palace press briefing, Andanar was asked how he would smoothen the tension between Duterte and the media.

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He said he would discuss the matter with the two Cabinet members, including Press Secretary Salvador Panelo, who will make up the Communications Group. The other member will be announced soon, he said.

“We will have to craft a media relations strategy, but if you ask me, what I will personally do is talk to you. The office will be open for you guys and we can talk,” Andanar said.

He said there will be a revamp in government media agencies although good performers will be retained.

He said that aside from improving government radio and television, they intend to “build an online presence and platforms.”

“We are planning to print our own weekly tabloid,” he said, to inform the people about government services, policies and achievements.

Andanar said there could be a weekly talk show for Duterte although this needed further discussion.

He said the weekly talk show will be similar to the “Gikan Sa Masa, Para Sa Masa (From the Masses, for the Masses)” Sunday TV and radio show Duterte had in Davao. Christine O. Avendaño

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