MANILA Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Friday met with members of the Cagayan de Oro (CDO) Press Club and donated equipment to boost their capability in delivering news and information to the public.
Andanar, a native of Cagayan de Oro, gave two television sets and two heavy-duty desktop computers during a Christmas Breakfast with CDO Press Club members led by their president Ruffy Magbanua in Cagayan de Oro City.
I am here to donate a few goods, not as a Secretary of PCOO, but as a member of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club. It is a privilege for me to be a member of this organization because I'm from Cagayan de Oro, he told the CDO journalists.
Aside from donating equipment, Andanar announced his proposal to bring the Department of Foreign Affairs' (DFA) "passports-on-wheels" to the city.
We are, of course, inviting the KBP (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas) to join us in this project so we can provide passports to members of the press who have no passport yet, he said.
In response, Magbanua thanked the PCOO chief for his donation, particularly computers, which will solve the queuing of reporters for breaking news.
On behalf of the Cagayan de Oro media community, we would like to thank you personally for this donation. It is an added equipment for us to use as members of the press in this region, Magbanua said.
On top of that, these additional TV sets will also be useful for our monitoring every day, he added.
Andanar said he is preparing more projects for the CDO Press Club and other media groups in the country next year. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency