PCOO chief vows comprehensive coverage of ‘Wagayway Festival’

MANILA Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said government media will conduct comprehensive coverage of the Wagayway Festival in Imus, Cavite in May this year.

Speaking to members of the Cavite Province Publishers League, Inc. (CPPLI) on Thursday, Andanar said he had discussed the matter with Imus City Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi and vowed to utilize the PCOO agencies to cover the annual event.

"I promised the mayor that the government media this year will be 100 percent behind the celebration of Wagayway sapagkat ito po ay history ng bansa natin, napakahalaga po nito (because this is a significant part of our country's history) and he just gave me a very good presentation kung ano yung ginagawa sa Imus including the branding, ako'y bumilib (of what is being done in Imus, including the branding, I was impressed)," he said.

Andanar said he has been going around the country to personally meet and listen to the sentiments of the local chief executives and media practitioners.

"You only get all these lessons if you engage, if you go down the regions, the provinces," he said.

Andanar, a former media practitioner, said his lifelong advocacies are strengthening media interests through policies, media engagement, and media solutions.

The first Philippine flag was raised and waved by the Filipino revolutionaries during the Battle of Alapan on May 28, 1898 in Imus, making it the Flag Capital of the country.

In the same meeting with CPPLI, Andanar also vouched for the integrity of four senatorial bets reelectionist Senator Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel, former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go, former Philippine National Police chief Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa, and former Presidential Political Affairs Adviser Francis Tolentino. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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