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Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO)

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) is the office that handles the dissemination of the Philippine president’s official communications.

It’s also the office that supervises and controls state-owned media and the one responsible for the accreditation and authentication of the credentials of foreign media correspondents.

Executive Order (EO) No. 4, which former President Benigno S. Aquino III signed on July 30, 2010, created the office. The EO renamed the Office of the Press Secretary, redefined its functions, and established an office for Malacañang’s messaging and strategic planning.

For its television division, the PCOO handles the Philippine government’s flagship television network PTV-4 or People's Television Network Incorporated (PTNI), the semi-privatized Radio Philippines Network or RPN 9 where the government still has 20-percent share, and RTV Malacañang, the official YouTube channel of the Office of the President.

Though the Philippine government still owns Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC), the channel is run more like a private corporation; it doesn’t get financial support from the government and relies on broadcast revenues for its operations.

The state run radio station Radyo ng Bayan is also under the PCOO.

In a statement back in June, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the current administration would streamline its communication activities. They will rename PCOO to Presidential Communications Office or PCO and merge current offices collectively known as the Communication Group under PCO.

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An office under the executive branch of government

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General Information

Founding Year

2010 as PCOO but 1935 as Office of the Executive Secretary


Benigno S. Aquino III through Executive Order No. 4

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2nd Floor, New Executive, Malacañang Compound, Jose P Laurel Sr,San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila Telephone Number: +632-734-7420

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Executive Board

Board of Directors of People's Television Network, Inc.:
Maria Cristina C. Mariano - Chairperson and Member of the Board of Directors (Representing the Government Sector)

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Other Influential People

Rodrigo Duterte - President of the Philippines

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ownership data is easily available from other sources, e. g. public registries etc.

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Audience share based on Nielsen’s National Urban TV Audience Measurement (TV, Jan-August 2016), Nielsen's Consumer and Media View (Print, Jan-August 2016), Audience share from Nielsen's Radio Audience Measurement (Radio, Jan-August 2016), Effective Measurement (2016)


Financial Statement of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (available upon request at SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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