By Alice Sicat
QUEZON CITY — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Sunday said that his office and its attached agencies are now ready for President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s last State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 26, 2021.
A production team has been deployed to efficiently man the venue at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City, while other government media will be covering from other areas.
The PCOO chief said that they will be amplifying the accomplishments of the Duterte administration to the public in a more elaborate strategy so that more Filipinos will be aware of it. This is in accordance with the directive of Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.
“Nagmeeting po kami kasama ang ibang miyembro ng gabinete na binigyan ng direktiba ng ating Executive Secretary Medialdea na i-elaborate ang ibang mga bagay na kailangan after the State of the Nation Address [We met with other cabinet officials and we were given the directive by Executive Secretary Medialdea to elaborate things after the State of the Nation Address],” he said during a radio interview.
He noted that the President had already made rounds of rehearsals for his 45 minutes to an hour speech, but the said amount of time is not sufficient to discuss all of the accomplishments that the administration achieved in the past 5 years.
“Sigurado ako mayroong mga kasamahan natin sa media na gustong magtanong kung anong ibig sbihin ni Presidente ito o yan. Our Cabinet Officials will be ready to answer or elaborate [I am sure that our colleagues from the media will have questions on the President’s pronouncements. Our Cabinet Officials will be ready to answer or elaborate ],” he added. Philippine Information Agency