Malacañang, hindi idinetalye ang dahilan ni Pres. Aquino upang magtalaga ng bagong hepe ng Bureau of Immigration

admin   •   January 7, 2016   •   2611

FILE PHOTO: Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO)  Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr. (UNTV News)

FILE PHOTO: Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines — Itinalaga na ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ang Deputy Executive Secretary ng Office of the President na si Atty. Ronaldo Geron Jr. bilang bagong hepe ng Bureau of Immigration kapalit ni dating Commissioner Siegfred Mison.

Ayon sa Malakanyang, wala pang detalye sa pagkakatalaga ni Pangulong Aquino kay Atty. Geron sa ahensya.

Pahayag ni PCOO Sec. Herminio Sonny Coloma Jr., “Ang naipahiwatig lang sa atin, hinggil sa opisyal na paghirang na isinagawa kahapon kaya meron na tayong bagong BI Commissioner at tinukoy natin nung mga nakaraang araw na yung performance ng BI commissioner ay subject sa evaluation ng Department of Justice.”


Incoming and outgoing pres’l communications sec talk about proper information dissemination

admin   •   June 6, 2016

(L-R) The outgoing PCOO Chief Herminio 'Sonny' Coloma Jr. and the incoming, Martin Andanar

(L-R) The outgoing PCOO Chief Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr. and the incoming, Martin Andanar

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma has invited incoming secretary Martin Andanar for a meeting, Monday

Among the issues discussed were the proper turnover of administration and a run down of the agencies under PCOO.

Coloma and Andanar toured the offices of the Philippine Information Agency, People’s Television Network or PTV4, Radyo ng Bayan and APO Production Unit.

The incoming PCOO secretary also visited some of the facilities inside the Malacañang grounds.

Andanar promised to continue the programs initiated by Sec. Coloma in the agency and in the communication group of Malacañang.

Andanar is set to return to Davao to personally report to President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and incoming Presidential Management Staff Chief Bong Go about what transpired in his meeting with Sec. Coloma.

Andanar said his visit in the agencies particularly in the PCOO is a big help for him to prepare in the presidential inauguration on June 30.


Malacañang denies leaving dismal budget to next administration

admin   •   May 17, 2016


Malacañang has denied reports that say only 16 percent of the national budget is left for the next administration.

Earlier, Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma clarified reports that over 80 percent of the national budget has been distributed to government agencies.

Coloma explains that while it is true that P2.5 trillion of the national budget has already been released, it does not mean that the said amount was already disbursed or actually spent. He says the term release in the General Appropriations Act, the basis of the 3.002 trillion-peso national budget, only means giving the authority to use the amount – the first step, prior to disbursement of funds.

He says only P464 billion of the P2.5 trillion had been obligated or had undergone the second step. Of the said amount, P411.3 billion was disbursed.

“You cannot get into the third step without undergoing the second step. That’s why if in the step 2, only 400 million was disbursed. Theoretically, about 2.7 have not yet been disbursed to reach the 3 trillion pesos,” explains Coloma.

Coloma also assured that the aquino administration will pass on a stable fiscal policy to the next administration.

“The Aquino administration has always adhered to sound fiscal policy in handling peoples fund. And shall pass on the next admin a robust liquid and financially stable national coffers,” Coloma said.


Pres. Aquino not in “vacation mode” despite nearing end of term

admin   •   May 13, 2016


Some members of the cabinet of President Benigno Aquino III are starting to pack up their things now that the end of the Aquino administration draws near.

According to Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma Jr., Pres. Aquino has also begun collecting his personal belongings.

“I, myself, am beginning to pack my things. It is but natural because we obviously know when the turnover would be. It is natural to prepare for it,” narrates Coloma.

Despite this, the Malacañang has denied that the palace personnel are already in vacation mode especially Pres. Aquino.

After the elections, only today did the president set two official schedules.

Malacañang added that the president cannot slack off because there are many Filipinos working and residing abroad who depend on continuous service from the government.

“The president continuously does his duty. There are many more state papers or policy matter on his table. He uses his time to complete his duty to the Filipino people,” Coloma explains.



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