Pres. Duterte Approves TV Networks Broadcast of His Inauguration

The incoming President of the Philippines, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte finally approved the request of some of the countries major broadcast networks for access to his highly anticipated June 30, 2016 inauguration as the 16th President of the Republic. Pres. Duterte earlier announced that he will not allow any broadcast media aside from state-owned companies to broadcast his inauguration.

Martin Andanar

The approval of Pres. Rody Duterte was announced to the media by incoming Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday. According to Andanar all major broadcast companies would be allowed to cover the event from a “strategic space” on the grounds of Malacañang Palace.

Andanar was quoted as saying “After serious consideration, the organizing committee of the Inauguration 2016 has decided to approve the request of the national broadcasting companies to have a strategic space on Malacañang grounds,” Andanar said.

During the inauguration of the first President from Mindanao Pres. Duterte, journalists could do their stand-uppers near Gate 6 during the inauguration inside the Rizal Hall, the venue of the former mayor’s inauguration which could accommodate only around 500-700 guests.

The PCO Secretary Martin Andanar who previously worked with TV5 said that right now the inaugural speech of the incoming President was being finalized by the administration’s communications team. He also noted that the President has full editorial control of his speech and the former mayor of Davao City will no longer use expletives on his speech. The President might use a teleprompter during his inauguration.

The inauguration of President Duterte as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines will marked the very first time in the history of the Philippines that it will be streamed live through the facilities of the world’s most popular social media site, Facebook.

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