PRESIDENTIAL Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin M. Andanar recently honored the efforts of Muntinlupa City in grassroots communication and for the establishment of the pioneering barangay information officers’ network in the country.
He awarded the certificates of recognition to Mayor Jaime Fresnedi and Muntinlupa Public Information Officer Tez Valencia-Navarro for piloting a local communication officers’ group serving in disseminating government programs.
The PCOO recognizes the initiative as a best practice in communications applied to community development.
The Muntinlupa Barangay Information Officers Network is comprised of 50 leaders from the city’s nine barangays and local government offices. In 2014 the group was created by Navarro, and since then, has been consistently helping the city government in facilitating information and education campaigns.
Fresnedi was lauded by the PCOO for his assistance to the national government’s thrust in transparency and full public disclosure of information through adherence to the Freedom of Information mechanism.
Also, the mayor was cited for his support in beefing up the local information officers’ network and other programs on development communication.
Through the Philippine Information Agency, the PCOO is set to install a satellite office in Muntinlupa, which will serve as an information center in the South hub.