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Duties and responsibilities of a PCOO assistant secretary

Requested from PCOO by Heide Velasquez at 08:42 PM on May 18, 2017.
Purpose: For personal information
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2017 - 05/18/2017
Tracking no: #PCOO-051065685568

Heide 08:42 PM, May 18, 2017

Hi! I would like to request for inrmation regarding: 1.) complete duties and resposibilities of a PCOO assistant secretary.

User 09:07 PM, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Dear Heide,

Thank you for your request dated May 18, 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Duties and responsibilities of a PCOO assistant secretary.

We received your request on May 18, 2017 and will respond on or before Jun 08, 2017 08:42:08 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at, for request with ticket number #PCOO-051065685568.

Thank you.


Danica Orcullo
FOI Officer

Kris 04:06 PM, May 22, 2017

22 May 2017

Dear Kabayan Heide Velasquez,

Greetings from the Philippines!

Thank you for your request dated 18 May 2017 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your Request

You asked for Duties and Responsibilities of a PCOO assistant secretary.

Response to Request

Your FOI request is APPROVED. 

Under Section 11, Chapter 2, Book IV of Executive Order No. 292 (or the Administrative Code of 1987), the duties and functions of an assistant secretary are provided by law or assigned to him by the secretary.

Under Section 2 of Executive Order No. 4 (S. 2010), a PCOO assistant secretary's duties and responsibilities are to assist the secretary in performing the following PCOO functions:

a. Develop and implement necessary guidelines and mechanisms pertaining to the delivery and dissemination of information relating to the policies, programs, official activities and achievements of the President and the Executive Branch;
b. Develop, manage and operate viable government-owned or controlled information dissemination structure / facilities to provide the Office of the President in particular, and the Executive Branch in general, access to the people as an alternative to the private mass media entities;
c. Set up and maintain local and international field offices, where necessary, to ensure that accurate information from the President and the Executive Branch is promptly and efficiently relayed, delivered and disseminated to intended target audiences;
d. Manage, control or supervise, as may be necessary, the various government agencies and offices involved in information gathering and dissemination;
e. Coordinate and cultivate relations with private media;
f. Manage and administer the OP Website and the Web Development Office;
g. Perform such other functions as the President may assign from time to time.

We hope this answers your query. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us should you need further assistance.

Thank you.


Kristian Ablan
Assistant Secretary and 
FOI Decision Maker

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