Secretary Andanar Wants Take-home Pay of Journalists To Match Those Of PCOO Employees

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar says he fully supports increasing the take-home pay of journalists and other media workers. After all, they comprise society’s Fourth Estate.

Speaking with The Adobo Chronicles, Andanar additionally proposed that their salaries should match those of PCOO officials and employees.

”I must admit that PCOO hasn’t done a good job in bringing about an informed Filipino citizenry but the private news media —except Rappler, Inquirer and ABS-CBN — have filled the gap due to my department’s incompetence and inadequacies,” Andanar said.

Asked what the salary ranges are for PCOO officials and employees, Andanar said “that’s proprietary information, but you could request data through the FOI (Freedom of Information) initiative of the Duterte government. PCOO’s annual budget is P1.4 Billion.

This is a developing story…



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