Statement of Communications Secretary Ramon A. Carandang on the filing of plunder changes by the DOJ in connection with the alleged misuse of PDAF

Statement of Communications Secretary Ramon A. Carandang On the filing of plunder changes by the DOJ in connection with the alleged misuse of PDAF Today, following an investigation and based on evidence, Janet Napoles, a number of lawmakers, their staff, and other government officials, were charged with plunder, malversation of public funds, and other charges […]


PCDSPO to help sponsor gender-studies research projects

The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) will be awarding five (5) college students P10,000 each, to help sponsor gender-studies research projects. Interested students may submit their thesis proposals and contact details to [email protected]


For the record: On PCDSPO’s mobile communications expenses

The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) is an agency tasked to perform a range of support services for the President, included, but not limited to, issues management and response, speech writing, and the implementation of new media strategies. This mandate necessitates the heavy usage of communication equipment and auxiliary services. As such, […]


Foreword of Communications Secretary Ramon A. Carandang for the Thirty Best Speeches of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, June 2010 to June 2012

In honor of the President, on his birthday, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office is releasing the first volume of the Thirty Best Speeches of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III as an e-publication. This volume covers two years, from June 2010 to June 2012. Below is the foreword written by Secretary Carandang: There is […]


Introduction to the Thirty Best Speeches of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, June 2010 to June 2012

In honor of the President, on his birthday, the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office is releasing the first volume of the Thirty Best Speeches of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III as an e-publication. This volume covers two years, from June 2010 to June 2012. Below is the introduction prepared by the Speech Writers Group […]


“Defend it at Plaza Miranda”: A history of the country’s foremost public square

Manila, the seat of colonial political power in the Philippines, spawned 16 geographical districts—known as arabales, or suburbs—mostly drawn up during the colonial period. One of the busiest and most important of these arabales is Quiapo, situated north of the Pasig River. Originally a residential area for Manileños with means, the district evolved to become […]


Press briefing held by Communications Secretary Ramon A. Carandang at Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2013

  On January 24, 2013, Communications Secretary Ramon A. Carandang held a press briefing at Davos, about President Benigno S. Aquino III’s meeting with Mme. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director the International Monetary Fund; the President’s participation at the private reception on “Partnering Against Corruption Initiative” and his discussion of the Philippines’ anti-corruption efforts; and the […]


Cory at 80: Cory the Brave, Cory the Strong, Cory the Commander-in-Chief

The commemoration of the 80th birth anniversary of President Corazon C. Aquino, led by the Presidential Museum and Library and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office: The administration of Corazon C. Aquino reinstituted and fostered a nation’s democracy, its first incarnation having been a nonviolent revolution that seized from a fading dictator the reins […]


Communications Undersecretary Quezon delivers President Aquino’s speech for the launching of Google Philippines

“By working with enterprises like Google, we intend to show the world that private and public sectors can bring about meaningful reform in society. We are not playing around; all our efforts redound to an informed nation, an elevated public discourse, and a people better focused on nation building.” On January 23, 2013, Communications Undersecretary […]


ANC interview with Communications Undersecretary Manuel L. Quezon III , on digitally colorizing archival photos of Philippine history

For Rizal Day 2012 and the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the National Language—both commemorated on the 30th of December 2012—the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) released re-rendered photographs of Jose Rizal and President Manuel L. Quezon–the first from an ongoing series of digitally colorizing black-and-white photographs of Philippine history. In […]