The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office is mandated to provide strategic communication leadership and support to the Executive Branch, all agencies and instrumentalities of government; and to lead the strategic communication of government through the formulation and enforcement of a National Communications Policy. For your quick reference, initiatives spearheaded by the PCDSPO in keeping with the above are available on this page:
- Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.
- Presidential Museum and Library.
- Presidential Museum and Library Tumblr.
- Price Monitoring Charts of Basic Consumer Goods.
- Daylight: Good News about the Philippines and Pinoys.
- Working draft of the PCDSPO Style Guide.
- Branding Guidelines for Corporate Identity.
- Communications Roadshows.
The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. Since 2010, the PCDSPO has spearheaded the transition of the Official Gazette from a purely print publication—which has been in circulation since 1902—to the foremost online repository of government information. In 2011, during a speech at a forum on open governance held at the Google offices in New York City, the President formally announced that the Official Gazette will serve as the national online portal to the Philippine government. “On the principle that legislation and the regulations must be freely accessible to all, [the Official Gazette] is working to make over a century’s worth of legislation and executive issuances freely available to the public.”
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Official Website of the Presidential Museum and Library
The Presidential Museum and Library (PML) is the primary office within the Office of the President responsible for preserving, managing, and promoting the history and heritage of the Philippine Presidency, and particularly of Malacañan Palace as its official seat. It is the principal historical and artistic repository in support of the institution of the Presidency and for the benefit of the Republic and the Filipino people. The PML also serves as the nerve center for institutional memory—the preserving and cataloging of past executive issuances and messages of former presidents—to foster continuity and instill and institutional approach to the functions of the executive branch.
Price Monitoring Charts of Basic Consumer Goods
A unified matrix of the prices of basic commodities, released to the public weekly. A project of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Health, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of Energy.
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Daylight: Good News about the Philippines and Pinoys
A weekly newsletter produced by the PCDSPO, which features key accomplishments of various government agencies, and includes select articles on government initiatives, as well as excerpts from major speeches of the President. Daylight is distributed to all government agencies and members of the media, and is available online through the Official Gazette and through the PCDSPO website.
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The PCDSPO Style Manual for the Executive Department
The PCDSPO Style Manual is the official and comprehensive guide that sets the editorial conventions within the Office of the President and the Executive Department, with respect to all documents and correspondence for public consumption. It assists the departments under the Office of the President in the formulation of a single voice of government.
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Comprehensive Usage Manual: Branding Guidelines for Corporate Identity
The institutionalization of Corporate Identity (CID) guidelines unifies the look and ensures the coherence of visual messaging across all government bodies, which results in the more efficient presentation and delivery of government information and service. [Draft to be made available to the public soon.]
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The Communications Roadshow is a project of the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson (OPS) and the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO). The project’s aims are twofold: to bring the President’s message closer to the people outside Metro Manila and, at the same time, to reach out to citizens eager to engage in conversations that yield results and solutions. In a series of gatherings, the OPS and PCDSPO personally articulate the President’s vision and inform citizens in the provinces of ongoing nation-building efforts. The roadshows, too, provide a platform for the people to freely voice their concerns.
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