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Vloggers are good at raising public awareness, according to the next press secretary.

PHILIPPINES – On Friday, Press Secretary-designate Rose Beatrix “Trixie” Cruz-Angeles remarked that vloggers’ ability to use social media as a tool to raise awareness about government concerns must be taken into account.

Cruz-Angeles made the comment as part of her effort to have social media influencers accredited for Palace coverage as a priority.

“‘Yung mundo ang i-acknowledge na nagbabago,’ kailangan nating i-acknowledge na nagbabago (We have to acknowledge that the world is changing). Technology already exists. I-ignore natin kayang hindi natin natin natin natin natin natin (We could not ignore that). There are a lot of vloggers here (we have a lot of vloggers). Is it true that hindi ba natin sila puwedeng isama, and hindi ba natin sila makilahok sa governance? So, ‘yun ang tinitignan na una. (Can’t we allow them to take part in governance? That’s the direction we’re going. We’re attempting to strike a balance.) “In an interview with UNTV’s Get it Straight, she stated this.

Cruz-Angeles stated that her communications team will determine whether it is the “appropriate time” to grant social media influencers access to Malacaan and whether they will need to acquire a “particular language” in order to communicate with the people.

Stakeholders, including the media, would be consulted on the plan to adopt the Presidential Communications Operations Office’s (PCOO) current policy allowing vloggers to cover Malacaang events, she said.

She wants social media personalities to cover events attended by President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. and other Palace officials in order to offset anti-incoming administration sentiment based on “misinformation.”

“There will be loud opinions based on inaccurate facts. So, nagkaroon, ngayon ng vloggers who would say, “Wait, no, that’s not true, kasi may ganito, ganito.” (As a result, there are already vloggers who would refute this with facts.) “she expressed herself.

Recognizing that vloggers are not part of the mainstream media, Cruz-Angeles stated that she will ensure that the information picked up by the internet personalities is not misinterpreted.

“Our role is to give the information, thus it will be a priority. We want to make sure there are people who can assist us in delivering it, people for whom we know we already have a following “According to Cruz-Angeles,

Andanar issued Department Order (DO) 15 on August 8, 2017, establishing a provisional social media practitioner accreditation system, which would be managed by the PCOO’s Social Media Office.

Only Filipino social media practitioners above the age of 18 and with at least 5,000 followers on any social media platform are eligible for accreditation under DO 15.

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