Statement of the Presidential Communications Office on the COA report on Terminal Leave Benefits

Last 6 February 2023, the Commission on Audit (COA) issued an Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) to the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) noting the overpayment of the Terminal Leave Benefits (TLBs) previously paid, upon the instruction and approval of the previous management of the PCO, to its separated officials and employees due to non-deduction of forfeited mandatory/forced leave and payments with incomplete documentary requirements totaling to P26,773,148.47.<!–more–> Immediately after the receipt Read More

Statement of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla

I join the community of nations in congratulating His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty Queen Camilla on the joyous occasion of their Coronation on 06 May 2023, at Westminster Abbey in London. It was as grand and magnificent a ceremony as could have been, full of symbolism and weighted by history. It was a great honor for me to represent the Philippines on such a historic occasion. Filipinos Read More

Statement of PCO on World Press Freedom Day

On this World Press Freedom Day, the Presidential Communications Office recognizes the vital role of a free and independent press in fostering democracy, promoting transparency, and upholding the principles of human rights.


President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and First Lady Louise Araneta-Marcos have accepted the invitation to attend the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III and Her Majesty The Queen Consort at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6th May, 2023. Furthermore, the President and the First Lady have accepted the invitation of the Master of the Household, upon command of His Majesty, to a Reception to be given at Buckingham Palace in Read More

Statement of PCO Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil

I am honored and humbled by the show of support for my confirmation as PCO Secretary. Special thanks to the members of the Commission on Appointments for their vote of confidence. It is truly an honor.

New Appointees

𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 JOSE ALBERT A. BARROGO Director Ill LUZ R. MARCELINO Director Ill 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝑁𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑇𝑟𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝐼𝑛𝑑𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑃𝑒𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑐𝑖𝑙 RHODA C. CALIWARA Member, Representing the Employers’ Sector TEMISTOCLES S. DEJON JR. Member, Representing the Labor Sector GERARD R. SENO Member, Representing the Labor Sector LUCILA C. TARRIELA Member, Representing the Employers’ Sector 𝐃𝐞𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐆𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 DEBIE T. TORRES Director IV 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 Read More


The President summoned Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian this afternoon to express his serious concern over the increasing frequency and intensity of actions by China against the Philippine Coast Guard and our Filipino fishermen in their bancas, the latest of which was the deployment of a military grade laser against our Coast Guard vessels.