Philippine Communications chief cites National Press Club’s crucial role in national development

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Philippine Communications chief cites National Press Club’s crucial role in national development

The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) has been recognized for its vital role in “promoting press freedom and cultivating empowered and accountable communicators.”

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar extended his congratulations to the NPC during its 67th anniversary at the NPC building in Intramuros on Tuesday.


The National Press Club of the Philippines (NPC) has been recognized for its vital role in “promoting press freedom and cultivating empowered and accountable communicators.”

“I commend the NPC for its significant contribution in ensuring a robust and trustworthy communication stance of the country,” Andanar said in his speech.

“Through the years, the NPC continues to live by its peculiar function, described as a kind of public service that is crucial in national development,” he added.

Andanar cited NPC for providing a community for learning and social intercourse among journalists and media professionals.

He said despite challenges, the NPC managed to rise to the occasion.

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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar hails the National Press Club for promoting press freedom and cultivating media workers during its 67th Anniversary celebration at NPC building in Intramuros, Manila on Tuesday (Oct. 29, 2019).

“The challenges presented by the ever-changing communication landscape do not get any easier; but it is through organizations like you by which hope for a better future ignites in the hearts of every journalist and media professionals,” Andanar said.

“Anniversaries are reminders of the promises we made in the past and a great time to reflect on how we’ve grown and how far we’ve come,” he added.

The PCOO chief, meanwhile, urged the NPC to also use their anniversary as an opportunity to “ponder on” ways it can further improve in the changing media environment. (PNA)

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