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Too many spokesmen in Cabinet spoil budget By Aytch S. de la Cruz 08/13/2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Too many spokesmen in Cabinet spoil budget


By Aytch S. de la Cruz
08/13/2010
In accomodating too many mouthpieces of Cabinet rank, the Palace is in a bind over where to place the new communications offices created under Executive Order 4 to keep the Executive under the bounds of law that bars it from creating a new portfolio agency that gets budget funding. 

Yesterday, the head of the new Presidential Communi-cations Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) said his office might be placed under the Office of the President (OP).

PCDSPO Secretary Ricky Carandang revealed this to reporters who were inquiring on the budget plans of the the former Office of the Press Secretary (OPS) now called the Presidential Communi-cations Operations Office (PCOO).

The PCOO led by Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma is expected to get the bigger share of the budget of the former OPS according to Carandang as he found out that his office will be placed under OP just like the office of presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda, who also has a Cabinet rank.... MORE

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