Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Requirements for Bloggers Seeking Accreditation by PCOO

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The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has opened its doors to bloggers who want access to the President's activities. It should now become easier for bloggers to personally witness the events or press conferences of the government, more importantly the ones held at the Malacanang Palace.

We all know that mainstream media has an unfair advantage over bloggers because they have been specially prioritized. However, it has gone to their heads making them too arrogant to the point that they believe they are above everyone else including the government.

As bloggers, our community is glad that the PCOO thinks highly of bloggers as crediblr source of information. They have drafted its social media policy for accrediting bloggers so those interested would finally be at par with mainstream media.
While the PCOO will require social media publishers and users to disseminate its press releases, it will also ask them to “validate the truthfulness of the news content that they generate, publish and share.”

Many bloggers out there have more followers because most of these online influencers do not worry about sponsors or advertisers backing out of their contracts or special arrangements.

If bloggers seek accreditation by the PCOO, here are the requirements that you will need to attach on the application form that you can download at the link below:

1. Hard copy (print out) of HomePage of Blogsite for consideration in this application include URL & date retrieved

2. Hard copy of four original postings/content for each month of the preceding six(6) months from application. Copy should indicate URL and date retrieved.

3. Hard copy of Proof of Following URL and date retrieved.

4. Hard Copy of proof of Engagement for each month of 6 months prior to application.(one sample per month include URL)

5. Photocopy of government issued identification, such as but not limited to

6. Passport, Driver's License, Postal Identification, IBP Card, SSS Card and TIN Card (Original to be presented on request)

7. Proof of registration of Alias or Stage name in accordance with REPUBLIC ACT 6085 (Original or Certified True Copy) if using Alias on the Blogsite or Website.

8.Barangay Certification of Residence.

Note: Applications which are approved by the Social Media Office shall still be subject to security cleareance by the Presidential Security Group

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