Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC directed on Thursday all
the regional directors and the schools division/city superintendents to
designate communications officers who will work with DepEd through the
“The designation of communications officers in regional and division
officers is in compliance with the directive of President Benigno S.
Aquino III for government agencies to be more responsive to the needs of
and transparent with the media and the public,” Luistro said.
Through DepEd Order 99, s. 2010, Luistro ordered the designation of
regional and division communications officers who shall be tasked to
assist and act as point persons in addressing issues and concerns raised
by the public and the media involving their offices.
“They should also inform DepEd, through the Communications Unit, any
untoward incidents in their respective areas and submit a detailed
report within 24 hours to the Main Office,” he said.
The communication officers, said Luistro, will also provide news
feeds to the Communications Unit for possible inclusion in media
releases to national papers. “This does not preclude any contributions
submitted to the Educational Information Division (EID) for printing in
Source: Manila Bulletin, 9-2-2010