PCOO commits another flub

By Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos

The Presidential Communications Operations Office committed another blunder when it erred in the name of the late National Security Adviser Roilo Golez last Thursday.

A PCOO post on Twitter and Facebook showed President Duterte visiting Golez’s wake in Taguig City but referred to the former Paranaque City representative as “Rogelio” when his first name was in fact Jose Roilo.

Netizens were once again quick to pounce on the PCOO’s second social media flub this week with some poking fun and others expressing displeasure.

Golez’s son, Parañaque City Vice Mayor Rico, asked State-run PTV-4 to correct the mistake. “My father’s name is Jose Roilo S. Golez. Kindly make the necessary correction if possible. Thank you very much,” the younger Golez said via his Twitter account.

Earlier that day, the PCOO erroneously referred to Norway as “Norwegia” in an official Facebook photo gallery showing pictures of Duterte’s meeting with outgoing Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Erik Førner.