Government launches tabloid for the masses

A national tabloid dubbed as “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” was formally launched Thursdayat the Ateneo de Davao University (ADDU) in time with the commemoration of the 50th day into office of the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar led the launching of the tabloid that carried its first headline: “Duterte Wagi sa Giyera Kontra Droga.”

“This will be a bi-monthly tabloid,” Andanar said, adding that it will be published by the PCO and aimed to reach the far-flung villages in the country.

The total number of copies printed on the maiden issue of the paper was 5,000 and the initial edition was eight pages, the secretary added. The tabloid is for free and intended to update the Filipino people on the Duterte administration.

Updates on the activities, priorities, programs and accomplishments of the Duterte administration are the features in the “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” tabloid.

News on the economy and other pressing issues will also be carried , including news on show business.

To ensure that copies of the tabloids will reach barangays, Andanar said they will be tapping the network of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in the distribution.

Andanar added that an on-line version of the tabloid that will be named “News for Change” will also be launched in the next three weeks. (PNA)

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