Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Sec. Martin Andanar allegedly hid inside his office from members of the media.
Prior to this, media men rushed to the Secretary’s office after ‘fake photos’ of the Marawi Siege that were allegedly used by the Palace Communications agency in one of their articles, went viral in social media.
As Head of PCOO, Andanar is in control of the Philippine News Agency (PNA) as well as Asec. Mocha Uson for social media.
Andanar was severely criticized after the PNA used Wikimedia’s common photos of Vietnam War in their Marawi Siege article while Uson used the photo of Honduras police.
The PCOO Secretary did not talk with the media and went out of his office using another exit door.