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Thursday, September 26, 2019

PCOO chief named as most effective communicator
MANILA, Sept. 26 -- The Philippine Cancer Society Inc. (PCSI) awarded Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar as the "Most Effective Communicator" during their charity event on Wednesday evening.

Secretary Andanar received the Most Effective Communicator special award during the Best Dressed Women of the Philippines, 17th Annual Awards Ball -- a fundraising activity of the PCSI -- held at the Okada Manila in ParaƱaque City.
The PCOO chief expressed appreciation for the PSCI's advocacy to prevent the development of cancer, especially among the disadvantaged families and individuals, through education, service, and research programs.
“I deeply appreciate the award given to me by the Philippine Cancer Society. But you know this award, the symbol and the importance of this is really what we can do to help cancer patients in our country. The Philippine Cancer Society has been in the advocacy of helping cancer patients especially those patients who cannot afford medicine and cure,” Andanar said.
Andanar thanked the nonprofit organization for recognizing the work of the PCOO.
“Thank you so much to the Philippine Cancer Society for recognizing my hard work and my commitment to spread the word that this society is a good society and it has a noble cause of helping cancer patients, and I will do everything I can within my powers and whatever influence I have to further the cause of the Philippine Cancer Society,” he said.
This is the second award given by the PCSI to Secretary Andanar. In 2017, he was recognized among the “men of extraordinary influence.”
“They never failed to recognize to appreciate our work at the Presidential Communications Operations Office. It is not about me. I believe that our good work at the PCOO is a reflection of the hard work of the people of the PCOO. My lieutenants, my staff, and everybody who has put so much effort, dedication, and hard work to the government for the sake of nation-building and public service,” Andanar said.
Also recipients of special awards include Senator Francis Tolentino, receiving the “Bold and Perceptive Thinker” award, and businesswoman Alice Eduardo bagging the “Luminary of Philanthropy.”
The PSCI also awarded 12 “Men of Extraordinary Influence,” including mayor Franciso “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, basketball player James Carlos Yap, and Sterling Bank of Asia President and Chief Executive Officer Cecilio San Pedro. Rounding off the list include, Eddie Chua, Jonathan Dizon, Arlu Gomez, Wilson “Howee” Go, Charles Stewart Lee, and Nelson Licup. (PCOO)