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SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau



10 July 2019 04:25:09 PM

Award-winning film and television Director Joyce Bernal confers with Jun Lubid, Deputy Division Head of the Office of the President - Events Management Cluster (OPEMC), and Louie Eleazar, Head of the Media Production Division of Radio Television Malacanang (RTVM), about getting the best possible cinematic shots of President Rodrigo Dutere during his upcoming fourth State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2019. For the second time, Malacanang tapped Bernal to direct the SONA. Bernal discussed with Lubid and Eleazar security and working arrangements as well as the lockdown time during the SONA 2019 to ensure non-restriction of the movements of her film and technical crew during the big event. Lubid, also Head of the RTVM Team Leaders for SONA 2019, assured Bernal that the staff of the RTVM, Presidential Management Staff (PMS), and the Presidential Security Group (PSG) will all be in their designated locations during SONA day to assist her and her crew. House of Representatives Task Force SONA 2019 - Committee on Media Chairperson Executive Director Ma. Bernadette dela Cuesta of the Press and Public Affairs Bureau (PPAB) accompanied Bernal during the ocular visit at the plenary hall. The OPEMC, which was created by President Duterte, is tasked to ensure effective collaboration among the offices and/or units involved in the preparations for and the management of presidential engagements. It is composed of the PMS, PSG, RTVM, Office of the Chief Presidential Protocol, and Media Accreditation and Relations Office (MARO)./ Caption by Isagani Yambot, Jr., Salvador Rueda and Rowena B. Bundang/ Photos by Engelbert Engay/ News and Documentation Section-Press and Public Affairs Bureau/ House of Representatives of the Philippines