Thursday, June 23, 2016

OFWs can watch Duterte inauguration via Facebook livestream

Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and other Filipinos abroad could watch President-elect Rodrigo Duterte's inauguration on June 30 via livestream on Facebook, his chief spokesperson said Wednesday.
"The streaming of the inauguration on Facebook is mainly for those who don't have access to television and radio in the Philippines," said incoming Presidential Communications head Martin Andanar at a press briefing in Davao City.
"In other words, those outside the country, the OFWs, the millions of Filipinos who follow the President," he added.
Andanar said livestreaming Duterte's inauguration on Facebook is also a way for the next administration to keep up with the 21st century.
"We are in the 21st century. That's the new medium. That's just part of the menu," he said, referring to Facebook. "With 51 million Filipinos on Facebook, it is just practical to stream it there."
Duterte, during the campaign period, was the most talked about presidential candidate on Facebook. A tough-talking mayor of Davao City and the first Philippine president from Mindanao, he topped the Overseas Absentee Voting, raking in 121,000 votes. Trisha Macas/KBK, GMA News

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