Facebook to live stream Duterte’s inauguration

Representatives from Facebook and President-elect Duterte’s communications team met last Monday to talk about the incoming administration’s future plans.  Executives from the social networking giant met with Duterte’s people, as they seek to live stream the inauguration ceremony.

The head of Facebook Public Policy for Asia Pacific, Elizabeth Hernandez, met with Martin Andanar, the incoming Presidential Communications Secretary, to discuss details on the upcoming inauguration.

A statement from Duterte’s camp said, “With the inauguration ceremony drawing near on June 30th, Facebook is reaching out to the communications team of the incoming president to offer its support in using its online platform for the historic occasion,”

Andanar was joined by Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella, Mr. Paul Dominguez, media executive and blogger Nic Gabunada, and business development director John Carlo Tria.

Earlier on ANC’s Headstart, Andanar mentioned the possibility of streaming all official events starting with the inauguration.

Facebook recently confirmed Andanar’s comment, “Apart from the inauguration, Facebook is also keen in helping the new administration use its site for the governance part of the 16th Philippine president, noting the high level of engagement among social media users in last month’s elections.”

Facebook recorded a high level of engagement among social media users during the election period, where Duterte was the most talked-about presidential candidate spanning from November 20, 2015 through April 5, 2016, with a 64 percent share on the popular social media platform

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