PCOO gets flak for publishing “di ko alam” entries on FOI website

MANILA, Philippines – The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) drew flak anew after its Freedom of Information (FOI) website published “di ko alam” entries on their directory.
PCOO gets flak for publishing “di ko alam” entries on FOI website

A netizen shared his discovery of the blunder on FOI website. He wrote, “Grabe talaga tong gobyernong ito, consistent everywhere. "Di ko alam" entries are published sa government website.”

@peepaubau claimed that on the FOI’s directory, the Maritime Industry Authority and the Office for Transportation Security’s fax numbers were unknown. But instead of seeing a dash or a mere blank space, the website administrator gave a more blunt answer. It wrote, “D ko alam eh” and “D ko din alam.”

To prove the authenticity of his claim, the netizen posted a video showing the errors while playing a song. He jokingly said, “Ginawan ko na ng music video (para proof na hindi edited yung screenshot) at nilapatan ko na din ng kanta para maganda haha.”

The tweet quickly became viral and reached the attention of the PCOO. The official FOI Philippines’ Twitter account under FOI-Project Management Office of the Presidential Communications Operations Office replied by saying that they have already deleted the errors.

“Thanks for pointing this out @peepaubau! Please be informed that we have since removed the error you have identified. We appreciate your continued support as we work towards improving our services in providing you more up-to-date and accurate information through FOI Philippines.”

This isn’t the first time the PCOO has drawn the ire of the public due to their errors. Just to name a few, the PCOO mistakenly named Sen. Sherwin “Win” Gatchalian as “Winston” and National Security Adviser and Parañaque lawmaker Roilo Golez as “Rogelio.”

Netizens react

The latest boo-boo has attracted a string of reactions, mostly criticisms, from netizens. Actor Jim Paredes commented and he wants to give PCOO the benefit of the doubt.

Another netizen also wanted to make PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar responsible.

A netizen also called for a “refund” of her taxes.

— Sally, The Summit Express

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