Aimed at strengthening the command’s credibility through online presence and to manifest its ability in technology trends to reach local and global communities, the Presidential Security Group (PSG) launched its official online site PSGTroopers.com in a simple ceremony at the PSG Officers’ Clubhouse, Malacañan Park on Tuesday, February 7, 2016.
(In photo seated from left) BGEN ROLANDO JOSELITO DELIZO BAUTISTA AFP, COMMANDER, PSG and PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE SECRETARY MARTIN ANDANAR explore the features of PSGTroopers.com online news portal during the site’s launch at the PSG Officers’ Clubhouse, Malacañan Park on Tuesday, February 7, 2016.
“This is one of the significant milestones of the Command as it will give a better appreciation to effectively and efficiently address interests, issues and challenges in the area of operations in carrying out the Command’s mission. PSGTroopers.com will illustrate the command’s best efforts toward the achievement of the Armed Forces of the Philippine’s ultimate vision of becoming “A World-Class Armed Forces and Source of National Pride,” said BGEN ROLANDO JOSELITO DELIZO BAUTISTA AFP, designated by PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE as PSG’s 31st Commander on July 2, 2016.
PSGTroopers.com “would pave way to a meaningful form of communication to members of the Office of the President – Events Management Cluster (OP-EMC), the AFP and PNP units, and other agencies and stakeholders. This would mean aligning not only to the Command’s mission but also to higher headquarters, as we are able to establish a platform that would make communications easier and paint a picture of how PSG really is,” BGEN BAUTISTA said.
“I commend the Presidential Security Group for being abreast with the changing media landscape and keeping up with technology,” PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS OPERATIONS OFFICE SECRETARY MARTIN ANDANAR said in his keynote message as Guest of Honor and Speaker during the launch of PSG’s news portal.
As the President’s close-in security, ANDANAR said “the PSG members know how unconventional the President is as he defies structure and definition. Hindi po de-kahon si Pangulong Duterte. Thus, strategic communication under the Duterte administration has never been as challenging.”
Noting PSG members are a special group of people, ANDANAR said they were chosen from thousands of military and police personnel to protect the President because the chief executive trusts them. He encouraged the PSG to help the President push his agenda for genuine change.
“Together, let us help the President as he traverses the road towards a nation without crime, without drugs and without corruption. Together, let us deliver what has to be communicated and we thank you for taking the extra step towards understanding.”
Operated under the watch of LTC MICHAEL T AQUINO (INF) PA, PSG Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil-Military Operations, G7, PSGTroopers.com is dedicated to the activities of the Presidential Security Group in collaboration with other government agencies. Emphasizing on the program’s theme of “Strength in Credibility, Numbers and Online Presence, LTC AQUINO said: “The more credible information you disseminate online, the stronger your organization will be.”
Essentially the digital version of PSGTroopers print magazine, PSGTroopers.com will showcase all the news, photos, videos and updates of PSG’s undertakings here and abroad in collaboration with other government agencies. “This news portal that can help in disseminating information about security matters and the presidency,” LTC AQUINO said.
As smartphone and tablet adoption rapidly increases, PSGTroopers.com recognizes the importance of mobile-friendly design. The website features the latest responsive design technology to provide optimal user-experience across various devices and screen sizes.
The content of PSGTroopers.com is optimized for social media sharing. “With just a click of a button, PSGTroopers.com content can be shared with popular social media networks,” LTC AQUINO said. The social media accounts of PSGTroopers.com include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the account name: @PSGTroopers.
“Information dissemination is one of our objectives in creating this website. Over the years, we have conducted several dental missions, Brigada Eskwela and the like that reached out to the community around Malacañang complex. Through this, we are able to change the mindset of the general public that we, soldiers can do good and that we are able to carry out genuine change,” BGEN BAUTISTA said.
“From the start of this administration, we have worked hand in hand with the President’s projects especially his fight against drugs and corruption. This website would be an efficient platform to disseminate what we do—that we are not only here to ensure the safety and security of the Commander in Chief and the President but also assist him and the Filipino in positively changing as well as uniting this country,” BGEN BAUTISTA said.