Milestone: PTV gets 100K Facebook page likes, thanks Duterte

PTV (People's Television), Philippines' flagship government television network, has reached a new milestone: 100,000 Facebook page likes.

This happened following a notice issued by the camp of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte that his official announcements and statements will be released through PTV.

Christopher "Bong" Go, Duterte's executive assistant, told reporters that there will be no more press conferences so that there will be no more errors. The incoming president would tap PTV4 for press releases and interviews, he noted.

Reports said Duterte's local TV program "Gikan Sa Masa, Para Sa Masa" will be transferred from ABS-CBN Davao to PTV. This was not independently verified.

On Saturday, June 4, the Facebook page of PTV thanked Duterte for the trust. In a viral post, the network vowed to requite it with truthful, timely, and useful news and information.

The state-owned TV station garnered over 113,000 page likes as of 2 p.m. today.

Meanwhile, CNN Philippines reported that organizers of the ‎DU31‬ thanksgiving party for Duterte advised other TV networks that only PTV will be allowed on the media platform initially arranged for all networks at the Crocodile Park in Davao City.