Cited under ‘Section 14. Attached Agencies’ the creation of the Presidential Broadcast Staff – Radio Television Malacañang (PBS-RTVM).
E.O. 297 designates PBS-RTVM as the entity with the sole responsibility and exclusive prerogative to decide on policy and operational matters concerning the television medium as it is utilized for the official documentation of all the President’s activities for news dissemination and video archiving purposes.
To provide audio and video documentation of the President’s official functions and activities;
To provide coverage and broadcast production of events of national significance and special celebrations involving the Presidency;
To undertake in-house production of broadcast materials for dissemination to public and private media networks;
To produce broadcast materials in coordination with other government offices and entities to highlight programs and update the nation on development projects being undertaken;
To evaluate active coordination with members of the public and private broadcast networks for interaction between the President and the various publics;
To help strengthen public and private broadcast linkages through agency-initiated projects like the operation of the Philippine Broadcast Pool, which is activated during emergency broadcasts and the coverage of the foreign and local travels of the President;