Today, Aug. 16, 2010, the Office of the President of the Philippines unveiled the new website of President Noynoy Aquino. I believe it is a new domain name under gov.ph. It seems when you type the old OP website address now (@ op.gov.ph), it now redirects to president.gov.ph. Still, I think the use of “president” makes it all clear and specific and this is a good move by the newly-created Presidential Communications Operations Office.
Unlike the old presidential website which contained only boring official press releases, the magic word for the new website is INTERACTIVE. Here are the many ways by which ordinary citizens like us can communicate with P-Noy:
Contact the President or his staff via the Contact Us form
Write your own vow for a Better Philippines (Panata sa Pagbabago)
Write your own suggestions on how the government can be more transparent.
Of course don’t forget the presidential presence on leading social networking sites:
Join President Noy’s official Facebook page
Talk to him via the official Noynoy Aquino Twitter account
View the President Noy profile on Friendster
View official Presidential videos on Youtube via Noy TV
There is even a President Noy site on Multiply
What do you think? It is good that the citizenry can now give honest and candid feedbacks on their views and how they are being served by the government. It is now up to our President and public officials to give the proper response mechanism as well.
Btw, the President looks good in his pictures. The people who did the website deserve a pat on the back for a job well done 😀