From uniting a huge online community of Duterte supporters, "Thinking Pinoy" will soon be joining the Malacanang Press Corps (MPC).
Thinking Pinoy community page founder Rey Joseph Nieto sought to join the MPC, a group of legitimate journalists from various news organizations accredited to cover President Rodrigo Duterte.
In a statement, Malacanang said Duterte approved Nieto's request during a meeting at the Palace Tuesday.
"The President had given his go signal and had already relayed the request to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella," according to a Malacanang statement quoting Nieto.
MPC has yet to issue a statement on the matter. Malacanang said Nieto suggested that the president create a "special documenting team who could follow him and record his daily activities, and compile it artistically so that it would serve as a guide for the future Filipinos to exemplify on what a true leader should be."
Also at the meet and greet were Duterte’s digital advocates Dr. Lorraine Badoy, and Sass Sasot.