A Closer Look at Tacloban City’s Official Facebook Pages

A Study On How The City of Tacloban Utilizes Facebook

As the hub of Eastern Visayas, let us have a closer look at Tacloban City’s official Facebook Pages. This first-class city is capably using several Facebook pages to officially spread info about the COVID-19 outbreak.

Some of Tacloban City’s Facebook Pages

Tacloban City Information Office – CIO

CIO is managing this page. According to the Facebook Story, the CIO is the lead info agency of the City Government of Tacloban. The office promotes awareness of various development initiatives of the local government unit. This thought is through, for example, the distribution of reading contents, and the making of broadcast materials for TV, radio, and social media. Also, the office has active engagements with media personalities and outlets. These interactions are likewise to encourage the input of stakeholders in the information process. The goal of the CIO is to maximize its services as an active public information arm. It will inform the general public of the local government’s thrusts, programs, and services.

This official page is active. For example, the latest post about an Executive Order intensifying the restrictions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in Tacloban City had 595 reactions, 81 comments, and 937 shares in only eight hours from posting.

As of today, this Facebook Page has 40,394 likes. The page’s creation date was last November 14, 2016.

Tacloban City Government

This cool side is the official fan page of the City Government of Tacloban. Unlike the CIO Facebook Page, this fan page is more of the soft side of the city. Its posts include that from the CIO and ample updates for Tacloban City.

This page has 44,776 likes and 46,414 followers. This older page’s creation date was last August 24, 2010.

Tacloban City Health Office

This page is more about updates about the health state of the city. it contain, for example, the usual update on public health reports and Tacloban City COVID-19 tracker.

With the circulation of fake news, it is essential to focus on this official health page of the city. Instead of worrying, one must continue to check on the updates from this hard-working health sector.

Also, it is slowly gaining popularity with its 4,936 likes and 5,086 followers. The health office has a total of 1,146 check-ins.

The office page creation date was last October 5, 2015.

Tacloban City Public Employment Service Office – TC PESO

The Tacloban City Peso Employment Service Office (TCPESO) is also aiming on the work forces. Many workers, especially those from the private sector, will suffer from this pandemic.

The Department of Labor and Employment has recently released the rules for the P5,000 financial aid to affected private staff. Their active Facebook page replies to queries about this timely help.

Also, though we are under COVID-19 Code Red Level 2, the TCPESO is still posting job hiring and inspiring job seekers to apply online.

This multi-employment service facility page has 25,356 likes and 26,005 followers. The office page creation date was last June 1, 2016.

Tacloban Safe City

The city has also developed an emergency response application. This program supports SMS-based inquiry of services offered by the local government of Tacloban City. This vital page has real-time traffic updates, earthquake alerts, and other safety-related info.

This new page already has 1,007 likes and 1,302 followers. The office page creation date was last January 14, 2020.

Tacloban City Police Office

According to its Facebook story, the Tacloban City Police Office was activated last March 27, 2009, under General Order No. DPL-09-02, NHQ PNP, Camp Crame, Quezon City.

This police services page focuses on the logistic and other coordination efforts to all Taclobanons. Regular updates on crime prevention tips, personnel deployment for monitoring, police visibility and response, police, and public announcements are the subjects of this page.

With the COVID-19 concern, the Tacloban PNP urges everyone to stay home to stay safe.

This mature page has 8,545 likes and 8,705 followers. The office page creation date was last July 31, 2015.

Tacloban City also has a new branding being the “Home of the Happiest People in the World.” Know more about this city through the Official Website of Tacloban City.

Do you know of other Facebook pages that Tacloban City utilizes? Please share your thoughts below.

A Closer Look at Tacloban City’s Official Facebook Pages

2 thoughts on “A Closer Look at Tacloban City’s Official Facebook Pages

  1. Thank you so much for this.
    This is a big help for us Taclobanons to find credible information through the official site in our City.
    Especially, these times of panic and fake news.

    Keep up the good work!
    God bless!

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