President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has appointed veteran broadcast journalist Ana Puod to lead the People’s Television Network (PTV), the government’s official TV station.
Puod was officially sworn in as PTV’s acting general manager by Presidential Communications Secretary Cheloy Garafil over the weekend.
Aside from being the network’s acting GM, Puod will be sitting on its board of directors as a representative of the private sector and the broadcast industry.
A journalist for more than two decades, Puod started her career at ABS-CBN News, where she produced the current affairs program “The Correspondents.”
She also led several news leadership positions and executive-produced news programs at TV5, where she worked for more than 9 years.
Puod is the second veteran journalist to have been recently appointed to lead the government’s information channels.
Her appointment comes weeks after Mr. Marcos picked former ABS-CBN News Online senior editor Jose Torres Jr. as the new director-general of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) replacing Ramon Cualoping III.