February 29, 2024

The Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar extends his deepest condolences and sympathies to the family, loved ones, friends, and colleagues of former Press Secretary and media executive Atty. Ricardo “Dong” Puno Jr. on his passing.

Secretary Dong was a vital cabinet official of the Estrada administration in communicating its policies and programs to the Filipino people.

As a private professional, he devoted his life to journalism, law, and education to which he fulfilled managerial responsibilities, initiating actions that have contributed to the expansion of his affiliations.

His dedication to his profession will always be remembered, especially by his family, loved ones, friends, and colleagues whom he has helped and touched the lives of through his services.

Our prayers are with his family and loved ones. We pray for the eternal repose of his soul.