Martin Andanar

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This name uses Philippine naming customs. The middle name or maternal family name is Marfori and the surname or paternal family name is Andanar.
Martin Andanar
Secretary of Presidential Communications Operations
Assumed office
June 30, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte
Preceded by Sonny Coloma
Personal details
Born Jose Ruperto Martin Marfori Andanar
(1974-08-21) August 21, 1974 (age 41)
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Spouse(s) Alelee Aguilar-Andanar
Alma mater Federation University Australia
Asian Institute of Management
Occupation Journalist, Radio commentator

Martin Andanar (born August 21, 1974) is a former Filipino television news anchor, radio commentator, podcaster, audio blogger and voice-over artist who last worked for TV5. He was the head of News5 Everywhere, the online news video and audio portal of TV5, formerly anchored Aksyon sa Umaga and Punto Asintado on Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV, sister stations of TV5. He was also a voice-over talent of News5, AksyonTV, and Radyo5 92.3 News FM. He studied at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown University, Northern Illinois University, Asian Institute of Management, National University of Singapore and Federation University Australia. [1]

In June 2016, it was announced that Andanar will be joining President Rodrigo Duterte's administration as the Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (later renamed as the Presidential Communications Office), replacing Sonny Coloma.[2] He will supervise the operations of government's news and information agencies, television and radio stations including PIA, PNA, PTV-4 and PBS-Radyo ng Bayan. He assumed the secretaryship on June 30, 2016.

Personal life[edit]

Andanar lives with his wife, Alelee, and two kids in Manila.



Year Title Character Network
2014–2016 Aksyon sa Umaga Host/Anchor TV5
2012–2016 Punto Asintado Radio Commentator (Radio Show) AksyonTV
2011–2014 Andar ng mga Balita News Anchor AksyonTV
2011–2013 Crime Klasik Host
2010–2011 Dokumentado Host AksyonTV/TV5
2010–2012 Sapul sa Singko Host/Anchor TV5
2010–2011 Aksyon JournalisMO News Anchor
2010 Aksyon Weekend News Anchor
2008–2010 TEN: The Evening News News Anchor
2008–2009 Pulis! Pulis! Host
2006–2008 Sentro News Anchor ABC
2004–2006 Big News News Anchor
2003 Teledyaryo News Anchor NBN
1999–2002 Unang Hirit Host GMA Network
1999–2002 GMA Network News Weekend News Anchor


Year Title Character Network
2012–2016 Punto Asintado Host 92.3 News FM
2010–2012 Andar ng mga Balita Anchor

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male Newscaster Big News Won
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male Newscaster Sentro Nominated