MIAGAO, Iloilo — Designated information officers (IOS) from the different departments of the local government unit (LGU) of Miagao participated in the two-day training workshop on Documentation, Journalism and Technical Writing, held at the Jack & Cel Event Center on September 26-27, 2019.

The Training Workshop was initiated by the Office of the Municipal Mayor- Information Office, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Regional Office-6 under the leadership of Mr. Jaime S. Cabag, Jr as OIC Regional Head.

The training aimed to enhance the skills and knowledge of IOs in documentation, technical writing, journalism, and administrative communication.

At the end of the training, the activity hopes to enable the LGU IOs to be able to disseminate information to the public about the current events, projects and developments of the municipality.

Aside from Cabag, the other speakers were former PIA-6 regional director Atty. Janet Mesa, PIA-6 regional training officer Leonard Pineda I, PIA-6 regional social media focal Carlson Alelis, and Engr. Ray Adrian Macalalag from the DPWH.

The training modules included the Roles and Functions of IOs, Administrative Communication, Basic Documentation, News and Feature Writing, Effective Use of Social Media and Photojournalism.

Cabag said that he is impressed with the initiative of the MLGU for conducting the training.

“This is the first time that the municipal government requested us to conduct a workshop on Documentation and Technical Writing” he said.

On one hand, Miagao Municipal Mayor Macario Napulan, MD said he aims to involve all offices since communication is very vital for the development of LGU, hence this training.

“I want others to get involve with communication. With this training, I am confident that we will have direction and guidance on information in the years to come”, he said. (JMS/Information Office)