New Communicators Group

LAOAG CITY, (March 21) – Government information officers have strengthened their group to help spread the good news.

The Ilocos Norte Association of Government Information Officers (INAGIO) through its new set of officers made a commitment to deliver the good news about government programs and other efforts that various government units have been undertaking.

The Inagio’s primary goal is to help establish a linkage between the national government and its local counterparts for the purpose of collecting information on various government programs and turning them into news stories for dissemination.

The group’s president Fehlander Madriaga, of the Department of Science and Technology, will stir the association to fulfilling its role as the government’s communication arm.

“This effort is beyond the scope of our obligation because we will be drawing funds from our private pockets to support the group’s activities,” he said.

Madriaga said the group will initiate a writing skills training among its members to help them carry out their roles as government communicators.

He said the group will tap the Philippine Information Agency to provide them with writing workshops so that they could be effective partners in information dissemination.

Abraham Libadia, PIA regional director, has earlier pledged the agency’s commitment in providing guidance and writing skills training so that the group could effectively communicate their programs.

The INAGIO members met on March 18 for the election of officers. The new set of officers are the following: President: Fehlander Madriaga (DOST); Vice Pres: Jun Arvin Godoy (Communications and Media Office of the provincial government); Secretary: Vilma Eda (Department of Education – Province); Treasurer: Racquel Guzman (Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office); Auditor: Imee Valdez (National Food Authority); PRO: Ramon Formantes (Public Information Office – Laoag City Government); and Business Manager: Leonavella Dadiz (Department of Labor and Employment). (ANL/CCA- PIA)