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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

NCIP-9 holds journalistic writing workshop for IP studes

By Rode Jane P. Sumamban

PAGADIAN CITY - The National Commission of Indigenous Peoples (NCIP)-9 together with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) has conducted a two-day Journalistic Writing Workshop for the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) grantees on July 1-2, 2015 at Chandler Suites.

The program started with a prayer and the singing of the National Anthem followed by a message of Engr. Dave Lampayan who welcomed the participants in lieu of Ms. Mercilyn Hatad, NCIP-Zamboanga del Sur provincial officer.

“This program will help you enhance your capability in writing and this is a big opportunity for you to develop your knowledge and skills,” Lampayan said.

On the other hand, Mrs. Margarita Baya, chief, Administrative and Finance Division, NCIP-9 gave a message that hit the heart of the listeners saying, "it’s up to you if you fly low or you fly high; it’s your choice because you’re the one making your future."

“As an EAP grantee, you must take your responsibility, to learn to speak your dialect, reach out to your community, and know your ancestors for you to preserve your culture,” she stressed.

After the opening program, a lecture on newswriting by  PIA-9 Assistant Regional Director Franklin Gumapon followed.