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Monday, July 25, 2016

PIA-9 tapped to train DAR-9 info officers on news, feature writing

By Franklin P. Gumapon

PIÑAN, Zamboanga del Norte – As the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-9 embarks on promoting its programs and services to the public, it sought the help of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-9 to train its regional and provincial information officers on basic news and feature writing.

Twenty participants from DAR-9 regional office and provincial offices of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay as well as those from Land Tenure Improvement Division, Project Beneficiaries Division and Legal and Adjudication Board turned up to participate in a three-day writing workshop held at Manuel’s Place in this town starting July 20-22.

In his message during the opening program, Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Mohammad Dassan J. Adju of DAR-Zamboanga del Norte emphasized the importance of accurate and timely dissemination of information to the public to promote the agency’s programs and services.

Adju disclosed that he is also actively involved in disseminating bits of information about the different programs pursued by his office, as he is a regular guest of the “Kapihan sa Dipolog” radio program, which is aired over dxDR every Sunday morning.

On the other hand, Ma. Socorro Reambonanza, DAR-9 regional information officer-designate, told the PIA that after the implementation of the government’s rationalization plan, DAR-9 has no more information officer items.

“All our information officers now are all designated and the information work is only an addition to their regular workload, hence, this training,” she explained.

Aside from news and feature writing, the participants were also taught the proper ways of conducting an interview.