34 info officers in Lanao del Sur undergo seminar on photography

THE REGION
October 16, 2019

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MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur - Thirty-four designated information officers of the different municipal government units in the province underwent a one-day seminar to hone their skills in mobile photography and crafting effective social media content.

The seminar was organized by the Lanao del Sur Provincial Information Office (PIO) in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), September 25, 2019 at the Social Hall of the New Capitol Complex, this city.

PIA Lanao del Sur Manager Apipa P. Bagumbaran discussed the importance of social media and guided the participants on the basic formula for creating effective and shareable social media content. She also shared basic tips on social media security and spotting fake news on social media sites.

PIA-10 editor Recthie T. Paculba, on the other hand, discussed the basic concepts of mobile photography and shared techniques in telling a story by capturing photos using cellular phones.

Underscoring the role of information officers in nation-building, Provincial Information Officer Salma Jayne T. Alonto, said the seminar is one way to equip the municipal information officers with the needed knowledge for them disseminate accurate and relevant information.

"It is also a mechanism to ensure efficient flow of information from the municipal level to the provincial and vice-versa," she added.

During the seminar, the participants were also updated on polio and haze advisory of the Department of Health and the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Representatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency also discussed the ill-effects of drug addiction and urged the participants to help in the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government.

Meanwhile, Sittie Ainnah D. Panawidan of Taraka LGU expressed appreciation for the seminar. She said it is a big help to the municipal information officers, especially that most of them are not skilled enough to perform their duties.  

“We hope to have more depth-dive seminars so we can enhance our skills and capabilities in delivering our services to our constituents, she further said. (APB/PIA10)


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