“Communication is very important to avoid ‘infodemic’, which may only exacerbate the already worsening condition wrought by the pandemic. As we are celebrating the 120th Philippine Civil Service Anniversary, we commend our public servants especially the frontliners, such as the health workers, the police, the soldiers, and the government media who, despite the threat posed by COVID-19, are always there to serve the public with a heart,“ PIA-10 Regional Director Franklin Gumapon said.
In the second week of the celebration, it has for its theme “Lingkod ng Yamang Tao,” which puts emphasis on manpower augmentation, empowering human resources, and the power of skilled workers in building a strong and resilient nation.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and Communist Terrorist Group-New People’s Army (CTG-NPA) disrupting the growth of the region, government communicators from the different agencies have been busy providing the public with timely, truthful, relevant, and accurate information about the programs, projects and services of their respective agencies.
“The information unit of each agency must be fully supported, as it is tasked with providing communication support to the agency’s programs and services,” he said, adding “government communicators are the conveyor of true and assuring information in times of calamities.
In consonance with the 120th anniversary of the Philippine civil service, the PIA-10 head appealed to the public to support our hard-working government communicators. He also urged the government information officers to religiously perform their duties in providing quality and accurate information to the all and sundry.
“We, therefore, enjoin the public to get their information from the government communicators,” he concluded. (VPSB/PIA10)