By MARK FRANCISCO
OFFICERS of a group of journalists from this city calling themselves Kagay-an Media took oath before Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando Uy last Thursday, November 17 at the mayor’s office.
The following officers took oath: president Dante Sudaria (Mindanao Daily publisher), executive vice president Rod Ociones (Mellow Touch), vice president for photojournalism Gerry Gorit (Philippine Star), vice president for television Behua Marfori (RPN), vice president for radio Amor Barlisan (Mellow Touch), vice president for print Cris Diaz (Manila Times), secretary Rose Mondejar (RPN), treasurer Mona Lagbas (Mindanao Reporter) and auditor Michelou Doo-ayan (Beat Radio – Gingoog).
Those who did not participate in the oath taking but are appointed directors of Kagay-an Media are Rene Malferrari, Rene Abris, Ercel Maandig, Atty. Datu and this writer.
“We are not a partisan group. We are not here as parrots of the administration. But instead, we will use each of our platforms to promote the city to all stakeholders as concerned citizens. As Kagay-anons, each of us has a role in the progress of our beloved CDO and I believe this group can make its own contribution to such efforts,” Sudaria said.
City information officer Ivy Guantero said organizing Kagay-an Media is part of Uy’s efforts to reach out to all stakeholders in the city, in this case the media practitioners.