DOLE XI OIC-ARD Jason P. Balais (right) and Eduardo P Monreal, DOLE XI LCO-Designate (left) awarding the certificate of appreciation to Carina L. Cayon of PIA XI  after delivering her topic on basic news writing.

Davao City – A training workshop on basic news writing and photography was conducted for new news contributors of DOLE Davao Region. A total of fifteen (15) employees from the different field offices of the Department of Labor and Employment XI attended the activity.

DOLE XI Regional Director Raymundo G. Agravante said in his opening message that, “there is really a need of more communicators from the field offices to properly document and report program and project implementations.”

The battery of resource speakers were from the Philippine Information Agency XI namely Carina L. Cayon, Information Officer III who discussed on Basic News Writing, and Rudolph Ian Alama, Information Officer III who trained the participants on Basic Photography.

The participants posing with Rudolph Ian Alama of PIA XI (holding a certificate) after delivering his topic on photography.

DOLE XI OIC-Asst. Regional Director Jason P. Balais in his inspirational message said that, “the training workshop is very relevant especially on how to determine the good and bad sides in writing news.” He added that there are news that must not be written in advance as well as there are news that must be written otherwise. ARD Balais ended by challenging everyone to come up with more news reports from the field offices  after the training.

Joining the training workshop were Arlene S.M. Sicam and Jocelyn C. Flordelis (DOLE Davao City Field Office), Regina Grace B. Jayagan and Jigg L. Luna (DOLE Davao Occidental Field Office), Henjie B. Gatdula and Dyanarha P. Lavadia (DOLE Davao del Norte Field Office), Erwin P. Daquiado and Eizarina Roselle G. Delos Santos (DOLE Davao del Sur Field Office) Joanna Pearl P. Devela and Shalove M. Esmeralda (DOLE Compostela Valley Field Office), Eduardo P. Monreal, DOLE XI LCO-Designate, Diane Grace B. Tajolosa, Catherine Caguiat and Kristine Rae B. Del Fierro, GIPs assigned at the DOLE XI Technical Support and Services Division.

The activity was conducted on June 21, 2019 at the Seda Hotel, J.P. Ave., Davao City. / By Eduardo P. Monreal, DOLE XI LCO-Designate