BAGUIO CITY, Dec. 17 (PIA) - - "Let us build the Philippine Information Highway that will empower the Filipino communities that we serve towards an improved quality of life."
Undersecretary Harold Clavite urged personnel of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) from Cordillera, Calabarzon and Ilocos region during a strategic planning activity, here,Tuesday.
Clavite, the Director- General of PIA, said the agency has set its Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022 towards the vision of providing national mechanism of bringing timely, accurate and relevant information to the public to enhance their capabilities in decision-making to help them improve their quality of life and in bringing development to the communities.
The information highway is envisioned to give every citizen free and equal access to government information towards a well informed , enlightened and empowered citizenry who get involved and have the capacity to act to improve their lives and participate in nation-building.
The main components for the countrywide information highway are the building of Government Information Centers in every province and the establishment of Information Volunteer Networks that create an army of information sharers, he said.
He also outlined the importance for PIA to build and customize innovative solutions in as far as information and communication is concerned, as well as for the agency to revitalize the grassroots communication through the regional and provincial offices.
Another important factor is strengthening public or citizen engagement towards development, he added.
"We use public information and our platform and tools to empower people and not just one or two, people, or one or two families but we are talking about communities, the Filipino communities that we serve," he said.
Clavite challenged each PIA regional office to ensure a high performing team that will help the agency towards the realization of its mission, vision and strategic thrusts. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)