NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, Dec. 18 (PIA) -- Bago City and the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR)-South received citations from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-6 for winning as Best News Magazine and Best Information Officer, respectively, during the Information Officers' Year-End Conference and Awards held in Iloilo City.
The annual awards recognize the Best Performing Information Officers, Information Offices, and Agency/LGU newsletters or publications, aside from promoting fellowship and information-sharing opportunities to PIA's information network in Western Visayas.
PIA Director-General Harold E. Clavite, in his message delivered by PIA-8 OIC-Regional Head Venus Sarmiento, said maintaining relationships is one of the key points of being a government communicator.
Ace Balboa, information officer of Bago City received the certificate and plaque as First Place-Best News Magazine for The Citybridge from PIA6 OIC Regional Head Jaime S Cabag Jr., PIA8 OIC Regional Head Venus Sarmiento, representing Clavite and Government Service Insurance System Branch Manager Marciana Bata.
According to Balboa, the award is a testament of Bago City government's long time commitment to transparency and information dissemination to every Bagonhon.
"We are grateful for this award because it recognizes the hard work of the Information Office staff in coming up with the news magazine. It affirms the core value of the Citybridge magazine which is bridging the City Government and the public through news and information," Balboa added.
Meanwhile, DAR South Information Officer Drexel Glenn Pajarilla was named one of the Best Performing Information Officers of the region during the awarding ceremony.
Pajarilla said the Provincial Communications Group (PCG) of the Department of Agrarian Reform in South Negros Occidental is one of the many who is celebrating after the recognition which they received during the 2018 Information Officers' Year End Conference and Awards which propels them to continue to serve the public with utmost dedication and sense of commitment.
Clavite also urged the Information Officers to keep lines open, establish trust and strengthen ties in order to keep the information flowing into the right direction. (LTP/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)