BUTUAN CITY, Aug. 22 (PIA) -- As the nation implements Executive Order No. 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to stop the insurgency in the country, the newly-designated information officers of the provincial government of Agusan del Norte converged as they plan for effective strategies to intensify the campaign against terrorism and fake news.
According to Raymond Maglanoc, information officer of the Community Affairs Office of the provincial government, it is important that people especially those in the far-flung areas are well-informed so they are not easily deceived by the terrorist groups Communist Party of the Philippines - New People's Army - National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF).
He stressed that the government would have to intensify its programs and ensure that these reach even the remote areas. Through constant dissemination of timely, accurate and relevant information and reports to the locals in all barangays, it would help deepen the connection between the government and the constituents.
He further called on all the information officers to be responsible and do their functions seriously and heartily to truly achieve their mission for the people in the communities.
Engr. Charyll Rosario, division chief of Project Development Office also emphasized on the importance of undertaking constant training on journalistic writing thru the help of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga.
"The training is very advantageous and essential to us. It is very important because somehow on my personal capacity, it gives me the knowledge to articulate the technical aspect into a layman's perspective. It also equips us to be more effective and efficient in community relationship," said Rosario.
Ronald Filipinas, planning officer of the Provincial Agriculture Office also elaborated the significant role of the government information officers.
Meanwhile, the Provincial Public Information Office ensures that IOs would be more engaging and would have more activities that will address the problem on insurgency. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)