CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, July 10 (PIA) - - Information officers of the different line agencies and local government units in the province recently organized themselves as the iKalinga Network of Information Officers and Workers or Iknow, to work together in communicating government programs and services to the public .
The group also elected its first set of officers and ratified its constitution and by-laws.
Elected president is Marciano Paroy Jr. of the Kalinga State University and Geraldine Dumallig of Tabuk City Information Office as vice president. Other officers elected are: Hazel Gup-ay of DZRK Radyo Pilipinas- secretary; Maria Cecilia Baral of DTI - Treasurer; Christel Joanna Baac of provincial local government unit– Auditor; Jane Bugtong of DPWH – Public Relations Officer.
Board of Advisers is composed of Estanislao Albano Jr. of the City Information Office, Ruben Wacas of CSC and Edwin Muyao of DAR.
Legal Advisers are Atty. Ceferino Calsiyao of the City Prosecutors Office and Atty. Roxan Bencio of the Public Attorneys’ Office.
Its planned first activity is to conduct training for members in order to learn basic writing, broadcasting and social media.
Organizing communication networks nationwide is in line with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s desire to connect to communities. This is an initiative of the Presidential Communications Operations Office to connect the agencies and LGUs in coming up with timely, relevant and accurate information for dissemination. It helps provide platforms for LGU counterparts and other government information officers to inform the public about government policies, programs and accomplishments. (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)