Stakeholders express strong support to PIA’s ASEAN forum, info kiosk launching in Butuan City

  • April 18, 2017
  • Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, April 18 (PIA) – Stakeholders in Caraga region have expressed their strong support to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga during the conduct of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) Forum and ASEAN Information kiosk launching held here recently.

 

According to PIA deputy director general Gregorio Angelo Villar, the said ASEAN Forum is just one of the many strategies of the agency to disseminate and promote relevant information on the opportunities and benefits which the Filipino people can benefit from.

 

“The Philippines is hosting this year’s 50th ASEAN, and we might as well take advantage of this opportunity to help our co-fellowmen participate in the activities of the ASEAN community, which will not only help the country’s economy, but also the lives of the Filipino in the different regions,” underlined Villar.

 

Villar added that the partner stakeholders from the different provinces of Caraga region play a vital role in their respective areas as they cascade the knowledge they gained from the forum to their localities and encourage people in the grassroots to contribute and participate in the ASEAN activities of the country.

 

Also, regional director Abner Caga of PIA Caraga thanked all the participating stakeholders during the two separate ASEAN activities of the regional office in the city. He stressed that the forum was a good venue for the different sectors to discuss issues and concerns related to ASEAN.

 

“We are very glad to see your active participation, and we have heard and noted all your questions, opinions, clarification and suggestions on how we can better promote ASEAN in the region,” Caga underscored.

 

Meanwhile, PIA Caraga, in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Butuan, has also successfully launched the ASEAN Information Kiosk at the arrival area of Butuan Aiport.

 

Travelers going in and out of the city have free access on the different Information, Education and Communication (IEC) materials on ASEAN and the various programs and services of the government agencies. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Other News

Antique Guv: participate  during "Pista Kang Kagubatan"
  • June 29, 2017
SAN JOSE, Antique June 29 (PIA) - - The Governor called on Antiquenos to participate in the tree planting activity set on June 30, 2017 at Camp Leandro Fullon, Barangay San Fernando, the Municipality.   “The activity is pursuant to Provincial Ordinance No.2015-109, wherein the Provincial Government will celebrate “Pista Kang Kagubatan on June 30 with the theme “Kagubatan Tamnan, Protektaha: Kaaraydan Kang Tanan,” said Governor Rhodora Cadiao in her invitation to all government employees and other institutions to join the tree planting activity.   The governor said that activity a...Read more
Kalibo Municipal Police Station holds simulation exercise
  • June 29, 2017
KALIBO, Aklan, 29 June (PIA6) --  The Kalibo Municipal Police Station recently conducted a Simulation Exercise (SIMEX) in response to a directive from Higher Headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and in order to be prepared for any possible crisis. Through the SIMEX, the Kalibo PNP conducted a Security and Law Enforcement Drill to simulate what the police personnel should do in case of bombing, shooting and hostage incidents at populated areas. The SIMEX, according to Police Senior Inspector Honey Mae Ruiz, Deputy Chief of Kalibo MPS, will determine the security preparedn...Read more
Valladolid town bags outstanding rice municipality award
  • June 29, 2017
NEGROS OCCIDENTAL, June 28 (PIA6) - - Valladolid town here bagged the Outstanding Rice Municipality Award for its contribution to the rice production of the country during the 2016 Rice Achievers Awards held at the PICC Hall in Metro Manila. Valladolid town was among the national winners where the Department of Agriculture recognizes the significant contribution of local government units, irrigators’ association, small-water impounding system associations, agricultural extension workers and local farm technicians through its annual Rice Achiever Awards. Valladolid town Mayor Enrique Mi...Read more
Free movies   for Senior Citizens, PWDs
  • June 29, 2017
SAN JOSE, Antique June 28 (PIA) - - The Municipal Mayor here announced that the senior citizens and persons with disability  will enjoy watching  free movies from a Mall in San Jose soon.   “The management of Robinsons in San Jose responded positively to the proposed free movie program for the senior citizens only, but I also presented to the management to include also the persons with disability,” Mayor Elmer C. Untaran said during the meeting of the Municipal Council on Disability Affairs.   Mayor Untaran said that for a start only the  first 100 senior citizens and PWDs will be...Read more