Gov’t info made accessible thru PIA kiosk

  • March 17, 2017
  • Leonard T. Pineda I
ILOILO CITY, March 16 (PIA) ---  Access to information on government programs and projects was made easy thru the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) kiosk.
 
Nicole Cuñada, a banker here in Iloilo City, said that professionals and corporate individuals may not have the luxury of time to get updates on what programs are being implemented by the government so the kiosk installed by PIA Regional Office-6 in a mall here has made government information accessible to them.
 
PIA-6 recently installed an information kiosk at Robinsons Place here which showcased information materials about the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Nations) and other IEC materials from regional line agencies.
 
“Some of these information need to be researched but we don’t have the time to do such,” she said.
 
She said she was glad to know more about the Philippine chairmanship of the ASEAN 2017, and other government programs such as the Crisis Intervention Unit of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through brochures and pamphlets given in the kiosk.
 
“Anyone who is interested can just drop by and ask for available information materials,” she said.
 
Ember Solatorio, a university student here, said that platforms such as the PIA kiosk help students find valuable information that they can utilize in their courses.
 
“I have learned more about ASEAN. I have known more about projects and programs that the government does which I have not known before,” she said.
 
She also said that if people are aware of these programs, they can contribute even in their little ways to be a ‘partner for change’.
 
Helen Romero, a university professor here, said that kiosk is located in a good location as it could attract ‘mallers’ to check it out.
 
“Once they are at the info kiosk, they are able to appreciate the value of ASEAN and the significance of Iloilo City hosting some of the meetings,” she added. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)

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