PIA-7 launches Info Kiosk at Sibulan Seaport Terminal

  • July 01, 2017
  • Roi Lomotan

SIBULAN, Negros Oriental, June 29 (PIA) -- The Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in partnership with the municipal government of Sibulan, opened another Information Kiosk today at the Sibulan Seaport Terminal in Negros Oriental.

The Information Kiosk formed part of the government’s strategies in raising awareness on the relevance, significance and positive impact of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) to Filipinos especially as the Philippines assumes the chairmanship of the ASEAN Summit and related meetings this year.

The Information kiosk at Sibulan Port features two Information, Education and Communication (IEC) racks that contained brochures, flyers and other reading materials on ASEAN and other government programs, one drop-down banner that contains basic facts about ASEAN and one standee of President Rodrigo Duterte.

This is the second Information Kiosk launched in Negros Oriental. The first one opened last March at Robinson’s Place Dumaguete City.

On hand to grace the launching ceremony were PIA-7 OIC-Regional Director Fayette Riñen, Assistant Provincial Administrator Atty. Froilan Pinili, Sibulan Mayor Jose Abiera, and Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, parish team moderator of San Antonio De Padua Parish in Sibulan.

Officers from the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), Department of Education (DepEd), members of the Sangguniang Bayan, barangay captains, and terminal staff also attended the launching.

In her message, PIA-7 OIC-Regional Director Fayette Riñen cited that the information kiosk is not only a platform to promote ASEAN but also an effective outlet to disseminate programs of government from the regional line agencies down to the local government units.

“You can use this to display your information materials and let the people know about your programs, services, and projects. This is also a way of reporting to the people what the government is doing for us,” Riñen said.

“We hope that the people using this port will also take time to read the information materials that are on display here,” she added.

On the other hand, Mayor Jose Abiera thanked PIA for choosing Sibulan Seaport Terminal to be the second site to install the information kiosk.

“With this kiosk being put up in the port terminal, the intention to have an empowered people through information is within our capacity. We are very glad that the Sibulan Port Terminal is chosen as one of the avenues for sharing information,” Mayor Abiera said.

Mayor Abiera disclosed that there are more than 1,000 passengers entering the seaport terminal daily.

Meanwhile, Assistant Provincial Administrator Atty. Froilan Joseph Pinili also shared some message of support to the activity.  “The establishment of the information booth is very timely especially with the security concerns we are facing these days. This could help very well in informing our people regarding updates on security and safety,” Atty. Pinili said.

He also said the seaport is a very strategic location for installing the Information Kiosk since it is one of the busiest ports in the province.

Atty. Pinili encouraged everyone to check out the Information Kiosk to learn more about ASEAN and other government programs. The PIA Information Kiosk will remain at the Sibulan Port terminal for one year. (fcr/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental)

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