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PIA News Service - Saturday, July 28, 2012

TESDA-Caraga personnel undergo training on basic photography, news writing

By Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Agusan del Norte, July 28 (PIA) -- Division chiefs of the Technical Education and Skills Authoriy (Tesda) have undergone a whole-day training on basic photography and news writing.

The training was held in time with the agency’s mid-year assessment held at the Gazebo Resort Hotel in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte.

Photographer Clint CaƱete of Agusan del Norte discussed and demonstrated basic concepts in photography, photo journalism and composition.

Nora Molde, information officer of the Philippine Information Agency, talked about basic news writing, while Regional Operations Chief Robert Roperos briefed the Tesda personnel on what stories the government information officers should and should not cover, as well as the need to communicate the Philippine Development Plan.

Molde emphasized the need for the information officer to have the “nose” for the news as well as the skills in writing. These, Molde said, are some of the most important ingredients for the information officer to put into a story the important events happening in their respective offices or agencies.

Roperos underscored the things to be considered in covering news events. He said government information officers should produce developmental news that are positive and empowering.

Tesda-Caraga Regional Director Edwin Gatinao, a writer and an editor, enjoined the personnel to produce news stories based on the thrusts and programs the agency.

He encouraged the participants to contribute news articles and photos to PIA-Caraga for posting at the PIA website, PIA-Caraga blogspot, PIA Caraga Updates FaceBook account, and One Mindanao electronic newsmagazine, which are among. (RER/PIA-Caraga)