Monday, December 21, 2015

PIA Caraga broadens knowledge of IP-youths on basic news writing, reporting

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 21 (PIA) – As one of the highlights of the Regional Indigenous Peoples (IP) Leadership and Communicators Summit held recently at Tiberias Retreat House here, the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Caraga shared the Basic News Writing and Reporting skills to some 46 participating Indigenous Peoples (IP)-youth leaders from the different Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADTs) in the provinces of Caraga region.

In his talk PIA-Caraga regional director Abner Caga emphasized to the participants that the most effective way to communicate is through the heart. "Now that you are trained on how to become effective communicators in your community, you are more privileged to impart your ability in disseminating information to push forward development. You will be the first IP youth communicators in the country," he said.

Caga pointed out to the IP youth leaders and communicators that when they do things especially in attending said summit, they must be sincere and put their hearts on it. According to him, one of the most effective ways of helping the nation become developed especially the IP communities which need more attention in terms of economic growth is to become better leaders and communicators.

Caga also recalled the history of the agency. He bared that communication and information are really powerful tools that are used to promote and initiate social services and development.

The good director further shared to the IP youth participants the code of conduct of communicators which is to provide timely, accurate and relevant information. “As future IP information officers, it will become their task and responsibility to disseminate proper information which will enable the people to enhance their capabilities and identify opportunities for community growth and development,” he stressed.

He then unveiled several platforms of PIA-Caraga, to wit: PIA regional website, national webnews, textblast, One Mindanao Electronic News Magazine, PIA Caraga Updates Facebook account, Advanced Forward Emergency Broadcasting System (AFEBS) Network and the PIA Mindanao Mobile Application. "These are good products of utilizing our technology for the betterment of our communities," Caga revealed.

Also, PIA-Caraga Administrative Officer and Surigao del Norte Information Center (InfoCen) Manager Venus Garcia encouraged the IP Youth as leaders and communicators to participate and have active roles in shaping the future of their communities. “May this new knowledge you gained from this summit help you in one way to another. We believe in your capabilities and continue to grow productively in your respective IP community,” she said.

Meanwhile, Gerlie Tiambong, one of the participating youths from CADT-048 in Alegria, Surigao del Norte expressed willingness and commitment to apply her learnings and be an active youth to her community.

"Through our learnings in basic news writing, I believe I can be a good communicator in my community. The conduct of this 4-day Regional IP Youth Leadership and Communicators Summit is very helpful for us especially that we wanted to become effective and efficient youth leaders and communicators in our respective IP communities. I will apply the knowledge that I gained from this summit and will share it to my peers when I get home," Tiambong elaborated. (VLG/DJA/JPG, PIA-Caraga)


Caraga IP youth participants receive certificates, official PIO IDs

By Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 21 (PIA) – Some 46 Indigenous Peoples (IP) youth delegates from the different provinces of Caraga region graduated in the four-day Regional IP Youth Leadership and Communicators Summit held on Monday at the 4ID Advance Command Post in Camp Bancasi, this city.

Representing Butuan City mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr., acting City Administrator Engr. Antenedo Milloren emphasized to the graduates the importance of the trainings and knowledge they have gained in promoting peace and development in the society.

“Conflict occurs not only in the form of armed but also exist in other forms within our society and we know that our IP brothers and sisters are the most affected. With this IP Youth Leadership and Communicators Summit, the city government hoped that you – our IP youths can apply the learnings you gained to your respective community,” cited MIlloren. 

Also, as guest of honor and speaker during the closing ceremony of the said summit, regional director Abner Caga of the Philippine Information Agency congratulated all the participating IP-youths from the different Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADTs) in the region. He emphasized that hard work really pays off. "Communicating through the heart is the most important element as an information officer. Because when you speak from the heart, honesty and sincerity will naturally come out from your mouth," he expressed.

Caga also pointed out that when a person do good things to his fellowmen, the prize in return is very rewarding. "Good things happen to good people. That's why I'm reminding all of you (IP youths) to stay humble and continue to embrace the challenges in life. Just continue to survive, cope and surpass life's trials. I know with this group of youths, we will see our future leaders. May you excel in your respective community," he said.

Caga further bared that the IP-youths are now officially recognized by the government as IP information officers of their respective CADT areas region-wide.

Meanwhile, the 46 IP-youth delegates also received the tokens for their active participation in the said summit from LtCol Rey Pasco, commanding officer of the civil military operations (CMO) batallion, Dir. Caga and Engr. Milloren.

The media partners also joined with the IP-youth delegates, PIA and AFP officials during the boodle fight during lunchtime, right after the closing ceremony. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)


Tagalog News: Kauna-unahang IP Youth Leadership & Communicators Summit ginanap sa Caraga

Ni Jennifer P. Gaitano

BUTUAN CITY, Dis. 21 (PIA) - Matagumpay na ginanap ang kauna-unahang Indigenous Peoples (IP) Youth Leadership and Communicators Summit sa rehiyon ng Caraga noong Disyembre 18-20, 2015.

May apat-naput anim na partisipante ang dumalo sa summit na galing pa sa ibat-ibang Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles o CADTs sa rehiyon.

Ito ay pinangunahan ng 4th Infantry Division ng Philippine Army (PA), Presidential Communications Operations Office - Philippine Information Agency (PCOO-PIA), kasama ang iba pang ahensya.

Sa isang panayam kay Major General Oscar Lactao, commanding officer ng 4ID PA, sinabi ng opisyal na ang Regional IP Youth Leadership and Communicators Summit ay kauna-unahang inisyatibong ginawa ng Philippine Army at PIA Caraga, na siyang magpapa-igting sa sektor ng mga IPs sa rehiyon.

Anya, nais ng Philippine Army at PIA na maipakita ang mga magagandang ideyalismo ng mga kabataang IPs at makatulong sa pagpapanatili ng isang impormado at matatag na komunidad.

Ayon din kay LtCol Rey Pasco, Civil Military Operations (CMO) commanding officer ng 4ID Philippine Army, ang nasabing IP Summit ay nilalayon na mapalawak pa ang kaalaman ng mga kabataang IPs sa ibat-ibang kasanayan lalung-lalo na sa larangan ng pamumuno at komunikasyon.

Anya, ang kabataan ang siyang pag-asa ng bayan kaya nararapat lamang na sila’y sanayin sa mga gawaing pang-komunidad at dagdagan pa ang kanilang mga kaalaman nang sa ganun ay maging responsable at sila’y makatulong sa kani-kanilang komunidad.

Ayon naman kay regional director Abner Caga ng PIA-Caraga, bilang isang ahensya ng gobyerno na inaasahang magbibigay sa publiko ng mga impormasyong tama at napapanahon, ay nakatuon rin sa kapakanan ng mga ips na syang sektor na pinaka-naaapektuhan lalung-lalo na sa mga nangyayari sa kanilang komunidad na nasa liblib na lugar.

Ginagawa anya ng PIA na turu-an ang mga IPs na maging kapaki-pakinabang sa pamamagitan ng pagiging aktibo sa makabuluhang aktibidades ng lipunan at mapalaganap ang epektibong komunikasyon.

Anya, ang mga IPs ay may karapatan ding mamuhay ng normal at makisali sa ibat-ibang gawain sa lipunan at marinig ang kanilang ideya na makakatulong din sa pagbuo ng desisyon.

Dagdag rin ni Gerlie Tiambong ng CADT–048 na naninirahan sa Alegria, Surigao del Norte, marami siyang natutunan sa summit at naniniwala siyang magagamit niya ito at siya ay magiging epektibong tagapagbalita sa kanilang komunidad.

“Marami kaming natutunan sa summit lalung-lao na sa Basic News Writing and Reporting. Makakatulong ito sa aming mga IP-youths sa ibat-ibang IP community na gustong maging tagapagbalita,” daddag ni Tiambong.

Nitong lunes ng umaga ginanap ang pagtatapos ng mga partisipanting IP-youths sa 4ID Advance Command Post, Camp Bancasi ng Philippine Army sa Butuan City.


Nabigyan ng mga certificates of participation at official IP communicators’ IDs ang bawat partisipante sa nasabing pagtatapos. Nakihalo-bilo rin ang mga media sa mga IP-youths at nakisalo sa isang boodle fight sa tanghalian.  (JPG/PIA-Caraga)