Friday, October 12, 2012

AUDIO-Bohol hosts 20th RADIO-7 Convention
By Elvira C. Bongosia

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Oct. 12 (PIA)--The Association of United Development Information Officers in Bohol (AUDIO-Bohol) with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA-7) will host the 20th Regional consultative conference of the Regional Association of Development Information Officers (RADIO-7) on October 24-26, 2012 at the Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City. 

About a hundred Information Officers (IOs) in Region VII are expected to participate in the RADIO-7 regional consultative conference with the theme: “Information Officers and the New Media”. 

This year’s convention aims to enable the IOs to know the importance of new media and social networking in providing more public access of government’s information on its programs, projects and accomplishments of their respective localities. 

This is also in line with the Aquino administration’s philosophy of governance to engage people in continuing conversation and extensive consultations. 

Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto will deliver his welcome messages and will host a lunch for the delegates on the opening day. 

Presidential Communications Operation Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma will be the guest speaker and he will discuss on Communication for Development/Open Government Partnership and Accountabilities. 

PIA-7 Regional Director Minerva Newman will present to the IOs the End-to-end Early Warning Communication System in the afternoon. 

The election of officers and Board of Directors (BOD) for RADIO-7 will immediately follow after the presentations during the first day. 

Induction of the new RADIO-7 officers and Board of Directors will be in the evening of October 24 with 1st District Rep. Rene Relampagos as inducting officer. He will also host the welcome dinner and fellowship for the region’s information officers. 

On October 25, SMART Communications will give a lecture on Internet Broadcast and Video Streaming and Social Media and Effective Use of Social Media and Infoboard for Development Communication. 

RADIO-7 is a federation of all government information officers in the towns, cities and provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental and Siquijor in Central Visayas. 

It is composed of the Cebu Association of City and Municipal Public Information Officers (CAOCAMPIO) of Cebu; Association of United Development Information Officers (AUDIO) of Bohol; Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers (ANOPIO) of Negros Oriental; and the Siquijor Association of Information Disseminators (SAID). (mbcn/ECB/PIA-Bohol) 

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