Kalinga Advocate revived as development material
by L. Lopez
TABUK CITY (14 September) -- Realizing the contribution of a provincial newsletter on effective governance, Provincial Gov. Floydelia Diasen approved the revival of the "The Kalinga Advocate" as a development material.
The paper launched about six years ago by the Provincial Information Education Advocacy Council (PIECA) was temporarily stopped during the term of then governor Macario Duguiang.
Following Diasen's decision, the editorial staff was immediately constituted with personnel of the provincial government designated to key functions and the line agencies giving commitment in the production of articles for every issue.
Other local government units are invited to send their development articles to the paper to keep the public abreast of their program of activities, at the same time giving room for feedbacks and reactions.
As a development material, the provincial newsletter aims to provide information and create awareness among constituents on government plans, programs, projects and other activities; generate linkage and hasten collaborative efforts among agencies and sustain healthy reputation of the provincial government.
As editorial policy, articles for publication should be written constructive and in cases of clarification and questions, issues are referred to concerned agencies for proper explanation and response.
The paper will be published monthly with its maiden issue expected to come out October 1, and a circulation of 4,000 copies to cover its target audience provincewide.
Domingo Bakilan, assigned focal person for the paper, said fund for the project has been approved in the regular budget of the province and assured its regular publication for the rest of the year.
In a related development, Bakilan reported of the establishment of the Provincial Information Center at the provincial capitol. (PIA Kalinga) [top]