Capiz PIOs vow massive info drive to mitigate effects of climate change
by Jemin B. Guillermo
Roxas City (27 May) -- The Capiz Association of Government Public Information Officers (CAGPIO) vows to work more to address the information needs of the Capiceņos.
Engineer Julius Abela of the Department of Public Works and Highways, who was re-elected president of the Association for the second year now, said that the association will be working more so that the public will be better informed.
In particular, Abela stressed that the group's efforts will still be anchored on the theme "bringing the government closer to the people for a stronger partnership in public information towards global climate change."
He said that there is a need for double the information works not only by the government information officers but by everybody because the issue of global warming and climate change is a concern of everybody.
He likewise urged the members of the association to help him in this effort to mitigate the effects of said environmental problem through massive information and education drive at the community level.
On the other hand, Abela had expressed his gratitude to Capiz Governor Victor Tanco for the untiring support of the provincial government in the various CAGPIO activities.
In addition, he also thanked Philippine Information Agency Western Visayas Regional Director lawyer Ma. Janet C. Mesa for the untiring guidance and commitment in realizing the goals and objectives of the association for a well-informed citizenry in Capiz.
Abela, together with the other newly elected officers, was inducted into office, May 25 here by Gov. Tanco.
For 2010, the CAGPIO officers include Mary Jane Amigo of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Loida Lorenzo of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Annie Banico of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Ma. Gracia Balgos of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Lilibeth Arluz from the Metro Roxas Water District.
Mr. Lani Arnz Caberte and Norma Chavez of the local government units of Sapian and Jamindan, respectively were elected business managers, while Teodoro Buenvenida from the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist remains as the press relations officer of the association.
The board of directors include Carlette Pretta of the Department of Agrarian reform, Hazel Joaquin of the Capiz State University, Margie Gimeno of LGU-Tapaz, Kenneth Emmanuel Tipon of the Capiz Electric Cooperative, Eliseo Abucay of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and Wilfredo Gallenero of the Parole and Probation Administration. (PIA) [top]