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The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
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PIA Press Release
Saturday, January 28, 2012

Voice behind Inyong Alagad inducts new AUDIO officers

by Rey Anthony H. Chiu

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, Jan. 28 (PIA) --Bohol Tri Media Association president and the iconic voice behind Inyong Alagad urged Bohol information officers to continue feeding the media with developmental news, a move to engage new breed of writers swerving from emerging trend of sensationalism.

At the induction of newly elected officers of the Association of United Development Information Officers (AUDIO) in Bohol, Inyong Alagad anchor Teofredo Araneta hinted that broadcast news in Bohol can be enhanced with more local developmental stories.

Himself a respected veteran broadcaster, Araneta has seen how radio broadcasts are presented much better with stories coming from the often left corners of the province.

While news streams everyday from local radio stations here, the bulk of stories rarely talk about the towns, a thing most information officers can actually do being part of their tasks.

In his message to the newly inducted AUDIO officers and members, Araneta also reminded information officers that even when news writings is just telling stories, he said news use specific story-telling skills which [information officers] learn through constant practice.

Acting as induction officer on his birthday, Araneta said it was the first time he celebrated his special day with his other family -- the media.

That same day, AUDIO re-elected Capitol media chief as its president for 2012, during its recent gab at the Casa Rey Francis, Thursday.

Augustus Escobia, former Philippine Information Agency employee and now Capitol Effective Development Communications head takes his second consecutive year as president of the organization largely composed of developmental information officers from national government agencies and Local Government Units in Bohol.

Scheduled to finally get its Securities and Exchange Commission registration within the year, AUDIO, which has long been an informal organization seeking wider developmental information dissemination of programs and projects by respective government units and agencies will soon get its juridical personality, if plans do not miscarry.

Also elected, after the group ratified its constitution and by-laws, were two Vice Presidents. Members voted for Ma. Lydia Bantugan of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) as Vice President for National Government Agencies and Trinidad Information Officer Jojielyn R. Buendia (VP for LGUS).

Elected Secretary is Garcia-Hernadez’s information officer Lindsey-Marie Vismanos, while Treasurer is Candijay’s info officer Judith Villamor.

Auditor is Sagbayan information officer Jildo Cempron while Board of Directors include Bruce Gideon Zabala of Bohol District Jail (District 1), Teodulo Yecyec Jr of Dagohoy (Distrcit 2) and Ruben Tinio of Duero (District 3). (mbcn/rahc/PIA-Bohol)

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