The Agricultural Training Institute in Region 7 based in Bohol, Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the Association of United Development information Officers (AUDIO) in Bohol puts up a 3 day live in training for radio broadcasters in recent efforts to capacitate people to share the good news to communities.
The Broadcasting Capability Training for local broadcasters and Information Officers from government agencies and local government units is set at the ATI-7 Training Center Complex this June 21-23, according to ATI-7 Information Officer Grace Pungay.
The workshop also aims as a retooling for information officers and broadcasters who are currently handling government radio programs as well as a refresher for local broadcasters, Elvie Bongosia, PIA Information Officer added.
A part of the training is writing and preparing news for broadcast; a separate skill as contrasted to writing or print and online, organizers said.
Veteran reporters and news writers from Cebu and Bohol, a Cebuano lawyer and judge now awaiting a court assignment in Bohol and the PIA would be training resource persons, organizers said.
Also up for the training is a breezing through the laws on libel, copyright and its infringement, KBP Broadcast Code and basic radio program standards.
The seminar came in the aftermath of the coverage which Boholanos heard when an armed group of bandits entered Bohol via Inabanga.
Boholanos have criticized the level of broadcasting at that time, as eager reporters dished out reports, not really thinking that these have gone against the accepted standards of the broadcast code.
In a later bid to up-lift the bar of local radio reporting as well as mainstream the discussions on ASEAN related issues and topics, development issues that pertain to local impacts of the regional bloc, the training also engages broadcasters into the relevant issue of the ASEAN.
The training opened slots for Information Officers who are critical loudspeakers of their respective communities about the local administration’s programs, activities and projects.
A similar training which the Local Government Unit of Inabanga requested ended with local plans to bring broadcasting sessions to barangays, according to Frank Baylosis Jr., information officer.
The training should help information officers gain more and improve their effective presence in interpersonal relations, image building for their agencies and local governments as well as provide the authoritative voice of the organization, PIA said.
Owing to the training costs, organizers however open the training to a limited 35-40 slots. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)