Governor Edgar Chatto highlighted the roles played by government information officers in bringing out Bohol’s development direction to allow its communities to take part, which according to the governor, led to its present successes.
During the induction of the 2017 new set of officers for the Association of united Development Information Officers (AUDIO) in Bohol, the governor, whose schedules were almost blotted out for Thursday, took the liberty to induct the new officers betraying his bias for government information.
Without the right information, he admitted that it would be difficult to bring everyone under one boat.
Pointing out the necessity of making sure the people know where they are going when they paddle, he cited the roles information officer play as crucial to let people have a better idea of where to go.
He also noted that the information has started the involvement of communities which has made people well informed.
“The participation of all sectors relate to good communication,” he said even as he emphasized that information is the backbone of government development.
“How well our programs is understood by our people is a function of our people at the AUDIO have done quite well,” the governor assented.
“When we are recognized in any recognizing body, all these boils down to one thing: I think we are in the right direction that we are working together as the government is always an interaction of peoples,” he pointed out to members of the AUDIO in their yearly program assessment and evaluation at the MetroCenter.
Governor Chatto also swears in AUDIO new set of officers which include: President Nicolas Sendrijas (LGU Calape), V-Pres.(LGU): Jojeline Ruiz (LGU Trinidad), V-Pres.(NGA): Bruce Zabala (BJMP), Secretary: Marichu Cua (TESDA) Asst. Secretary: Elvie Bongosia (PIA), Treasurer: Hermilina Bulasa (BoTR), Asst. Treas.: Jessica Wise (LGU Tubigon) and Auditor: Charluth Garcia (LGU San Miguel).
Press Relations Officers are First District: Fiel Angeli A. Gabin (Tagbilaran City), 2nd Dist.: Larry Evangelista (LGU Ubay) and 3rd Dist.: Charlie Bonifacio (LGU Anda).
AUDIO is under the supervision of the PIA and their advisory Group: Augustus Escobia, Ric Obedencio and Fiel Angeli A. Gabin.
After the induction and oath taking ceremonies which was done in Cebuano, the governor challenged the information officers from local government units and the government agencies gathered for thelast time in 2017.
“Move towards new directions as well, think outside the box, do not be comfortable with where you are, get outside the boxes,” he urged. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)