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23 rd Radio-7 convention set
in Dumaguete Sept. 18-21

About 120 public information and tourism officers from Central Visayas will attend the 23 rd Regional Association of Development Information Officers 7 convention on September 18-21 in Dumaguete City.

This year's convention carries the theme, “Synergy: Communicating Responsible Information”, which aims to engage the participants in discussions on the role of responsible information for national and sustainable development, branding and marketing, public information, and crisis communications, the press release said.

Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo is expected to address the participants together with Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, Michael Lloyd Dino, as keynote speaker on the first day.

The governor has been advocating for various tourist groups to come to Negros Oriental to spur socio-economic activities that will trickle down as business and income opportunities for various tourism stakeholders in the province.

Negros Oriental has earlier been identified by the Department of Tourism as the second most sought-after tourist destination in the region.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar will deliver the keynote address on Sept. 21.

Philippine Information Agency director general Harold Clavite will speak on “Countering Fake News and Communicating the Right Information” while Department of Trade and Industry-7 director Asteria Caberte will discuss the “Asean Integration”, and a National Economic Development Authority representative will tackle the Philippine Development Plan ??2017-2022.

Broadcast journalist Ces Drilon is expected to talk about “The Role of Public Information Officers and Crisis Communication” while Tourism Board chief operating officer Cesar Montano will speak on “Branding and Marketing”.

On the third day, discussions will focus on the development of the Negros Island Geothermal Energy, to be handled by Joel Soria, geothermal business unit manager of the Energy Development Corporation, while Ricky Carandang, EDC vice president for corporate communication, will share about “Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development”.

This year's convention is hosted by the Association of Negros Oriental Public Information Officers. Radio-7 is the umbrella organization of the federation of local and national government information officers in towns, cities, and provinces of Central Visayas.*RG


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