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Sunday, May 4, 2014


ENVIRONMENT reporting is indeed important, especially today that we, in Mindanao, are faced with a cauldron of climate change-related woes.

Be that the case, hundreds of journalists from Mindanao showed up during the 9th Mindanao Media Summit held on April 25 to 26, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel to learn from the invited speakers coming from both government and private sectors about the ever-changing weather patterns.

Veteran journalists who went great lengths in their reportage on disasters during the onslaught of Typhoon Pablo in 20012 shared experiences before other media practitioners what they went through. Some of them were even among the affected residents who themselves had to be out on the streets only to catch the latest updates.

The summit, dubbed as "Communicating the impact of climate change in Mindanao, was organized by MindaNews, Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Philippine Press Institute (PPI), and Presidential Communication Office.

Among the guests who graced the event were Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOP) secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) director for Investment Promotion and Public Affairs Romeo Montenegro, Darrel Blatchley, and veteran journalist Carolyn Arguillas.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 05, 2014.

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