City intensifies village info network-A A +A
Friday, May 25, 2012
ANGELES CITY -- The local government here, through its City Information Office (CIO), has intensified its information network in the barangay level.
In line with this, an information and communication seminar was conducted recently at Shanghai Restaurant here that was participated in by barangay information officers.
With the theme: “Empowering the People through Information and Communications,” the comprehensive workshop signals the city’s preparation for a systemized information domain for Angeles City.
Archimedes Reyes, city information officer, said the city enjoins barangays to participate in all aspects of governance, including information, education and communication (IEC).
“We will include the 33 barangays of Angeles in research and communication storage in order to give flesh to the city’s information networking,” Reyes said.
The workshop dwelled on the importance of a city-barangay partnership in information dissemination and how the barangay units can utilize social media in feeding information to their respective communities.
“Because of the internet and other innovations, information transfer is undoubtedly faster than before. We must take advantage of this by feeding constructive information to Angelenos,” Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan said during the workshop.
“This workshop is essential because we have been extending the hands of the City Government to our constituents. With the inclusion of our barangay information officers in this goal, the programs and the services that are available to the Angelenos will be easily and effectively delivered to them,” Pamintuan added.
The workshop also magnified the role of each information officer in the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Barangay Governance and Performance Management System (BGPMS).
“If our barangay officers are well equipped with the skills, all the needed data as per the Full Disclosure Report in observance to the BGPMS will be readily available,” DILG City Director Myrvi Apostol-Fabia said.
“With this, we will effectively deliver efficient and prompt information-and-communications-related services to Angelenos and research communities,” she added.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 26, 2012.