Apayao trains local writers, broadcasters for CARAA Meet

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LUNA, Apayao – To train and equip local writers and broadcasters on basic journalism skills and ethics in preparation for the day-to-day full coverage of the 2019 Cordillera Administrative Regional Athletic Association (CARAA) Meet, the Public Information Section of the Provincial Government in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd)-Division of Apayao conducted a one day orientation-workshop on February 9.

Though held in a weekend, this did not dampen the spirits of around 36 participants who are mostly teachers and government employees in joining the workshop at the Luna Municipal Hall here.

The participants assigned from different sports event and distributed to the Municipalities of Luna, Pudtol, Sta. Marcela and Flora were coached and guided of the things they need to prepare and accomplish during the actual coverage of the CARAA Meet. The dry-run in actual broadcasting was held on February 14.

The orientation-workshop was perceived through the initiative of the Chief of Staff of the Governor, Jerome Lacambra, in partnership with Dr. Bernie Gamiao of DepEd in compliance with the memorandum received from the DepEd Regional Office. Lacambra will be the Editor-in-Chief while Gamiao is the Associate Editor for the production of the 2019 CARAA Newsletter.

Gamiao, Senior Education Program Specialist for School Management Monitoring and Evaluation, lauded the participants for attending such activity prior to giving his insights on how broadcasting works in the society. As a resource speaker, he discussed some important reminders to consider when performing live broadcast.

The Education Program Supervisor for English, Dr. Elma Balacang also shared her inputs in feature writing. Balacang emphasized that feature writing is all about entertaining the readers based on factual events.

Mr. Gerriahzon Sebastian of the Provincial Government lectured on news writing and sports writing, while Mr. Ian Dimaano, Information Technology Officer of the School’s Division Office introduced and explained the use of Google Drive Collaboration for an easier access and uploading or downloading of news materials during the actual coverage.

By JERICA U. DUCSA

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