Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Cordillera Administrative Region (DENR-CAR) regional executive director Engr. Ralph C. Pablo in his closing message to the participants of a capacity building for information officers said, “you are the information arm of our region, just as the PCOO is to the president.” 

He further stressed the vital role of information officers (IOs) in information dissemination and public awareness campaigns.  He told participants to be critical, observant, and sensitive to what is happening around them.  He also encouraged everyone to persevere despite their designated status as IOs.

The 3-day training held on June 1-3 at the DENR-CAR Training Center included lectures and workshops on public speaking, basic photography, videography, and effective writing.

This activity was initiated by the Regional Strategic Communications Initiative Group (RSCIG) of the DENR-CAR to enhance the skills of the designated information officers from the Provincial and Community Environment and Natural Resources Offices (PENROs and CENROs) in the region and those from its line bureaus.