As one of the series of activities intended to capacitate DILG 10 Communication and Information Committee (CIC) members, a Photojournalism Workshop was conducted yesterday, July 26, 2018 at the DILG 10 Regional Office, Cagayan de Oro City.

Led by CIC Committee Head Rezza Mae B. Tolinero, the one-day workshop discussed on the fundamentals of photojournalism, including the basics of mobile photography. This also became an avenue to discuss the performance of the said Committee for the first semester.

With this, DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe underscored on the importance of telling a story and portraying a message, may it be through written articles or even photographs.

According to him, documenting activities, programs and projects is one way of telling people that an organization is actually doing their respective responsibilities.

“Our front liners are doing their best so they could be successful in performing their mandates,” he said. “We need to expose these details to have an informed citizenry.”

The creation of CIC is pursuant to the Department’s aim to provide relevant, accurate and updated information about the Department’s thrust, programs projects and activities to the stakeholders and to the general public. This addresses the need to develop a structure and system on information and communication development and publication in the Department.

 “This structure and system on information and communication development and publication in the Department is a leap towards transparency that we have been advocating for since then,” Assistant Regional Director Abdullah V. Matalam said.