PIA holds basic journalism workshop for TRADOC personnel

CAPAS, Tarlac, September 3 (PIA) — Around 25 uniformed personnel of the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) participated in the three-day basic journalism workshop organized by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

The August 26-28 activity had discussions and practical exercises on writing news in print and broadcast format, management of social media platforms, photography, and photo editing.

Speakers included PIA Regional News Desk Editor and TRADOC Multi-Sectoral Advisory Board Strategic Communications Committee chair Carlo Lorenzo Datu, PIA Tarlac Provincial Manager Lorie Gene Cruz, TRADOC Public Affairs Officer Elsie Biag, and Tarlac State University Information Systems alumna Angelica Querido.

“The training was significant in realizing the Army Transformation Roadmap (ATR) 2028 whose primary purpose is to transform the Army into a more credible, dynamic, responsive, capable, and professional body committed to its mandate of serving the people and securing the land,” TRADOC Chief of Staff Col. Pedro Sumayo said.

“With the in
puts that we had learned, we wish to develop and communicate a brand image consistent with the Army’s core values that engages partnership with key stakeholders. This would facilitate institutionalizing good governance and adopting best practices in resource management for the purpose of generating sufficient financial and logistical resources,” Sumayo added.

For his part, Civil Military Operations chief Lt. Col. Oscar Partuza stressed the role of communication in attaining the ATR’s Network Infrastructure Development Program which aims to improve the information systems of the operations processes of the Army.

“By honing our communication skills, we can effectively introduce the ATR advocacy and information campaigns to both the internal and the external stakeholders of the Army,” Partuza furthered. (CLJD/LGCC-PIA 3)


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