Association of Government Information Officers for Western Visayas

Welcome Remarks

Congressman Jerry P. Treñas

My warmest greetings to the hardworking and dedicated men and women of the Association of Government Information Officers for Western Visayas. Today’s year-end conference of the Philippine Information Agency – Region VI celebrates a successful year in information dissemination, which was made possible through the efforts of the tireless information officers gathered in this assembly.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Governmental Information, a vital tool in accountable, transparent and upright governance,” is consistent with the current policy of the administration of ensuring that all officers and employees of the government follow the proverbial “tuwid na daan”. Through the proper and timely information dissemination, accountability of public officers can be assured, as the public will be made aware of all of the functions and programs of the government and its instrumentalities. By accurately reporting the activities of the government through the traditional tri-media format of print, radio and television broadcasting, as well as by spreading information through the internet, the officers of the Philippine Information Agency can regularly update the people of the numerous activities of the government. The quick dissemination of news through the mediums available in the age of information communications technology also acts as a deterrent which prevents unscrupulous government officials from committing illicit acts.

The men and women of the Philippine Information Agency act as the eyes and ears of the people. Through your information gathering and timely reporting, our citizens will be kept abreast of the latest programs of the government, as well as the most pressing issues affecting our country.

Information dissemination is the key in order to have an educated populace. Through your commendable efforts, the Filipino people can be assured of access to timely and accurate news and information.

Thank you very much. May you all enjoy the convention and Iloilo City.