By JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL
Top-ranking regional officials of Philippine Information Agency (PIA) visited the Western Mindanao Command (WestMinCom) on Tuesday morning, October 6 for a courtesy call on Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan, Jr., WestMinCom commander.
Lt. Gen. Vinluan, Jr. welcomed the visitors at the Commander’s Office in Camp Navarro, Calarian, Zamboanga City.
“This is a great venue for us to strengthen our cooperation and discuss matters on how to incorporate our respective objectives for the common good,” said Vinluan.
“As much as we want to win the hearts of the people, on behalf of the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to the Philippine Information Agency for extending your supportive hands to us,” the commander added.
PIA is an attached agency of the Presidential Communication Operations Office (PCOO) which is the information and communications arm of the national government that assist government agencies and local government units in communicating with the public, particularly regarding developmental programs and services with the hope of reaching as many audiences as possible.
“One of our present mandates is to see to it that the developmental information of the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) and the RTF-ELAC reach the grassroots to counter false ideologies of communists-terrorist groups and violent extremists, respectively.” said Noemie Edaga, PIA Regional Director.
“Further, we realized that we will be more effective in our tasks if we work closely together,” Ms. Edaga added.
Edaga was accompanied by Rene Carbayas, the Assistant Regional Director, and Dominic Sanchez, the Zamboanga City info center Manager of the agency. (JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL)