Brigido Caneja III (blue polo shirt) as he give the
participating agencies a motivating speech during the
BilComNet Meeting on November 15, 2018.
Communicators Network (BilComNet) to strengthen information drive in
By CARL MARK D. PEDRERA
December 11, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Biliran Communicators Network (BilComNet): A collaboration of
Information Officers (IOs) of the Province of Biliran held its 2nd
meeting on November 15, 2018 at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan
Multi-Function Room to discuss the ratification of the constitution
and by-laws of the organization, its function and action plan for
The said event was
attended by IOs from the different government agencies,
non-government organizations (NGO’s) as well as Government-Owned and
Controlled Corporations (GOCC’s) hosted by the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH) - Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO).
The welcome address was
delivered by Hon. Brigido Caneja III, Board Member, 1st District of
Biliran. He emphasized, during his speech, the important role of the
communicators in the society and as to how a communicator should not
be biased towards transparency.
Mr. Rodrigo S. Victoria,
Manager of Philippine Information Agency (PIA)-Biliran Provincial
Information Office (BPIO) gave the overview of the meeting. One of
the main purpose of the association is to have a common point for
the news to be delivered as fresh and credible as possible.
After the unification of
IOs in Biliran Province through BilComNet on September 18, 2018, the
association has already established itself and has set its goals.
Through its first elected President, Dionisio B. Oliva, Jr., (Head,
Biliran Provincial Tourism & Information Office) and all elected
officers, the meeting went smoothly.
Mr. Victoria also
encourages his fellow IO’s on the idea of enhancing the information
sharing and dissemination through text blasting. This kind of
information sharing will broaden the target range of the public to
receive the information. BilComNet also created a feedback mechanism
in which the public can also voice out their opinion towards the
As to further strengthen
the information drive of the organization, Mr. Victoria of
PIA-Biliran suggested to conduct information caravan around the
district. The said information caravan will showcase the services of
the participating agency or department in every municipality while
conveying relevant information to the public.
“We will conduct a test
run for the information caravan on a certain municipality and see
how the public will react. If we gain a positive feedback, then we
will pursue this activity”, Victoria said.
The BilComNet will
continue the fight against fake news and will surely upholds its
principles to deliver timely, accurate and relevant