conducts training-workshop on basic journalism
April 2, 2019
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Biliran Communicators Network (BilComNet) in coordination with
the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) - Biliran Provincial
Information Center conducts its first ever training-workshop on
basic journalism on February 27, 2019 at the Department of Public
Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (DEO).
About 50 BilComNet
participants attended the said training eager to learn on basic
journalism that will be useful in their information dissemination
BilComNet is composed of
Information Officers (IOs) from government and private offices,
media practitioners and Community Development Information Officers (CDIO)
from 13 municipalities in the Province of Biliran.
According to Mr. Dionisio
Oliva, BilComNet President, the purpose of the workshop is to
improve one’s technical capabilities.
“This workshop endeavors
to give us a better tool on how we put across the message from our
agencies to the people we serve,” said Oliva.
“This is a good
opportunity for all of us and take advantage of it and hopefully
this will provide us the strength and insight personally as member
of the BilComNet, professionally as information officers or the like
in your agencies and with patriotism as we strive to do better in
our jobs for the benefit of majority of us Biliranons,” he added.
Ms. Ninfa Illuminada
Quirante, PIA 8 Regional Editor and Ms. Alicia E. Nicart, PIA 8
Assistant Regional Head were invited as resource speakers for the
In the morning, Ms.
Quirante gave lecture on news and feature writing and photo
journalism. She briefly discussed on the elements of news, picture
captioning, grammatical structure, news gathering and tips in
writing a good news article.
“In writing a news
article, first write all the facts, know your readers and answer all
the questions which are unanswered then add facts,” Quirante said.
“Make it accurate and
simple,” she added. After her lecture, a workshop on news writing
Based from the submitted
news articles from the participants, Quirante chooses the best
“lead”. The “lead” is the opening statement of the first paragraph
of the news article.
Among the participants,
Quirante rewarded Mr. Felix Carcellar, CDIO of Kawayan, Biliran for
having the best lead. She also recognizes those participants who
have submitted a good news articles. Before the morning session
ends, Ms. Judith O. Precato, Junior Analyst of SSS Ormoc Branch
presents their agency’s programs and updates.
In the afternoon, Ms.
Nicart conducted a lecture on media ethics and responsibilities.
According to her, media ethics creates guidelines for journalists to
follow and helps maintain a sense of equality. The lecture on media
ethics draws lots of questions from the participants which make the
The one-day training
workshop ended with the distribution of certificates and pictorials
of the participants with the resource speakers.