Bohol hosts RADIO7CON
In heritage, farm tourism
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, September 15 (PIA)—Preparations now shift to high gear as Bohol information officers from the national and local government agencies step in to host the Regional Association of Development Information Officers in Region 7 (RADIO7) Convention this September 19-21 at the Dumalu-an Beach Resort in Panglao.
The hosts, members of the Association of United Development Information Officers (AUDIO) through its President Nicolas Sendrijas said if plans do not miscarry, the biggest attendance topping the 100 count would in the convention history would be nailed in Bohol.
The convention history brings in information officers and tourism officers, as well as local government leaders delegates from Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor to complement the already ballooning Bohol delegation.
It is not just another memorable three-day learning experience in Bohol, it would be input, adventure and fun filled convention that advances responsible information sharing, briefers on key government programs and projects as well as a pitch at farm tourism and culture and heritage tourism, organizers promised.
We are still preparing for a seamless and flawless three-day event that would tackle “Achieving Sustainable Environment through Strategic Developmental Communications,” convention secretariat chief Elvira Bongosia of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) said.
The PIA keeps supervision of the information officers’ networks in Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental and Siquijor.
As the event tackles developmental information, organizers intend to bring in topics about misinformation and disinformation and how to go about them.
Responsible information sharing as well as how to do about possible efforts at misinformation and disinformation would bring in key speakers from the PIA, PCOO and other key government agencies with information departments.
Moreover, convention secretariat head Bongosia revealed that with Bohol leading the way in farm and heritage tourism, the convention to be attended by over a hundred tourism and information officers would tackle the new tourism niche which can inspire inclusive growth.
The convention also brings to Bohol Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go as keynote speaker, Presidential Assistant Michael Dino, PIA Director General Harold Clavite and speakers from the Central and Regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Tourism, National Museum, Information and Communication Technology.
Among the convention goals is to showcase Bohol’s efforts at culture and heritage as well as farm tourism which is now getting mainstreamed from government models.
The convention travels in immersion and community interaction with church and heritage leaders at the Dimiao Church and National Museum Area Satellite office, and at a model coconut farm at the Philippine Coconut Authority’s Bohol CocoHills Park in Calanggaman Ubay, at the Philippine Carabao Center in Lomangog Ubay and the fish farm tourism of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ Fishyalan in Bentig Calape.
Along with these are fun and events to bond the tourism and information officers to a common goal of advancing information that brings about inclusive growth in communities, the PIA in Bohol said. (rahc/PIA-7/Bohol)
The RADIOCON Bohol Executive Committee hopes to make the 3-day convention in Bohol as information filled as memorable and as empowering to information and tourism officers. (PIABohol)