Designated City Government FOI Communicators attended a training-workshop from May 31-June 03 at the Sakayan Conference Room. The said activity was spearheaded by the City Information Office (CIO) as it endeavors to fully implement the City’s FOI Ordinance –one of only two local government units to have such in the entire Zamboanga Peninsula. In her discourse, City Information Officer Mendry-Ann Lim emphasized that public information is at the forefront of public service thus the need to train a dedicated group of civil servants that will translate such ideal to reality.
Under the leadership of Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, the City Government has identified a transparent, participatory, effective, and efficient governance as one of the cornerstones of its brand of public service for all Isabeleños.
Featured segments include Correct Usage and Composition, Gender-Fair Language courtesy of the chair of the psychology department of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Jayson Sabdilon, and the FOI Mandate discussed by Philippine Information Agency-Isabela City Infocenter manager Nilda Delos Reyes. Designed like a course, the desired output of the said workshop is the creation of a brochure that lists all of their respective offices’ services and programs, which upon publication will be disseminated and made available during the slated infosessions to be conducted by the CIO in the City’s different barangays.