PCIC information officers sharpen skills with information and writing workshop

We need to inform farmers and fisherfolk of our accomplishments in order to gain their confidence. One way to do this is by publishing accurate news articles.  

This was the message of facilitators during the seminar workshop on business writing and the Freedom of Information law held at the PCIC head office from November 21 to 22, 2019.  The seminar was attended by information officers from the Head Office and the Regional Offices.  

“Timely and accurate reports on PCIC’s activities spur interest among farmers,” Jay Albert Ilagan, a consultant of PCIC and one of the resource speakers, said. “These inspire confidence on our organization and encourage more farmers and fisherfolk to avail of our insurance products.”

Resource persons discussed business writing, the development of a style guide, and the procedure on handling requests for information, as stated in the FOI law.

Moreover, a simple guide was provided in writing news articles about the organization’s activities.

Participants expressed excitement in learning tips and tricks on writing and in coming up with improved articles, which are posted on the corporation’s website and social media page. At the same time, they were thankful to have a firm grasp on handling requests for information forwarded by the public.