NDA participates in DA Information Officers’ Consultative Meeting cum Workshop

Written by: Karen Joy U. Manalo

The National Dairy Authority (NDA), through its Information Officers Marilo M. Pakaew and Karen Joy U. Manalo, participated in the First Semester Consultative Meeting cum Workshop for the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Information Officers (RIOs); attached agencies, bureaus and corporations’ Public Information Officers (PIOs); and Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (AFID) staff held on June 27-30, 2018 at Venus Parkview Hotel, Baguio City.


Ms. Cheryl Suarez, Chief, AFID, explains the rationale of the meeting


In her opening message, Ms. Cheryl Suarez, Chief, AFID, said that the purpose of the meeting was to retool the information officers and ensure the continuous implementation of their respective agencies’ communication strategies.

Mr. Ferdinand “Bong” Piñol, DA Head Executive Assistant

discusses the directives from the Secretary


Highlights of the meeting were: presentation of the Secretary’s directives delivered by DA Head Executive Assistant Ferdinand “Bong” Piñol; presentation of the Department’s latest programs such as the Halal Program, Pagkain Para sa Masa Project, and Agricultural Credit Policy Council’s (ACPC) Production Loan Easy Access (PLEA); and, updates on the implementation of Freedom of Information (FOI).


Mr. Robert Castro shares about the art of communication

The meeting also included seminar-workshops on effective communication, social marketing and anger and stress management.