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Zambo Norte launches first regular monthly media briefing "ZaNorte Kumusta Na?"

DIPOLOG CITY, May 29 (PIA) - The Provincial Information Center of the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Norte province, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, initiated a Monthly Regular Media Briefing dubbed "ZaNorte, Kumusta Na?" to strengthen the information dissemination efforts of the government in promoting its programs and initiatives, provide venue for public engagement and dismiss disinformation and fake news.

”Kamo dako’g parte alang sa kalambuan ug kauswagan sa atong katilingban pinaagi sa pagbandilyo sa mga kalihukan nato nga maka-benepisyo sa atong kaigsuonang ZaNortehanons,” said Provincial Governor Rosalina "Nene" Jalosjos in a statement delivered by Acting Provincial Administrator Wilberth G. Magallanes.
(You are a big part in the province's quest towards progress and development through information dissemination of the government's initiatives that benefits ZaNortehanons).
The media briefing discusses important and relevant topics with different government agencies and the provincial government. It is conducted at the Provincial Capitol, every Wednesday of the third week of the month with five regular guests to discuss concerns on security, health, disaster preparedness, social welfare, agriculture and as the need arises from the talking heads of the provincial offices.
The activity also highlights two timely and relevant programs and/or projects as special topic of discussion from the different national government agencies where the free-balling questions from the media will focus.
In its launching, the Hudyaka ZaNorte Festival 2023 and the creation of the Provincial Task Force El Niño took the spotlight in the discussion with the media.

Also present during the media briefing were the Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Police Office, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Health Office and the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. (NBE/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)

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Emmanuel Taghoy

Regional Editor

Region 9

Emmanuel Dalman Taghoy is the Information Center Manager of the Zamboanga del Norte Information Center and Executive Assistant for Regional Operations of the Philippine Information Agency IX, the country’s chief information arm under the Office of the President. PIA’s expertise is development communication.

He is the Regional Editor of PIA-IX who also writes news and feature stories for the agency’s website and other social media platforms. He also reports for PTV news.

As the InfoCen Manager for Zamboanga del Norte, he represents PIA in inter-agency meetings and other activities, providing media coverage and other technical assistance to partner agencies.

Having been trained locally and abroad, he serves as lecturer on journalism, public and media relations, social media handling and promotion, among others.

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