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Manila - The Institute for Labor Studies participated in the “Skills Enhancement Training for DOLE Communication Program Managers and Implementers,” which was held last March 28-30 at the Hotel Elizabeth in Baguio City represented by Labor and Employment Officer II, Arianne Ishreen C. Bucar of the Advocacy and Publications Division.

Key topics covered included the following: “Crisis Communication Management” and “Maximizing Online Media, Understanding Media Personalities and Content Development,” facilitated by Mr. Ron Jabal; Advanced News Writing by Mr. Frank Cimatu; and Photo Journalism by Mr. Edgardo Espiritu.

The training concluded with a network facilitation and consultation on the issues and concerns of the Labor Information Officers (LOIs). Proceedings were formally closed by Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III who congratulated the organizers and participants during his closing remarks.

The three-day event aimed to convene the DOLE LOIs to further enhance their competencies on cascading and communicating labor and employment information to different audiences and publics. The training was the result of last year’s successful implementation of the Labor Information Officers (LIOs) Communication Planning and Capacity Building organized by the Department’s Information and Publication Service.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3490.