TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Government information officers and workers are building a stronger and more active partnership to optimize the communication of the programs, projects, and services of the national and local governments to the public.
This closer collaboration jumpstarted with the reorganization of the Ikalinga Network of Information Officers and Workers (iKNOW) in November last year initiated by the Cordillera office of the Philippine Information Agency.
The group elected its new set of officers with City Public Information Officer Aurora Amilig as president, Aquino Perez of Radyo Pilipinas as vice president, and Mary June Wacas of Kalinga State University as secretary.
Other officers are: Ms. Ivy Jean Lomas-e (Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office No. 11), treasurer; Faith De Jesus and Larae Lactao (Tinglayan municipal government), press relation officers; Judy Anne Mallagay and Randy Laderas, auditors; and Kevin Racraquin (Department of Trade and Industry-Kalinga), Alexander Colangan, Daryl Gassilang, Sony Esteban (Bureau of Fire Protection-Kalinga), business managers.
The iKNOW held its first meeting on January 14, 2023 to formulate its bylaws and constitution and revitalize its vision and mission to set the foundation for a more efficient and effective information-sharing and dissemination.
The meeting was graced by Kalinga Congress Representative Allen Jesse Mangaoang who gave his full support and pledged his commitment to help the organization fulfill its objectives.
Mangaoang said that with social media being the primary source of information of the public nowadays, the iKNOW will be integral in creating a well-informed public, and to dispel misinformation and disinformation.
The iKNOW opens its membership to all information officers and workers, whether designated or appointed, of government offices based in Kalinga.