It is said that “good communication is the bridge between confusion and clarity,” and this is indeed evident in the field of social welfare and community development. The Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office 7 has acknowledged this importance and continues building stronger media partnerships.

With this, DSWD-7 held its first-ever Media Pasalamat with the theme “Keeping People Informed on Social Welfare and Development in the Ever-Changing Media Landscape” in Cebu City on February 22, 2024.

Media Pasalamat highlighted an award ceremony for the Field Office’s outstanding media partners. Below is the list of awardees:

Awardee Media Outfit
  • Ms. Suzette B. Rafols
Bombo Radyo Cebu
  • Mr. Alan S. Tangcawan
Brigada Cebu
  • Mr. Gian I. Navarro
Cebu Catholic Television Network (CCTN) 47
  • Mr. Futch Anthony G. Inso
Cebu Daily News (CDN) Digital
  • Ms. Morexette Marie B. Eram
Cebu Daily News (CDN) Digital
  • Ms. Nestle L. Semilla
Cebu Daily News (CDN) Digital
  • Ms. Ninya Mae C. Oliverio
Cebu Daily News (CDN) Digital
  • Mr. Dale G. Israel
CNN Philippines and The Freeman
  • Mr. Eric P. Amaro
DYAP
  • Ms. Charmaine V. Balagon
DYAR Sonshine Radio
  • Mr. Jimrey D. Biosa
DYAR Sonshine Radio
  • Ms. Arvie N. Veloso
DYHP RMN Cebu
  • Atty. Noemi A. Truya
DYLA
  • Mr. Rico Osmenya
DYLA
  • Ms. Anabelle C. Lagrosas
DYMR Radyo Pilipinas
  • Ms. Carmel Loise M. Matus
DYMR Radyo Pilipinas
  • Ms. Jessa Agua-Ylanan
DYMR Radyo Pilipinas
  • Mr. Frank R. Benedicto
DYRF
  • Ms. Rowena D. Capistrano
DYRF
  • John Kim P. Bote
GMA DYSS
  • Lloyd L. Suarez
GMA DYSS
  • Alan P. Domingo
GMA Regional TV
  • Fe Mari D. Dumaboc
GMA Regional TV
  • Lou-Ann Mae Rondina Pantino
GMA Regional TV
  • Nikko P. Sereno
GMA Regional TV
  • Jacob P. Layan
Mang Pipol’s TV
  • Rhoniel S. Madrid
Mang Pipol’s TV
  • Andrea Patena Matheu
MyTV Cebu
  • Mary Francis Lynn A. Caayon
MyTV Cebu
  • Angelica Fay M. Saniel
MyTV Cebu
  • Minerva BC Newman
Newmans Blog
  • Hazel F. Gloria
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 7
  • Robinson G. Cabardo, Jr.
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) 7
  • Roi Anthony B. Lomotan
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Negros Oriental
  • Elvie C. Bongosia
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Bohol
  • Judy Flores Partlow
Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Negros Oriental
  • Jessee Carl S. Atienza
PTV Cebu
  • Earl Kim H. Padronia
SunStar
  • Honey I. Cotejo
SunStar
  • Mr. Kaiser Jan. F. Fuentes
SunStar
  • Wenilyn B. Sabalo
SunStar
  • Rolando R. Morallo
Superbalita
  • Aldo Nelbert A. Banaynal
The Freeman
  • Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon
The Freeman
  • John Michael Aroa
TV 5

 

These awards served as the DSWD-7’s recognition and appreciation of Central Visayas’ media industry for being reliable partners in combating fake news and connotation, sharing correct information and updates, and their invaluable contribution to educating the public about the Department.

DSWD-7 awards Central Visayas-based media partners during the first-ever Media Pasalamat in Cebu City on February 22, 2024.

In her message, DSWD-7 Regional Director Shalaine Marie S. Lucero presented the Field Office’s accomplishments in 2023. She gave a brief yet comprehensive introduction to new and innovative programs that will soon be implemented, such as the Oplan Pag-abot Program, Tara, Basa Program, Walang Gutom 2027: Food Stamp Program, and Buong Bansa Handa.

She ensured that amidst the increased number of programs in the Department, Field Office 7 will continue to implement its existing projects and services with the utmost competence, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Also present at the event are DSWD-7 Assistant Director for Operations Juanito C. Cantero, Assistant Regional Director for Administration Tonyson Luther S. Lee, and members of the Management Committee: Protective Services Division Chief Emma Patalinghug, Promotive Services Division Chief Rosemarie Salazar, Disaster Response Management Division Chief Lilibeth Cabiara, and Financial Management Division Chief Patricia Megalbio.

The first-ever DSWD-7 Media Pasalamat is spearheaded by the Social Marketing Unit, the office’s advocacy, promotions, education, and communications arm. ###

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