The Eastern Mindanao Command (EMC) host the first ever Peace Communicators Seminar/ Workshop at Tesda XI, Buhisan, Tibungco, Davao City on February 24-26, 2016. The said worshop/seminar is in partnership with the Philipinne Information Agency XI headed by their Regional Director, Diroctor Efran Elbanbuena who also crafted the module of the activity. In attendance are the different Civil Military Officers from different brigades and batallions of the 10 Infantry Division and 4 Infantry Division of EMC, personnel of the 5th Civila Relations of AFPs Civil Relations Service and personnel of Police Regional Office XIII.
The seminar workshop has the objective to dominate information environment in winning the peace in the area of EMC as well the whole country. In the remarks given by Colonel Eduardo Gubat of EMC said that this activity aims to improve and synchronize effort of every unit for the campaign of the command. Colonel Lope Dagoy, also from EMC said that to be an effective communicator does not need any degree from nice universities nor any colorful achievement..
Colonel Dagoy pointed out in his message that as a communicator one has to point out first what is or are his objective before he could articulate his unit’s mission and it envisioned to achieve. For him, if such objective will be followed, then only one could become effective in communicating with others.
The rationale of the activity as discussed by the PIA XI Chief Operations Jeanevive Abangan is to influence community on what the agencies of the government wanted them to do and to encourage people to go back to the folds of the law. She also shares her wisdom on peace– that peace should start from within because one could not give something that are absent in them. She further said that with the activity, it stregthen relationship of the agency with other government agencies like AFP and PNP.
The seminar/workshop includes basic on reporting, basic on writing, and basic photography and videography among others.