Briefing on the “Political Neutrality of Civil Servants during Elections and Vote Counting Machine Demonstration”, attended by PIOs of LGUs of Negros Occidental, media, other government agencies at the Capitol Social Hall.
A Briefing on the Political Neutrality of Civil Servants during Elections and Vote Counting Machine Demonstration was held at the Capitol Social Hall in Bacolod City, today, attended by public information officers (PIOs) of the cities and municipalities of Negros Occidental, PIOs of the national government agencies, and members of the local media.
The activity is a collaborative project of the Philippine Information Agency led by Lorenzo Lambatin, Jr., Negros Occ. Provincial Information Office led by Charina Magallanes – Tan, and the Negros Association of Government Information Officers and Liaisons (NAGIOL) led by its president, Rhandale Alojado.
Atty. Salud Milagros Villanueva, Provincial Election Supervisor of COMELEC – Capiz, talked on the Political Neutrality of Civil Servants while Anthony Denmark Cajurao talked on the Vote Counting Machine and how it functions.
Gov. Bong Lacson said that since the pandemic in 2020, the PIO was among the first that was called to engage, with information as the primary weapon to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“The COVID crisis demonstrated extensively the crucial role of reliable information, and how its timely and effective dissemination can even save lives,” he said.
He thanked the PIOs for the tireless efforts and dedication to their duties.
“The past 2 years have been challenging, yet you persevered despite the novelty and the exacting demands of the situation,” said the governor.
“May the new sense of purpose you discovered during the past two years inspire you to do more, for in this time and age, our revolution is through information,” he added.