EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATING ENVIRONMENTAL ADVOCACIES.  To implement more effective communication strategies, information officers (IOs) of regional and field offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 2 attended a two-day hands-on training on graphic design and film editing held at the Ecological Park and Training Center, Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya.
The information officers were equipped with skills on designing social media printed materials and editing audio-visual presentations both for promotion of the agency’s programs and projects.
“You are the communications arm of the DENR and these skills are actually included in the functional competencies for information officers,” said Supervising Administrative Officer Corazon Corpuz who represented DENR Regional Executive Director Gwendolyn Bambalan.
She added the functional competencies emphasize the knowledge and skills required in producing information, education and communication (IEC) materials to support environmental development and to enhance public awareness and understanding of DENR policies, rules and regulations.
Carolyn Tumamao, OIC Head of the Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group encouraged the participants to keep on learning and enhancing their crafts for them to deliver a more excellent service to the agency.
During the learning event, Creative Arts Specialist Andrea Ana Sarian and Cinematographer Kerby Pajarillo of DENR Strategic Communication and Initiatives Service taught the participants on important concepts and principles of visual communication media.
They trained the learners with the technical know-how of editing using software Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro.
The IOs were tasked to design and produce promotional materials to be posted on social media platform.
The learning event was graced by Management Services Division Chief Melody Manzo and Monitoring and Evaluation Section Chief Godfrey Lopez, both officials of DENR Nueva Vizcaya.
As part of their commitment to the environment, the participants also conducted a tree planting activity at the arboretum of the Community ENR Office in Aritao.#