The City Government of Malaybalay, through the City Administrator Office (CAdminO), held a reorientation on News and Announcement Data (NADA) for all departments and CMO units last October 20, 2022 at Peoples Hall, New Cityhall, Malaybalay City.

It is a regularly-conducted event of the CAdminO to organize the different offices in as far as preparation and dissemination of information from assigned personnel. Recommended by their department and unit heads, the participants will then be in-charge of covering any office activities, programs, projects and similar undertakings. A total of 16 offices were able to join during the morning session, and 13 offices during the afternoon. In total, we now have a total of 59 NADA coordinators.

In her message, information officer Ruzanne Belisario reiterated the importance of providing correct and timely news and information to the people. “Ang inyong gabuhaton nga mga balita ug lain-laing impormasyon naghatag kasayuran sa katawhan nga ang ilang gobyerno gatrabaho para kanila; inyong mga balita aduna’y dakong impact sa syudad sa Malaybalay.” Furthermore, on photo documentation, she said “Through the photos you capture and publish, you tell stories of a working government, of the hardwork of our officials and employees… you don’t just take pictures, you are capturing stories and telling them each and every time.”

A short workshop was also conducted during the orientation where the participants learned the basics of news writing and announcement preparation, experienced taking proper shots from different angles, and the proper methods of information dissemination.

For his part, information officer Rio Adam Opiala explained the fundamentals and urgency of delivering information, and how to strengthen the mechanism of submitting accurate data from the offices. He emphasized as well that there should be no personal interest in all news, information and other materials, that in this manner, what is published has integrity, value, and reliability. “Dapat walay personal nga mga postings (sa inyong pages). It should be an official posting that is aligned with the mission and vision of the city of Malaybalay.” Opiala also added that he wants to see those accurate postings start within the government as it is for the people.

With the assistance of various offices during the NADA orientation, the CAdminO – information services division will strengthen the dissemination and coverage of news and updates on the most recent events in the City of Malaybalay.