In line with its 2018 Communication Plan (ComPlan), NIA RO1 embarks on media engagement seminar intended to capacitate managers and front line personnel to effectively deal with the media personalities.  

Regional Manager Vicente R. Vicmudo tapped the professional service of seasoned TV host Maria Mercedes “Chi Chi” Robles as facilitator- mentor for the whole-day media engagement seminar and  workshop which include simulated press conference, radio and TV interviews. 

In her lecture, Robles, one of the country’s most sought TV hosts for high-level media coverage during the past decades said that she considers the activity as “a major step towards developing the participants competency in facing the media as effective communicators and thought leaders.”  NIA tapped the services of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the Pangasinan Association of Government Information Officers (PAGIO) to assist in the administrative and technical requirements of the acivity.  At least 20 government information officers from various agencies in Pangasinan were invited as NIA stakeholders to participate in the activity.