ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, Dec 7 (PIA) — Local and provincial employees and barangay secretaries participated in a business correspondence writing through the initiative of the Rizal Information Officers’ League (RIOL) and the Rizal provincial government at the Multi Purpose Hall, Provincial Capitol, Antipolo City, Rizal, December 6-7. 

Some of the participants from Angono, Rizal who attended RIOL's seminar. (Photo by Edwin Rivera)

Some of the participants from Angono, Rizal who attended RIOL’s seminar. (Photo by Edwin Rivera)

The two-day event aims to educate employees on the proper methods of writing business correspondence to improve the communication within the local government units.

The first day of the seminar was conducted for attendees from Antipolo City and the first district of Rizal (Taytay, Cainta, Angono, Binangonan) while the second day was attended by participants from Baras, Cardona, Jala-Jala, Morong, Pililla, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Tanay, and Teresa.

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RIOL, in cooperation with the provincial government, through the Public Information and Special Concerns Office and Department of the Interior and Local Government – Rizal, invited department heads, local and provincial employees and barangay secretaries to participate.

Guest speaker Myron Sta. Ana, founder and chief training expert of Myronosophies: The Learning and Development Powerhouse, tackled the correct methods of writing business letters, business memos, minutes of the meeting and the basics of holding a business meeting.

RIOL president and Rodriguez Municipal Information Officer Girlie Singson stated that RIOL is very satisfied with the seminar’s results.

“The participants have been very attentive and we have been getting a good response from them,” said Singson.  According to her, the seminar has been quite useful in teaching employees proper ways to create effective letters by using the right formats and methods of writing.

RIOL Officers pose with resource speaker Mr. Myron Sta. Ana (in black jacket)

RIOL Officers pose with resource speaker Mr. Myron Sta. Ana (in black jacket)

The seminar was attended by 133 participants from various LGUs in Rizal.   Jala-jala and Binangonan topped  the most number of participants  with 17 delegates each, followed by Teresa with 16 participants.  The towns of Angono, Morong and Rodriguez has 14 delegates each, while Antipolo and Tanay has both 11 participants.  Taytay has 9, Pililla with 8, and Cainta has only 2 participants.  The towns of  Baras, San Mateo and Cardona failed to send any participants on the said seminar.

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By Gideon Gapayao | Manda Icasiano

(Photos by Edwin Rivera)