Eight personnel of the Regional Conciliation and Mediation Board-CAR (RCMB-
CAR) were trained on basic news writing on February 17 at the NCMB-CAR, Baguio
City.

Said training was conducted to improve the capabilities of the staff in news writing
and to increase the level of awareness and responsiveness on the importance of
news releases.

“Basic is important since it is always the starting point,” RCMB-CAR Director
Lourdes P. Estioco said, as this is the first training for the Branch.

The lecturer from the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Ms. Jammy Malingan
discussed some tips in writing which include the magic 6, 1 thought-1 sentence and
the Keep it short and simple (KISS). Workshop on writing news releases was the
highlight of the activity.

Follow-up trainings will soon be scheduled to further enhance the communication
knowledge of the workforce.
Maggie B. Balagtey