BCAARRD Secretariat participates in DOST-PCAARRD 3-day training on Media Relations

The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council of Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) spearheaded a three-day training workshop on August 25 to 27, 2021.

Focused on Media Relations, the workshop was attended by invited participants and the various consortia in the nation, with the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD) in attendance.

BCAARRD was represented by its Deputy Director, Dr. Sevella T. Almorfe and Knowledge Management Cluster Coordinator, Ms. Maria Luisa Tango, with their Science Research Assistant.

The workshop aimed to strengthen DOST-PCAARRD's media presence in the region as well as hone the skills of the consortia's staff in relation to media coordination and communication.

The discussions during the virtual training were headed by Ms. Edree Estaura, PR and Brand Officer of Midas Hotel and Cassino. She first discussed her topics with ease and led the participants to draft their own pitch emails and briefing documents. The outputs of each group were then presented during the workshop.

Participants commended Estaura for her very light and upbeat discussions. All thanked her after the conclusion of the event for the new knowledge gained by the members and expressed how useful the shared information will be to future endeavors. (written by Julianne Nicolle G. Moral, SRA, BCAARRD)