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Mayor Bongat CEO Excel awardee, Naga to receive Blue Certification

By Armie B. Gunay, CEPPIO

NAGA City Mayor John G. Bongat was hailed as one of the Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO) Awardees during the conferment rites held last November 21, 2016, at the Manila Grand Ballroom- Mariott Hotel, Newport City, Pasay City.

The CEO Excel Awards is an honor being given annually by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC) to top-level business executives and organization leaders from the private, government, academic and non-profit sectors who have shown excellence in communication and competence in management in realizing their corporate goals.

Several efforts of the city in creating programs that have been engaging the community in participatory governance include the: (1) Rebranding of the Naga City Website to Naga SMILES to the World and making it more interactive; (2) Using the latest and trending tools in the social media such as Facebook and Twitter, with an official page “Naga SMILES to the World”; and (3) Establishing a permanent office, the City Events, Protocol, and Public Information Office (CEPPIO), dedicated to public information using print, broadcast, and social media, publishing the Naga City Gazette and the Naga SMILES Magazine online and in hard copies, and producing “An Naga Ngonian” teleradyo news program every Saturday, simulcast in various local radio and TV Stations.

Bongat is communication excellence 2016 awardee

Bongat is communication excellence 2016 awardee

Bongat is communication excellence 2016 awardee

NAGA CITY — From his official travel in China, Naga City Mayor John G. Bongat will stay for a while in Manila to be honored as recipient of the Communication Excellence in Organizations (CEO) Excel Awards 2016.

Kane Errol Chua, chairman of the International Association of Business Communicators of the Philippines (IABC Philippines) and Belle Tiongco, chairperson of CEO Excel Awards 2016, said in their letter to Bongat that with the honor, the city mayor has joined a “select group of outstanding national and industry leaders who epitomize management competence and excellence in communication at a strategic level.”

IABC Philippines is the first country chapter outside of North America, since 1983. It advocates for professional growth, learning and communication excellence. It has some 11,000 member-professionals in over 70 countries.

PWDs converge in Naga for leadership training, evaluation conference, assembly

SOME 50 persons with disabilities, aged 18 to 38, from the different cities and municipalities in the Bicol Region are in this city for the 3-day “Gender, Disability and Leadership Development Training” at Villa Caceres Hotel here.

The opening ceremonies were held last Monday, Nov. 7, with Naga City Mayor John Bongat delivering an inspirational message. He disclosed that based on the 2010 Census, there are 1,443,000 PWDs, comprising 1.57% of the total population in the country.

The mayor said he is thankful that “our generation has started and is almost successful in closing the protection gap to ensure that persons with disability enjoy the same standards of equality, rights and dignity as everyone else.”

According to Carmen R. Zubiaga, the officer-in-charge of the National Council on Disability Affairs, the development training aims to increase awareness of men/women with disabilities on their rights and responsibilities, as well as to develop participants to become active members and leaders of an organization of persons with disabilities in their community.