March 17, 2014
DOT with private partner counsels on how to go on after Haiyan
he Depar tment of Tourism had a series of inter- action with the private and government sector together with students leader in Tacloban last march 10 which was possible because of suppor t given by the Geiser Maclang Communications Inc. Dir. Karina Rosa Tiopes of DOT revealed. Geiser Maclang is one of the big players in PR industr y said Tiopes and among the industr y they are one among the few who offered risk management, the group came to Tacloban to talk about business and life continuity after disasters and crisis. Ms. Amor Maclang of Geisler Maclang Communications ,Inc shared her experiences for she has been helping places like Zamboanga most of her advocacies and projects has been for free as par t of their corporate social responsibility.
Last Monday with the interaction, DOT were able to gather enough inputs both from the private and government sector to identify possible project that DOT can do together with the Geisler Maclang Communications Inc. Possible projects said Tiopes has something to do with communications, image building, and trainings. From the inputs and information gathered Tiopes and Maclang met last Saturday to frame up the possible projects to under take. With the forum with the student leaders Maclangâ€™s objective was to crowd source or come up with a core group of youth leaders who will help build a positive image for Eastern Visayas through the use of social media. This is because of the youthâ€™s active social networking
such as facebook, twitter and instagram. Youth can use their time, talent, creativity, to help build back an better image for Eastern Visayas . Tiopes said that Maclang committed that the core group organized in the nor th east and nor thwest Leyte tourism development areas will be scheduled for a training to improve their skills, communications skills to convey positive things. Based in Geisler and Maclang Communications, Inc. experience for ever y number of negative publicity an area gets it can be countered if many people will post positive things for that place in the social media Tiopes added. ( PIA 8 with Lizbeth Ann A. Abella)
The Rotary Club of Ormoc turn-over some 46 fishing boats dubbed as Rotary Fleet for the fisherfolk beneficiaries from Ormoc, Albuera and Palompon held at the beach front of Ormoc Bay, March 17. (Photo by Raul Tiozon, Jr./PIA-8)
March 17 issue of 1 Eastern Visayas