Capiz Media Urged to Partner for Development
Capiz Chief Legal Officer and Provincial Administrator Jose Villanueva challenged media practitioners of Capiz to always stand for the truth and must always maintain the quality of credibility and integrity.
Villanueva, who was the guest speaker during the induction of officers and oath-taking of new members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas-Capiz Chapter, pointed out that mediamen should always adhere to the truth and should stand for it whatever it costs.
He also reminded journalists that in dealing with issues, they should criticize not the dignity and honor of the person but only the act of the person as the latter could be corrected, while the former, once destroyed, is irreparable.
He likewise reminded public officials to be open to criticisms and be ready to admit the faults and to react immediately by correcting the same.
Villanueva urged journalists here to continue to be partners in public information to make the province of Capiz fly high in terms of development and progress.
“In your hands lie what we propose as a good partnership for the good of the residents of Capiz,” he said.
The induction of new KBP Capiz officers was attended by Roxas City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas as well as members of the broadcast, print and cable television media in the entire province.
On the other hand, newly inducted KBP Capiz president Joanne Del Rosario-Dadivas pointed out the role of journalists especially during disasters where mediamen have become frontliners.
“Our role during disaster is so critical, more relevant and requires more heart than skill,” Dadivas said, stressing that every single report given out has a potential, a capacity and a power to change, uplift and to save lives.