BAGUO CITY, March 3 (PIA) -- The new Baguio Correspondents and Broadcasters Club (BCBC) president vowed to set a better tone for the local media here in Baguio City and Benguet during the induction ceremonies at the Session Road in Bloom last Feb. 28.
Harley Palangchao, a photojournalist of the Baguio Midland Courier and a correspondent of the Manila Times, said that the new set of officers will work to uplift the reporting skills of journalists.
“We believe that equipping journalists with proper knowledge will let them report better and accurately. The public will also be informed well since media only reports the truth,” said Palangchao.
He said that the BCBC will set several seminars or workshops where writers and reporters can hone their skills in their field of reporting.
Another project the BCBC is the setting up of a government and private partnership to initiate livelihood programs for the members of the fourth estate.
“Since most of the media practitioners are not getting regular pay from their newspapers or broadcast stations, it is a very good idea to have livelihood program for them to have an extra income for their families,” he said.
Palangchao also bared that the BCBC’s long running Lucky Summer Visitor project will be improved this year, with additional activities in and around the city of Baguio and the nearby areas such as Itogon and La Trinidad in Benguet for the lucky first-time visitors in the city.
He assured club members that additional activities will be done to maintain the camaraderie of media colleagues including the possible revival of the annual Media Awards.
BCBC is the oldest and biggest media organization in the region with some members based in Manila and abroad.(JDP/RC-PIA CAR)