Social Security System (SSS) President and Chief Executive Officer Emilio de Quiros, Jr. (seated row, middle) led the 20 regional Communication Officers in their Pledge of Commitment to strengthen the ties with local media during the two- day Media Planning Workshop and Skills Training for SSS Regional Communication Officers on October 16-17, 2014 at the Torre Venezia Suites, Quezon City. The workshop trained the SSS Communication Officers on how to handle press conferences, appropriate ways on how to answer radio and tv interviews, what strategies to use to avoid crisis communication and how to deal with journalists. Also present during the workshop are (seated from left), AVP for Media Affairs Ma. Luisa Sebastian, VP for Public Affairs and Special Events Marissu Bugante, Managing Director for Corporate Communications of UA&P Ma. Mercedes F. Robles and DZMM News Anchor, Ricky Rosales.