The Social Security System (SSS) conducted in coordination with the Philippine Information Agency its first Media Skills Training Seminar for senior officials last April 27-28 at Brentwood Suites, G. Garcia St., Paligsahan, Quezon City. The seminar trained the senior officers on how to properly answer questions during media interviews, the value of having a uniform statement on issues as well as educate them of the importance of PR in an organization. The participants were also given the chance to experience and enhance their skills on dealing with reporters and journalists in different situations in a simulation workshop.

The seminar was facilitated by Ms. Chi-Chi Fajardo-Robles (seated second row, middle), a former broadcast-journalist and currently the Managing Director of the Corporate Communications of the University of Asia and the Pacific.

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Present during the seminar were (seated second row from left) Vice President Marissu G. Bugante, Senior Vice President Josie G. Magana, Senior Vice President Joel A. Layson, Executive Vice President Rizaldy T. Capulong, Chief Actuary George S. Ongkeko Jr., Assistant Vice President Boobie Angela A. Ocay, (standing from left) Assistant Vice President Ma. Luisa P. Sebastian, Department Manager Atty. Roberto B. Bautista Jr., Assistant Vice President Joselito A. Vivit, Department Manager Marie Ada Angelique T. de Silva, Assistant Vice President Cynthia O. Barcelon, Officer-In-Charge Atty. Marichelle Reyes, Assistant Vice President Nelson P. Ibarra, Assistant Vice President Edwin M. Alo, Officer-In-Charge Raul A. Casiano, Department Manager Joy A. Villacorta, Vice President Reginald G. Candelaria, Vice President Antonio Argabioso, (seated first row from left) Assistant Vice President Vilma P. Agapito, Department Manager Gloria Y. Cuisia, Senior Vice President Eddie A. Jara, Department Manager Atty. Sylvette C. Sybico, Assistant Vice President Helen L. Abolencia, Assistant Vice President Manolito C. Tagalog, Assistant Vice President Nilo D. Despuig, Assistant Vice President Helen C. Solito, Assistant Vice President Virginia S. Cruz and Assistant Vice President Rodrigo B. Filoteo.