07 December 2009

GMA to address press congress in Subic

PRESIDENT Arroyo will address the 14th National Press Congress on Thursday at the Subic Bay Free Port Zone’s Convention Center.

Arroyo is expected to speak on “The Challenge of the Information- Driven Age,” particularly on the role of the new media machine in 2010 elections, the gravity and threats of global warming and climate change, career options for youth and students, the Ampatuan Massacre and other issues.

Earlier, the President issued a message hailing the Publishers
Association of the Philippines for constructive and significant initiatives which will highlight the national press congress in Subic.

The President has also issued Proclamation 1187 declaring December as “National Press Congress Month and the Month of the Community Press in the Service of the Nation.” The proclamation designates Papi as lead agency for the month-long observance.

Presidential candidate Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro on the other hand will address the press congress on Saturday.This was announced by Lelia Chua-Sy, Papi executive vice which hosts the annual event every December in cooperation with the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

Teodoro, former national defense secretary and chairman of National Disaster Coordinating Council, is expected to speak on natural disaster management and new dimension in public governance, particularly on his agenda as presidential candidate in 2010.

Aside from Teodoro, the National Press Congress has also invited other presidential bets in the presidential forum set during the event to be participated in by around 400 mediamen and communicators from all over the country including school campus journalists from various colleges and universities (Subic Bay News).