BACOLOD City – Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd “Mike” Diño is the guest of honor and speaker of the 81st induction ceremony of the Negros Press Club on April 8, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center at 6:30 p.m.
Dino is the chairman of Art Tabang, an organization that helps develop virtual artists in the country.
He is also the chairman of MUGSTORIA, a virtual rendezvous of social media storytellers which has been very active in documenting the life story of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Dino, who is married to the former Kristine Marie Uytengso, is the founder of Bisaya na Pud Movement.
NPC is the oldest press club in the country having founded in 1936 and has 150 active members from the print, radio and television outlets in the province of Negros Occidental.
This year’s theme for the induction is “Responsible Media: Critical Partner in Nation Building”.
To be inducted into office are Renato Duran, president; Rico Gantalao, vice president; Erwin Nicavera, secretary; Shiela Gelera, treasurer; and Eugene Adiong, auditor.
The members of the board are Chrysee Samillano, Jemlo Victosa, Glazyl Masculino, Martian Muyco, James Toga, Aquilino CIocon, Elsie Jolingan, Dolly Yasa, Edgar Lucasan and Teresa Ellera (ex-officio).
Duran, a newscaster and anchorman of Aksyon Radyo Bacolod, said his flagship program for this year is to establish a health assistance program for the members.
Silay City Mayor Mark Golez already turned over P100,000 as seed money for the program
Duran, together with the new set of officers, held an action planning session at the Buenos Aires resort in Barangay Ma-ao, Bago City where they laid down the projects and programs of the club for this year.
Among these are seminars for the professional advancement of the members, medical mission that will include bloodletting as well as the usual sportsfest and other social activities of the club.