By Dolly Yasa
BACOLOD City – All is set for the induction of the newly-elected officers of the Negros Press Club on April 7, 2022, 7 p.m., at the Acacia Hotel here.
This year’s set of officers is led by president Aquilino “Boy” Ciocon Jr. of RPN-DYKB, vice-president Rey Siason (RPN-DYKB), secretary Adrian Nemes III (Sunstar Bacolod) treasurer Henry Henceboy Cestina (DYRL-Radyo Pilipino), and auditor Elsie Jolingan (RPN-DYKB/ NDB).
The members of the Board of Directors are Jonathan “Jun” Gaton (Pasiplat Broadcasting), Bryan Morden (Aksyon Radyo Bacolod), Luisito “Chito” Berjit Jr., (Alethia Netcast Bacolod), Emmanuel F. Canto (Ultra Media PH) and Yves Montecillo (RMN DYHB) Ex-Officio.
The induction theme is NPC at 86: Excellent Media Leadership Amidst the Trying Times.
Ciocon said the theme reflects the fourth estate’s commitment “in delivering public service through vital information despite the difficulties that we are facing during this time of the pandemic.”
The keynote speaker for the occasion is BREDCO Consultant Dan Atayde while expected to give their messages are Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson, 5th District Rep. Marilou Arroyo-Lesaca, Silay Mayor Mark Golez, and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia who is a past president of the club and other guests.
Ciocon said this year’s induction is memorable because this will be the first time that the members of the fourth estate will gather after two years of the pandemic.
He assured though that the minimum health protocol will be observed.
NPC is considered as the oldest press club in the country and currently has more than 200 active media practitioners.