Joel T. Perfecio
Municipal Public Information Officer-Designate

2F Executive Bldg. Municipal Government Complex, Poblacion, Dauis, Bohol

I. Functional Statement:

The Office of the Municipal Public Information is the lead agency of the Municipal government responsible in maintaining an active partnership with the media; pursue an effective liaison to all municipal departments, local government units, government agencies, NGOs and various sectors, to ensure that the PIO is responsive and attentive to their concerns with regards to the proper dissemination of information, the delivery of basic social services and vital advocacy campaigns of the municipal government.

II. Objective


To provide relevant, adequate, and timely information to the local government unit and its residents. The office is built to enable emergency and operational notifications, critical data sharing and response coordination. The following are challenges we want to act with:

DERU and Fire Response, Coronavirus, Critical Communication, Employee Safety, Incident Collaboration, Mass Notification, School Safety & Security, and Severe Weather Emergencies.

FUNCTIONS OF THE OFFICE

The Public Information Office by virtue of Sec. 454 of the Local Government Code of the Philippines and whose functions are defined in Sec. 486 thereof, to wit:

        “The Information Officer shall take charge of the office on public information and shall:

  1. Formulate measures for the consideration of the sanggunian and provide technical assistance and support to the mayor in providing the information and research data required for the delivery of basic services and provision of adequate facilities so that the public becomes aware of said services and may fully avail of the same;
  2. Develop plans and strategies and, upon approval thereof by the mayor implement the same, particularly those which have to do with public information and research data to support programs and projects which the governor or mayor is empowered to implement and which the sanggunian is empowered to provide for under this Code;
  3. In addition to the foregoing duties and functions, the information officer shall:
    • Provide relevant, adequate, and timely information to the local government unit and its residents;
    • Furnish information and data on local government units to government agencies or offices as may be required by law or ordinance; and non-governmental organizations to be furnished to said agencies and organizations;
    • Maintain effective liaison with the various Sectors of the community on matters and issues that affect the livelihood and the quality of life of the inhabitants and encourage support for programs of the local and national government;
  4. Be in the frontline in providing information during and in the aftermath of manmade and natural calamities and disasters, with special attention to the victims thereof, to help minimize injuries and casualties during and after the emergency, and to accelerate relief and rehabilitation;
  5. Recommend to the sanggunian and advise the mayor on all other matters relative to public information and research data as it relates to the total socioeconomic development of the local government unit; and
  6. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.”