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Preparations under way for national press congress in Bohol, Dec. 17-19

The 11th National Press Congress is slated to be held in Bohol from Dec. 17 to 19, this year.

The 3-day national press congress, conducted annually by the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) will feature a roundtable press forum on media and tourism, 2nd summit on countryside media and culture, a symposium on investment opportunities, a reception and fellowship, a cultural night and extravaganza, reports, discussion, actions and adoption of resolutions on crucial concerns and issues, and exciting tour of famous cultural, historical, and scenic attractions of Bohol.

“Partners for Progress: Media and Tourism” is this year’s theme of the nationwide press meet.

Juan P. Dayang, PAPI president, said: “To ensure that every delegate can maximize the fruitfulness and enjoyment of the press congress, PAPI has chosen Bohol, the country’s emerging prime tourist destination as the venue of this year’s biggest media gathering.”

Dayang added that the media congress will afford its delegate to see the famous Panglao Island, the scenic Loboc River cruise, the world-famous Chocolate Hills, an encounter with the Tarsier (the world’s smallest primate), kilometers of Bilar man-made forest, the centuries-old Baclayon Church, and the Historic Blood Compact.

Arrangement is also being worked-out for multi-awarded Loboc Children’s Choir, recent winner of an international award in Europe, to perform before the media men and women.

Invited to attend the 11th national press congress are publishers, broadcasters, editors, news directors, columnists, commentators, radio TV hosts, reporters, public relations, public information officers, corporate communication directors, photojournalists, mass communication students, college editors and school campus journalists, writers, advisers, and other communicators.

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