Eager to learn about how to write features, District Multimedia officers from the Ecclesiastical District of Zamboanga del Sur in the Philippines gained vital knowledge and information on further enhancing their journalistic skills during a four-day seminar dubbed “INsCribe for PGM Contributors 2021.”
Specifically, the seminar, in which the attendees gathered at designated venues to listen to lectures via videoconferencing, aimed to teach the Multimedia officers on writing news and feature articles for the Pasugo: God’s Message (PGM) especially about events in their district.
The Multimedia officers from Zamboanga del Sur were joined by those from other districts in the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the country on July 13, 14, 20, and 21. It was the last leg of the INsCribe seminar conducted by the PGM Editorial Office in coordination with the Christian Family Organizations (CFO) Office.
A brainchild of Brother Eduardo V. Manalo, the Executive Minister of the Church Of Christ, INsCribe seminars seek to develop brethren’s writing capabilities in service to the Church’s works.
The webinar series commenced with a Bible-based lecture delivered by Brother Dennis C. Lovendino, the Editor-in-Chief. He emphasized the significance of chronicling the Church’s activities in their district and being of assistance to its magazine, PGM.
Aside from designated PGM senior and desk editors, the lecturers included Kate Wetztein, a professional writer based in Hawaii, and Kristine Mangunay, a teacher in writing based in Manila. News and feature writing, as well as photojournalism, were discussed, including technicalities on writing articles for the PGM’s various sections.
Florielle Glenn Hortelano, District Multimedia officer, said, “I thank the Church Administration for launching activities like this. This is truly beneficial in helping us to improve not only our way of writing but also the overall performance of our Church duties. I will strive to excel in writing, all for the glory of the Almighty God.”
Another District Multimedia officer, Bermie Grace Aba, said, “This activity is nothing less than useful. My knowledge in writing broadened. It is but a blessing being able to attend in it.” — With reports from INC News Section