CLTV36 hosts 1st SocSeCon

Sun.Star Pampanga - - FRONT PAGE - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO - The first So­cial Ser­vices Con­fer­ence and Expo (SocSeCon) was held over the week­end to mark the 12th an­niver­sary of the Philip­pines’ first and only re­gional free TV sta­tion Cen­tral Lu­zon TV36 (CLTV36).

CLTV36 part­nered with Area-Based Stan­dards Net­work (ABSNet), the Widus Foun­da­tion, and Robin­sons Starmills

to or­ga­nize the SocSeCon 2019, pegged to be the first of its kind, bring­ing to­gether non-gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions, char­ity groups, foun­da­tions, and other so­cial ser­vice sec­tors.

Ac­cord­ing to CLTV36 Vice Pres­i­dent and Deputy Gen­eral Man­ager Billy San Juan, the net­work’s host­ing of the first SocSeCon is of its way of giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity that have sup­ported them in their jour­ney of pro­vid­ing qual­ity news and en­ter­tain­ment to the re­gion for the past 12 years.

“Our ob­jec­tive is to cel­e­brate our 12th an­niver­sary more mean­ing­fully than our past cel­e­bra­tions. For the past years, we fo­cused on en­ter­tain­ment and re­al­ity com­pe­ti­tions but for this year, we wanted to be more at­tuned to the needs of the so­cial sec­tor,” San Juan said.

Var­i­ous sec­tor lead­ers and prac­ti­tion­ers pre­sented some of the im­ple­mented and in­te­grated so­cial ser­vice mod­els on top­ics span­ning chil­dren’s health, in­for­ma­tion, en­trepreneur­ship, dis­as­ter re­siliency, en­vi­ron­ment, and many more.

Sev­eral talks and fo­rums about cli­mate change and en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion, so­cial en­trepreneur­ship, women and chil­dren pro­tec­tion and fake news were held to raise aware­ness among the con­stituents.

Part­ner-or­ga­ni­za­tions also put up booths and shops dur­ing the whole-day SocSeCon held at the Robin­sons Starmills, wherein pro­ceeds from the mer­chan­dise sold will go di­rectly to their re­spec­tive foun­da­tions’ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

“There have been many con­fer­ences and ex­pos that en­join dif­fer­ent sec­tors, but none on the so­cial ser­vices sec­tor so CLTV36 or­ga­nized this SocSeCon so con­cerned or­ga­ni­za­tions and groups can come to­gether and learn from each other,” San Juan fur­thered.

More­over, CLTV36 and its part­ners also aim to im­prove in­ter­con­nec­tiv­ity within the sec­tor as well as in­spire young par­tic­i­pants to be­come the new gen­er­a­tion of so­cial work­ers and in­no­va­tors.

CLTV36 can be seen through free-to-air TV on chan­nel 36, Cig­nal chan­nel 115, and through its stream­ing apps on iOS and An­droid.

-Princess Clea Arcellaz

SOCSECON 2019. CLTV36 Pres­i­dent and Gen­eral Man­ager So­nia P. Soto checks on the dif­fer­ent prod­ucts sold dur­ing the SocSeCon 2019 held at Robin­sons Starmills in the City of San Fer­nando.

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