In an attempt to reach out to a wider audience and receive comments, reports and feedback, the city government through its Information Office has launched its official Facebook site.
City Information Officer Steve Gabriel says social networking sites like Facebook can link the city government to the local community, as well as to Dumagueteños and their relatives living abroad and local and foreign tourists.
The Facebook account, registered under Dumaguete Information Office, is also a platform to showcase the accomplishments of the administration of Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria and other city officials, said Gabriel.
It is inter-active and therefore people can post comments, read the latest news and events in and around Dumaguete and see photos of what is happening in this capital city, he added.
Gabriel said it is the right of every taxpayer to know the undertakings and programs of the city government, and tapping new media platforms like Facebook is in keeping with the commitment of a transparent and good governance.
“Public service is our vision and mission”, said Gabriel. (PNA)