Pandan, Antique Province, Philippines - On May 20, 2023, ATO Officers convened their first face-to-face coordination meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, marking a significant milestone for the organization. The meeting, led by Mr. Richard M. Rioja, President of ATO, brought together key individuals including Mr. John Carl Alonsagay, Chairman of ATO's Board of Trustees, and Ms. Hervi Ann Dela Cruz, former Information Officer, who provided valuable insights based on their experience and technical knowledge.
This physical gathering held great importance as it symbolized the first in-person interaction since the pandemic's outbreak. Previous meetings had been conducted virtually due to imposed restrictions. The opportunity for a physical meet-up fostered enhanced engagement and collaboration among the officers. The agenda of the meeting revolved around vital matters such as finalizing the consultation form for ATO members, establishing targets for the period of 2023-2024, and appointing personnel for key positions. Thorough discussions on these topics were undertaken to ensure effective and efficient decision-making.
The decision of ATO officers to convene this physical coordination meeting reflects their unwavering dedication to forging a stronger, more inclusive, and interconnected organization. Through their collective efforts, they strive to propel the ATO towards its goals and objectives in the forthcoming year.
Press Release: May 28, 2023