The Provincial Information Office (PIO) is one of the key departments of the Local Government Unit of Pangasinan (LGU-Pangasinan). Spearheaded by ace-journalist, Mr. Dhobie P. de Guzman, the office has a total of 29 personnel in which one (1) is a co-terminus position while nine (9) are of permanent positions in which four are detailed to other offices, 15 casuals and four (4) job orders.
The PIO was only a section of the Planning and Development Staff (PDS), now Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) in the 80s, until it was created as a separate department in 1992 during the term of then Governor Aguedo F. Agbayani. The first-ever PIO chief assumed office in 1993.
To provide accurate and truthful information using modern tools and communication channels.
To reach wider audience and disseminate information to the public as fast and as accurate as possible by using modern technology.
To effectively use technology and embrace multi-platform journalism in disseminating relevant, timely and factual information promoting socio-economic growth of the community.