The city government has continued to partner with media practitioners to inform the public on the importance of vaccination and other relevant information in the battle to end the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
This as Baguio City risk communications team leader Cecille Agpawa on Friday met with Stephenson Querubin, Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas-Baguio president, and FM radio station managers.
“The city realizes the importance of radio as an avenue for fast dissemination of information especially because Internet connection remains a problem, limiting the people’s source of information thru social media,” Querubin said in an interview after the meeting.
Querubin said they were asked to broadcast basic information about vaccination and to deliver them in the dialect or words understandable to all, aside from sharing the information of the city Public Information Office and other government media platforms.
“We did not talk about fees because it is about public service that the stations were asked to participate in and we are okay because we know that we have a role to play in the success of the vaccination program,” Querubin said.
The radio station representatives vowed to coordinate with the city and the Philippine Information Agency-Cordillera for the information materials about the ongoing vaccination rollout and Covid-19 fight.
They assured only verified information will be shared.
Querubin said AM radio stations, print media, television, and social media platforms were also previously asked to support information dissemination on the vaccination program. (PNA)