PCOO To Start Upgrade Of 14 State-Owned Radio Stations

PCOO To Start Upgrade Of 14 State-Owned Radio Stations

Spotlight

Halloween @ Home: Recreate The Chills And Thrills With Globe At Home

End the Spooktober in a spooktacular way with Globe At Home!

Phoenix Introduces New FamilyMart Retail Format Through Cebu Stores

FamilyMart opens three new compact stores in Cebu, offering a unique customer experience in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Globe Introduces Mobile Health Solution With GoHealth

For just P20, you can now enjoy up to P,1000 health insurance from Pacific Cross!

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will soon begin the rehabilitation of at least 14 state-run radio stations nationwide, following China’s recent donation of over PHP130 million worth of radio broadcast equipment to the Philippines.

PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said 10 AM (amplitude modulation) and four FM (frequency modulation) stations operated by government-owned Radyo Pilipinas (RP) will undergo facility upgrade.

“We conceptualized the radio rehab program after going around the country and seeing that the status of our radio stations under the Philippine Broadcasting Service are not as inviting anymore,” the Communications chief said during the launch of the radio rehabilitation program in Butuan City on Friday.

The first station that will be rehabilitated is RP-Butuan, as earlier promised by Andanar.

“I am happy to announce that we are launching the radio rehabilitation program here in Butuan City… This is the first time that we are doing this,” he said.

Apart from Butuan, other stations that will be part of the radio rehabilitation program are those from Cagayan de Oro City, Davao, Cebu, Tawi-Tawi and Batanes.

Andanar noted that the equipment turned over by Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua will be installed in 10 AM stations, while the other radio broadcast tools donated by China will be set up in four FM stations.

In March this year, Andanar announced that Zhao had committed to donate PHP15 million worth of equipment to the PCOO, which include laptops, desktops, microphones, and audio consoles.

Meantime, Andanar and Chinese Vice Minister Wang Shouwen signed and exchanged certificates on the Philippine Radio Equipment Project on Thursday (Oct. 24) in Intramuros, Manila.

The new equipment worth more than PHP130 million from China include live broadcast room equipment, FM broadcast transmitter equipment, and medium wave transmitter equipment.

Andanar thanked the Chinese government for its donation.

“We plan to rehabilitate 10 radio stations nationwide and on top of that, the People’s Republic of China has already turned over more than PHP130 million worth of radio broadcast equipment,” he said.

On Friday, Andanar said China’s donation of radio broadcast equipment will be a “huge boost” to state-owned regional stations. (PNA)

facebook.com/martinmandanar

How To Trick-Or-Treat Safely This Halloween 2020

Still planning for a Halloween celebration this year? You might want to consider these pointers!

Manila North Cemetery Now Padlocked For ‘Undas’

The Manila Police District and the management of the Manila North Cemetery have padlocked the cemetery starting 5 p.m. Wednesday, in compliance with government order on the closure of cemeteries, columbariums and memorial parks during "Undas."

TCS Launches goIT Education Program In The PH

Tata Consultancy Services' program provides vital technology training for students to improve their communities and secure the nation's digital future.

NFA-8 Buys More Rice From Farmers This Year

The National Food Authority in Eastern Visayas has procured 18,830 bags of palay from local farmers this cropping season, nearly triple than the volume purchased in the same harvest season last year.

Morissette, Jason, And Kikx To Drop Midnite Remix Of ‘Diyan Ba Sa Langit’

Morisette and Jason Dy drop a song for the departed loved ones, in time for the All Souls' Day.

SM Wins 15 Awards From HK’s CG Asia Magazine

SM Investments Corporation continues to be recognized abroad as it recently bagged 15 awards in the 10th Asian Excellence Awards 2020 of Hong Kong magazine Corporate Governance Asia.

WHO: World Had Highest Tally Of COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Last week saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases reported so far, and 46 percent of all the global cases were from the European region accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths, the two top World Health Organization officials said.

NFA-8 Readies Rice Stocks For Calamities

NFA Eastern Visayas regional manager Arlene Tanseco said current stocks in NFA warehouses will last until early 2021 based on current demand for government rice in the region.

Dar: Agri Modernization Key To Surviving Pandemic

Agriculture Secretary William Dar leads the harvesting of the different varieties of hybrid rice inside the 100-hectare demonstration farm of the Department of Agriculture in Caraga in Barangay Lemon.

‘The Voice Teens’ Alum Lukas Magallano Releases Debut Single ‘Magic Of Love’

Former "The Voice Teens" season 2 contestant Lukas Magallano is formally entering the recording industry through his freshly released debut single "Magic of Love." Check it out!