Monday, January 28, 2013

Philippines: Community radio soon to air in Lanao del Norte

THE National Nutrition Council (NNC) has identified Lanao del Norte as one of the 10 new locations for a new community radio station to be established.

The province is part of the third batch of communities to benefit from the expanded Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program of the NNC under the Department of Health (DOH).

In the first phase of the project, five radio stations were established in 2008.

In 2010, when NNC pursued the second phase of the project, 10 additional community radio stations were installed. 

“We are very thankful to NNC for this project. The station will be an excellent tool for us to disseminate vital information about provincial and national programs that are presently implemented to improve the lives of our people,” said Lanao del Norte Governor Khalid Dimaporo.

As part of the first stage of the program, five representatives from the Provincial Government underwent a three-day workshop on how to operate a community radio station held from January 23 to 25 in Manila.

The national training was participated by 62 Nutriskwela Community Radio partners from 10 regions of the Philippines.

The participants are exposed to the Nutriskwela Community Radio Network Program and the national nutrition program.

During the training, participants learned how to operate and manage a community radio station, design radio programs, write news, anchoring and mobile journalism.

“We really learned a lot from this training. It taught us with useful topics and insights that we can use in the actual operation of a community radio,” said radio anchor Raul Dinapo.

Speakers in the training included University of the Philippines professor Alexander Flor, Assistant Secretary Maria Bernardita Flores and national media personalities Mario Garcia, Angelique Lazo, Jimmy Gil and Rey Langit. 

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