Kauna-unahang Mobile Radio Booth, Inilunsad

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Rey Tamayo, Jr.

Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, inilunsad sa publiko sa pamamagitan ng UNTV sa pangunguna ni Kuya Daniel Razon ang First Mobile Radio Booth sa bansa.

Ito ay kasabay ng opisyal na pagsasahimpapawid ng UNTV Radio La Verdad 1350khz na may tagline na “Tapat at Totoo sa Serbisyo Publiko” na ginanap sa One Esplanade, SM Central Business Park, Pasay City, kamakailan.

Ang nasabing proyekto ay bahagi pa rin ng adbokasiya ni Kuya na lalo pang mapaigting ang serbisyo publiko at paglilingkod bayan para sa ating mga kapwa tao.

“Ito’y panibago nating behikulo para magamit sa pamamahayag at ito’y kasabay ng UNTV at ito ang UNTV Radio, at kung nakikita niyo ito, ang ating UNTV Radio Mobile Booth at ito’y pwedeng iparada, dalhin…parang dala mo yung radio booth mo kahit saan ka magpunta at ito ang gagamitin natin sa iba’t ibang coverage natin,” wika Kuya Daniel.

Ayon sa Pangulong ng AdSpeak na si Mr. Lito Bamba, ang kompanyang gumawa ng nasabing Mobile Radio Booth, aminado siyang nahirapan siyang gawin ang nasabing proyekto ngunit pinilit niyang maisakatuparan upang makatulong na mapaglingkuran ang ating mga kababayan sa pamamagitan ng paghahatid ng makabuluhan balita. Ayon pa kay Bamba, humahanga siya sa mga kakaibang konsepto at ideya na inilulunsad ni Kuya Daniel sa larangan ng pamamahayag.

“Pero ito yung ideya ni kuya, talagang kakaiba, well patunay na dumaan nga sa Senado kanina, maraming nagulat na media, so I hope yung iba magsusunuran na rin sa idea ni Kuya at talagang makapag serbisyo din sa publiko ng tamang pagbabalita,” ani Bamba.

Isa rin sa mga pangunahing layunin ni Mr. Public Service ay ang pagnanais niyang muling maibalik ang “Glory days” ng radyo at malaman ng publiko ang tunay na esensya ng pagkakaroon nito at maging alternatibong behikulo ng malayang pamamahayag.

“Hindi naman natin kinokontra ‘yung idea ng paglalagay ng radyo sa telebisyon. In the first place, eh, ako ang isa sa mga unang sumalang sa ganung klase nung nasa kabilang himpilan pa tayo. Ang sa akin lang ay ‘yung maibalik natin yung naiwawala na ngayon sa radyo. So, anybody can do whatever it is na nasa idea nila at konsepto nila. Ang sa akin, mayroon akong nakita at nararamdaman na nawala ang glory ng radyo dahil doon sa paglaganap nga noong nakikita ‘yung mga announcers din at the same time dahil nasa loob ng booth ng radyo, napapanood na rin. So, sa akin lang eh, may mga bagay ako na gustong habulin pa rin siguro para doon sa sariling mundo rin ng radyo na dapat, eh, ginagalawan niya at dapat eh naa-achieve ng mga nakikinig. So, that’s one of those things na gusto kong magawa sana with the UNTV Radio,”ani Kuya.

Nais din niyang madala ang mga radio news anchor sa mismong lugar na kung saan may maiinit na isyu o pinangyarihan ng partikular na balita upang personal nila itong makikita at makapagbigay ng komentaryo at opinyon hinggil sa mga naturang usapin.

Maaari rin umanong mahingan ng tulong ng ating mga kababayan ang nasabing UNTV Radio Mobile Booth saan mang lugar sila maratnan nito tulad ng mga libreng panawagan, mga suhestiyon na nais iparating sa mga kinauukulan at iba’t ibang paraan ng paghahatid ng tunay na serbisyo publiko .

“Ang pagpapatuloy ng ating public service, dun tayo naka-concentrate at mga karagdagan pang public service na ating isinasagawa. At yan ay tuluy-tuloy, sinusustinihan natin. And, of course, yung iba’t ibang pamamaraan at iba pang public service na ating uumpisahan at yung mga dati pa na atin namang itutuloy,” pahayag ni Mr. Public Service.

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GUARIN’S KILLING IS A STARK REMINDER OF IMPUNITY

Statement

Jan. 6, 2012

2012, a new year but little changed than years past in the murder of media workers in the Philippines.

The gunmen who attacked Christopher Guarin, publisher of the General Santos City-based Tatak News, Wednesday night made sure he was dead. They shot him at least five times in the body and once in the head, ambushing him as he drove home with his wife and nine-year old daughter, and then chasing him down as he tried to flee.

Guarin was the first journalist murdered in the Philippines this year, less than a week into the New Year.

He joins the long list of murdered Filipino journalists – 150 since 1986, 10 of them under the Aquino administration – all of whom continue to cry out for genuine justice. For, in the 10 cases that have seen convictions, only those who pulled the trigger were punished. No one who ever gave the order to kill a journalist has been convicted.

His death is a stark reminder that impunity in the country remains very much alive, fostered by the glaring lack of inaction, even apathy, by government, belying President Benigno Aquino III’s pledge of justice and respect for rights in his quest for “tuwid na daan.”

We demand that Mr. Aquino unequivocally order all concerned agencies not just to arrest and ensure the conviction of Guarin’s killers, including the masterminds, but also to – on pain of sanctions – end all extrajudicial killings and ensure justice to the victims.

Unless you do, Mr. President, the blood of Guarin and everyone else, past, present and future, for whom justice is denied will ever stain your hands.

Reference:

Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
NUJP Chairperson

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JOINT STATEMENT OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY MEDIA

We, members of the press in General Santos City, condemn in the strongest possible terms the senseless and defenseless assassination of colleague Christopher Guarin who was murdered in the presence of his wife and daughter Thursday evening.

We are alarmed and appalled over the brazenness of the attack that further reinforced the prevailing culture of impunity.

We urged police authorities to immediately pursue, apprehend and prosecute the assailants and identify the masterminds behind the killing.

We want police authorities to extend their investigation to cover all the other killings in the city.

We are saddened by the growing reputation of General Santos City as the most dangerous place for journalist in the country today with over 20 members of the press already killed since 1986, including 14 who perished in the Ampatuan massacre.

We do not want to believe there is an ongoing campaign to eliminate us from our profession but until these heinous crimes are solved, we cannot help but be outraged.

Let the killings stop.

Stop killing journalists.

NATIONAL UNION OF JOURNALIST IN THE PHILIPPINES – Socgen Chapter

KAPISANAN NG MGA BRODKASTER SA PILIPINAS – Sargen Chapter

PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY

TRI-MEDIA ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL SANTOS AND CENTRAL MINDANAO

SOCSKSARGEN PRESS CLUB

Gen San-based publisher shot dead

Photo by: Photoville International / Ritchie Tongo

Alert

Jan. 6, 2011

A publisher based in General Santos City was shot and killed late Thursday evening, journalists in the area said.

Unidentified gunmen riding in tandem assailed Christopher Guarin, publisher of Tatak News, along Conel Road at around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 5, according to ABS-CBN Socsargen reporter Rhea Lara.

An update from Edwin Espejo of Asian Correspondent said Guarin and his wife were riding their Kia sedan when the gunmen attacked them. His wife was also reportedly wounded.

Guarin was reported to have sustained five gunshot wounds in different parts of the body and one in the head. He was rushed to the General Santos City Hospital but doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Guarin was also former manager of the defunct dxBB RGMA Super Radyo General Santos. He is the first media practitioner killed in 2012.

Reference:

Rowena C. Paraan

Executive Coordinator

NUJP-IFJ Media Safety Office