China donates 450 transistor radios to Philippines

Friday 03 March, 2017
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The Chinese government handed over 450 digital transistor radios to the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) of the Philippines on Monday.

The donation, which is a part of the cooperation agreement between the two countries, also includes government media and executive management training.

The radio sets were handed over by the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua to Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar in a ceremony.

China has also offered to invite 30 representatives from government and private media to undergo a two-week broadcasting training program in the country.

China’s Ministry of Information will help rebuild PTV-4, Radyo ng Bayan, and the Philippine News Agency, aside from the annual scholarships it offered for PCOO executives and employees.

The ambassador said the program, involving editing, reporting and media management, will be “tailored to the requests and needs by the Filipino side.”

Zhao also said: “We are considering possibility to provide radio transmitters to the Filipino side particularly to PCOO so that we can enlarge the coverage by the broadcasting station, you call it the people’s broadcasting station.

“This is symbolic of the different projects that is a result of the bilateral communications MOU that the Chinese government and the Republic of the Philippines had signed last year,” Andanar said.

 

Country Philippines
Location: 
New Executive Building Malacañang, Manila 1005
Philippines
14° 35' 38.6268" N, 120° 59' 39.5124" E
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