Davao City eyed as ‘broadcasting hub’ of Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 June) – Davao City is positioned to be the “broadcasting hub” of Mindanao with state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities, incoming Presidential Communications and Operations Secretary Martin Andanar said.

Andanar said in an interview at the opening Thursday of “Rody Duterte Through the Years” photo exhibit the at the Abreeza Mall that he will propose to incoming President Rodrigo R. To put up high-technology television and radio stations in the city.

He said he doesn’t know how much it would cost, but Filipinos should expect a major overhaul in the state-run People’s Television and Radyo ng Bayan for it to deliver better services.

“We haven’t gotten into the investments or the monetary level, how much it will cost us to build a state-of-the-art broadcast facility in Davao. But it is definitely one of our dreams and our visions to set up a broadcast facility that will make Davao the broadcast hub of Mindanao,” he said.

He said he is also planning to merge Philippine News Agency and the Philippine Informational Agency to rationalize their functions.

“There are so many overlapping activities between PNA and PIA. So, one of the best ways to make the government more efficient is to rationalize it and break down. Break down the barriers and find out where we can work efficiently and together find a common denominator,” he said. (Antonio L. Colina IV/MindaNews)