Oblates to launch election info campaign over radio

The Oblate fathers own and maintain five radio stations in Mindanao with some 30 affiliate stations all over the country.

Officials of the Notre Dame Broadcasting Corporation (NDBC) — based in the cities of Cotabato, Koronadal and Kidapawan — met on Wednesday to finalize the radio spots.

Fr. Ignacio Rellin, OMI, NDBC chief executive officer, said the spots will include information about the present political situation not only in Mindanao but in the whole nation as well. The spots will likewise include tips in choosing a political leader.

“We hope that through our election spots we would be able to change the outlook of our people in the sanctity of our rights to suffrage. As ‘Radio for Peace,’ this is our legacy to serve the people, especially in the villages,” Rellin said.

The spots will tackle massive vote buying, cheating and the use of “guns, gold and goons” for 74 days, all the way till the eve of the May 14 polls, Rellin said.

The Oblates’ election radio spots will be aired over DXND-AM and DXDM-FM in Kidapawan City, DXMS-AM and DXOL-FM in Cotabato City and DXOM-FM in Koronadal City.

Affiliate stations in the Visayas and Mindanao which are members of the Tingog Mindanao Radio Alliance (TIMRA) and the Philippine Federation of Catholic Broadcasters (PFCB) will also air the spots.