Bacolod City is celebrating World Radio Day to underscore the crucial role of radio in the development of the city, a press release said yesterday.
The awarding of outstanding radio personalities called “Tingog kag Handurawan Awards Night" will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod Friday.
“We would like to look back on how radio, along with the 80 years of evolution in the history of Bacolod City, has helped in distributing, communicating, educating, enlightening, exposing, and choosing information to all Bacolodnons and Negrenses,” Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP)- Negros Occidental chairman, Serafin "Jopy" Plotria Jr., said during the opening ceremonies.
Plotria said radio has been at the forefront of the city's history such as the inception of the MassKara Festival, the sugar crises and the sinking of the M/V Don Juan.
Danny Dangcalan, acting head of the City Public Information Office and overall event chairman, said the World Radio Day is significant as the city marks its 80th year of cityhood.
The World Radio Day is being celebrated worldwide every 13th of February.
However, due to Tropical Depression "Basyang" which that placed Negros Island under Public Storm Signal No. 1 last week, the event was moved to February 19, the press release added.*
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The Bacolod City Police Office awarded personnel of five units, force multipliers, and a civilian for their contribution in the recent Bacolaodiat Festival, during the flag-raising ceremony at the BCPO headquarters at Magsaysay Avenue in Bacolod, Monday.
Supt. Levy Pangue, Supt. Leonardo Borromeo, Supt. Placido Gentoleo, Chief Insp. Lester Leada, and Supt. Nasruddin Tayuan and their men received the commendations.
Several force multipliers were also given certificates of appreciation for their security assistance during the Bacolaodiat Festival.
Celia Divino of Balay Quince also received a certificate of appreciation for her cooperation and support to the BCPO, by allowing the police to use their facility as the City Joint Operation Center of Security Task Group Bacolaodiat.
BCPO officer-in-charge, Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, Supt. Victorino Romanillos Jr., and Supt. Leonardo Borromeo led the awarding ceremony.*SGG
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