- Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar stated POC's plans of continuing President Rodrigo Duterte's show, 'Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa'
- The show is set to air nationwide in August and will be formatted in Tagalog, making it 'Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa'
- POC also plans to etablish the first Muslim and Lumad channel in Davao City
Presidential Communications Office Secretary Martin Andanar said in an interview that President Rodrigo Duterte’s popular local television program ‘Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa’ will be aired nationwide on August.
The television program, a 30-minute interview of Duterte, is aired in Davao City during Sunday morning but is taped earlier. The same program is set to air nationwide and will be in Tagalog format, making it ‘Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa’.
Andanar added that the program will not only air on television but also in radio and other media platform. “It should be on radio, on television, online, on print, social media…So the newest edition here is the print,” he said.
The print, according to Andanar, will be a tabloid that will be released weekly for free and will also be called ‘Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa’.
“So now, we’re going to get into the tabloid, tabloid nalang, weekly, for free, ‘Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa’, but you know, also. So parang extension,” Andanar said in an interview.
[So now, we’re going to get into the tabloid, tabloid I say, weekly, for free, ‘Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa’ (From the Masses, For the Masses), but you know, also. So it’s like an extension.]
The government also plans to have a broadcasting hub in Mindanao. Aside from the state-owned broadcasting network, which is PTV4, the hub in Mindanao is part of the charter, said Andanar. He explained that they decided to put the hub in Davao since the location is typhoon free as relatively compared to Manila, saying that whatever happens, there will still be broadcasts.
PCO is also planning to establish the first Muslim and Lumad channel in the country. He said, “Establishing a Muslim channel would require us to be in Mindanao. It’s easier for us to deal with our brothers, the Muslim brothers in Mindanao so, those are the lofty goals of PCO.”
Andanar said that the president has agreed and supported the plans. He also pointed out that former President Joseph Estrada was the last chief executive in the country that has his own paper. - AA, Kami Media