China Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua announced the possibility of additional modern radio transmitters on top of the broadcasting training program portable radios offered to the Presidential Communications Operations Office as part of the cooperation pact between China and the Philippines.
An improved state broadcasting system would “let more people in the grassroots level know what the government is doing for the people and what China and Philippines are doing to enhance our friendship and cooperation,” the Chinese ambassador said.
Zhao was at the Palace for the turnover of 450 handheld AM/FM radios to Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.
He said the donation of the portable radios to the PCOO was just the “first small step” of implementing the closer bilateral cooperation on information and communication technology.
Zhao acknowledged the importance of having an efficient communication facility to bring the government closer to the people.
China also offered training program for Filipino broadcasting personnel. The ambassador said at least 30 representatives from government and private media would be invited to undergo a two-week broadcasting training program in China.
The training program would involve editing, reporting, media management, among others, and will be “tailored to the requests and needs of the Filipino side.”