Guv underscores media’s role during calamity-A A +A
Friday, August 17, 2012
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Governor Lilia Pineda has noted the role of media in saving the lives and properties during the recent calamity that hit the province.
At the height of the southwest monsoon, some 405 villages in 19 towns, including two cities, were inundated.
The people got information about the current situation of the major rivers, waterways and other tributaries with the various media entities both local and national.
Pineda said the media is "worth of genuine appreciation in times of great need and calamity."
The Provincial Information Office headed by Joel Mapiles had worked closely with national television station such as GMA 7, ABS-CBN, TV5, Net 25, PTV 4, UNTV, ANC and national newspapers such as Business Mirror, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Manila Times and Manila Standard Today.
Pineda also recognized Sun.Star Pampanga, Punto, Central Luzon Daily, The Voice, Angeles Observer, Business Week, Headline Gitnang Luzon, among others, for the publication.
She likewise valued the role of radio stations like RW95.1 FM, GVAM 792, GVFM 99.1, Bright 91.9, dzMM, dzBB, dzEC, dzRH, in the continuous delivery of reports from the towns and cities of the province.
She also recognized the efforts of CLTV36 and GNN44 for closely monitoring the flood situations throughout the province.
“We continue to ask for your support during this time of need. Let us maintain the delivery of accurate news for Kapampangans to avoid confusion and avert the spread of wrong information causing panic and distress among the people of Pampanga,” Pineda said. (Herbert P. Mapiles)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 18, 2012.