CERVANTES, Ilocos Sur- The DZNP-FM 93.5Mhz Nutriskwela Radyo Kabinnadang in Ilocos Sur Polythecnic State College (ISPSC) is now officially on air after its inauguration and blessing last May 20, 2015 witnessed by the Community Radio Council, station personnel,and NNC officials.
Radyo Kabinnadang is one of the 35 Nutriskwela Community Radio Stations established by the National Nutrition Council in partnership with LGUs and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) and the second nutriskwela radio station in Region I with the objective of empowering community through the dissemination of correct, relevant and up-to-date nutrition and health information, as well as education and developmental information from all sectors.
The National Nutrition Council represented by Ma. Eileen Blanco, Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator of NNC- Region I and Ms.Catherine Villanueva, Nutrition Officer II of NNC- Central Office turned-over the National Telecommunication Commission (NTC) license to operate to ISPSC-Cervantes represented by President Rafael Querubin and Cervantes Campus Director Renato Sawey during the closing ceremony of the concluded hands-on training on Community Radio Broadcasting organized and facilitated by the MQ Mediazone Productions, NNC’s media partner led by Ms. Mackay Quadra, Mr. Mario Garcia, Mr. Francis “Kiko” Flores and Mr. Andy Vital.
The training aims to orient and mobilize different sectors in the Municipality of Cervantes to actively participate and support the radio program; to be members of the Community Radio Council (CRC); and to be responsible broadcasters of Radyo Kabinnadang.
President Querubin inspired the CRC members in his message not to take the opportunity for granted but to accept the project seriously by taking care of it and loving it. “We, the stakeholders are here not to serve ourselves but to serve other people especially the people of Cervantes to improve the status of their lives through information dissemination,” he added.
In her closing message, NPC Blanco congratulated the participants for completing the training with flying colors. She said that Nutriskwela Radyo Kabinnadang will be of great help in improving the nuritional status of people in Cervantes. She further challenged the CRC to keep the fire burning. “The CRC should work cohesively to achieve its goals and objectives,” she added.#