Andanar bats for reliable disaster warning broadcast system

MANILA Communities all over the country, especially in remote areas, may soon get timely information on disasters and emergency conditions, as the government seeks to build a reliable broadcast system for the state-run People's Television Network (PTV4) particularly in times of calamity or disaster.

This, as Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Wednesday stressed the need for a reliable broadcast system for PTV-4 especially in times of emergency situations.

Andanar made this remark during the demonstration of the PTV4's Early Warning Broadcast System (EWBS), a remote activation system for radio and TV, and data-casting in Davao City.

The event came after the PCOO, last January, led the ceremonial transition of PTV-4 from analog to Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) broadcast, one of the most meaningful communication modernization programs under the Duterte administration.

In his speech, Andanar said that the EWBS and data-casting demonstration is proof of a more reliable broadcast system which can directly inform and guide the public of any impending risks and emergencies affecting their specific locality.

Source: Philippine News Agency