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