• Society

    Broadcasting Ethics, Responsibilities and Law

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Broadcast journalists are being held to high standards of ethics by their editors and owners or regulators. Ethics are now heavily considered in the reporting of news. Newsrooms do think carefully about suspicious websites, bad taste, offending the audience, upsetting the bereaved, the vulnerable or children, victims of crime or disaster, showing how a scam or crime can be carried out, showing the moment of death in accidents or war and terrorist executions. There used to be a consensus that if you see it or hear it happening, then it must carry more authority than the written…

  • People & Entertainment

    To the Man Who Helped Me Color My Life

    It should have been a surprise reunion with my favorite professor in University of Sto. Tomas but my day turned gloomy upon hearing of heartbreaking news. It has been years since I visited my alma mater and if not for a client meeting in Morayta which ended earlier than scheduled, I would not have thought of passing by Beato Angelico Building where I spent my college life. I was excited to see ‘Sir’ whom has been instrumental in my 6-year journey in the College of Fine Arts and Design. If not for his patience and support for working students like me, I will not be an art director today. It…

  • Security & Safety

    There Is No Room for Childish Acts in Helping the Fight Against Criminality

    National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar recently confirmed that the local executive in Metro Manila who committed “childish acts” is Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro. Teodoro is said to be the mayor who Philippine National Police Chief General Oscar Albayalde referred as the one who withdrew support to the policemen in his area. Albayalde earlier revealed that the mayor got irked when he was not informed that the Chief of Police in the city was promoted to a new post and a new acting chief was assigned. Under the law, local chief executives may choose who will be appointed as Chief of Police in their…

  • News & Current Events,  Security & Safety

    Rewarding the Good Eggs and Punishing the Bad Eggs in the Police Force

    When those who are expected to shield innocent people from harm are the ones who committed misdeeds, then who will guarantee public security and safety? This is not to cast doubts in our authorities but to serve as a wake-up call for everyone. In every organization, there are what they called the “bad eggs” or the corrupt and abusive individuals staining the image of the institution. The Philippine National Police (PNP) is no exemption. PNP National Capital Regional Police Office Director Major General Guillermo Eleazar lost his temper to Police Corporal Marlo Quibete of Eastern Police District-District Drug Enforcement Unit (EPD-DDEU) when he was caught in the act of extorting…

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    Cebuana Lhuillier Micro Savings: A Convenient Way to Save Money

    Many Filipinos opted to save money at home because of banking fears especially when an ordinary account holder could not afford to maintain the transactions in financial institutions and the bank will take away every single centavo left because of dormancy charges. After successfully created a bank account with numerous requirements and high initial deposit, the next problem for a customer is the maintaining balance which is usually not below P3,000 or depending on the bank’s policy. Also, bank operations usually opens at 9:00AM and closes as late as 4:30 PM. What if you what to immediately deposit your hard-earned salary or withdraw more than P20,000 (usual allowable withdrawal amount…

  • News & Current Events,  People & Entertainment

    Servicio Filipino and ACT Partnership to Boost Work Readiness in Philippines

    The problem with human resources development in the Philippines is real and there something that must be done. Today. The Servicio Filipino, Inc. (SFI) has signed a partnership with ACT, Inc. which will help address the assessment needs of the Filipino labor force in terms of building the human capital in line with the current skills. Luis “Lloyd” Alberto Anastacio II, President and Chief Executive Officer, SFI Group of Companies, said that the partnership will use ACT System as a tool for the upgrading the skills of students and trainees entering the work force. “We will implement the full-scale Work Ready Communities (WRC) framework in the Philippines. The main purpose…

  • Society

    Lingo Used in Radio Broadcasting

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Two-way digital Radio Lingo When you’re communicating over a two-way radio or you encountered other people communicating over a two-way radio, saying words or codes you are not familiar with. Say you finished saying something important and the person you were speaking to responded “10-4”, or “Roger that.” These phrases are examples of short-hand radio lingo that’s been around for decades, all to create succinct and crystal clear communications for radio users. “Roger that” – A quick way to say that you understand what the other person is saying. “Mayday” – It essentially means “Life-threatening emergency” and…

  • Society

    Defining the Sound of the Station

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). The first decision you have to make is deciding what kind of station you want to be. If you don’t come to a clear and firm agreement on this, every other subsequent decision you attempt to make will lead to endless disagreements and conflict, because you’ll all be pulling in different directions. Are you going to adopt a public service broadcasting or a commercial radio approach? They are fundamentally different because their purposes are different, driven by differences in source of income. Public service broadcasting (PSB) exists to serve the listeners: whereas the primary function of a…

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    Why Enter Broadcasting?

    This post is for academic purposes only. Credit is to the original author(s). Do You Want the Job? They made it clear that while you may not become rich doing the work, your life would be exciting. That is how a school student summed it up for every hopeful broadcast journalist when she wrote about what her tutors told her. The adrenalin rush keeps me going. No two days have ever been the same. . . . and that is what a veteran learned. Ask yourself these questions. Am I a curious person? Do I ask about people, processes, events and how things happen? Am I skeptical sometimes? Do I…