ADTEL introduces new KENT & BARON

DZMJ Online Season 11 Episode 11 is with the Lopez Group of Companies ADTEL, the company behind BARON tv Antenna and KENT water purifier. we also met with Kuya Kim Atienza being the endorser of both products as he signed another year contract endorsing Baron.


Koreans support P250M PAGASA flood forecasting center in QC

The Korean government, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency
(KOICA), and the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical
Services Administration (PAGASA) inaugurated last Friday the
Pasig-Marikina-Tullahan River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Center in
Quezon City. The center marks the completion of KOICA and PAGASA’s
Automation of Flood Early Warning System for Disaster Mitigation in Greater
Metro Manila project.

“Among the priority areas of KOICA Philippine office is disaster
preparation and preparedness. KOICA included this section in its Country
Partnership Strategy (CPS) from 2016 to 2020,” Department of Science and
Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato Dela Peña said last Friday. He also
added that PAGASA has been a strong partner of KOICA in bringing
development projects since 2007.

“The Korean government recognizes the urgent need to address and mitigate
the devastation caused by floods, as it is considered to be one of the most
damaging natural disasters in the country. We recognize the need to
strengthen disaster response capacities to save and protect more lives,”
Korean Ambassador Han Dong-man said in his speech during the launch.


23RD National Press Congress highlights science and technology

*DOST Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña holds a token and certification from the
Publishers Association of the Phils, Inc. headed by PAPI national president
Nelson Santos with Chairman Emeritus Johnny Dayang together with its
national officers**.*

MANILA – The recently concluded 23rd National Press Congress by the
Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), held at the
Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila has highlighted community development
through enhanced public awareness on science and technology.

The annual event is mandated under Presidential Proclamation 1187 which
declared December every year as the Month of the Community Press in the
Service of the Nation, and designed PAPI as lead agency for its observance.
The 23rd National Press Congress edition was held in collaboration with the
National Capital Regional office of the Department of Science and
Technology (DOST-NCR).

*Spearheading the 23rd National Press Congress (from L-R) Sir Davis
Pagayon, Bimbo Doran, PTFoMS Exec. Dir. Joel S. Egco , FISPC President Inv.
Fransisco “Popoy” Pagayon, FISPC Treasurer Ed Evangelista, NPC President
Rolando Gonzalo and Sir Edward Calvario of Healing Galing.*

In his message, DOST-NCR Regional Director Jose “Jojo’ Patalinjug, III
stressed the value of their partnership with PAPI on the media event which
he said will hopefully help bridge the communication gap in their efforts
to bring science, technology and innovations to the people. He particularly
cited the event’s theme: “Science and Technology as Prime Movers of
Developmental Growth.”

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who keynoted the press congress, also
noted the theme’s clear message. “I appreciate that you have chosen the
role of science and technology as prime movers of developmental growth for
this year overall theme,” he said and emphasisized the importance of Press
Freedom and value of communication and connections. “We stand to benefit
tremendously from collaboration in sharing knowledge for the greater good,”
he added.

*The Publishers Association of the Phils, Inc. (PAPI) National President
Nelson Santos (center) together with Department of Science and Technology
headed by Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña with DOST-NCR Regional Director Jose
“Jojo’ Patalinjug III and PAPI Chairman Emeritus Johnny Dayang and its PAPI
national officers signed and exchange notes concerning their partnership
for the community and national development.*

PAPI chairman emeritus Johnny P. Dayang acknowledged previous PAPI
president Louie Areola who formally introduced Sec. Dela Pena, and
incumbent president Nelson Santos for all their efforts to make their
organization responsive to current development demands. “The information
service of our people is dependent on our community press; we are the
vanguard of press freedom as we deliver the right information to the
grassroots,” he said.

Other highlights of the annual PAPI media event were the update by PCOO
Undersecretary Joel M. Sy Egco, executive director of the Presidential Task
Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) on related to the 2009 Maguindanao
Massacre and related media killings and security, and the Senatoriables’

*Eight (8) senatorial bets spearheading the Senatorial Forum conducted by
the Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI) during the 23rd
National Press Congress seated are from L-R) Atty. Romy Macalintal, Rafael
Alunan III, Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, Prof. Edmundo “Toti”
Casiño, Rizalino David, and Atty. Dan Rolida along with (standing) the PAPI
National Officers led by President Nelson Santos.*

At least 10 senatorial candidates participated in the Forum, including DLSU
law dean Chel Diokno, former DILG Sec. Rafael Alunan, noted election lawyer
Romulo Macalintal and Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano, former
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque, Profs. Toti Casino and Rizalito David,
and lawyers Larry Gadon and Dan Roleta.