Pillar of East Visayas media celebrates 50 years of balanced broadcasting and public service
Tacloban City (October 17) -- It is but proper to pay tribute to DYVL Aksyon Radyo of Manila Broadcasting Company as it celebrates today its 50 years of unceasing dedication and public service to the people of Region 8.
DYVL Aksyon Radyo by setting the example of media professionalism has won the respect of media practitioners, the government officials and the ordinary people who have made it as their pillars of support in times of need.
For indeed, in its 50 years of existence and presence in the air lanes, DYVL was able to develop numerous media practitioners who are respected because of their professionalism.
As a proof of their respect and joy as DYVL Aksyon Radyo celebrates its 50 years of dedicated service to the people of Eastern Visayas, the tri-media practitioners in Tacloban bonded together to put up a Medialympics at the Leyte Park Hotel Compound last Sunday.
The Medialympics was successfully conducted with about 187 media practitioners participating in the games which included basketball, volleyball for men, volleyball for women, badminton, table tennis and six parlor games. The participants were divided to am radio, fm radio, television and print media with the television (red) team emerging as champion.
The Medialympics was capped with a fellowship dinner at the RTR Plaza Gazebo, and a Karisyuhan stage show and Awarding of Prizes at the RTR Ampitheater. The night was capped with a fireworks display.
On October 15, a testimonial dinner, awards and recognition night was conducted at Hotel Alejandro. This night featured the giving of awards to the pioneer broadcasters which include former Mayor Salvador Moron, Liza Garcia Noel who is the mother of Waray Partylist Congressman Bembem Noel, Mr. Alex Montejo who owns the Hotel, Virginia Dolina who came all the way from Manila, Roland Raval who came all the way from Davao, Bernardina Asis, Claudine Afable, Felina Pamen, Willy Caysido and Helen Nierras. Posthumous awards were presented to the family of Atty. Eduardo Montilla who used to be the station manager of DYVL who rose to become Vice President of the Manila Broadcasting Company, former station manager Carlos Filamor and Ric Radam.
October 16 was highlighted with a bloodletting and Medical mission at the DYVL Compound sponsored by PCSO, Senate President Manny Villar and Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla.
October 17 which is the Anniversary Day will be highlighted with the gathering of KBP members at DYVL and the Children's Day at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon at Plaza Rizal.
It is hoped that DYVL will continue to set the standard of a good and dedicated broadcast media for other media outfits to follow. (PIA 8) [top]