Press Release
July 1, 2010


BALER, AURORA -- As the province celebrates another historical event hosting the 8th Philippine-Spanish friendship day, Senator Edgardo J. Angara unveils the region's first-ever media center.

In fulfillment of Republic Act 0027, the Aurora Technological Institute establishes a radio, television and satellite broadcasting station in Baler through the initiative of Angara, who hails from Aurora province.

The center aims to tap local talents and their technical skills to pursue careers as radio and TV anchors. It features state-of-the art facilities for pre- and post-production, editing and recording; as well as seasoned trainors and instructors to facilitate the various modules of modern media technologies. This will be the first training and practical center for radio and TV in the province.

"Our country has always been big in the domestic and international media scene. Our media practitioners are among the best in the world. We produce highly talented professionals who are far more creative than many in the world. It is time that we harness these talents and develop their skills to benefit them, their families and the country," said Angara.

He added, "This is an opportunity to raise a new breed of creative, talented and hardworking radio and TV artists for the country. This is a good start for our people, and it marks Aurora's readiness in providing highly-skilled and creative professionals in the media industry--both here and abroad."

As renowned art patron, Angara is the father of the laws that created the National Museum and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). As former president of the University of the Philippines and Chair of the UP Centennial Commission, he now aims to integrate the development of media studies and the art and technology to the education and cultural sector of Aurora--a first in the region.

The station will be under the supervision of the People's Television Network Inc.

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