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KBP-Cebu elects new set of officers

Le Phyllis F. Antojado - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — The new leadership of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas in Cebu has vowed to “continue to be relevant in our society” especially in the “new normal.”

KBP officials admitted the many challenges that the broadcast industry is facing, especially with the emergence of new technology and the disinformation surrounding the digital platform.

DyLL Energy FM’s station manager Allan “Abai” Montesclaros, who was recently elected to lead the KBP-Cebu Chapter, said that radio stations in Cebu will look after each other as they leave behind the competition while embracing the “new normal” in the broadcast industry.

“The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) members believe that we are of different herd from the circus of on-line disinformation that paralleled the advancement of human lives in this digital era. As members we will define even deeper the standards and take the accountabilities in this God given profession, as broadcaters, Beyond listenership, views, followers and money but with passion,” Montesclaros said.

Montesclaros replaced Fr. Roberto Ebisa as the KBP-Cebu head after the latter’s term had ended. Ebisa has been the KBP local president since 2016.

Ebisa said the broadcast industry is facing an “enormous challenge” with the advancement of communications technology.

“The media habits of today’s listeners are ever-changing. Radio is constantly re-inventing itself in many ways to remain relevant to the society. And we need dedicated and capable the maze of this transformation happening all over the world” Ebisa said.

The former KBP-Cebu chairman though believes in the “unwavering passion” of the local leaders to bring the broadcast industry to greater heights.

Ruperto Nicdao Jr., overall chairman of the KBP in the country, shared the same sentiments with the local officials of the organization about the challenges facing the broadcast industry these days.

Nicdao said “challenges, however, make serving in a leadership position more fulfilling and rewarding and I am sure the experience will enable you to learn more about yourselves and your members.”

The new set of officers of KBP-Cebu took oath last night during the culminating activity of the Broadcaster’s Month.

The new KBP-Cebu officers are: Allan  Montesclaros (Energy FM), chairman; Alvin Bandiola (DYCD 103.5 FM RETRO), vice president for FM;  Jovelyn Satinitigan Padin (DYRC), vice president for AM; Gayle Loraine Lagadia (The Life Changing Radio), treasurer; Jose Maria Ayie Lanza (Love Radio), secretary; and Jimrey Biosa (SMNI DYAR 765 Cebu), auditor .

The Board of Directors are Raymond Cerna (DYIO FM Y101 Cebu), Fr. Felmar Fiel SVD (DYRF) and Jhunnex Napallacan (DYLA), while the legal counsel is Atty. Ruphil Banoc (DYHP 612 AM CEBU). The KBP Regional Coordinator is Marlon Baula (YESFM and Easy Rock Cebu). — LPM (FREEMAN)


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