Radio Set, Go: RMN continues the distribution of solar radio transistors to remote areas in the country

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact :  RMN Foundation, Inc. 
Phone   :  0928-987-6936 or 0917-840-9840
Email   :  rmnfoundation@rmn.ph

(Manila, Philippines, July 9, 2021) Years went by and radio continues in fulfilling its significant role for community building by the power of information and public service. High time to celebrate its relevance, the RMN Foundation, Inc., (Foundation) launched last February 13 during the World Radio Day, its One Radio campaign.


 

Anchored to the Radyo Edukasyon’s corporate social responsibility program pillar, the One Radio campaign aims to help beneficiaries to own a source of information for news and education especially during the challenges to academics brought by COVID-19. 

Realizing the importance of radio

To commemorate the World Radio Day, last February 2021, the Foundation launched an online contest via Facebook to determine who will be the lucky winners of the radio set giveaway.

Jia Chez, a winner from Naga, answers the question, “Paano nakatulong ang radyo sa isang buhay?” by sharing the importance of radio to her and her family. “Nakatutulong po ang radyo sa aming buhay na malaman ang iba’t ibang impormasyon na hindi namin maabot sa pamamagitan ng tv. Sobrang laking tulong po sa amin lalo na po sa mga lolo’t lola ko po na senior citizen [na] simula umaga hanggang gabi na po pana’y balita pa din ang hinihintay mapkinggan,” said Chez who confirmed through her comment that rain or shine, the only source of information they can rely on is radio.

Coming from Mindanao, Norhaini Baman II also won the radio set with her answer, “Malaki ang naitulong ng radyo sa aming buhay dahil sa pamamagitan ng radyo nalalaman namin ang nangyayari di lamang sa buong Cotabato City kundi pati na rin sa buong Pilipinas sa pamamagitan ng pakikinig ng balita lalo na sa inyong station na RMN Cotabato.”



The outpour of responses in RMN’s World Radio Day giveaway goes to show that radio remains relevant and indispensable in the lives of Filipinos. The revolution of the new media has its own significance but it cannot outweigh the reputation of radio as the trusted source for information across the country, especially in remote areas.

From significance to sustainability


Driven with the passion to help the vulnerable sectors in the society; the Foundation launched another round last June 1st, 2021 – the One Radio campaign, which intends to provide radio sets to deserving and indigent families in various communities in the Philippines.

The Foundation through the RMN stations in key cities such as Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Cotabato, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Naga, and Zamboanga distributed hundreds of solar radio sets. The solar transistor sets will be a great help to the beneficiaries by serving as their medium for obtaining news and entertainment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the times continue to change, radio also continues with its purpose to inform people and help them sustain their everyday needs. 

With the One Radio campaign under the Radyo Edukasyon program of the Foundation, more families and communities are expected to benefit from the radio sets distributed for free that can deliver information for both news and education needs across the country.

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Help us help other people. If you are interested to take part in the One Radio campaign of RMN Foundation, please send your monetary donations to BPI Bank Account No. 0071-1015-25, UCPB Bank Account No. 201-340-005-360 or reach out to RMN Foundation through our Facebook page, or email us at rmnfoundation@rmn.ph. You may also call or message us through 0928-987-6936 or 0917-840-9840. Visit our website for more information at www.rmn.ph.

Radyo Edukasyon: Established when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and the lack of face-to-face education became a concern for a number of students, the Radyo Edukasyon pillar of the Foundation provided media support for various quality educational programs to reach the largest number of audiences through the strength of the RMN networks’ radio broadcasting stations.

About RMN Foundation

The RMN Foundation (Foundation) was established on September 5, 2012 as the corporate social responsibility arm of RMN Networks, Inc., which is committed to support and cultivate humanitarian relationships that uplift the Filipino’s quality of life in every part of the Philippines. With a nationwide broadcasting strength of over 60 AM and FM owned and affiliated radio stations, the RMN Networks aims to provide public service through the airwaves, but also in the most meaningful way directly to local audiences through the efforts of the Foundation. The Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit organization that develops and implements programs to address the needs of the underprivileged and contribute to address the social problems in the country. To learn more about the Foundation, please contact rmnfoundation@rmn.ph and visit their website rmn.ph.

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