Most Sugbo TV equipment found to be defective

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MOST of the equipment used for Sugbo TV, the Capitol’s cable TV program, are defective, results of an inventory done by IT professionals and personnel from the General Services Office (GSO) showed yesterday.

“The cameras worth P200,000.00 each were defective along with the computers and hard disks. I don’t know why these things happen, considering how much these equipment cost,” said Provincial Board (PB) member Arleigh Sitoy.

The inventory was done ahead of the resumption of Sugbo TV’s operations on the first week of February.

Sitoy said they will institutionalize the program so it would be shielded from changes in leadership in the Capitol.

Sugbo TV chief Natileigh Sitoy said they will use their personal equipment in the meantime.

The province is paying $14,000 or about P600,000.00 per month excluding P181,000 for broadcast through Skycable.

The elder Sitoy said they scaled down the budget of Sugbo TV from P37 million to P13 million including the salaries of the employees.

He also said they were surprised about the no-show of advertisers of Sugbo TV in a PB hearing.

Sitoy also warned former Sugbu TV and Sugbu News personnel to turn over any equipment they are still keeping lest they face criminal charges.

He told reporters that among the changes they plan to instill is the inclusion of “independent films” in local programming. Correspondent Renan Alangilan

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