PCOO: DBM okays P200M fund to build new gov’t state media hub in Visayas
MANILA, Philippines — A new government media hub will soon rise in Mandaue City in Cebu after its P200-million budget for construction was approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) said Thursday.
“We are happy that the President finally approved this shortly after our success in constructing the Mindanao Media Hub, the largest government media facility outside of Metro Manila, and the largest in the country to date, which is under the Duterte administration,” PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said, as quoted in a statement.
The PCOO said the new facility called Visayas Media Hub, will be built “soon” within the 3,000-square meter property of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.
“Sa departamento ko masasabi ko na patas ang ating pagpapagawa ng radio station, mga TV station and now we have the Visayas Media Hub that basically will become the biggest media facility in the Visayas,” Andanar said.
(In my department, I can say that we have a level playing field in fixing radio stations and TV stations. Now we have the Visayas Media Hub that will basically become the biggest media facility there in the Visayas.)
It was just last March when the PCOO inaugurated the Mindanao Media Hub in Davao City which houses attached agencies like People’s Television Network, Philippine News Agency, Philippine Information Agency, APO Production Unit, Inc., Radyo Pilipinas, and the Presidential Broadcast Staff-Radio Television Malacañang.
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