Looks like Brigada, Happy, Gold and Love are now bracing for a new, albeit low-powered competitor. Koronadal City, a bustling city of 158,000 (2010 NSO Census) and an hour and a half away from General Santos City, now has five FM stations. The sixth FM station, 97.9 Spring Radio, is licensed in nearby Tampakan, South Cotabato.
Enter 93.9 Marvelous Radio. The said FM station is owned and operated by Marvelous College of Technology, Inc. and its campus is located at M.H. Del Pilar St., Brgy. Zone IV, in this city. The said station is now in test broadcast since May 13 and is now airing the same music offered by its FM competitors. It is Koronadal’s first campus-owned station since 104.1 Wow Radio owned by Green Valley College Foundation, Inc., which signed on last December 2012 (the said station signed off last 2013, thanks to the entry of 95.7 Brigada News FM). As a campus-owned FM station, the said station is low-powered and its signal is best heard within the 300-meter radius of the said campus, which includes Protech Center, South Cotabato Provincial Capitol, Rizal Park, South Cotabato Sports Complex and Notre Dame of Marbel University. If you want to try to listen to that station in areas like Ace Centerpoint and KCC Mall of Marbel, you need a bigger antenna to pick up the said station.
Let’s see if that station will hold on for a long time, even when its four full-powered FM competitors are stepping up in order to become the top station in Koronadal.
NOTE: This post is the personal opinion of the creator of this blog and is no way affiliated to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte or Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
This is where our P20 million went.
The whole nation alarmed this morning when the news of an anti-Duterte ad is about to air tomorrow, May 6. The information revealed that ABS-CBN will air the ad anyway for P20 million and other networks rejected that ad.
Fast forward to the first commercial break of TV Patrol, we see the anti-Duterte ad paid by the Vice Presidential Candidate Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV before our very eyes. He used innocent children on the said ad. It started with a young kid saying “ito ba ang gusto n’yo?” followed by edited clips of past speeches from the Presidential Front-runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte regarding his fight against criminality, swearing Pope Francis, praising the New People’s Army (NPA), kissing women, his remarks on the 1989 hostage crisis on the gang rape of the Australian missionary, and his promise of a bloody presidency, followed by a kid saying “ito po ba ang gusto ninyong maging halimbawa para sa amin?“, and the Mayor showing his dirty finger (censored for obvious reasons). The ad was paid by Sen. Antonio Trillanes and it comes just four days before the 2016 Presidential Elections here in the Philippines. The aforementioned ad is also aired on GMA 7.
My thoughts about this ad is the use of kids on a political ad. Are they forced to do this or are they paid by Trillanes for that ad alone? That ad alone is a clear violation of the Fair Elections Act since it essentially attacked Duterte since Trillanes’ so-called exposé on Duterte’s so-called hidden wealth. I think Trillanes is so desperate to avoid a Duterte presidency and avoid launching a coup against Duterte if he wins the Presidency. The desperation comes after Duterte stole the momentum away from Grace Poe in the past few weeks thanks to his strong support among the masses, as well as the middle class and the elite. Our votes are not worth P20 million, Sen. Trillanes, so please stop this attempt to lure voters away from Duterte and focus on the real problems of the Philippines, like poverty, corruption, criminality, jobs, healthcare, the sea dispute with China, and others. Please spare these young kids!
My one last plea is to vote wisely and think hard on who do you think will lead the country to a better future in the next six years.