LCC launches Literasi para sa Kaunlaran radio program

The Literacy Coordinating Council recently launched its “Literasi para sa Kaunlaran” radio program over DXIM Radyo ng Bayan in Cagayan de Oro City with Region X PIA Director Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob as host. Now on its third cycle, the radio program aims to promote the thrust and programs of LCC and to intensify advocacy and social mobilization in promoting literacy endeavors in areas of the country with lowest literacy rate.

DepEd Undersecretary and LCC chairperson Rizalino D. Rivera led the launching of the radio program aired live over DXIM Radyo ng Bayan and witnessed by Atty. Carol Orias-de Ocampo, chief of staff of the office of Usec. Rivera; Dr. Norma L. Salcedo, head of the LCC Secretariat; Ms. Liza Cuisia from the Philippine Information Agency central office; officials of the Department of Education Region X; the Philippine Information Agency Region X team; representatives of the National Economic and Development Authority; Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental; Municipal Government of Salay; DXIM station manager Ditas Gualberto; and officials/representatives of barangays with the lowest literacy rate in the 5th and 6th class municipalities of the country.

With the Philippine Information Agency as project implementor, the Literasi para sa Kaunlaran radio program hopes to promote the policy thrusts, directions, and programs initiated by the Literacy Coordinating Council and underscore the importance of functional literacy in the empowerment of people and in poverty and hunger mitigation efforts. More importantly, the program seeks to serve as an instrument of functional literacy.

Through the radio program, LCC hopes to convince parent listeners on the importance of sending their children to school, formal or nonformal; and to encourage out of school youth and indigenous people to avail of nonformal school placements and assessment programs.

The once a week radio segment aired live over DXIM Radyo ng Bayan in Cagayan de Oro City every Thursday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. starting October 14, 2010 will run on air for a period of six months. The regular episodes will be hosted by Director Cabahug-Aguhob.

Delayed telecasts will be shown on PARASAT cable TV 29 in Cagayan de Oro City every Saturday at 5:30-7:30 p.m. and in other cable stations in the five provinces of Northern Mindanao: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental including Marawi City.

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