The Diocese of Bacolod, through the Diocesan Social Communications Commission, joins the members of the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter in celebrating World Radio Day on February 13, 2022.
Ms. Chona V. Gosiaoco, DYAF Station Manager and newly elected Chairperson of the KBP – Bacolod and Negros Occidental Chapter, with fellow KBP officers, attended the Misa Populo at the San Sebastian Cathedral presided by Bishop Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, DD.
In his homily, Bishop Buzon reminded media practitioners of their primary responsibility to the truth. According to the Bishop, with the proliferation of fake news and rampant disinformation, the media should stick to the facts since “without facts, we cannot arrive at the truth”. As the May 2022 Elections is fast approaching, the Bishop likewise reminded the media of its role in always upholding and spreading the truth so that public trust in the means of communication is maintained, if not restored.
As part of the whole day observance, the members of the media sector in attendance also participated in the ongoing consultation process for the Synod on Synodality in the Diocese of Bacolod. Afterwards, Rev. Fr. Roy Christian Gesulgon, Chairperson of the Diocesan Social Communications Commission inducted to office the newly elected officers of the KBP Bacolod-Negros Occidental Chapter. The Synodal Consultation and the Oath-Taking Ceremony were held at the St. John Mary Vianney Hall, St. Sebastian Rectory.
The new set of KBP Bacolod and Negros Chapter Officers are Ms. Chona V. Gosiaoco (DYAF CMN Bacolod) as Chairperson, Mr. Jeony Bigay (DYHB-RMN) as Vice Chairperson, Pastor Chester Nimrod Elias (DYVS) as Secretary, Ms. Nona D. Magbanua (Aksyon Radyo Bacolod) as Treasurer, Mr. Serafin "Jopy" Plotria Jr. as Standard Performance Officer, Ms. Joy Q. Pastoral (DYVS) as Executive Secretary, Mr. Roberto Pabulayan (Easy Rock) as Marketing Officer.
The Board of Directors include Mr. Francis Muñoz (Easy Rock, Love Radio), Mr. Jerry Mayordo (RJFM), Mr. Ferdinand "Bong" Tan (RPN-DYKB), Mr. Noel Katalbas (Happy Radio-Sagay-DYAG), Ms. Divine Grace Cuello (Bombo Radyo Bacolod), and Ms. Jennifer Ellaga (Star FM), Ms. Angelina Matilla (DYRL).