The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) approved SP Resolution No. 2022-0639 establishing a community radio station of the Department of Education Division (DepEd) of Malaybalay for their radio-based program on February 8, 2022.
In this time of pandemic where face to face classes are restricted, the DepEd Division of Malaybalay deemed it important to establish a radio station to continue their functions. They, however, faced a setback – the limited slots given by the local partner stations. Apart from that is the weak and inconsistent internet connectivity in the Poblacion and nearby barangays, and the lack of connection in the rural barangays.
To continue the delivery of Radio-Based Instruction Program and Basic Education Services to barangays, and ensuring continuous implementation of Basic Education of Distant Learning Modality, the radio station was found as the most appropriate solution.
During the 115th regular session of the 8th SP, this has been duly seconded and approved — the establishment of a Community Radio in the Division of Malaybalay, Department of Education, and granting authority to the City Mayor to sign all legal documents needed relative to the resolution and in behalf of the City of Government.
This station will also serve as a laboratory for learners taking a special program in journalism.