By Lady Jean L. Kabagani

ILIGAN CITY, Oct 25 (PIA ICCC) — The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) as the lead agency of the Information Management and Strategic Communications Support Group of the Task Force Bangon Marawi (IMSCSG – TFBM) has re-launched the radio program “Bangon Marawi, Bangon Ranao” for Marawi evacuees.

The creation of radio program, “Bangon Marawi, Bangon Ranao stems” from the desire of TFBM in partnership with the Philippine Broadcasting Services (PBS’s) newly opened radio station, at the Radyo Pilipinas Iligan (105.5 kHz).

The TFBM radio program intends to create a platform where government agencies and Marawi residents can interact, and to expand TFBM’s audience base.

The radio program provides real time information on the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the government in Marawi City.

The 60-minute program aims to provide internally displaced persons of Maraawi who are affected by the since last 23rd of May 2017.

Also, realizing that the public should be provided with adequate information primarily on the efforts of the government in the realm of reconstruction and development on Marawi rehabilitation programs.

Airing its second season pilot episode last October 18, the program is now running for a week every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. to continue providing a continuous information dissemination for the communities affected by Marawi Siege.

PIA Director General Clavite underscored the importance of the radio program in actively disseminating information to Marawi residents and the wider public.

This also ensures the public of transparency and accountability on the government’s end.

The new season of TFBM radio program is designed to disseminate and ecnourage the support of all stakeholders involved in TFBM.

The ‘Bangon Marawi, Bangon Ranao’ is a flagship slogan that displays optimism and persuades affected commmunities to trust the government and non-government efforts of bringing back the Marawi and the lives of its residents into normalcy.

It also encourages active participation among Maranao community through providing the information they’ll be needing.(LJKabagani/PIA ICCC)