By Gideon C. Corgue

PAGADIAN CITY, April 18 (PIA) – The Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (Association of Philippine Broadcasters)-Zamboanga del Sur Chapter recently elected its interim officers for 2017 during the station managers’ meeting presided by KBP Regional Coordinator Alejandro E. Gesta held at Pinoy Grill.

The KBP represents the interests of the broadcast media in advancing the cause of free and responsible broadcasting and helping its members maintain a relevant role in Philippine society in the 21st century.

Elected officers were: Chairman – Melchor U. Coronel (dxPR), Vice-Chairman for AM- Joann A. Guangco (dxBZ), Vice Chairman for FM – Bienvenido C. Culve (dxMD Radyo Natin), Secretary- Roqueza D. Pagara (dxWO), Treasurer – Emelyn S. Campilan (dxKP), Auditor – Crismon B. Llanos – (dxRM), while Gideon C. Corgue (dxBZ) was appointed as Performance Officer.

Coronel thanked his fellow station managers for giving him the opportunity to serve the KBP and for their trust and confidence in his leadership.

“I am confident that the presence of KBP local chapter here will help promote and protect the interest of the broadcast industry, uplift the standards of the profession, and enhance the welfare of its practitioners,” he said.

Meanwhile, Ms. Emelyn Campilan, DXKP station manager said, “I am grateful that the KBP local chapter was reactivated,” adding that for over a decade, the presence of KBP was not felt by its members for failure of the former officers to carry out their duties and responsibilities.

Campilan said KBP license holders had experienced difficulty in renewing their respective licenses. “With the new set of officers now, I believe that this problem will be addressed  immediately,” she added.    

The interim officers shall serve until the next assembly on October, 2017. (ALT/GCC-PIA/Zamboanga del Sur)