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One-stop shop for media opens inside PRO 7

May 7th, 2010 · No Comments

One-stop shop for media opens inside PRO 7
By Cherry Ann T. Lim
Sun.Star Cebu, May 7, 2010

THE Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and Smart Communications yesterday turned over equipment for use in the Election Media Center located at the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 in Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. on Osmeña Blvd., Cebu City.

The opening of an Election Media Center to serve as a one-stop shop for reporters on different facets of the election was decided on by major election stakeholders in several consultations with the Cebu Citizens-Press Council (CCPC).

Election venue

The Philippine National Police, Commission on Elections and the citizens’ watchdog group C-Cimpel will have the opportunity to hold joint press briefings there at designated hours from the run-up to the elections until the proclamation of winners.

The center is jointly managed by the PRO 7 Police Community Relations Division 7 and the CCPC. The PRO 7 has outfitted the center with TV sets and a fax machine to aid reporters in monitoring and reporting on the election.

PLDT is providing the center with telephone lines, while Smart is providing the connectivity that will enable the center to receive information from various points and reporters to file their stories to their newsrooms.

The Visayan Electric Co. is also supporting the center by providing the snacks for reporters using the media center.

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