FILE IMAGE: Kid use a computer system application to find out a component in English, March 7, 2017. ABS-CBN News

MANILA – ABS-CBN on Tuesday stated it has developed a team that would certainly create educational and child development programs as the federal government prepares to shift to distance-learning systems because of the coronavirus dilemma.

The Philippines’ biggest media network has created a team “that would certainly focus entirely on how to utilize our media possessions for education and learning and child growth,” ABS-CBN President as well as Chief Executive Officer Carlo Katigbak told the Us senate Board on Public Providers.

“Absolutely, we want to assist the federal government in producing an educational program under the brand-new typical,” he claimed, after Sen. Francis Tolentino asked if the network is eager to join the government’s press to broadcast some lessons on radio and also television while pupils are still prevented from literally coming to colleges.

Education and learning authorities and also lawmakers earlier concurred to craft a “combined” educatioal system in which pupils will certainly pick up from online, television, radio, as well as published materials to avoid students from merging in institutions where the coronavirus can be conveniently transmitted.

A Senate hearing last week located that government channels PTV as well as IBC have yet to settle a standard programs for Filipino pupils.

ABS-CBN, which holds regarding 40 percent of audience share, can aid the federal government not just in creating educational programs for the distance-learning system, yet likewise in sharing info regarding the coronavirus condition 2019 (COVID-19), Senate Committee on Public Solutions vice chair Sherwin Gatchalian stated.

“‘Yan po para sakin ang pinakamabisa sa ngayon na malaman ng mga kababayan natin ano ang gagawin nila para maiwasan nila [ang COVID-19],” Gatchalian claimed.

ABS-CBN has produced educational programs for many years. It popularized “Sineskwela,” “Bayani,” “Hiraya Manawari,” “ATBP,” “Epol Apple,” and also “Math Tinik.”

While there are various other TELEVISION networks as well as radio stations offered in the Philippines, there are locations where ABS-CBN or DZMM “is the only network that can get to that far due to their technology,” he said.

“In some areas in Aurora … Itong Bagyong Ambo lang nga, hindi sila nakakuha ng balita kaya hindi sila nakapag handa ng mabilis (Some people were unable to prepare quickly for Tropical cyclone Ambo due to the fact that there were not able to enjoy the information),” he stated.

ABS-CBN’s broadcast solutions were tugged off the air on May 5 after the National Telecom Payment (NTC) provided a discontinue and desist order against the media titan regardless of ensuring Congress that it would allow the network to run beyond the expiry of its May 4 franchise.