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PTV execs appointed by Aquino resign

/ 01:18 PM July 08, 2016
Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar aims for the transformation of state media PTV. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Top executives of the state-run People’s Television Network Inc. have tendered their resignation to President Rodrigo Duterte.

“The Chairperson and Network General Manager of State-owned People’s Television Network, Inc. (PTNI) have tendered their respective courtesy resignation to the new administration today (Thursday),” a Facebook post of PTV-4 read.

The post said PTNI Chairperson Maria Cristina C. Mariano, Network General Manager Albert D. Bocobo and other members of the Board of Directors (BOD) filed their courtesy resignations to Duterte through  Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar.

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PTV-4 directors Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez, Josemaria Claro and Cindy Rachelle Igmat also tendered their resignation.

The members of the board were appointed by then former president Benigno Aquino III in September 2015.

In a statement, Bocobo said he believes Andanar would make the network at par with the local commercial TV stations.

“All members of the PTV Board of Directors strongly believe that this will happen under the good leadership of Secretary Andanar,” he said.

Andanar has earlier mentioned his plan to revamp PTV 4 and pattern it after the British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC). He said he wanted to streamline and maximize the government’s media assets, which include the PTV 4, Radyo ng Bayan and 37 other radio stations.

Anadanar said Dino Apolonio, a former TV 5 head, would be PT4’s incoming general manager. Andanar is a former news anchor on TV 5. IDL

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TAGS: Albert Bocobo, Cindy Rachelle Igmat, Josemaria Claro, Maria Christina Mariano, Martin Andanar, media, PTV, PTV 4, resignation, Rodrigo Duterte, Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez
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