The city government-owned radio station, Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) 87.5 FM, is celebrating its first anniversary since its establishment as an information provider on disaster preparedness and other government programs and activities for Dabawenyos. 

Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte in her message congratulated DCDR and said to continue providing relevant information to Dabawenyos.

“Padayon sa paghatod sa mga saktong impormasyon nga gikinahanglan masayran sa mga Dabawenyo. Kini ang mga impormsayon labot sa mga programa ug mga serbisyo, mga pahinumdom ug anunsyo gikan sa lokal ga panggamhanan sa siyudad sa Davao (Continue delivering correct information that Dabawenyos need to know. These are information on programs and services, reminders, and announcement from the local government of Davao),” she said.

Task Force Davao Commander Col. Consolito Yecla also commended DCDR in its first year of service.

“We congratulate DCDR for a very productive first year. Bag o pa kaayo ang inyong istasyon (the station is new), but you have served Davao City very well. You hit the ground running. Randam ng mga dabawenyos ang inyong serbisyo (Dabawenyos feel your service). We hope that you’ll continue to serve as a platform of informing the public of advisories, warnings, and updates during disasters and calamities,” Yecla said.

Lt. Jose Faustino Jr., the Commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Eastern Mindanao Command, also extended his congratulations, especially to the staff who are working day and night.

“It has been indeed a busy year for all of us working in the frontlines, but yours is a unique duty in a different level of discipline. For you have maintained well your relevance and presence in a platform reaching out across communities in the whole of Davao City, and delivering timely and correct information to a broader network,” he said.

Faustino further expressed Eastmincom’s support to DCDR. He said, “I assure you of our continued support and commitment to the cause of peace and responsible information sharing, emphasizing the importance of communication in peace-building. Padayon kitang magtinabangay alang sa kaayuhan sa siyudad sa Davao ug sa tanang dabawenyo (Let us continue to support each other for the good of Davao and all Dabawenyos).”

The 24-hour community radio station has also been a relevant platform of information on the Covid-19 updates such as the health protocols and guidelines imposed by the local government. Besides the Special Hour with Mayor Inday Sara Duterte program on the city’s latest updates, the COVID Alert program was also created to give updates on the Covid-19 efforts and situation of the city from 11 AM to 12 noon on Wednesdays. The station also hooks up with the Philippine Information Agency in its regular virtual presser.

Madayaw Davao was DCDR’s pilot program and is still airing every 7 AM to 9 AM, tackling weather and traffic conditions as well as interviews with government agencies. The “At Your Service” is scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 PM while the Serbisyo Ligal is at 11 AM On Mondays, a Barangay Hour is set at 10 AM, and Serbisyo Dabwenyo with the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CWDO). “Happy Kaayo” is set from 1 PM to 3 PM on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The daily Newsbreak is at 11 AM with reports from the City Information Office (CIO) and Byaheng Do30 staff. On Thursdays, there is Kasikas sa Probinsya at 10 AM and Katikaran sa Konseho at 1 PM, Health Watch is at 9 AM on Wednesdays, and  Seguridad sa Siyudad is scheduled at 11 AM every Friday. CIO