For Filipinos abroad: Radyo Tambuli virtual radio app
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC, announced the launch of a new virtual radio application Friday, November 14, that seeks to connect Filipinos outside the country to their homeland.
Radyo Tambuli – initially launched in April using AudioNow's call-to-listen platform – will provide daily news headlines, original Filipino music, and coverage of town hall-styled meetings, as well as interviews, opinion surveys, and children's stories.
The app also provides two-way communication between the Embassy and members of the Filipino Community wherever they may be through direct messaging; sharing through social media; and push notifications.
Radyo Tambuli offers two-way communication between the Embassy and members of the Filipino Community through direct messaging, social media sharing, and push notifications.
The app will also showcase "live and recorded content from premier Filipino broadcasters," including Veritas, the People’s Television Network and the Catholic Media Network. Programs from radio and television stations from the provinces will also be featured, offering content in different Filipino languages.
Of the app, Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Jr noted, “Through this app, we are hoping to connect our kababayans abroad with home.” He added, “The app increases our presence in the lives of overseas Filipinos and helps further our digital public diplomacy goals.”
Minister and Consul Elmer G. Cato, the head of the Embassy's Public Diplomacy section which conceived Radyo Tambuli, also added that additional programming will also come to the app, including "broadcasts from more radio stations in other parts of the Philippines," as well as programs developed by other Philippine foreign service posts in the US or in other parts of the world. – Rappler.com