The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has approved funding for the construction of another state-of- the-art media facility that will boost the capacity of government media in Visayas.
Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Thursday said the DBM has approved the allocation of P200 million for the construction of the Visayas Media Hub.
“We are happy that the President finally approved this shortly after our success in constructing the Mindanao Media Hub, the largest government media facility outside of Metro Manila, and the largest in the country to date, which is under the Duterte administration,” he said.
The Visayas Media Hub will start its construction soon within the 3,000-square meter property of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in Barangay Subangdaku, Mandaue City.
Andanar said such an initiative would level the field in terms of allocating programs and projects in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
“In my department I can say that we have a level playing field in fixing radio stations, TV stations, and now we have the Visayas Media Hub that will basically become the biggest media facility in the Visayas,” he said.
A Government Communications Academy is also expected to rise in Manolo Fortich Bukidnon soon.