Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) Phase II enters 10th year.

Tandem with School-on- Blog boosts worldwide audience
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People’s School-on-the-Air)
A Quest for Functional Literacy
(Phase II 2006 - present )
PBH - LNSB (Living with School on Blog) tandem boosts worldwide audience.  

Ka Abe (right) and Ka Melly (2nd from left) with technical staff: Engr. Susan Ayson and Engr Rolly Bumatayo. Not in the photo is Engr Orly Lopez.

Features of PBH:

1. The program’s thrust is functional literary which augments formal learning and general knowledge, and enriches personal and community experience.

2. PBH deals with issues consistent with the attainment of Philippine development objectives and preservation of Filipino values.

3. The program upholds norms and rules in attaining progress, peace and unity, and development of self-respect and dignity. It aims to tap the inner source of strength, and core of community cooperation.

4. PBH creates environmental awareness, teaching ways to maintain environmental balance to all sectors of society, particularly among the masses.

5. The program uses a medium of instruction in Filipino and English (Taglish) and a level of comprehension that cuts through the audience profile – school children, farmers, workers, housewives, out-of-school youth, and professionals alike.

6. PBH follows the format of easy and light lecture-discussion, and an ambiance that encourages direct audience participation. The program covers onsite lessons, interviews, and special events.

7. Reviews are conducted regularly through self-administered tests. Participants send their comments and suggestions to Radyo ng Bayan through the Internet [], e-mail, letters and other means.

8. The program pursues continuing research on current issues, and felt needs of listeners, tapping the expertise and resources of experts from various organizations and institutions.

9. PBH lessons are kept on file with PBS-DZRB. Copies in CD may be available at cost upon request to re-echo lessons for schools, organizations and similar purposes.

10. Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid is managed by PBS-DZRB, in cooperation with experts and volunteers from different disciplines. It has a tie up with outreach programs of schools, such as UST Graduate School, University of Perpetual Help, St. Paul University System. It works closely with government agencies (e.g. DOST, DA, SSS, LBP, NFA) and 
NGOs such as Agricultural Rural Development Foundation, and Spirulina Philippines.

Ka Abe and Ka Melly. PBH won the Gawad Oscar Florendo Award for Development Communication in radio broadcast
Total Number of Sessions (Net) – 2,500 (Since May 8, 2006)
Total Hours (approximate) – 2000 hours
Average time per session - 30 to 50 Min
Current Schedule – 8 to 9 o’clock evening, Monday to Friday

Topics discussed - Lessons ( simulcast with School on Blog)
 3,300 lessons available as needed  
Average number lessons per session - 2

General Topics Discussed (Likert Scale: 1 Seldom, 2 occasional, 3 regular 4 often, 5 very often)

1. Current Events 5
2. Science and Technology 4
3. Food and nutrition 5
4. Ecology and Environment 5
5. Agriculture and Food 5
6. Communication and Arts 4-5
7. Humanities and Applied Aesthetics 4-5
8. Morals and Ethics 3-4
9. Practical Tips for everyday living 5
10. Disaster preparedness, response and recovery 4-5
11. Medicine and Healthcare 4
12. Education and training 4
13. Economics and entrepreneurship 3-4
14. Family and Society 4-5
15. Biology and related life sciences 4-5
16. Culture and Tradition 4
17. Industry and agribusiness 4
18. Personality development 3-4
19. Politics and Religion 2
20. Lighter side of life 3-4
NOTE: These topics support the thrust of the new curriculum and the trend to revive liberal arts worldwide. 
  Audience participation
1. Internet access to lessons (DZRB-PBH and LNSB (Living with nature-School on Blog) simulcast
2. Comments on Internet Website (1750 lessons posted)
PBH participants among visitors and members of blog
3. Internet e-mail – often
4. Telephone and text – often
5. Self-administered Test - Weekly

DZRB: 9203956, 9242620, 9290441
4th Floor, Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Building
Visayas Avenue, QC
Dr Abe V Rotor                     Ms Melly C Tenorio                   Alan Allanigue
Instructor                              Host-moderator                         Manager, DZRB

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