The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Municipality of Roxas have opened a new community radio station, DWSD (Sustainable Development) 103.5, solely for environmental and developmental affairs in Roxas, Palawan.

During the soft launching of DWSD 103.5 last Dec. 19, PCSDS Deputy Director Adelina B. Villena stressed that the purpose of the radio station is to educate communities on practices that are sustainable and encourage them to abandon destructive methods.

“Ito ay community radio station kaya’t mahalaga na panatilihin ang involvement ng community… Sana ay maging tulay ang radio station na ito para sa mga bago at kapaki-pakinabang na kaalaman na makarating sa mga komunidad,” Atty. Villena shared.

She added that Roxas is now a model municipality in running a community radio station, “Kung ang lahat ng LGUs ay tutulad sa pagkakaroon nito, mas mapapadali ang pagturo at pagpaalam ng mga probisyon ng ating mga batas pangkalikasan.”

Republic Act No. 8993 grants PCSD “a franchise to construct, install establish, operate and maintain radio and/or television broadcasting stations in the province of Palawan.”

Roxas Mayor Dennis M. Sabando expressed his gratitude this activity and said, “May mga magandang ipaliwanag sa radyo na makakapapataas ng kaalaman ng ating mga mamamayan, hindi lamang sa Roxas pati narin sa ibang lugar o munisipyo na maaabot ng ating istasyon.”

PCSD Staff and officers from the Local Government of Roxas pose for a group photo during the soft launching of Roxas Community Radio Station, Dec. 19, at DWSD 103.5 Radio Station, Roxas, Palawan.
PCSD staff Kia Lamo goes on-air during the soft launching of Roxas Community Radio Station, Dec. 19 at DWSD Radio Station, Roxas, Palawan.