For four years, Panahon TV, the country’s longest running weather program, has partnered with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) to bring daily updates on weather and related issues such as disasters, preparedness and climate change.
This partnership was again solidified as Panahon TV’s Executive Producer Donna May Lina and Associate Producer Dr. Garrie David, as well as Drs. Vicente Malano and Landrico Dalida, PAGASA’s Administrator and Deputy Director, respectively, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on April 20, 2017 at the PAGASA office.
“Nakita nyo rin ang aming commitment for PAGASA as we deliever the daily news. With our team here, we have found great meaning also in delivering the weather information to the Filipino people,” said Lina.
“Tamang-tama dahil yung ganitong klaseng undertaking, hindi naman ito competency ng PAGASA, kungdi ang pag-improve ng information dissemination ay makakatulong itong PanahonTV. Tulungan naman tayo dahil yung disaster risk reduction management ay hindi lang trabaho ng PAGASA, kungdi nating lahat. Marami tyaong pwedeng gawin on improving how we could communicate our information,” noted Dr. Malano.
Panahon TV airs daily on Pilipinas HD at 6:00 AM and 9:00 PM. The program also appears on DZRH News Television (channel 18 on Cignal, channel 129 on Sky Cable, channel 3 on Cable Link, and channel 135 on G Satellite) at 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
With this partnership, reliable weather information from PAGASA can be shared through various media platforms, such as the free Panahon TV mobile app on Android and IOS. Panahon TV also supplies content to DWIZ 882 kHz on AM radio, as well as major newspapers and magazines including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer Libre, Inquirer Bandera, Inquirer Golf, The Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, The Manila Times, Pilipino Mirror, BusinessMirror, United Daily News, United Daily Press, Cebu Daily News and Philippines Graphic.