Benitez funds radio-based distance learning project

District Officer Paz Marie Valenciano, representing Rep. Francisco Benitez, turns over the donation to TUP-V Talisay City campus director Eric Malooy in the presence of Dr. Leonor Validor, Nelson Franco, Grace Delumpa, and Joshua Berja.*

A Technological University of the Philippines-Visayas pilot radio-based facility for distance learning funded by Rep. Francisco Benitez is set to operate in the Metro 3rd District of Negros Occidental in 2021.

District Officer Paz Marie Valenciano, representing Benitez, turned over a check for P1.5 million Tuesday, November 17, for TUP-V experts to put up a 10-watt low power frequency modulation station that will carry instructional and educational modules to students within 10-20 km. radius, eight hours daily from Monday to Friday.

The low power station will operate from the TUP-V campus in Talisay City.

The facility is also designed for hands-on laboratory study and emergency disaster preparedness and response system, Eric Malooy, TUP-V Talisay City campus director, said.*

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