MSU-GSC goes on Air!
by Mario J. Aguja, Ph.D.
Pananaw sa Kalinaw, Kalinaw sa Pananaw is a public affairs radio program that airs every Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m on DXCP-cmp khz 585 and also live streams at its facebook page DXCP Radyo Natin. It is hosted by several volunteer faculty of the Department of Sociology, MSUGeneral Santos City. This radio program is an extension program of the Sociology department, with the support of the current administration of the Mindanao State University-General Santos City in line with its vision to be an educational institution that promotes peace. This is the first program in the SOCSARGEN area where a radio station formed a partnership with the academe to foster peace in Mindanao. The program was formally launched on November 29, 2019 with the DXCP station manager Danny Sabino and the program’s first host Dr. Mario Aguja of the Department of Sociology with his co-host Najifah Macaraya, a Philosophy instructor.
The said radio program is a conversation-oriented type of program which tackles topics on different aspects of peace-related issues. The Sociology department aims to bring intellectual academic discourse outside the premises of the university campus. As Dr. Mario Aguja said during the launching of the program, “there are a lot of discourse inside the classroom that we would like to bring to the community especially those important issues related to peace.” Thus, the main goal of the program is to enlighten the community with ideas (mostly related to peace) from academic experts on the different fields. Professors from this University will be invited as guests for them to impart their knowledge related to peace and other topics of utmost relevance to the community. Moreover, this radio program also aims to tap the different talents of MSU’ans especially those students of indigenous origin to showcase, among others, the uniqueness of MSU as a multicultural university. Students will also be invited in the program and this will hopefully serve as their training ground in molding them as an agent of peace.
To show his support to the program, the Chancellor Dr. Anshari P. Ali of this University was also interviewed through phone patch about the status of peace programs in Mindanao and the importance of education as a medium in promoting peace.
With the gradual increase of the ratings of the radio program, the Sociology department plans to maintain and improve the same with the view that hopefully it can raise the awareness of the community to help them see beyond the horizon.
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