CHANGE IS COMING. New programs will be introduced to state-run PTV4 after Japan agrees to give P16 million for its improvement.
MANILA, Philippines – Viewers of the People's Television Network (PTV4) should expect major changes in the state-run television network after Japan committed 38.20 million yen (P16.428 million)* to improve its programs.
Japanese Ambassador Kazuhide Ishikawa and Foreign Affairs Secretary Jose Rene Almendras signed the Cultural Grant Aid for PTV4 on Friday, June 17.
In a statement, the Japanese embassy said the grant will cover the acquisition of programs produced by the NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster.
The goal is to “expand and broaden” the range of PTV4’s educational, cultural, and foreign programs, "with an eye to transition to digital terrestrial broadcasting."