Inspired by its charitable initiatives last Christmas season, Radyo Katipunan 87.9 FM continues to share its bountiful blessings in the early months of the new year.
From distributing Noche Buena packages for nine days, amongst various sectors that included the elderly and jeepney drivers, Ateneo de Manila’s official campus radio once again reached out to the less fortunate, together with the help of two selfless university employees.
A month ago, the ‘Voice of the Blue Eagle’ donated to the feeding of inmates at a government prison in Taguig- a project headed by Mr. McKevin Bonza. Just last week, the station assisted Mr. Raymond Alvin Landrito, and members of his motorcycle riders’ association, in giving meals to street children and homeless people, across different areas of Metro Manila.
For JesCom Executive Director, Fr.Nono Alfonso SJ, these recent outreach activities are welcome opportunities for Radyo Katipunan to proudly “reflect the deep Ignatian spirituality of the Ateneo, its mission, its thrust.”
“We are only all too happy to help these initiatives, especially in these desperate times. We are equally happy and proud that Ateneo employees are living out the school’s motto, ‘Men and Women for others’,” he commended.
As one of the Ateneo’s premier media and communications platforms, Fr.Nono underscored the importance of putting into practice Radyo Katipunan’s tenets of solidarity and public service.
“The outreach of Radyo Katipunan, especially during this time, is a living out of that particular spirit. It also feels good for many of us in the station to not just talk, although that is our main business, but to be walking our talk.”
“We can help for as long as our audience, our community supports us. But we cannot overemphasize how difficult life is for many Filipinos, and that we need to help them when we can. Finally, it is the role of Catholic media such as Radyo Katipunan, to be the voice and beacon of truth, hope and love. That is our sacrosanct duty,” he affirmed.
With Radyo Katipunan embracing its role as a station ‘with and for others’, Fr. Nono expressed his gratitude for the generous support that has enabled the ‘Voice of the Blue Eagle’ to wholeheartedly go ‘down from the hill’.
“We thank our audience for embracing Radyo Katipunan as your own. We thank you especially for the feedback we get, words of encouragement and support, everyday this past year,” he acknowledged.
“We hope you continue to support our shows and our programs, so that Radyo Katipunan, like the Ateneo Eagle, can soar to greater heights, in the service of God and our nation.”