Tikada: Broadcasts for Peace

Sulong CARHRIHL, in partnership with Pathways Production and with the support of the Government of Norway, produced 18 Tikada infomercials this year. These three-minute radio spiels were aired nationwide on Radio Mindanao Network in the first two months of 2006, during Radyo Pitlag’s time slot (Monday-Friday, 6:00-6:30 pm).

The Tikada infomercials tackle several topics including the causes and impact of armed conflict on civilian communities, the need to observe and respect human rights and international humanitarian law, the importance of peace-building efforts and the active involvement of the actors for peace. Several spiels address specific issues like the use of landmines and child soldiers.

Social Radio Dramas: Pitlag!

Sulong CARHRIHL is reaching out to a wider audience via the airwaves. Pathways Production, Inc. produced for Sulong CARHRIHL four radio drama sets highlighting the impact of war on communities, the need to promote respect human rights and international humanitarian law, and people’s various responses to the armed conflict in their midst. They were aired as commissioned Radyo Pitlag social drama-forum series. Pathways Production created Radyo Pitlag and owns the block time on Radio Mindanao Network from Monday-Friday, 6:00-6:30 pm.

Each drama set was broadcast nationwide on five consecutive days for 30 minutes each day. The fifth broadcast closes the story and is followed by a 20-minute discussion with guests from Sulong CARHRIHL.

Radyo Pitlag has been awarded Bronze Medalist in the 2003 New York Festival for Best Radio Information program in History and Best Radio Drama Series in the 2001 and 2004 Catholic Mass Media Awards. The funding for the Radio Pitlag series commissioned by Sulong CARHRIHL came from the Royal Norwegian Government.