- GMA Network will be airing DepEd TV on its digital channel free of charge
- According to the network, they value the importance of education amid the challenging times
- Education secretary Leonor Briones thanked the network for their support to the agency
The Department of Education (DepEd) has partnered with GMA Network for its education learning programs.
GMA Network, Inc., has signed an agreement with the DepEd for the free use of its digital channel to air programs that helps the agency properly implement its blended learning program.
According to GMA Network, they agreed with the partnership because they put great value in the importance of education especially in these difficult times. The station will be providing nationwide airtime for DepEd TV from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, on its digital terrestrial TV (DTT) channel, Channel 7 on the GMA Affordabox.
The agreement was signed via virtual meeting and was led by GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Felipe L. Gozon, President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., and Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones.
“GMA Network recognizes the challenges our country faces in the middle of this pandemic and will do its part to support the country’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, while continuing to enrich the lives of Filipinos in ways that we can. It is therefore our honor and privilege to join forces with the Department of Education and provide our TV platform for free to enable our young learners access to broadcast education while keeping them safe at home,” Gozon said.
Briones thanked the network for their support in helping find ways of alternative learning modes. “And we are very grateful to GMA for offering their assistance, their services, and advice as we move on to much more effective ways of delivering blended learning, as well as the other modalities,” she said.