After suddenly being off-air for nearly a month, the 3ZZZZ Filipino broadcasters will be on air once again and will resume normal broadcasting this week. During the Annual General Meeting last 26 August 2012, the group elected Chito Javier to serve as the new Convenor. Seasoned broadcaster Carmela Sison was named Vice Convenor. Other elected officers are Jenny Dy Tiapco, Secretary; Patsy Gutierrez, Treasurer, and Jing Sosa, Membership Officer.
The entire Filipino broadcasters were dismissed by the 3ZZZ management last 30 July 2012 due to governance issue. The group and the management have kept their silence for weeks leaving the regular listeners wondering why music was being played the entire slot alloted to their favourite Pinoy hosts. There was no explanation released until The Philippine Times has posted a news about the group’s dismissal.
It has come to the attention of The Philippine Times that one of the senior broadcasters has created a bank account under his mother’s name and proceeds from the group’s Radiothon were deposited into the said account. Despite prior knowledge, some officers would not bank their collection to that second account and instead would hand them to the broadcaster. In the end, the majority has requested him to turn over the money to the station. The request dragged on for several months and when the request was repeatedly ignored, the matter was brought to the attention of the management. The money, amounting to around $1,200 was eventually returned to the general account although investigation showed no misappropriation of funds happened. The same broadcaster ran in the recent election but lost.
Javier told The Philippine Times that he is accepting the challenge only because he believes the elected officers have a working chemistry and know pretty well the direction of the show. They now have learned their lesson and despite an embarrassing ending his group is excited to be on air once again. He will soon announce the plans and activities of the new set of officers.
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