Friday, November 09, 2007

Prank calls on morning radio

This morning I got so incensed listening to a morning radio program in Davao City, I actually took time out to write the regional NTC office and Councilor Pete LaviƱa about it.

My brief letter:

I'm writing to bring to your attention a morning segment on Star FM 96.3 Davao.

Around 8:00AM, they have a program where they call unsuspecting people to harass them, and broadcast the entire proceeding on air.

This morning, for example, the DJ called up a woman and accused her of stealing her boyfriend, by whom she was six months pregnant. The poor girl ended up in tears.
I do not find such antics amusing. They are cruel and juvenile, and set a bad example for other listeners.

I call on you to take swift action on this issue.

If you live in Davao City, and you feel strongly about this issue, please send a letter of complaint to NTC Regional Director Josue de Villa-Go at NTC Region XI, Quimpo Blvd., Ecoland, Matina, Davao City.

P.S. The NTC web site is horribly slow and flaky. These are the folks who regulate our telco infrastructure?


  1. I alerted a number of responsible members of the media on this issue. I will also bring this matter to the KBP.

  2. You can also write to express your displeasure.

  3. you know what, Dom? you could have simply talked to Faith about that incident instead of writing a letter to the NTC. Our classmate, Faith Go, is the daughter of the NTC director.