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?