By Gideon C. Corgue
PAGADIAN CITY, 03 August (PIA) – A total of 73 out of 139 examinees passed the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) accreditation exam given on June 10, 2017 by the KBP Standard Authority at J. H. Cerilles State College here.
In a result released on Thursday by the KBP-SA, the 2017 KBP accreditation exam registered a passing rate of 52%.
Teodora M. Ortiz, host of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC’s) program aired every Sunday at DXPR radio station and a regional blood donor coordinator is this year’s topnotcher with a rating of 94%.
Ortiz said she did not expect to top the exam saying that she has no background knowledge about broadcasting.
“I was informed by my boss to take the exam since the KBP broadcast code requires the broadcasters, blocktimers and those who are holding radio programs to be an accredited broadcaster,” Ortiz, who is also a registered nurse said.
“I was confident that I will pass the exam but I did not expect to be a topnotcher,” Ortiz humbly said.
She said the exam was difficult because there are terms used in broadcasting which she was unfamiliar with but what she did is to use her critical analysis in understanding the questions.
“Now that I am an accredited broadcaster, I will continue to practice my broadcasting skills and serve the public by airing the different programs of the PRC,” Ortiz proudly said.
She said that though she is already an accredited announcer, she is still obliged to learn the skills needed to excel on the basics of broadcasting.
Rio Anthony Y. Albarico of DXKP radio station was the second placer with a rating of 88%.
Escariza S. Halasan of DXPR, Mielin April P. Salvacion of DXKP and Daphne R. Santiago of DXWO radio station shared the 3rd spot with a rating of 84%.
Melchor U. Coronel, chairman of the KBP Zamboanga del Sur-Pagadian City chapter said he is happy that half of the examinees are now accredited broadcasters.
However, Coronel said the KBP exam passers will still have to undergo performance evaluation by their respective station managers before being issued KBP accreditation cards.
He said the evaluation results will then be submitted to the KBP provincial chapter head, who will forward them to the KBP national office. (ALT/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)