On April 29, 1998,
Mario Dimaala and Armie Nuñez of the Christian Action for Peaceful and Meaningful
Elections Network (CHAPEL NET) Secretariat met with Herman Z. Basbaño; Assistant
Vice-President, Rey Chavez; News Director and May Anne Saulog; Personnel Department Head
of the number one local am station Bombo Radyo Phils. Discussed in the meeting was the
possible link-up of Chapel Net with the local/provincial stations of the said broadcasting
company. It was mutually agreed by both parties that Chapel Net volunteers comprising
mostly of seminarians, priests, religious nuns and lay leaders would send reports to the
Chapel Net Secretariat about the local situation in their respective dioceses, parishes or
voting districts. Meanwhile the Secretariat would relay the reports to local Bombo Radyo
Stations to cover and confirm those reports. Bombo Radyo was also asked to provide media
assistance to Chapel Nets (Seminarians, Priests and Religious Task Force)
SPIRIT FORCE who would be deployed in critical areas and election-fraud hotspots around
Chapel Net also envisions an agreement with ABS-CBN and Radio Veritas.
CHAPEL NET MEETS WITH FR. REUTERS FCBP
Sem. Noel Bava and Mr. Christopher Magno, representatives of the Christian Action for Peaceful and Meaningful Elections (CHAPEL NET) meet with Fr. James Reuter, SJ and some members of the Federation of Catholic Broadcasters of the Philippines (FCBP) to discuss possible link-up of the Chapel Net with the Federation. Discussed within the meeting was the role of Chapel Net in the coming May 11 polls. Bava discussed the rationale behind the Chapel Net and the services it renders to the voting public as an auxilliary organization to the PPCRV, Namfrel, VoteCare and Catholic Bishops Conference of the Phils. (CBCP) and as communications arms of the Archdiocese of Manila.
Chapel Net has been providing numerous services to the different dioceses and voting districts all over the country and giving first-hand information via Chapel Nets official homepage to all Filipinos abroad. Magno, on the other hand explains the concept of the newly-created subgroup of the Chapel Net, the Seminarians, Priest, and Religious Task Force (SPIRIT FORCE). The Spirit Force will be deployed in different critical areas around Metro Manila to help ensure a clean and peaceful elections like what the 1986 Snap Elections NAMFREL MARINES (Madre, Pari at Seminarista) did.
The meeting ended by having the members of the Federation agreed on providing media assistance like news coverage and local am radio station announcements to the Chapel Net and Spirit Force volunteers.
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