Pinoy Radio Benelux Officially Launched in Brussels, Belgium
22 February 2013 - Pinoy Radio Benelux, an online Filipino radio station that provides news on the Philippines, original Pilipino music (OPM), public service and features Embassy updates and Filipino community events in the Benelux region (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), was officially launched on 22 February 2013 at the Philippine Embassy in Brussels, Belgium. Leading the ceremonial switch-on were Consul General and CDA, a.i. Robespierre L. Bolivar, First Secretary and Consul Dinno M. Oblena of the Philippine Embassy in The Hague, The Netherlands, and Mr. Sonny Laragan, Managing Director of Channel Philippines Network, Ltd., creator of Pinoy Radio.
The launch, which coincided with the Assembly of Filipino Community Leaders in Belgium and Luxembourg, was witnessed by leaders and representatives of over 90 Filipino community organizations. The assembly proceedings were aired live by Radio Pinoy Benelux through www.pinoyradiobenelux.com
Speaking on behalf of their constituents, a number of community leaders expressed full support for Pinoy Radio Benelux, which they believe will provide a vital link among Filipinos in the region. They suggested that a program on legal matters be created to help Filipinos better understand their rights in the Benelux region.
Pinoy Radio Benelux now broadcasts in UK, Norway, and France. It will soon start airing in Germany, Italy and Spain. END