Aiming to give ASCOTians “Todo-todong Balitaan, Todo-todong Kaalaman, at Todo-todong Serbisyo,” (News, Knowledge, and Service), ASCOT’TO, Aurora State College of Technology’s first radio program, started its airing today at 92.1 FM RTV Baler, October 14.

Hosted by Ms. Diana Rose P. De Mesa, the College’s Public Information Officer, together with Mr. Eliseo Joseph M. Nakar, College Instructor and the PIPDPO Content Writer, the one-hour show featured news updates about the latest news and happenings from the College gathered and reported by student-journalists from The Voice of the Sierra (TVOTS), ASCOT’s student publication, interviews from key College officials, public service announcements, and educational infomercials produced by the College’s Public Information, Publication, and Data Protection Office (PIPDPO).

The news updates delivered by TVOTS journalists were about the start of the filing of Certificate of Candidacies for the election of Supreme College Students’ Council (SCSC), the ASCOT Agriculture student who won in the Search for Outstanding Young Farmers, and the successful celebration of the College’s 2nd Virtual Teachers’ Day Celebration.

For the Todo-todong Kaalaman, segment; the radio show’s first guest was the Director of the Students’ Affairs and Alumni Services (SAAS), Mr. Von Gerald D. Macose. He tackled various topics such as the background of his office, the services that students may avail despite the pandemic, and how the office reaches out to the ASCOT graduates and alumni.

Director Macose also thanked and expressed his gratitude to all the persons who are helping a lot to achieve the goals of SAAS, including his office staff, department directors, and the different offices and units of the College that contributed a lot in giving various quality services to ASCOTIANs.

On the other hand, Mrs. Genalyn Gudoy, the College nurse, also shared some tips on preventing COVID-19 with all the listeners. She also shared a report on the vaccination rollout for ASCOT faculty members and employees. Ms. Gudoy also encouraged the listeners to get vaccinated as soon as possible with the readily available vaccines in their respective areas.

Meanwhile, on a recorded phone interview, Mrs. Dolores Salvacion Tolentino, RGC; one of the College’s registered Guidance Counselor shared some valuable tips about mental health, including the definition of depression, why is it important not to ignore its effects, signs that can be seen on a person with depression, and some ways on how to maintain a healthy mind.

ASCOT’TO is scheduled to air every other Thursday until December 2021. More news updates from TVOTS, departments, or offices, and important public service announcements will continue to be featured on the said program. The show was also broadcasted live on RTV Baler’s FB Page and shared on the College’s Facebook Page.