CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Mindanao Daily News Corporation president & CEO Dante M. Sudaria has announced the grand launching of its fourth media platform – the Mindanao Daily News Network (MDNN) Digital today at the Ayala Centrio Mall, this city.
MDNN Digital is the latest version of MDN Teleradyo (Mindanao Daily News Teleradyo) which started on June 2020 at Mindanao Daily News main office, Abellanosa St., Consolacion, this city. MDNN Digital is under a trade name of MDNN Digital Advertising Services, a company under Mindanao Daily News Publishing Corporation.
“From its humble beginning as a monthly publication, BusinessWeek Mindanao our first media platform way back June 8, 2009, metamorphosed into a weekly, bi-weekly newspaper. In 2011 we ventured into daily newspapering which is now popularly known as the Mindanao Daily News and which has its on-line version too. We added a lifestyle newspaper – the Metro Cagayan de Oro Times to cater to arts & culture articles. Then face-book live-streaming became popular in social media, and so with a partner Mr. Rufin, of Radyo Natin 106.3 FM, we started our own MDN TeleRadyo on June 2020. When we ceased partnership with Radio Natin we started strengthening our digital channel as Mindanao Daily News (MDN) TeleRadyo. When another partner also departed for another occupation, we added the now to be formally launched digital streaming service – the MINDANAO DAILY NEWS NETWORK (MDNN) Digital, “ Dante Sudaria narrated.
Sudaria added that his journey as a media service provider has given him many challenges along the way. There were managerial problems to be solved; employees and partners’ competency; financial debacles especially when Covid-19 pandemic struck the world. “Instead of bowing down to all these pressures, I struggled on, made innovations to continue our media brands of public service,” he added.
MDN Vice President for Corporate Affairs and editor in chief Allan M. Mediante, on the other hand, has lauded Veterans Bank (thru 1st Vice Pres. Miguel Villa-Real; Ayala Corporation, FDC Misamis and Cepalco who expressed approval of supporting this latest project. Ditto with other local businesses who have sponsored this event.
Today’s launching ceremony features the presence of former ABS CBN broadcaster and now City Councilor Girlie Balaba as main Guest Speaker. Ms. Balaba has two degrees – Psychology from Xavier University, and BS Nursing from Brokenshire College, Davao City.
Councilor Balaba who is a registered nurse, however, had an extensive stint with broadcast media as newscaster of Star FM; Anchor-Reporter of ABC 5 and finally as Anchor Reporter of ABS CBN.
Another invited speaker is Dr. Manny V. Jaudian, who was recently re-elected President of Cagayan de Oro Press Club. Dr. Jaudian is also a broadcast journalist for more than 30 years.
Program Hosts will be presenting their programs and their sponsors during the event this afternoon.