Jaro holds forum to honor diocesan media pioneer

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JARO, Iloilo, March 23, 2013—The Archdiocese of Jaro held a Media Memorial Forum themed “Responsible Citizenship: The Call of the May 2013 Elections” at the Blessed John Paul II Hall last March 13. 

The forum was organized on the occasion of the death anniversary of Msgr. Jose ‘Pepe’ Buenaflor, considered the “Fulton Sheen of Iloilo.” Fulton Sheen was the Bishop of New York during the Second World War who pioneered the use of the mass media in the service of evangelization. 

Msgr. Buenaflor founded a tri-media apostolate in the archdiocese with the daily radio program “Katesismo sa Kahanginan” in 1997, a newsletter “Ang Katekista” in 1998 and a cable television program, Manugsab-og” in 1999. 

The Katesismo sa Kahanginan Apostolate (KSKA) is now being run by Msgr. Buenaflor’s brother, Mr. Ramon Buenaflor, as CEO and President. The radio program has Fr. Elmo Cary Montaño as Program Director and Marites Beñaje as Finance Officer. 

Fr. Ronald S. Quijano, SThD, Dean of John Paul II Institute and Chairman of Commission on Family and Life of the diocese of Bacolod, was the guest speaker for the Media Memorial Forum. (Fr. Mickey Cardenas)

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