Memory of the World Committee for Asia-Pacific celebrates World Radio Day (the Philippines)
Memory of the World Committee for Asia-Pacific celebrated WRD by highlighting the MOW inscription ‘Radio Broadcast of the Philippine People Power Revolution’. Consisting of 44 audiocassette tapes and 1 mini-disc document, the collection of sound recordings documents the peaceful overthrow of an entrenched dictatorship through a spontaneous popular uprising influenced by the medium of radio. The unbroken radio record over four days in 1986 is a chronicle of a nation and its people at a crucial time in its history. The collection is currently split between Radio Veritas Asia, Raja Broadcasting Network and Mr Orly Punzalan with dubbed copies held by the Philippine Information Agency in Quezon City and was recognised on the international Memory of the World Register in 2003. This is a great example of synergy and complementarity between MoW and WRD as it shows both the role of the radio for fostering peace in societies and the importance to preserve those records for the memory of peoples.