USWAG Pinas! is the newest flagship program of Radio-Television Malacañang (RTVM) that showcases the movement of the national leadership and its agencies, the multi-faceted beauty of the Philippines, and the invaluable contributions of modern Filipino heroes for national development.
Derived from the Bisayan term “uswag” which means progress, the social media program aims to inform viewers on the accomplishments of the current administration and to inspire the Filipino people to contribute voluntarily for the country’s development.
One of the program segments, LakBayan ng Lahi, features President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s participation in the 121st anniversary celebration of Philippine Independence in Malabang, Lanao del Sur. Multiple ceremonies were also held in various parts of the country in observance of the Philippine Independence Day.
In Special Report, one of the program’s segments, let us take a look at President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s third visit to Japan for his participation to the 25th International Conference on the Future of Asia. With the theme, ‘Seeking a New Global Order – Overcoming the Chaos,’ the conference convened Heads of States, government leaders, business executives, and academics from the Asia-Pacific region to discuss and share their respective opinions and evaluations on the regional issues and the role of Asia to the world.
Special Report also features the other activities of the Chief Executive on his visit to Japan such as his meeting with the Filipino community and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
In Fist Agenda, one of the program’s segments, take a peek at the ‘Tsuper Iskolar’, a scholarship program of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Department of Transportation (DOTr) intended to provide training and social assistance with the aim of improving the livelihood of the operators, drivers, and other stakeholders under the Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) Modernization Program (PUVMP).
The scholarship program is also in line with the directives of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to provide a more comfortable life for all Filipinos during his term of office.
One of the program segments, Bayanihan for Change, features the exemplary story of Mr. Roderick Labay, a public school teacher who treks the mountainous areas of Bansud in Oriental Mindoro to teach the Mangyan community at Apnagan Elementary School. For four (4) years, he has provided free school supplies, initiated feeding programs, and built makeshift classrooms to give the students a more comfortable learning environment despite the hardships and challenges.
One of the program segments, Executive Summary, features a fast-paced review of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s official engagements within the month. For its pilot airing, the segment highlights the President’s activities for the month of June.