Outgoing Governor Edgar Chatto on Friday signed off from the airwaves after nine years of broadcast through the Capitol-paid “Kita ug ang Gobernador” radio program, two days before he steps down as the province’s highest ranking official.
“Mao na ni ang atong last broadcast as governor of the province. Atong pasalamatan ang tanan natong kaigsuonan…Atong gikalipay ang pagdawat niining programa isip katapusan na broadcast sa Kita ug ang Gobernador ubos sa administration ni Governor Edgar Chatto,” the governor said.
Chatto, who was governor for three terms, thanked the Bohol media for serving as bridge between the government and the public.
For nine years, Chatto addressed issues and reported developments through the program which was held every Friday morning at the Governor’s Mansion in Tagbilaran City.
“Atong pasalamatan ang Bohol Tri-Media [Association] na ania karon buntaga ug kara Biyernes sa butnag na nag-uban kanato,” Chatto said.
“Atong gikahalipay ang paghatag og pagbulig sa atong mga higala sa Bohol Tri-media kay mao mani ang forum, mao ni ang dapit kada semana na nagahisgot g’yud ta sa tanang mga issues ug mga kalambuan, mga reports,” he added.
Chatto will step down as Governor at noon on Sunday and will officially assume his new post as representative of the First Congressional District, a seat he held for nine years before being elected as governor in 2010.
Immediately after sitting as Bohol’s top official, Chatto established Kita Ug Ang Gobernador on August 6, 2010.
The weekly program, which aired live over stations dyRD and dyTR, was hosted by Augustus Escobia, head of the Effective Development Communication Unit (EDCom), and Provincial Administrator Alfonso Damalerio II.