PTV 4 to air documentary on Muslims and Islam

MANILA-- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Friday said the Philippine Embassy in Brunei Darussalam assisted a delegation from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) that visited Brunei to shoot a video, conduct an interview, and put together a production for the TV Documentary "Salam."

"Salam" is a documentary program which aims to provide a better understanding of the religion, culture, and traditions of Muslims in different countries. It also intends to break down cultural barriers and dispel stereotypes and myths about Islamic culture.

The documentary program is a part of the ASEAN integration initiative. It will be aired in PTV4.

Members of the PCOO delegation included Benjamin R. Felipe, Director IV, Print/News Portal Division; Rico R. Ibarra, photographer and videographer, Print/News Portal Division; Kate Shiene B. Agna, Operations Staff, Print/News Portal Division; and Sittie Habiba D. Sarip, News Anchor, People's Television Network, Inc.

The documentary was shot on January 26 to 27.

During the PCOO delegation's call on Ambassador Meynardo LB. Montealegre, the group was able to interview the Ambassador regarding the Philippine Embassy's provision of services and assistance to OFWs in Brunei, and its ASEAN-related activities in view of the Philippines' ASEAN Chairmanship this year.

The delegation also interviewed representatives from the Brunei Malay Teachers Association (Persekutuan Guru Guru Melayu Brunei or PGGMB), the ASEAN Council of Teachers, and Muslim Filipino Association in Brunei.

The group likewise filmed famous tourist attractions in Bandar Seri Begawan. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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