Laus Group of Companies Chairman and CEO Lisset Laus-Velasco recorded the following message on the occasion of CLTV’s 14th Anniversary, broadcast after the livestream of the Thanksgiving Mass via CLTV’s Facebook account last May 12, 2021.
My warmest congratulations to CLTV36 on its 14th year anniversary.
CLTV36 was conceptualized by our late founder Levy P. Laus, who wanted to further serve the region through television. At that time, having a TV station did not seem to be a compelling idea, since the Laus Group already had a radio station, RW 95.1, which actually played a critical role during the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in the 90’s. The family also later partnered with the Cebu-based publication that now provided community daily news through SunStar Pampanga.
The decision to put up a regional TV station was not primarily because of additional business, it was to further promote economic growth in Central Luzon. The station was envisioned to serve as a vehicle to continue the advocacy of LPL which is to develop the countryside.
On the onset, the road was not easy for CLTV36. Fourteen years later, CLTV36, through the leadership of Sonia Soto and Billy San Juan, has become one of the most sought after news sources in the region, yet again, during this pandemic. It has become an enabler of public good through its relevant and informative programs. It was also recognized and has continuously received awards.
The Laus Group has reaffirmed its commitment to the community, that education will continue during this season of COVID-19. Therefore, we partnered with the Department of Education and of course our local government in making sure students will have access to learning and this is something we are proud of. Most importantly, these projects and partnerships, we’ve made possible because CLTV36 was successful in pivoting to make news more relevant and more accessible.
The digital presence of CLTV has contributed immensely in bringing news not only locally, but to our OFW kabalens. We are one with the station’s of advocacy to bring credible, relevant and timely news and information to the viewers and stakeholders. And so to the men and women of CLTV36, maraming salamat sa patuloy na serbisyo para sa ating mga ka-rehiyon.
Mabuhay kayong lahat.