Regional television in the Phillippines

In a television industry dominated by Manila-based giants with much of their programming seen across the country and much of their relay stations owned by the networks themselves, regional players may be unfamiliar to most of us. But these broadcasters play a huge part in providing news and entertainment to their respective localities and reflectsContinue reading “Regional television in the Phillippines”

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My Take: NYT’s piece on Du30

With the New York Times’ article on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dominating the political discussion, general sentiment is, as always, negative, with spokesperson Ernesto Abella stating this is part of a larger plot to unseat the president. To start, what did the NYT do? They published an article detailing his rise to power, first asContinue reading “My Take: NYT’s piece on Du30”

Life as a Filipino aspie

Lately, I’ve been posing this question to myself: is it really necessary for me to tell people what my “condition” is?  Is it some kind of a curse or should I use it as an asset and take pride in having it? Maybe perhaps in this country we have a stigma when someone has someContinue reading “Life as a Filipino aspie”

TV Patrol: 30 years on and the need for ABS-CBN News to shift to high definition

30 years ago, a new news program premiered on Philippine television which forever changed the way news was delivered, witnessing important events shaping the history of our country, changes in technology, and being the primary source of information for Filipinos.  TV Patrol was conceived as a counterpart to ABS-CBN’s Radyo Patrol, and was intended toContinue reading “TV Patrol: 30 years on and the need for ABS-CBN News to shift to high definition”

Digital TV transition at a glance

With Light Network making history starting today as the first free-to-air television station to completely abandon analog transmissions, we’ll see how individual stations are faring well in this new technology. (Note: We have not included 1seg channels in the total number of subchannels.) ABS-CBN At present, ABS-CBN has been leading the charge in the transition,Continue reading “Digital TV transition at a glance”