Eleksyon na naman. At ang papanget ng jingle niyo.

Matapos na makailang beses na muntik hindi matuloy dahil sa pangamba na ang karamihan sa mga kandidato ay mga may koneksyon sa ilegal na droga, matutuloy na sa Lunes ang Barangay at SK elections.

At mayroon akong napapansin. Na karamihan sa mga jingle ng kandidato ay base sa mga nauusong kanta. Bboom Bboom, Naradang, Hayaan Mo Sila, Dahil sa ‘Yo ni IƱigo Pascual, Despacito, at marami pang diba. Naka-full blast pa with kasamang pa-tambol pa.

Napakabaduy, ang laking pansira. Wala ba kayo ibang maisip? Pwede naman kayo gumawa ng sarili niyong jingle diba. Pilit nakikisakay sa uso. Baka may iilang natutuwa pero karamihan nababanas.

Kung sana lang bawing-bawi sa plataporma at palakad ano?

Well, kahit di pa ako botante (kahit nasa legal na edad na ako, sa 2019 na lang ako boboto), di ko pa rin maiwasan na maglabas ng saloobin bilang Pilipino. Napakagulong pulitika. Sige na nga, sana naenjoy nyo to. Kung may iba pa kayong experience, comment lang kayo.

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GMA finally catching up on digital presence

As of today, we have received information that GMA Network has finally expanded its digital terrestrial television (DTT) presence in the regions, with GMA Dagupan now seen over DTT Channel 38 (617.143 mhz, overlapping with UNTV 37’s Manila frequency).

 

Here is the post from DTV Pilipinas confirming the news.

GMA Dagupan’s digital feed can also be seen in Pangasinan, Tarlac, Benguet, Nueva Ecija, which is also covered by analog channel 10.

As opposed to ABS-CBN’s Luzon relays, it also has the advantage of simulcasting regional programming, such as Balitang Amianan. ABS-CBN should be able to simulcast their regional programs over their DTT relays in Luzon as they have better regional infrastructure.

We also expect in the weeks or months to come for GMA to activate their DTT towers in Cebu and Davao, as they have planned it for the year. This can also be seen as a preparation for their upcoming DTT product.

What if: Sampaguita and LVN during the early days of Pinoy TV

With the growth of Philippine TV impacted by the early decisions of the proponents of Philippine TV and the imposition of martial law, one couldn’t help think of what the possibilities could have been.

For those familiar with DZAQ-TV’s beginnings, in that they went to such extreme debt because of high costs of importation of equipment, because of a lack of content as they relied on borrowed embassy material and interspersed live programming, and the short-term thinking of Tony Quirino (in putting up the station in such a hurry so it would become an achievement of his brother’s administration, October 23 was close to the November 1953 elections), what if they considered to employ the help of the country’s two biggest movie outfit?

Taking into account how television in the United States got to where it is today, that is tying up with the biggest film outfits (Paramount, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Disney), what if the proponents of the first TV station in the country had the same thoughts, and maybe the dynamic of Philippine TV was somehow different from what it is now?

We may never know, but we can’t help think of the possibilities.

Leave your comments here if you somehow agree with this possibility.