INCTV and NET25 on digital television

Screengrabs taken from our TVplus box Since the early part of January 2018, INCTV and NET25, the television arms of the Iglesia Ni Cristo through the religious-oriented Christian Era Broadcasting Service International (which also operates DZEM 954) and the more secular-oriented Eagle Broadcasting Corporation, has began broadcasting on full 16:9 in standard definition for bothContinue reading “INCTV and NET25 on digital television”

A game pitch

We would like to use this opportunity to pitch an idea: a political simulation game where players are given the chance to run the Philippines through different scenarios, either during the Philippine Revolution, Philippine-American War, Commonwealth era, Japanese occupation, the post-war period, the Marcos years, and the post-EDSA administrations. The players will also have theContinue reading “A game pitch”

With 72% of MM homes with DTT, it’s time to expand

A recent ABS-CBN News reports shows that as much as 72% of homes in Metro Manila have digitally-enabled TVs, i.e. those with set-top boxes or built-in tuners. With those figures, maybe it’s time to consider a massive expansion to the regions?  Source: http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/04/17/72-in-metro-manila-watch-digitally-enabled-tv In this article published by ABS-CBN News linked above, it shows thatContinue reading “With 72% of MM homes with DTT, it’s time to expand”

On Donald Trump’s comments regarding General Pershing

With US President Donald Trump still reeling from the effects of his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and amid the most recent terror incident, this time in Barcelona, he once again entered himself to controversy when he tweeted on a long-debunked urban legend that dates back to the early years of American ruleContinue reading “On Donald Trump’s comments regarding General Pershing”

PTV 4 begins its new morning lineup

Beginning this week, PTV 4 will have a new morning program lineup. 6:00 am Ulat Bayan Sunday edition replay (Monday)/PTV News Headlines replay (Tuesday-Friday) 7:00 am Bagong Pilipinas 8:00 am Bitag Live 9:00 am Daily Info 9:30 am DOSTv 10:00 am TV Shop It is noticable that Bagong Pilipinas, the successor to both Good MorningContinue reading “PTV 4 begins its new morning lineup”

US drone strikes in the Philippines? How about no?

Source of this entry: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-may-begin-airstrikes-against-isis-philippines-n790271 The Marawi crisis is far from over, with our soldiers engaging in fierce room-to-room combat aided by airstrikes using the new FA-50s bought from South Korea, with occasional assistance by foreign countries. Our traditional allies (United States, Australia, Japan) as well as non-traditional allies (China and Russia) are providing usContinue reading “US drone strikes in the Philippines? How about no?”

How about a “Buwan ng mga Wika”?

Once again we will celebrate the “Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa” which commemorates the decision of the now-Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino to adopt Tagalog as basis for our national language, which will again reignite debates on whether we should keep it as it is or not. The author of this blog is firm in its positionContinue reading “How about a “Buwan ng mga Wika”?”

Do you think the Philippines deserves a Last Week Tonight-esque program? (And an assessment of news satire on Pinoy TV)

(Photo credits: a screengrab of an episode of Last Week Tonight. Copyright 2014 HBO, no copyright infringement intended) Do you think this country deserves a television program which follows in the footsteps of HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver? To those unfamiliar, Last Week Tonight is a news satire program which delves into different subjectsContinue reading “Do you think the Philippines deserves a Last Week Tonight-esque program? (And an assessment of news satire on Pinoy TV)”