After COVID-19, we need a better system

Our government’s response in handling the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the inefficiencies of our current system. Why? Under the unitary system, the national government sets rules and guidelines while the local government units cannot independently act on their own and are being micromanaged from the top levels of leadership despite the fact that these local governmentsContinue reading “After COVID-19, we need a better system”

High definition broadcast on digital free TV

We are five years shy of meeting the analog shutdown deadline, which means by that time a majority of the Philippine TV market would have migrated to digital terrestrial TV. While we’re at it (that is the transition stage), we will see how our television networks are faring in terms of delivering content. As mostContinue reading “High definition broadcast on digital free TV”

ABS-CBN updates its digital lineup, adds new channels

Come July 30, ABS-CBN will unveil new digital channels. Movie Central, Asianovela Channel, Jeepney TV, Myx, and O Shopping will be available via UHF 16 in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Bulacan, and parts of Pampanga and UHF 36 in Metro Cebu. This is seen as a response to Solar’s recent moves to make aContinue reading “ABS-CBN updates its digital lineup, adds new channels”

In my own words: SONA 2018

It’s the time of the year again where the chief executive will face the joint session of congress to address the nation on what achievements the government has accomplished. While the other blog will just rant like a crybaby he truly is (and how he keeps parroting that “I told you so” line just toContinue reading “In my own words: SONA 2018”

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 canContinue reading “GMA finally catching up on digital presence”

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 ofContinue reading “What if: Sampaguita and LVN during the early days of Pinoy TV”

Computer Programming to graders

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is urging the Department of Education (DepEd) to include teaching computer programming, in the K-12 program in grade school. Pimentel said “Coding is now an essential skill due to the prevalence of computers in our daily lives. It should be treated like reading, writing, and arithmetic, not just as aContinue reading “Computer Programming to graders”

LTO Campaign produces different outcome

Filipino commuters and drivers reacted to the campaign of Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) “Oplan tanggal bulok, tanggal usok” for public utility vehicles (PUV) which started last January 8, 2018. This campaign was made by the government as part of modernization program and to help restraint air pollution in MetroContinue reading “LTO Campaign produces different outcome”