A WIN-WIN situation between PTV 4 and Ben Tulfo happened last night, at least.
The former timeslot of the standalone PTV Sports is now the new home of the public affairs program, Kilos Pronto (KP).
For those not familiar with the content, think of it as T3 back in TV5, his own Bitag Live and his brother Raffy’s Wanted sa Radyo, both on AksyonTV, combined but on primetime.
On its second season, this program is also presented by the returning news personality on the VHF turf, Alex Santos. It seems fitting for a Tulfo to call Channel 4 their new home where Media Newser Philippines (MNP) and the rest of the Philippine TV enthusiasts assessed it as a safe space for apologists and fanatics of President Rodrigo Duterte; for Santos, it’s obviously for him being a Davaoeño.
After their inaugural season, their contract with UNTV News and Rescue ended but with no certain explanation. Possible theories behind the transfer include:
- the opinionated view on the P2P bus service issue,
- the termination of the contract that made Bro. Daniel Razon not amused with their performance (unilaterally) or disagreements/dissatisfaction with both parties (bilaterally), or
- Tulfo’s other public affairs program, Bitag, is on the said state channel.
Although, MNP classified the Visayas Avenue network in the loser’s list for 2016, this program is a temporary patch. Presidential Communications Office chief Martin Andanar should really need to take a serious, lasting fix — more than just cosmetic changes — in order to make the broadcaster to be impartial and editorially independent as his superior promised and to lessen their unpredictable coverage as the public entrusted.
Kilos Pronto (KP) airs Monday to Friday, 7-8 p.m. on PTV 4.