Timow’s Open Pit No. 2: PHTV@64: Of Living Legends & Legacies

TODAY, October 23, 2017 marks the 64th anniversary of Philippine television and here on Timow’s Turf, we opened the second Open Pit on a matter related to the very significance of the number.

The number 64 is a perfect square number – in this case, a square of 8 (a number that is very auspicious in East Asia). In games, it’s the total number of squares of a board in chess and checkers. Baby Boomers have The Beatles’ “When I’m Sixty-Four” and the Batang 90s have a Nintendo 64. In personal computers, some of them run on a 64-bit architecture.

On this article, we will discuss about our program’s living legends and legacies.



Pabasa ng Philippine TV for Holy Week 2017

Ecce Homo (1871) by Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891)

IT’S SO HARD to believe that Holy Week is next week — the first on the nine-month-old Duterte administration and yes, the Turf understands it as a political aspect of Calvary we’re harnessing.
Anyway, in this penultimate and pious week of Lent, many words emanate to our psyche: reflection, journey, sacrifice, panata and self-penitence.

As part of the countdown to 500 years of Christianity, this year (2017) is designated for the Year of Parish as the Communion of Communities.

As part of the preparation of the Quincentennial of Christianity in the Philippines in 2021, each year within the nine-year novena (since 2012-13) has a certain designation. This year is dedicated as the Year of the Parish as the Communion of Communities. So, expect this theme to be integrated throughout the following days.
During the week, operating hours on malls and establishments are expected to be reduced — if not closed — on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday but they may resume full-time on Black Saturday.
On television, particularly, free to air, some networks either reduced to special programming or signed off. In the Turf’s annual tradition of heralding the events, the whole week will be divided into four (4) chronological groups with six (6) specific periods. In this distinctive insight, some channels and programs within the week will give notice if they’re in conflictin need of attention and something to watch out for.
Bear in mind that such insights are unpredictable.


#TheFilipinoDecides2016: MMK as a political springboard

THE CAMPAIGN PERIOD for national positions is just five days away but the Big 3 networks and CNN Philippines couldn’t stop airing politicians’ advertisements for a long time even before the filing of certificate of candidacies last October.

Netizens’ movement, such as the Anti-Epal movement, tried to pressurized the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to punish candidates from running the office on premature campaigning but sadly, the Constitutional Commission is too futile to stop them unilaterally or with their support.

With that circumstance, the poorest of the poor electorate — where the nation’s vote really counts the most — will be victims of persistent mind conditioning while the enlightened yet well-educated will find it indeed eternally embarrassing.

However, on this extraordinary post on Timow’s Turf #TheFilipinoDecides2016 series, we will discuss on one program of the network that made the remark as the “biggest blow” every election period: ABS-CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK).