Philippine television

Detailing the “Lupang Hinirang” music videos found on PHTV

[Dedicated to Jenine Shiongshu and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)]

Balik-eskwela na! Tayo’y po magsitayo at awitin natin ang Pambansang Awit.

ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR has just begun.

Schools around the country usually begin their first day with the flag ceremony. When a teacher moves the hands and/or the accompaniment is played, everyone will stand tall, will face the flagpole and will place their hand over their heart — save those in Scouting and/or CAT uniform as they will salute — and will sing “Lupang Hinirang.”

In television and radio operations, they are required by law (Republic Act 8491) to play it during sign-on and sign-off on their broadcast day. As long as the lyrics, the tempo and the melody are compliantly concerned, when it comes to the visual concept — for television, obviously — it is a different story.

In the spirit of Araw ng Kalayaan as well for next week, Timow’s Turf will tackle over that aspect in detail for each network. Bear in mind that this does count MVs that is aired for seasonal purposes such as Women’s Month provided by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) last March. (more…)

For PTV 4, Change is Coming

Can the Duterte administration make PTV an everlasting impact in the Philippine television industry through a lasting, major overhaul?

Can the Duterte administration make PTV an everlasting impact in the Philippine television industry through a lasting, major overhaul?

This post is dedicated to Jerick Ilagan (ramones1986).

CHANGE IS COMING. Those three words is a slogan of Rodrigo Duterte during his campaign. Now that he is our President of this country for 11 days, this slogan is currently putting in to practice on its six-year plan nationwide.

In the Philippine television industry, the Big 3 will not affect the operation under the new Presidential administration when it comes to entertainment, religious and sports programming. The Big 3’s news departments are trying to be fine-tuned on covering the remaining 89 days (to complete his first 100 days) and the rest of his term (i.e. until June 30, 2022) that may impair their respective definition, scope and limitation of objectivity in journalism. Nevertheless, there is only one TV network that will affect the most among the VHF occupants: People’s Television Network (PTV 4).

Why is PTV 4 in the spotlight of this article? How extensive is his change in Visayas Avenue? The short answer we can assess is very extensive and the Turf will tackle this into deep detail.

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Pope Francis in the Philippines: Of free TV’s preparations and the itinerary’s response

[This post marks the second part of the Papal Visit special. ]

The official logo of the Papal Visit with the theme.

The official logo of the Papal Visit with the theme.

WITH THE GAUDY announcement of the visit of Pope Francis from the national Catholic hierarchy, anticipation incites not just the public and the Government, but also of the media — particularly, on national television.

The two remaining questions the Turf asked on the first part of the Papal Visit special will be unraveled.

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The Turf’s TV Zeitgeist 2014: Media ng Bayan and 9TV

THE NEW YEAR will be handed over in 4 days but before we bid adieu to 2014, here is the look back of what happened over the boob tube on the Media ng Bayan (PTV and IBC) and 9TV.

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The Turf’s TV Zeitgeist 2014: TV5

THE NEW YEAR will be handed over in 5 days but before we bid adieu to 2014, here is the look back of what happened over the boob tube on TV5 and its sister channel, AksyonTV.

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‘Kawaii International’ on IBC 13

[This post is dedicated to Anjho Ezekiel Reyes whose birthday was celebrated yesterday.]

NHK World's Kawaii International will be seen on free TV on IBC 13 this Sunday afternoon.

NHK World’s Kawaii International will be seen on free TV on IBC 13 this Sunday afternoon.

IT’S CONFIRMED!

Japanophiles in this country of ours are going wild this Sunday. Be it mild or terminal, the said sector who are dead tired of musical variety shows of the Big Two will now have a chance to watch a show  of a slice of their main interests on free TV: Kawaii International on IBC 13. (more…)

Remembering Supertyphoon ‘Yolanda’ (Haiyan)

The Philippine flag hoisted above the ruins made by Supertyphoon Yolanda signified the resilience of the people.

The Philippine flag hoisted above the ruins made by Supertyphoon Yolanda signified the resilience of the people.

NOVEMBER 8, 2013. Surely, it will be a date that will never forget in the history of the Philippines.

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) ravaged Eastern Visayas with 230 km/h winds. The storm cut across the central part of the country westwards, accruing 6,000+ deaths and incurring PHP 89.6 billion in damage.

As we commemorate the anniversary of the strongest storm of this century this weekend, the Turf looked back on how our media of the small screen played their perspectives before, during and after the treacherous natural disaster.

 
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GMA responds to PTV’s ‘Oh Ja Ryong’ with ‘The Coffee Prince’ rerun

GMA 7 will air "The Coffee Prince" later this afternoon, as a response of PTV 4's first airing of Koreanovela, "Here Comes Mr. Oh."

GMA 7 will air “The Coffee Prince” later this afternoon, as a response of PTV 4’s first airing of Koreanovela, “Here Comes Mr. Oh.”

NOT-SO-BLIND ITEM: GMA 7 has gone eavesdropping into PTV 4 with the latter’s confirmation of airing the new Koreanovela “Here Comes Mr. Oh“.

The Kapuso Network decided to re-air “The Coffee Prince” later today. Channel 7 aired the said drama from Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), the same broadcaster as Mr. Oh, last January 2008. Four years later, the network was given a franchise for local production.

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Miss Casino Filipino and beauty pageants in the eyes (with ears and mind) of The Turf

Ms. Rogelie Catacutan, representing Casino Filipino (CF) Cebu, took the crown Sunday as Miss Casino Filipino 2014. The televised broadcast will be on Sunday. Among the candidates of Miss CF 2014, Ms. Emma Mary Tiglao, who crossed over from Binibining Pilipinas 2014 belonging to the Top 15, garnered 2nd place on the new competition.

Ms. Rogelie Catacutan, representing Casino Filipino (CF) Cebu, took the crown Sunday as Miss Casino Filipino 2014. The televised broadcast will be on Sunday. Among the candidates of Miss CF 2014, Ms. Emma Mary Tiglao, who crossed over from Binibining Pilipinas 2014 belonging to the Top 15, garnered 2nd place on the recently concluding competition.

 

DESCRIBE Miss Casino Filipino (the beauty pageant) in a phrase.

Your answers may be any one of these: Flop. Cheap. Walang kwenta. Binibining Pilipinas wannabe. Gaya-gaya puto maya.

The Turf knows how you treated this beauty pageant that is not much as popular as Binibining Pilipinas or Miss World Philippines. But to be honest, this blog will tackle the technical aspects of this recent competition and some television notes of beauty contests in the Philippines (more…)

The pros and cons of fixing TV season in the Philippines

[This post is dedicated to Edison Bandilla and John Rodrigo Diaz Valdez.]

THE BROADCAST YEAR in the United States begins in September where their commercial networks (e.g. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and The CW) begin their new programs or new seasons of existing shows. (more…)