The country’s TV network giants are enjoining The Manila Times’ efforts to keep Filipinos informed throughout this very important day in the country’s history.
ABS-CBN has announced that its comprehensive Halalan coverage will be available via its multimedia platforms, in partnership with subsidiary Sky Cable.
“We want to empower Filipinos through easy access to news and information about the elections as it happens straight from our news department’s trusted programs using all forms of media anytime, anywhere,” Sky Cable Corporation chief operating officer March Ventosa said.
Through SKY On Demand, Filipinos can also watch live the Halalan 2016 coverage of ABS-CBN HD, ANC HD, and dzMM Teleradyo on multiple devices wherever they are or catch it on-demand shortly after it airs on TV.
“Our message on this important day to the Filipino people is to become vigilant, empowered voters,” Ventosa concluded.
Meanwhile, GMA News and Public Affairs promises to bring the most trusted, most innovative and most in-depth coverage of Eleksyon 2016, tapping all of its platforms to deliver a blow by blow account of one of the most hotly contested Presidential elections in Philippine history.
GMA’s special coverage on today and tomorrow 10 will utilize the latest technology in broadcast news reportage today, including immersive graphics, 360-degree video cameras, and live drone footage.
GMA News pillars Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Jessica Soho—as well as anchors Pia Arcangel, Jiggy Manicad, Kara David, Ivan Mayrina, Rhea Santos and Connie Sison—will lead the Eleksyon 2016 coverage, providing insights and analysis in the spirit of “Serbisyong Totoo.”
Joining them in covering this much anticipated event are more than 100 GMA News reporters and stringers, dzBB reporters, as well as more than 300 members of the RGMA provincial coverage teams from various strategic points throughout Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
Meanwhile, GMA News Online will deliver real-time Eleksyon 2016 updates, including up-to-the-minute partial and unofficial results for all positions in the national and local elections up to the clustered precinct level, accessible in all platforms and devices.
Using enabling technologies developed by GMA New Media, Inc., GMA News Online also offers “Smart Search,” which will make it faster and easier for site visitors to find results by candidate, place or position. A 360-degree stream coverage of the GMA Eleksyon 2016 Headquarters is also made available for netizens who want to have a virtual tour of the Kapuso election hub.
Both the GMA News and Public Affairs social media teams will be in full force on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Viber, FireChat and Snapchat.
The GMA-Facebook “Para po sa Bayan” Jeepney goes back on the road as well. Voters are invited to board this jeep to voice out their opinions, questions, and express their aspirations for the next administration.
Overseas, the Eleksyon 2016 coverage will be simulcast via GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International.