Eleksyon 2016 cutting-edge online information source
Since the use of mobile devices is prohibited in the precincts on election day, GMA News Online offers “My Kodigo,” a customizable feature that lets a voter select his preferred candidates and generate a printable list to serve as a guide inside the polling precinct. GMA News Online has partnered with traffic and navigation app Waze to help voters get to their polling precinct by providing directions through “My Voting Journey.” After casting his votes, the user can let his friends know by sharing his photo on social media. This add-on to the “Find Your Precinct” feature is exclusively accessible via the GMA News Online mobile app. GMA News Online also features an Emoji Meter that allows users to rate their overall voting experience through the use of emojis. Throughout the whole day, this will provide an assessment of the general public’s voting experience based on the emojis they submitted. In partnership with the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), GMA News Online and GMA New Media are all set to publish the most comprehensive election count. Data both from the national and local elections will be shown as soon as these are available and will come from the transparency server of the COMELEC to ensure veracity. The number of Election Returns (ERs) processed from the data provided by COMELEC, as well as voter turnout as of a specific time, will also be made available. This feature bolsters efforts to assure the transparency and integrity of the election count. Netizens can also drill the results down to the Barangay and Clustered Precinct levels allowing them to determine how their respective communities voted. The information will be available on the website and on the GMA News Online mobile app, accessible through handheld devices running on both Android and iOS. At the same time, the GMA News Online page includes a “Smart Search” segment that enables users to search for a specific candidate, place, or position to view the election results. If an online user inadvertently misspells a candidate’s name or location, Smart Search will help him find what he is looking for. Voters can also keep track of certain candidates via the “Favorites” feature of the site. Regardless of position and location, one may tag each candidate as a favorite so he can just refer to a single page for a list of all candidates that he wants to track. In collaboration with GMA News and Public Affairs, GMA NMI offers a pioneering technology on the website referred to as the 360-degree livestream of the GMA headquarters on the day of the polls. The 360-degree feature allows the user to control the view of the video stream to see any area of the GMA Headquarters, enabling netizens to virtually partake of the action happening behind the scenes. Using a proprietary technology developed by GMA NMI, GMA News Online takes the Eleksyon 2016 coverage to a whole new level by offering an innovation that is the first of its kind in the country, and one of the firsts in the world. Today, the public can also view the live stream of GMA News TV on GMA News Online. This will also be accessible during the next few days after the elections. On-air and online, GMA Network continues to blaze the trail in media coverage, making the dissemination of news and information fast, reliable, accurate, and widely accessible to Filipinos here and abroad. ★★★★★ SKY widens access to ABS-CBN’s Halalan coverage SKY has widened Filipinos’ access to ABS-CBN’s comprehensive Halalan coverage by making it available on multimedia platforms. In partnership with ABS-CBN, SKY makes available on its cable, direct-to-home, and video-on-demand platforms the Halalan coverage. “We want to empower Filipinos through easy access to news and information about the elections as it happens straight from ABS-CBN News’ trusted programs using all forms of media anytime, anywhere,” Sky Cable Corporation CEO March Ventosa said. SKY subscribers can tune into ABS-CBN HD (SKYcable ch. 167 for Metro Manila; ch. 700 for regional; SKYdirect ch. 2), ANC (SKYcable ch. 182 HD and 27 SD for Metro Manila; ch. 706 HD or 502 SD for regional; SKYdirect ch. 26), and DZMM Teleradyo (SKYcable ch. 26 for Metro Manila; ch. 501 for regional; SKYdirect ch. 6) -channels that are available to SKYcable and SKYdirect subscribers nationwide for the extensive coverage about the elections anchored and led by the network’s roster of seasoned journalists. Meanwhile, Filipinos who want to assess once more the platforms of the presidential and vice presidential candidates can still watch the Mindanao and Luzon legs of the Pilipinas Debates, ABS-CBN’s Harapan ng Bise, and one-on-one interviews of the vice presidential candidates on SKY On Demand, SKY’s video-on-demand platform.