The Philippines’ most awarded broadcast news organization, GMA News and Public Affairs, mounts the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art reportage of the Midterm Elections in Eleksyon 2019: The GMA News and Public Affairs Special Coverage.
On air, the election coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. on May 13 and will carry on until the following day at 10:00 a.m..
Leading the Eleksyon 2019 special coverage are Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Jessica Soho. Joining them are anchors Pia Arcangel, Ivan Mayrina, Rhea Santos, Connie Sison, and Atom Araullo together with a team of journalists and stringers here and abroad who will deliver election-related news and developments live and straight from the field, as the events unfold.
Working with 40 election coverage partners all over the country—including GMA’s flagship AM radio station Super Radyo DZBB 594khz, Dobol B sa News TV, Barangay LS FM, RGMA Network, Inc., GMA Regional TV, and Catholic Media Network (CMN)—the GMA News and Public Affairs teams are strategically positioned nationwide to cover the conduct of elections, as well as report on some colorful local races and the most critical hotspots.
Together, they bring the brand of news reporting only GMA News and Public Affairs can deliver: “Walang kinikilingan, Walang pinoprotektahan, Walang kasinungalingan. Serbisyong totoo lamang.”
GMA News also unveils this Election Day its brand new 360-degree news set, featuring two Barco video walls, LED floor, LED video wall, and nine LFD monitors—all powered by the latest technology and equipment from world leaders in media technology. Eleksyon 2019 also features augmented reality executions illustrating election-related content. GMA Network allocated P63 million solely for the acquisition of the said state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide more engaging and compelling content for today’s viewers.
Meanwhile, providing insights and analyses during this national event are experts and resource persons to help the public make sense of the political landscape and the significance of this election on key national issues.
And as soon as voting closes and election returns are transmitted, viewers can expect Eleksyon 2019 to deliver the latest partial and unofficial results of both national and local elections.
Netizens can also catch the live stream of GMA News and Public Affairs’ coverage, including up-to-the-minute election results, through GMA News Online’s Eleksyon 2019 website (www.gmanews.tv/Eleksyon2019).
Prior to Election Day, information and tools to help voters choose the right candidate have been made available by GMA News Online. These include the MyKodigo app, which allows users to create sample ballots that they can print out and bring to their respective voting precincts, and the Stand on Issues app, which allows users to check the position of senatorial candidates on 11 key issues.
Other GMA News and Public Affairs videos—including profiles of each senatorial candidate; video and reports from Debate 2019; and demographic data on the electorate—can also be accessed online.
On radio, Super Radyo DZBB 594khz started its special coverage of #Eleksyon2019 on May 12 while Dobol B sa News TV will have its Special Coverage today and tomorrow.
GMA Network’s regional arm, GMA Regional TV, on the other hand, presents its comprehensive coverage of Eleksyon 2019 thru its local newscasts Balitang Amianan, One Western Visayas, One Mindanao, and Balitang Bisdak, and for the first time, via its official website www.gmaregionaltv.com.
Meanwhile, GMA Network’s online newscast Stand For Truth, deploys its millennial, mobile journ reporters all over the country to cover Eleksyon 2019.
Overseas, the Eleksyon 2019: The GMA News and Public Affairs Special Coverage, has a simulcast airing via GMA Pinoy TV, GMA life TV, and GMA News TV International.
GMA’s elections coverage brings together the partnership of GMA Network with GMA News TV, GMA New Media Inc. (NMI), GMA Radio (RGMA, DZBB and WLS-FM), GMA Regional TV, GMA News Online, GMA News and Public Affairs Social Media, GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, GMA News TV International, and GMA Kapuso Foundation.
The coverage is fortified by partners from various sectors—Commission on Elections (COMELEC), PLDT-Smart Communications, Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), Inquirer.net, Catholic Media Network (CMN), Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), National Citizens’ Movement for Free Elections (NAMFREL), University of the Philippines (UP), Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST), AMA Education System, PHINMA - University of Pangasinan in North Central Luzon, University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Silliman University in Dumaguete City, West Visayas State University in Iloilo City, Central Mindanao University in Bukidnon, Capitol University in Cagayan de Oro City, and Holy Cross Davao College in Davao City, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), the Philippine Bar Association (PBA), the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP), the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI), YouTube, and Twitter.
The coverage also reaffirms GMA Network’s election advocacy, “Pusuan ang Totoo”—a call to stand for what is true, to fight against corruption and disinformation, and to choose leaders who will truly serve the country.
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