GMA News wins a Peabody for its Yolanda coverage

peabody GMA News’ special coverage on the assault and aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda earned for the network – and the country – its fourth George Foster Peabody Award.

GMA news teams were reporting from all over the Visayas region on the 8th of November 2013, when the super typhoon, and the powerful storm surge that followed, took the lives of thousands in just a few minutes. In the aftermath, families were in search of the missing and surrounded by the dead. There was no food or water and no communication with the outside world. News teams were documenting the victims of the disaster even as they faced the same conditions.

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#KiligMoments: Iba’t ibang mukha ng pag-ibig

Kapag tinamaan ka na raw ng sibat ni Kupido, maging sino ka ma’y lulukuban ka na ng misteryong tinatawag na pag-ibig.

Isang araw bago mag-Valentine’s Day, niyaya ng YouScoop — ang citizen journalism arm ng GMA News — ang mga magsing-irog na magbahagi sa Twitter ng mga paborito nilang couple photos gamit ang hashtag na #KiligMoments.

Narito ang mga larawan ng ilan sa mga tumugon sa panawagan. Tunghayan ang iba’t ibang anyo ng pag-ibig.

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Shooting ng ‘Katipunan’ ng News TV, sinimulan na

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TAAL, BATANGAS – Sa gitna ng malakas na ulan, sa isa sa mga makasaysayang lumang bahay sa lugar na ito nagbukas ang produksyon ng Katipunan, ang kauna-unahang historical miniseries ng GMA News and Public Affairs.

Unang kinunan ang mga eksena ng ligawan sa pagitan nina Andres Bonifacio (Sid Lucero) at Gregoria de Jesus (Glaiza de Castro), ang Lakambini ng Katipunan.

Ang walong-bahaging kuwento ay magdedetalye ng buhay at pag-ibig ni Bonifacio, ang kanyang mga pagsubok na sinuong sa personal na buhay at sa paglaban sa mga Kastila, at pagkamatay sa kamay ng mga taong hanggang sa huli ay tinawag niyang “Kapatid.”

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GMA News and Public Affairs launches new ‘Panata’ music video

panatasabayanContinuing its goal to empower the public through its unrelenting commitment to render Serbisyong Totoo, GMA News and Public Affairs launches this August the latest version of its “Panata Sa Bayan” music video.

This year’s theme “Katotohanan ang Magpapasulong sa Bayan” not only seeks to inspire and encourage Filipinos to be one with GMA News in its pledge to deliver its panata; it also aims to remind Filipinos from all over the world of their role in nation building.

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Dapat Tama ringtone

Dapat TamaGMA News and Public Affairs has created a ringtone from its election advocacy theme song, Dapat Tama by Gloc-9 featuring Denise Barbacena.

This ringtone is being distributed for free, and it is available in three formats: mp3, wav, and m4r. Download your preferred format after the break.

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Bayan Ko premieres March 10 on GMA News TV

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Is the Philippines ready for a drama that tackles issues such as corruption, bureaucracy, malnutrition, illegal logging, and political dynasties?

We find out this March, when GMA News TV launches its first original series and most ambitious project to date — Bayan Ko.

Inspired by the life of Jesse Robredo as well as the social realist films of director Lino Brocka, Bayan Ko tells the story of newly elected Mayor Joseph Santiago — who sets out to make a difference in the fictional town of Lagros.

The idealistic mayor, played by Rocco Nacino, faces roadblocks at every turn. He discovers a bunch of wayward employees have turned the municipal hall into a boarding house and, worse, have been making under the table deals at every turn. He must learn to lead lazy and uncooperative municipal employees and change the mindset of a mendicant populace.

But his efforts to fight corruption — both petty and large scale — are blocked by a political dynasty led by Governor Antonio Rubio and Congressman Anton Rubio, played by father-and-son tandem Pen and Ping Medina.

Indie film princess Mercedes Cabral the powerful contractor, LJ Reyes the mayor’s chief of staff, while Betong Sumaya and Love Anover take on roles as slacker municipal employees.

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Hello, world!

Parang unang post, ‘di ba?

Hindi na ako magkukunwaring back-to-blogging post ito. Baka kasi sa isang buwan na naman masundan ang post na ito. Napadaan lang ako dahil nitong mga nakalipas na araw ay may mga pagkakataong naiisip itong blog ko, ang Tinig.com, ang iba pang mga gawain ko noon online.

Naaalala ko ang mga dating mambabasa, ang mga naging cyberfriends, at ang masayang pamayanan ng blogging bago mapuno ng Google Adsense ang ating mga pahina at kunin ng Facebook at Twitter ang malaking bahagi ng mga araw natin.

Naaalala ko ang blogging noong panahong ito’y parang personal journal na talaan ng mga nangyari sa nagdaang mga araw kung saan nahuhulma’t ginagawang mga salita ang mga mapagpalayang buntung-hininga.

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Job openings at GMA News and Public Affairs

KapusoGMA News and Public Affairs is hiring! There are openings for social media producers, web developer, and graphic designer.  Check out the details below:

Social media producers

The job in a nutshell: We’re looking for young, internet-savvy journalists who can produce news and multimedia content for our social media properties.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills in English and Filipino
  • Has experience in news gathering and news writing
  • Familiar with the latest trends in online journalism, social media, and user-generated content
  • Is a team-player and a people person
  • Creative; can think of different ways of telling a story using multimedia tools like video, photos, audio, or interactive applications
  • Is capable of meeting deadlines under minimal supervision

The position is full-time and based in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

Interested applicants may send their resume, letter of intent, and writing samples in English and Filipino to Ederic Eder, social media manager for news, at epeder@gmanetwork.com.

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State of the Nation with Jessica Soho: tougher, smarter, more curious

State of the Nation with Jessica Soho

More and more viewers are turning to State of the Nation with Jessica Soho on GMA News TV as their nightly news authority.

By providing depth and context to the headlines, State of the Nation earned a Certificate for Creative Excellence at the 2012 US International Film and Video Festival (USIFVF). Its anchor, Jessica Soho, was chosen as Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted News Presenter for 2011 and 2012 and Comguild’s Most Outstanding News Presenter for this year.

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Richard goes biking and rock climbing on Pinoy Adventures

Richard Gutierrez rock climbing in Cantabaco, Cebu
(Photo from Instagram account @richardgutz)

Join Kapuso star Richard Gutierrez in another exciting escapade on the reality environmental show Pinoy Adventures this Sunday, 8:30 pm, on GMA-7.

After a heart-stopping canyoneering adventure in his second hometown, Cebu, join Richard experiences an unexpected two-wheeled tour of the province.

Richard meets up with the Bugoy Bikers, a group of biking environmentalists founded by Jens Funk, a German national who chose to make Cebu his home, 8 years ago. The group aims to lessen air pollution by encouraging bike tours around the province.

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Wanted: Multimedia content producer for GMA Network

KapusoGMA Network is currently putting together a team of multimedia content producers to beef up the online presence of some of its documentary, magazine, and human interest TV programs on GMA-7 and GMA News TV 11.

The job will involve producing multimedia content like articles, videos, photos, and interactives for the TV programs’ web pages, as well as managing the programs’ social media accounts.

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Sa SALN… Tapat Dapat airs this Sunday on GMA News TV

Mike Enriquez and Malou Mangahas in SA SALN TAPAT DAPAT special

Mike Enriquez and Malou Mangahas in SA SALN TAPAT DAPAT special (GMA Photo)

Is it a case of the pot calling the kettle black?

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona is facing impeachment for, among others, his alleged failure to disclose his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).

Yet various media reports point out that most lawmakers who brought Corona to trial are themselves less than forthright in disclosing their personal wealth as the law requires.

GMA News TV, in its first anniversary special report probes how our government officials and employees comply with Republic Act 6713, the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.

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Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang

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Medyo nag-iinarte ang tagiliran at likod ko lately. Yun bang malapit sa may parteng tadyang. Ewan ko kung bakit. Baka dapat, magpa-check up na ako as soon as possible.

Speaking of tadyang, noong January 29 ay um-attend ako sa press launch ng Ang Babaeng Hinugot sa Aking Tadyang, ang telenovela ng GMA-7 na kasalukuyang ipinapalabas tuwing weeknights at pinagbibidahan nina Marian Rivera at Dingdong Dantes.

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