PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA NEWS TV:
Viewers have more reason to tune in to GMA News TV as the leading local news channel features a new set of programs in its 8pm strip, Diretso Alas Otso ... seven days a week from Monday to Sunday.
The new 8pm block kicks off this Monday with the feel good program Good News with Vicky Morales. Good News brings viewers positive vibes at the very start of the week with heartwarming, and inspiring stories, fun features and a slew of recipes and homemaking info.
On Tuesday, multi-awarded broadcast journalist Jessica Soho mentors today'’s most promising GMA News reporters. They provide in-depth stories behind the headlines in the award-winning news magazine program Brigada.
On Wednesday night, the tandem of seasoned journalists Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario reintroduce viewers to fascinating aspects of Pinoy life and culture in I Juander. The program challenges widely accepted beliefs and gets to the bottom of historical mysteries.
On Thursday night, hard-hitting program Investigative Documentaries, bannered by Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas, tackles corruption issues, anomalies and neglected social concerns—in a program that stands alone among all local television offerings.
An adventurous Friday night awaits viewers as Drew Arellano explores tourist destinations and lesser known attractions around the country and the region—providing practical tips and advice—in the uniquely informative travel show Biyahe ni Drew.
Taking the spotlight on Saturday is Pop Talk, which reviews a wide array of hot topics–from movies to gadgets, food to events, and destinations. Hosted by Tonipet Gaba, Pop Talk, with the help of reviewers comprised of experts, celebrities and ordinary Filipinos, aims to always deliver an honest verdict on the products and services it reviews.
Capping the week is George Foster Peabody Award winner Reel Time, a one-hour documentary that takes local filmmaking to a new level as it features the struggles and triumphs of Filipinos amidst the political and social issues in the Philippines.
Catch the Diretso Alas Otso strip on the country’s leading local news channel, GMA News TV Channel 11.