PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
GMA News and Public Affairs will be tapping all of its platforms to deliver a blow by blow account of Eleksyon 2016, one of the most hotly contested Presidential elections in Philippine history.
GMA’s special coverage on May 9 and 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.
The Eleksyon 2016 coverage is backed by GMA’s election partners from various sectors—Commission on Elections (COMELEC), Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (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, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Pontifical University of Santo Tomas, AMA Education System, Waze, Viber Philippines, Youth Vote Philippines, Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI) and the Philippine Bar Association.
On television, radio, online, social media and via mobile, expect GMA to be the Philippines’ undisputed news authority this election. This is how the leading broadcast network reaffirms its “Dapat Tama” advocacy once again—helping the nation make the right choices for a better future by mounting the most credible election coverage possible.