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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 21, 2016

TV5 Lauded For Its Comprehensive 28-Hour Uninterrupted Bilang Pilipino Election Coverage That Brought Fast Accurate Voting Results

TV5 EARNED praises and positive feedback from netizens for its 28-hour uninterrupted, Bilang Pilipino election coverage. A synergy among MVP Group of Companies, it was cited as the preferred network for its fast, accurate election results and updates. News5 Chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes says it’s the most extensive coverage the network has ever mounted, keeping Filipinos around the world updated through all its broadcast, digital, mobile and social media channels. TV5’s uninterrupted 28-hour election coverage ran from 5:00 AM of May 9 until 9:00 AM of May 10 with its team of reporters deployed to all parts of the country bringing fresh updates from candidates, voters, polling precinct situations, and other election-related issues.

“This in-depth election coverage was a product of a right goal, teamwork, intensive planning and preparation”, said TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel C. Lorenzana. Since the launch of Bilang Pilipino campaign, he says the entire team has worked hard for the big event. “We wanted the coverage to provide intensive information made available across all media.”

One highlight of the coverage that gained much appreciation from viewers was how fast election results was made available both online and via television. Mediaquest Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan says its partnership with PLDT and Smart made it possible to get the election results figures from PPCRV’s transparency server quickly. “We provided the Telco facilities to PPCRV and we were connected to their transparency server. We made sure that we had more than adequate computing capability and data analytics which were very important in breaking down the raw data we we’re getting from the transparency server”.

The Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility cites TV5’s election coverage as the “clear winner” in terms of news and production values, saying way ahead of its rivals with its innovative efforts to make the coverage stylish, informative and comprehensive. It also took note of the “panoramic” LED screen that served as the studio backdrop where information such as voter demographics, voter preference, step-by-step procedures in the election process, exit survey figures and other data-driven pieces.

After hosting the most talked-about Visayas leg of the PiliPinas Presidential Debates last March, the Kapatid network has gone to prove its Bilang Pilipino campaign’s thrust through its data driven, extensive, and innovative election coverage and it remains strong in its commitment for unbiased and credible news and public affairs. It will continue to provide extensive election news with PLDT, Smart, Voyager, Talas, News5, Interaksyon, The Philippine Star and Business World until the inauguration of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte on June 30.