“It has indeed become necessary that the delivery of news be essentially in real time as information now flows fast and free in a world without borders,” GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon said, in reference to the recently concluded elections in the United States, which he considers a preview of things to come for next year’s election as far as media coverage is concerned.
Forging stronger ties with formidable names in the media, telecommunications, technology, research and the academe, business groups, public service and government organizations, the Philippines’ news authority, GMA Network, gears up to mount the most comprehensive and most credible coverage of the 2013 elections.
Gozon also added that the key responsibility of delivering news and information about the Philippine elections and how they affect the Filipino people here and abroad is, at best, a shared goal among like-minded inviduals and groups like the GMA Network and its election partners.
Dubbed Eleksyon 2013, GMA Network’s special coverage of the 2013 elections brings together the best and most distinguished organizations in an unparalleled partnership to keep people up to date with developments in the hope for a clean, honest, efficient electoral exercise.
“That is why we are very proud of the many prestigious names in our Eleksyon 2013 partnership. This is proof that we are keeping the bar for media coverage of the elections high not only among us partners, not our respective clients, but moreso for each and every Filipino whose right to vote is enshrined in the Philippine Constitution,” Gozon also said, adding that the Eleksyon 2013 partners are not only driven by a singular passion for excellence in their respective fields, they are also in it for public service and the strong motivation to do what is right for the Filipino people.
Led by GMA Chairman & CEO Gozon and GMA President and COO Gilberto Duavit Jr., the Kapuso Network brings in in full force its internal partners-GMA News and Public Affairs, GMA News TV, GMA International (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International), GMA New Media Inc., GMA News Online, RadioGMA, DZBB, DWLS FM, and the GMA Kapuso Foundation.
Also signing for their respective organizations are long-time partners who are committed to join hands with the Kapuso Network: the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Smart Communications led by Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and PLDT President and CEO Napoleon Nazareno; the Philippine Daily Inquirer represented by its President and CEO Alexandra Prieto-Romualdez; Inquirer.Net President Paolo Prieto; Ambassador Amable Aguiluz V of the AMA Education System; Malou Mangahas, Executive Director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ); Fr. Francis Lucas of the Catholic Media Network (CMN); Ambassador Henrietta de Villa, Chairperson, and Ana De Villa-Singson, National Media and Communications Director of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) and of course Commissioner Elias Yusoph of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Coming in strong for the academe are Ateneo de Manila University with Vice-President for Social Development Atty. Jaime Hofileña; Bro. Ricardo Laguda, President of De La Salle University; Dean Rolando Tolentino of the UP College of Mass Communication, Dean Ramon Clarete of the UP School of Economics, and Dr. Evelyn Songco of the University of Sto. Tomas.
The MOA signatories also included YouthVote Lead Convener Natalie Christine Jorge, RockEd Founding Director Therese ‘Gang’ Badoy, Punongbayan and Araullo Partner for Advisory Services Michael Gallego, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Atty. Miguel Varela, Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands President Jose Luis Yulo, Jr., Philippine Bar Association First Vice-President Atty. Beda Fajardo, and Philippine Red Cross Director for Special Concerns Paul Gwyn Pagaran.
With the above roster of partners, GMA’s Eleksyon 2013 coverage becomes an even more anticipated television event for Filipino viewers here and abroad.
Filipinos all over the world can catch the coverage on GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, GMA News TV International, DZBB and DWLS. For more details, visitwww.gmanetwork.com/International or www.facebook.com/GMAPinoyTV.