MANILA – Media giant GMA Network has aired its local news program One Mindanao on August 29 across all territories abroad.
Anchored on the tagline “We are One. We are Mindanao. We are One Mindanao,” the local news program also airs via GMA’s international news channel, GMA News TV International. It will be simultaneously broadcast in key cities and provinces in Mindanao thru GMA Network’s local channels in Mindanao: GMA 5 Davao, GMA 35 Cagayan de Oro City, GMA 8 General Santos City, GMA 12 Jolo, Sulu, GMA 9 Zamboanga City, GMA 12 Cotabato City, GMA 2 Tandag City, GMA 10 Surigao City, GMA 26 Butuan City, GMA 4 Dipolog City, GMA 3 Pagadian City, GMA 5 Ozamiz City, GMA 11 Iligan City, and GMA 12 Bukidnon.
One Mindanao features comprehensive and in-depth delivery of news and information in the region that only GMA Network—widely regarded as the most respected and internationally-awarded Philippine broadcast network—can deliver.
A local news program made by Mindanaoans for the Mindanaoans, One Mindanao is anchored by seasoned TV journalist Tek Ocampo, reputable TV host and news presenter Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and experienced news correspondent Real Sorroche. Joining them are the various local news teams based in Northern and Southern Mindanao and news stringers across Mindanao.
GMA Vice President and Head of Regional TV Oliver Amoroso underscores the significance of One Mindanao. He said that the Network’s heart is for Mindanaoans to have access to reliable, accurate, and impartial local news and information regardless of race, ethnic and religious background, and economic status.
“With the full support of GMA’s Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon and President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., we are happy and proud of this pioneering local news program produced by Mindanaoans for Mindanaoans,” added Amoroso.
Both Mariles Puentevella, GMA Davao and Gensan Station Manager, and Armi Sobremisana, GMA Cagayan de Oro Station Manager, echoed Amoroso’s insight. They believe that in light of the many events happening in Mindanao now, “it is the right time bring One Mindanao at the core for a timely delivery of information.”
“This way, Cagayan de Oro and the rest of Mindanao will have a better understanding of what’s going on and can, therefore, proactively contribute to building a unified and peaceful Mindanao,” Sobremisana said.