August 25 2017
Media giant GMA Network makes history once again as its regional arm, Regional TV, launches the local news program One Mindanao beginning Monday, August 28.
Anchored on the tagline “We are One. We are Mindanao. We are One Mindanao,” the local news program will air from Monday to Friday, at 5 p.m. 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 will feature 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. “Close to 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,” he said.
GMA Davao and Gensan Station Manager Mariles Puentevella avers: “At this point in the nation’s history, when Mindanao has taken center stage, it is imperative that Mindanaoans have access to fair and balanced information vital to growth and progress as a united community.”
“There’s a lot happening in Mindanao. It is also best that everyone in Mindanao will know about it,” says GMA Cagayan de Oro Station Manager Armi Sobremisana. “We believe this is the right time to 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,” she added.
From all parts of Mindanao, expect One Mindanao to deliver topnotch news stories from Monday to Friday.