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CNN series on PHL to feature PNoy, Zobels, and ballerina-daughter of scavengers

Filipinos can share the sights and sounds of the Philippines through photos and videos in CNN's Eye On series, which highlights different countries around the world.
On the global 24-hour news network's iReport website, CNN invites people to "tell the world what the Philippines is really like." 
A couple of weeks before the May 11 deadline for submissions, over 150 iReports have been filed. 
Among the submissions are features on billboards, Lake Caliraya, and the Manila Metropolitan Theater.
For those who plan to submit, CNN offers tips on how to take great photos, shoot better video, and record sound, as well as the ingredients of a good story.
The iReport initiative was launched as part of CNN's "Eye On The Philippines," which focuses on the country by featuring live daily reports and in-depth reportage to provide insights on people, politics, business and culture. 
The series will feature the Philippines from April 30 to May 4, with a whole week of programming highlighting the tropical country, airing to more than 280 million households around the world. 
According to a press release from CNN, the weeklong coverage includes live daily reports from Anna Coren in Manila, Batangas and Lake Taal, and in-depth reportage from Kyung Lah.
'Eye on the Philippines' features in-depth reportage from Kyung Lah.
The special week of coverage culminates with a half-hour program featuring highlights from the week, airing May 4 to 6.
According to the press release, the highlights are "Talk Asia" interviews with President Benigno Aquino III, and businessman brothers Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala. 
Businessman brothers Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Fernando Zobel de Ayala.
In an in-depth interview with Coren, Aquino discusses the opportunities and challenges currently facing the Philippines, and some of his experiences that have shaped him on a personal level.
Meanwhile, CNN correspondent Andrew Stevens talks with the Ayala Corporation business leaders about growing up in the illustrious Zobel de Ayala family which founded the business empire in the 19th century, their business philosophy, and what they have planned for the future.
Meanwhile, CNN will also feature a 14-year-old girl who will dance in a prestigious international ballet competition in Hong Kong. The girl, whose parents are garbage scavengers, is the first of prima ballerina Lisa Macuja's scholars. Believing dance could change a child's life, Macuja started funding lessons for poverty-stricken children in Manila.
Other features are "Call Center Capital of the World," "Ending Child Labor," "Anti-Piracy Training," and "Poverty and Pagpag."
Airtimes (all times are in HKT and PHL time):
Daily Reports and Coverage:
Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 4 at 7 a.m.: live reports on “World Report”
Monday, April 30 to Friday, May 4 at 9 p.m.: "World Business Today"
"Eye On The Philippines" Special Half-Hour:
Friday, May 4 at 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 at 8:30 a.m.
“Talk Asia: Jaime Augusto and Fernando Zobel de Ayala”
Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 29 at 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Monday, April 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m.
“Talk Asia: President Benigno S. Aquino III”
Friday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 at 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Monday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 10 at 12:30 p.m.
–Carmela G. Lapeña/KG/HS, GMA News  Photos from CNN