Jeff Canoy, Spooked by Ghost?

ABS-CBN news reporter Jeff Canoy gets his firsthand experience with the paranormal in tomorrow’s edition of the award-winning documentary “Patrol ng Pilipino,” wherein he explores the Filipinos’ fondness for ghost stories, cultural practices in remembering the dead, and brings in paranormal experts to help a grieving Mom communicate with her four-year old girl who was raped and killed early this year.

“Doing the documentary is an eye-opener for me and the production team. We are going to show the different, if not opposing, perspectives of believers and non-believers,” said Jeff, who is nominated for Outstanding News Magazine Program host at the 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards.

While the mother of a rape victim was narrating how her slain child has been making her presence felt at their home, Jeff and his production team felt an uncanny presence as the windows in the house started to open and close.

In tomorrow’s episode (Nov 1), Jeff talks to a grandfather who has been waiting and wanting to feel the presence of his departed wife, brings paranormal experts to a place that is believed to be a dumping site of slain victims once to check if there are wandering spirits, and traces the country’s rich history in examining Filipinos’ norms, customs, and beliefs about the dead and how they pay respect to their departed loved ones.

Jeff will examine all angles through interviews with paranormal experts, Church leaders, sociologists, historians, and scientists for “Patrol ng Piliino,” a contender for Outstanding News Magazine Program in the 2011 Golden Screen TV Awards. The program won Best TV Public Affairs Program at the 20th KBP Golden Dove Awards and received a Special Citation for Best News Magazine Program at the 33rd Catholic Mass Media Awards.

Don’t miss “Patrol ng Pilipino,” tomorrow night (November 1) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN or catch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable ch. 26), 9:15 PM.

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