TV5’s ‘Bilang Pilipino’ Gears Up for the May 9 Elections

News5 Chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes cites Bilang Pilipino as the most extensive coverage that the Kapatid Network has ever mounted for Filipinos everywhere intent on keeping abreast with the latest developments concerning the May 9, 2016 elections.


“With Bilang Pilipino, we can expect a data-driven coverage across broadcast and social media channels of Kapatid network. The coverage will be presented by the same news organization that brought the historic, eye-opening COMELEC -sponsored presidential debate in Cebu City. People can expect the same,” Valdez said.

TV5 recently signed a partnership with the Philippine Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) which will do a parallel counting of the votes together with Stratbase, a full service public affairs and policy research consultancy group headed by noted political analyst Professor Dindo Manhit, Former Chair of the Political Science Department and a Senior Fellow of the La Salle Institute of Governance (LSIG) at the De La Salle University. Beginning May 9, 2016, starting at 5:00AM to May 10, 2016, 9:00AM, TV5 will have an uninterrupted coverage of the nation-wide elections as its corps of reporters and field correspondents throughout the country will be reporting from all points of the archipelago in the 28 hours of Bilang Pilipino’s special coverage.


Bilang Pilipino is a partnership of TV5 with PLDT, Smart, Cignal, The Philippine STAR, BusinessWorld, Radyo Singko, Radio Mindanao Network, and Bloomberg Philippines. Its goal is to deliver news, information, opinion and insights about the elections wherever and however Filipinos consume content. Other cooperating institutions include NAMFREL, PPCRV, CBCP, KBP; academic communities of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Ateneo, UP, FEU and UST; the Social Weather Stations, Makati Business Club, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippine Chamber of Business Commerce and Industry. TV5 will also have PLDT Alpha, Voyager and Talas as technology partners
Get the latest updates on Bilang Pilipino campaign. Visit or follow TV5’s Bilang Pilipino on Facebook and Twitter.

Click HERE to read about our casual interview with Ms. Luchi Cruz-Valdes.

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