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ABS-CBN, GMA News bring multi-platform coverage for Pope Francis visit in PH



MANILA, Philippines - Leading broadcast networks in the country ABS-CBN and GMA bring special news coverage via multiplatform channels for the historic papal visit from January 15-19, 2015.

ABS-CBN brings multi-platform coverage for Pope Francis visit in PH

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ABS-CBN News: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas "Thank You Sa Malasakit"

Through up-to-date reports and special features, ABS-CBN will deliver all the latest developments on its news platforms on free and cable TV, radio, and online: ABS-CBN Channel 2, ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), DZMM TeleRadyo, DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, and their websites and social media accounts.

LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis now at Rizal Park for Holy Mass (January 18, 2015)
LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis now in Tacloban for Holy Mass (January 17, 2015)
LIVESTREAM: Pope Francis holy mass, meeting with families at MOA (January 16, 2015)

ABS-CBN, ANC, and DZMM will broadcast live all the Masses to be celebrated by Pope Francis at the Manila Cathedral (January 16), in Tacloban (January 17), and in Luneta (January 18). Aside from that, ABS-CBN will offer free public viewing of the Luneta Mass at Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, Trinoma, Fairview Terraces, Market Market, and Harbor Point in Metro Manila and in more than 50 locations nationwide.

No stone will be left unturned when ANC brings its wall-to-wall coverage of the historic visit with nonstop live updates from all the events beginning the morning of January 15, while DZMM will cover the papal visit starting at noon on January 15.

Boosting ABS-CBN’s news coverage are the Pope Patrollers of citizen journalism arm “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo” who will be closely monitoring all the on-ground papal events in Manila and Tacloban. The Pope Patrollers will document the events as they unfold in photos and videos, which will capture the mood and emotions of the people during the five-day papal visit.

All of the Pope Patrollers’ works will be highlighted in special sections on ABS-CBNNews.com/PopeFrancisPH, which also houses all TV reports and interactive multimedia features about Pope Francis.

Filipinos on the go may also check all the latest papal visit-related developments on their mobile devices by watching ABS-CBN’s consolidated videos and features in the PopeTYSM (Pope Thank You Sa Malasakit) channel on iWanTV.com.ph or the iWanTV app using an ABS-CBNmobile SIM.

Filipinos abroad can also keep track of the latest developments of the papal visit via The Filipino Channel (TFC), which will air its special live coverage of the event from January 17 to 19 and a documentary titled “Pope Francis: In the Eyes of Four Filipinos,” which features four different members of the clergy who share a very special, albeit experience — a rare interaction with the Holy See.

With Vatican Media correspondent Lynda Jumilla who is joining the papal flight, ABS-CBN’s “Thank You sa Malasakit: Pope Francis sa Pilipinas” coverage will be led by veteran broadcast journalists Noli De Castro, Korina Sanchez, Ted Failon, Tina Monzon-Palma, Karen Davila, Ces Drilon, Julius Babao, Alvin Elchico, Bernadette Sembrano, Henry Omaga Diaz, Vic Lima, Bro. Jun Banaag, Winnie Cordero, Ariel Ureta, Pinky Webb, TJ Manotoc, Ron Cruz, Coco Alcuaz, Gigi Grande, Karmina Constantino, and David Celdran.

GMA News: "Ang People's Pope sa Pilipinas" Special Coverage

Aside from radio and TV broadcast, GMA News also partnered with various malls and establishments nationwide to present the special coverage of Pope Francis' visit.

The following malls have agreed to show GMA News' live special coverage via big screens:


  • SM North Edsa
  • SM Manila
  • SM San Lazaro
  • SM Sta. Mesa
  • SM Marikina
  • SM Masinag
  • SM Taytay
  • SM Novaliches
  • SM Fairview
  • SM BF Paranque


  • City Walk Mall, Tarlac
  • SM Clark
  • SM San Fernando, Downtown
  • SM Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecijia
  • LCC Mall Legazpi
  • LCC Mall Naga
  • LCC Mall Polangui


  • The District Ayala Mall, Bacolod
  • Public Plaza, Bacolod
  • Marymart Mall, Iloilo
  • GT Mall, Iloilo
  • Gaisano Mall, Davao City
  • Abreeza Ayala Mall, Davao City
  • Limketkai Mall, CdeO
  • Gaisano Mall, CdeO
  • Centrio Mall, CdeO
  • Provincial Capitol, Misamis Oriental

These bus companies will also join in showing the live coverage of the papal visit on their fleets:

  • G Liner
  • FariƱas Bus Transit
  • Five Star Bus company (including bus stations)

Mercury Drug in Quiapo also agreed to show GMA News' special coverage through their big screen.

The special coverage can be followed from:

January 15, Thursday: Arrival Of Pope And Open Air Motorcade
GMA 7: 5:15pm – 8:00pm

January 16, Friday: Manila Cathedral Mass
GNTV Channel 11: 11:15am – 1:30pm, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

January 17, Saturday: Going to Tacloban City
GNTV Channel 11: 9:30am-7:00pm

January 18, Sunday: Pope Travels from Nunciature to UST, UST Motorcade, Meets w/ Young People
GMA 7: 9:45am –12:00pm, 2:00pm – 6:00pm