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MANILA, Philippines - The country's biggest television and multimedia networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7 mounted an extensive and comprehensive news coverage of the 2016 national elections today, May 9. The livestream video and real-time updates are available on this page.

LIVESTREAM: ABS-CBN, GMA-7 Election 2016 coverage

Halalan 2016: ABS-CBN harness social media listening

On Election Day, Filipinos all over the world will not just be informed. They will also be heard.

ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes, said that a social media news desk dedicated to monitoring what people are talking about online has been formed to boost the network’s “Halalan 2016” marathon coverage that will begin at 5 a.m. today, (May 9) on ABS-CBN and continue until 11:30am of Tuesday (May 10).

Check out the audio/video livestream of ABS-CBN's election coverage "#Halalan2016" here: http://news.abs-cbn.com/live




"It’s important to highlight the conversations online which represent the views of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. Incorporating social media listening in our coverage is our way of showing that we value the voice of the people, especially at this critical time in our country’s history,” Reyes said.

On Sunday, ABS-CBN also announced partnership with social networking giants Facebook and Twitter for the live social media updates. Facebook will be providing summaries of real-time data culled from issues and candidates being mentioned in conversations on its platform. On the other hand, Twitter will deliver the latest, personalized national election results.

ABS-CBN’s top broadcast journalists will take turns in anchoring ABS-CBN News’ special coverage of the elections, dubbed the “Halalan 2016: Ipanalo ang Pamilyang Pilipino” election coverage, which will feature news reports straight from any of the 40 live points setup by ABS-CBN all over the nation, reports from ABS-CBN news bureaus abroad, and also a social listening segment that will show the hottest topics and buzz online.

Noli De Castro and Bernadette Sembrano will kick-off the ABS-CBN election coverage at 5am, followed by Julius Babao and Karen Davila at 10am, Ted Failon and Ces Drilon at 3pm before the special edition of “TV Patrol” at 6:30pm. Henry Omaga-Diaz and Lynda Jumilla will continue the coverage at 8pm on ABS-CBN Sports + Action, after which the coverage goes back to ABS-CBN with “Bandila” anchors Babao, Davila, and Drilon at 10pm, then Omaga-Diaz and Jumilla return on-air at 1am. Serving as social media anchors are Gretchen Ho, TJ Manotoc, Gretchen Fullido and Dyan Castillejo.

Eleksyon 2016: GMA News to use latest technology

GMA Network will tap once again all platforms to deliver the real-time updates for the controversial and hotly contested Presidential elections in Philippine history.

Set-up for GMA's #Eleksyon2016 coverage.
Set-up for GMA's #Eleksyon2016 coverage. Photo Credit: Twitter/Victoria Tulad
GMA News coverage on Monday and Tuesday (May 9 and 10) is expected to use the latest technology including immersive graphics, 360-degree video cameras, and live drone footage.

The livestream feed of GMA-7's "#Eleksyon2016" is available here: www.gmanetwork.com/news/eleksyon2016





Veteran news anchors Mel Tiangco, Mike Enriquez, Vicky Morales, Arnold Clavio, Howie Severino, and Jessica Soho – as well as anchors Pia Arcangel, Jiggy Manicad, Kara David, Ivan Mayrina, Rhea Santos and Connie Sison will lead the extensive coverage of the Kapuso network.

The news agency also said it will cater real-time Eleksyon 2016 updates, including up-to-the-minute partial and unofficial results for all positions in the national and local elections up to the clustered precinct level, accessible in all platforms and devices.

Filipinos abroad can also watch the Eleksyon 2016 coverage via GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life and GMA News TV International.

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