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ABS-CBN TVplus partners with government agencies to give Filipinos free updates with real-time alerts

  • People will get alerts and updates from PAGASA, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council via ABS-CBN TVPlus units
  • TrabaHanap will alert people of available blue-collar jobs

On July 26, a signing ceremony was held by ABS-CBN and INFOplus.

Their partnership is all about informing people with no internet connection with life-saving alerts.



INFOplus will be providing people updates and alerts from PAGASA, the Metro Manila Development Authority, and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

Unemployed people will find it easier to find jobs since INFOplus also gives out job alerts provided by TrabaHanap.com, specifically blue-collar jobs.

Through ABS-CBN News, people will also be informed of class suspensions and prices of goods on the market.

ABS-CBN head of Access Charles Lim said that people who are below the poverty line will benefit the most from the partnership.

“Digital TV is not just providing crystal clear reception. For ABS-CBN TVplus, it is also about making our users informed with important and helpful information without additional costs.”

People will not find it hard to gain information since the Twitter pages of MMDA, PAGASA and MMDA will be updated every 15 minutes.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim expressed the importance of preparing for the worst.

“Sa panahon ng sakuna napakahalaga niyan .There is no substitute for preparation and more than preparation, the real-time knowledge ng mga nangyayari.”

ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current Affairs head Ging Reyes acknowledged the fact that not every Filipino has access to the internet or has a smartphone.

“Hindi naman kasi lahat may internet, may WiFi or smartphone. So sa pamamagitan nito, mayroon na namang additional source ang mga kababayan natin para makuha ang mga balita.”

In the month of July alone, around 8 million TVplus boxes were sold.

March 30, 2020 is the exact expiry date of ABS-CBN’s franchise, but things have become optimistic for the company.

Rep. Micaela Violago of the 2nd District of Nueva Ecija filed a bill that would renew the company’s franchise for 25 years.

Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo stated that the passing of the bill is now with Congress.

President Rodrigo Duterte has been against the renewal of the franchise for issues he had with the station during the presidential elections.

Written by Jo-Est Tan

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