A month after the official campaign period started, TV5 and Cignal officially launch their own roster of election-related programs through Bilang Pilipino 2022, the election umbrella campaign brand seen across the network’s affiliate telco and media institutions: Radyo5 92.3 News FM, InterAksyon, The Philippine Star, and BusinessWorld.
Spearheading the comprehensive and in-depth elections coverage is the Presidential series done in partnership with Go Negosyo, Kandidatalks, which will see all 10 presidential candidates discussing critical issues in Negosyo (Business), Trabaho (Work), and Kalusugan (Health). Moderated by Frontline Pilipinas news anchor and host Cheryl Cosim, the week-long series will air on One PH (Ch. 1) at 10:30AM and One News (8 SD | 250 HD) at 5:30PM. The series will also be seen next on TV5 on March 26, April 2 and April 9 at 9:00PM.
The first episode of Kandidatalks which featured Former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Dr./Atty. Jose Cabrera Montemayor Jr. premiered on March 21 and was followed by Senator Manny Pacquiao and Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino Chairman Leody de Guzman for the second episode on March 22, Senator Panfilo Lacson and Former Secretary of National Defense Norberto Gonzales on March 23, Manila City Mayor Francisco Moreno Domagoso and Former Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella on March 24, and Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo and Katipunan ng Kamalayang Kayumanggi Founder Faisal Mangondato for the final episode on March 25, Friday.
Bilang Pilipino brings a full-packed month of much-awaited political debates as it covers the COMELEC: Pilipinas Debate 2022 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates, which aired on March 19 and 20, respectively. The second Presidential Debate will air on April 3 while the Townhall Vice-Presidential and Presidential Debates will be on April 23 and 24, respectively. The COMELEC debates are aired on One News and One PH channels from 7:00PM to 9:30PM on weekends, also simulcast on TV5.
To help Filipinos gain more insight on the electoral and political landscape of the last six Philippine presidencies, Cignal and TV5 put together the docuseries The Promise Tracker. The 3-part series aims to shed light on the promises made by six Philippine presidents, from Cory Aquino to Rodrigo Duterte, and whether these have been fulfilled or not. Hosted by Filipino broadcast journalist Cheche Lazaro, the probe will use a scorecard for each president. The Promise Tracker will air on March 26 on both One News Channel at 7:30PM and TV5 at 8:30PM.
Former journo and public affairs executive Mon Isberto also takes a spot under Bilang Pilipino as he reads between the lines in the no-holds-barred talk and commentary program Optics: Politics of Perception. Talking to campaign and PR strategists and image consultants, Isberto will delve into the politics of perception – why candidates do what they do, what their actions signify, and how image helps these politicians secure power. Available on One News, the show will air starting March 27, Sunday, at 6:00PM.
Last to air on April 13, Sunday, at 7:30PM on One News Channel is reality-documentary Hitting the Campaign Trail. The one-hour docu-series will examine the stories behind the campaign period and give viewers a teleserye-style glimpse into the apparent political drama. Investigations will obtain behind-the-scenes information from embedded journalists in the campaign trail.