Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Manny Pacquiao News Tracker in Google+

Glad that we got our own Manny Pacquiao News Tracker Google+ page where updated news about Manny Pacquiao can be shared. Check us out there today. :)

Manny Pacquiao News Tracker in Google+

Monday, May 02, 2011

GMA-7 airs exclusive coverage, behind the scenes footage of Manny Pacquiao versus Shane Mosley fight

This weekend, depending on your time zone (May 8 for the Philippines), Filipinos and fans of Manny Pacquiao all over the world will be glued to the screen watching the much-awaited Manny Pacquiao versus Shane Mosley fight.

Yesterday, I began feeling the Pacquiao mania as GMA-7 started showing news and tidbits of the upcoming match through their various programs such as Show Me Da Manny and the likes. I also look forward to Charice Pempengco's rendition of the national anthem. Now that is certainly fitting for an opening.

Last Friday, I attended a bloggers briefing at GMA-7 who will air the exclusive coverage on free television. Admittedly, as per contract, there will be slight delay for Filipino viewers through this medium. However, for those who are anxious in being updated, they can tune in to DZBB and GMA News for updates.

It was interesting to see how high tech and huge some of the studios I got a glimpse on. Hope to be able to watch a live episode or program someday.

One thing unexpected during our tour was meeting Wilma Galvante, Senior Vice President - Entertainment group, of GMA-7. Instead of us asking her questions, she asked a lot of questions about blogging like how did we become one, sustainability, handling of controversy, promotion, among others. Later on, she mentioned plans of having her own blog someday. She candidly answered questions about the various programs and how talents got chosen to play lead roles in teleserye.

Program updates that Kapuso viewers can look forward this May includes:
  • Secret Garden (a Koreanovela replacing Baker King) starts May 2.
  • Munting Heredera (child actresses Mona Louise Rey, Kyle Daniel Ocampo, and Barbara Miguel) - May 9
  • My Chubby World - May 14
  • Blusang Itim (Kylie Padilla, Frank Magalona, and Winwyn Marquez) - May 16
  • Andres de Saya (Cesar Montano and Iza Calzado) - May 28
  • Sisid (Jackie Rice, Dominic Roco, and JC Tiuseco) - May 30
  • Amaya (Marian Rivera) - May 30
  • Playful Kiss (Koreanovela)
Watch the video for full details about these programs:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Filipinos Celebrate Online as Manny Pacquiao Wins Fight vs. Margarito

(Monitoring feed at Twazzup)

I haven't watched a live Manny Pacquiao fight on television for quite sometime now. Twitter has served as my theatre as dedicated fans of the match tweet blow-by-blow developments. Although with more folks using Twitter and boxing fans of both camps active online, tweets have surged to thousands per minute when it used to be in the hundreds.

Like in real world fights, it is also amazing to see fans of Floyd Mayweather Jr. still turning down the Pacman for his ability to fight. I guess they can't stand the attention and love that Pacquaio is getting right now.

I will leave the blow-by-blow coverage to the experts. But for now, I encourage all Pacquiao fans to celebrate this victory by giving congratulatory words to the "Pambansang Kamao".

On my end, I will savor this Pacquiao victory reading the feeds of Pacquiao followers cheering right now via:
  • Google (monitor the latest news and updates about Pacquiao as they appear today)
  • Twazzup (you will find Hollywood celebrities tweeting Pacquiao)
  • Twitoaster (follow-up on threads missed earlier like Mommy Dionisia watching the fight for the first time)
  • Trendsmap (shows Pacquiao being discussed in different parts of the world)
  • Trendistic (shows that 3% tweets were about Pacquiao from start of day to an hour after fight.)
  • Crowdeye  (more than 37k tweets as of this writing)
  • What the Hashtag (#pacquiao hashtag was used by more than 3k Twitter users today)
  • Amplicate (96% said they love Pacquiao)
Oh and don't forget to visit our Manny Pacquiao fan page and leave a congratulatory note for the Pacman. Congratulations Manny!