Thoughts on the MPBL on ABS-CBN S+A

MPBL is inspired by MBA

From the Tube

A new Filipino basketball league is about to take off.

The Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, founded by Senator Manny Pacquiao and his business manager Arnold Vegafria, will officially launch later tonight at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The league’s maiden event will begin with an elaborate opening ceremony and a game between the Parañaque Patriots and Caloocan Supremos.

The league’s premise is simple: it consists of 10 teams located around Metro Manila and Luzon (with expansion to Visayas and Mindanao to follow soon) and it also aims to give grassroots athletes and aspiring basketball players a chance to showcase their skills and continue their basketball careers. These 10 teams are as follows:

  1. Parañaque Patriots
  2. Caloocan Supremos
  3. Batangas City Athletics
  4. Valenzuela Classic
  5. Navotas Clutch
  6. Muntinlupa Cagers
  7. Bataan Defenders
  8. Bulacan Kuyas
  9. Imus MPBL team
  10. Quezon City MPBL team

A home-and-away format will be followed so that teams can have a chance to play…

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95.1 Brigada News FM Iligan: The Comeback

It was aftermath of Brigada Programmings into blocktimed programmings (e.g. Lampornas, Ang Kamatuoran, The Word of Truth, etc.) last 2015-2017 until it was axed on May 26, 2017 BMMC taken over to PBN in Andrada Building known as Radyo Iligan Prime FM 88.1.

Brigada Mass Media Corporation Logo with the slogan: “Service is our Passion”

However on September 2017, Brigada Mass Media Corporation plans to bring back 95.1 Brigada News FM in Iligan that set to be launch. As conducted a Test Broadcast last mid-October 2017. That is sign of the relaunch of Brigada News FM Iligan. Conducted by Brigada Melvin Anggot (former News Anchor of DXIC Iligan last 1995-2006 and Muews Radio 97.5 from 2012-2016) and still Brigada Joe Opallo (the 1st generation of Brigada 95.1 Reporters).

Recently, last November 7, 2017: Brigada News FM Iligan sets it’s eye in preparation for the Relaunch in the coming weeks of November. The Studio of Brigada News FM comes into finished, and the new location which is 2/F Fernville Building, Andres Bonifacio Avenue (behind the Osmena-Badelles Overpass), Tambo, Iligan City. And the Media Van that roving the Brigada Reporters across Iligan City.

Media Van – that caters and roving all Brigada Reporters across Iligan and nearby Provinces in Preparation for the relaunch of 95.1 Brigada News FM Iligan (Photo by: Joe Opallo – Facebook | As Screenshot by a user from PHRadio Group)

Despite the relaunch of Brigada News FM in Iligan. It would be the #1 News FM Station in Iligan again that reliable and trusted music and news authority in Iligan City. The Relaunch will be set this week or the coming weeks of November, Iliganons! Make sure tune in on 95.1 MHz on your FM Band. For Iliganons worldwide, Livestreaming will be launch very soon on – The Official Website of Brigada Mass Media Corporation (the one for Brigada Healthline, Brigada Newspaper, Brigada News TV and Brigada News FM).

Local-based Programmings we’re Larga Brigada (an early-morning Commentary Program), Banat Brigada (an Morning Commentary Program that is before 7:00am), Tira Brigada (an post mortem programming after 7:15am News) and Ronda Brigada (afternoon commentary program). Nationwide-based Programmings like Brigada Balita, and Brigada Connections. Healthline Programmings including Powercells, DriveMax, Fast Relax, NutriCleanse, Guard-C, etc. and it’s nightly healthline program: “Kiaw sa Maayong Panglawas” featuring the 15-minute Lottery Draw. And of course we give Music and Entertainment.

In the next days of Brigada Programming, we gave passion to your hearts and concerns with Radio Broadcasting for 3 Years (Since November 11, 2014 as Test broadcast and December 5, 2014 as their Formal Telecast). That cater Iliganons we giving closer and because SERVICE is OUR PASSION.

S+A without Action, another Relaunch, very soon!

According to ABS-CBN Management, that all action movies from S+A transferred to CineMo (a Free Digital Exclusive Channel from ABS-CBN TVplus) but the said management to revamp into all-sports programming including UAAP, NCAA and of course, NBA.

Since it was launched on the 18th of January 2014 as ABS-CBN Sports+Action and relaunch on 29th of August 2016 as ABS-CBN S+A. But Netizens tries to relaunch and now beginning with new channel relaunches. Unlike ANC and ABS-CBN Regional Channel. This was a new channel with sports documentaries and specials.

Entering ABS-CBN Sports Channel

ABS-CBN Sports Channel is the most excitement all-sports channel of ABS-CBN under the Sports Division, since under the headship of Mr. Vince Rodriguez. They would being a all-sports programmings (except Religious Programs, Lifestyle etc.) into one channel.

ABS-CBN Sports Channel is giving more of all sporting events. In which, the truly home of One Championship, UAAP Games and mostly, NBA (include WNBA). Reality mode that we strive for one’s television. That we need to know ‘Play Hard’ and ‘Pusong Palaban’ for all Filipinos.

Catch ABS-CBN Sports Channel Very Soon on Channel 23 (on Free TV), Channel 17 on Sky and Destiny Cable (under the Unicable Brand), and ASC-HD Channel 166 on Sky Cable too.

Remembering 105.9 Wild FM Cebu?

It was almost 19 years since 105.9 still on the air until 2002, it moved to frequency and hold to Ditan Communications Inc. from 105.9 to 103.5, the frequency 105.9 will be rented by the Audiovisual Communicators, Inc. known as Monster Radio BT 105.9. And the DJs are:  Sky V or Sky Vincent is now “The SM” for Retro Cebu, Jack the Pirate and Johnny Jolly. They played Music Mix and Slow Rock, even the Alternative Rock.

The video from Bytester Media’s YouTube Account:




As of now: Wild FM Cebu is now Retro Cebu and 105.9 became MonsterBT 105.9 and no one listenes the legendary.

The Holy Week 2017 Broadcast Monitoring

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Calvary on the Cross (source Google Images / PoetrySoup)

It’s been a week already before the start of the Holy Week. Maybe we may record some Radio Stations signed-off even the Holy Week Aircheck. By the way, Holy Week is  a week of Compassionate Love of Christ of life, death and resurrection. And speaking of a Holy Week, there are some TV and Radio Stations in the Philippines remained the air from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday.

This post will be divided into 5 subtitles.

From Palm Sunday to Holy Wednesday

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Jesus at Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday (source Google Images)

Sunday (April 9, 2017) actually it’s a Day of Valor or Araw ng Kagitingan, another event for the Catholics in the Philippines is Palm Sunday, going to the respective churches and get some palm leaves coming from the tree. A telecast of the Palm Sunday Mass in their respective Channels, Channel 7 earlier on the first programming of the day, followed by ABS-CBN 2, PTV 4, TV5 and IBC-13, and last but not the least, RPN Channel 9 maybe here at the SM Megamall Chapel of the Risen Lord. Noontime Variety Show are still taped but we still have a Holy Week Vacation with some family and friends.

From Holy Monday to Holy Wednesday, Noontime Show will take a break for a while. Eat Bulaga will give you a Holy Week Special for the whole Family. I don’t know if AlDub or MaiChard tandem will be separated for a Holy Week Presentation. On the other hand, Showtime will give you another Holy Week Special with a stories from a winners of Tawag ng Tanghalan, after that we give a Live or tapeless special segment, Tawag ng Tanghalan Kids Edition. After that, Wowowin will give you the Best of the Best for the Holy Week presentations.

PTV also, will giving a special line-up for the Family Rosary Crusade this afternoon right after Oras ng Katotohanan, the main Lotto Draws until Holy Wednesday. There will be no more Games from Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday.

On Radio, still have a Regular Programming until Holy Wednesday, MOR 101.9 and some MOR Radio Stations in the Philippines giving some Holy Week Bible verses.

Maundy Thursday (April 13)

April 13? Why, It’s Maundy Thursday for the Catholics in the Philippines, it means some Radio Stations will go-off the air. TV Stations will still on the air. GMA and ABS-CBN has their own Cartoon and Anime Blocks, including the Movie Marathons and Religious Programmings. GMA also will air this afternoon for the best of Public Affairs Programming, while ABS-CBN airs the CBN Asia Specials following the Last Supper and the Washing of the Disciples Feet. TV5 aired another AniMega Blocks and Movie Marathons. Meanwhile IBC-13, aired Oras ng Katotohanan Special in 3 days aside from Local and International Religious Holy Week Programs.

Good Friday (April 14)

TV5 will go-off the air for ONE day aside from Love Radio, Yes, and Easy Rock. Early in the morning will have a Way of the Cross or The Stations of the Cross to going out and pray. Afterwards, same Cartoon and Animes even Movie Marathons on ABS-CBN and GMA. 11:00am at GMA, Power to Unite Special was recapping on a Year of the Parish or Year of the Eucharist or The Journey to the Holy Door of Mercy. (it was previous months of selected episodes on TV5) At the stroke of a noontime, The Seven Last Words are only ABS-CBN and GMA which will be live. Produced by Society of Divne Word and Mission Communication Foundation, Inc. (for ABS-CBN) and Order of Preachers (for GMA only), IBC13 will be the same efforts as their 30th year (since 1988), this will be produced by Make Mine Creative Productions. It will be 3 Hours before the 3 o Clock Habit, for ABS-CBN will having the Veneration of the Cross following the CBN Asia Specials and Movie Marathons especially MMK Klasiks.

Black Saturday (April 15)

As their continue TV5 will be back on the air and make it a Movie Marathons, while ABS-CBN and GMA will have a Cartoon and Anime Blocks especially Religious and Movie Marathons. At exact this afternoon which is Easter Vigil. The last CBN Asia Specials for the Holy Week on ABS-CBN, followed by the Easter Vigil. While GMA resumes a replay of a Public Affairs and Religious Programming also. And at 7:30pm will have a APT Lenten Drama Special. Also in a last programming of GMA, will be the Way of the Cross which is re-broadcast.

Easter Sunday (April 16)

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The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Source Google Images)

Easter Sunday would mean, the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Alleluia! Alleluia! And some Radio and TV Stations in the Philippines will go on the air and resumes REGULAR PROGRAMMING. Noontime Shows of ABS-CBN and GMA will be taped same as last weeks.

CNN Philippines will resume programming with the Live Telecast of the Mass and Urbi et Orbi of our beloved Most Holy Father, Pope Francis. And rebroadcast on GMA on their last programming.

News Updates on their Holy Week

Only ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 will cope up with the 5-minute News Updates, especially with the Traffic Updates.


As the Holy week we started it all with a ‘Blessed’ As Matthew 27:54 in a last word “Truly was the Son of God!” Thank You and Have a safe and blessed Holy Week to all. God Bless.

Here is the current religious song.

Dayanara Torres returns to ASAP on Sunday

Catch the Longest-Running Sunday Noontime Variety Show in Philippine TV, ASAP. After 18 Years of not showing up, she is back. Dayanara Torres is currently an Original Hosts of ASAP reunites with Martin Nievera and Zsa-zsa Padilla on it’s 22nd Anniversary this Coming February 5. Dayanara in a past ASAP years, she was their own segment called “Sayaw-nara” and it was unforgettable memories like we did in our program.

Last Sunday (January 29), Sunday’s Best aired a Digitally Restored on Philippine Free TV “Basta’t Kasama Kita” which came from Aga Muhlach.

Catch ASAP Every Sunday, 12:00 noon here on the Brightest Network, ABS-CBN!

A Year in Review: CDO FM Radio

2016 is come to an end but the FM Radio in Cagayan de Oro City has the year of all time. We have many reasons how listeners tuned in to radio stations in Cagayan de Oro City for 366 days. Here is the review for 2016 as mark milestones for FM Radio in CdeO.

1.     For the Number 1 Radio Station, MOR 91.9 has some changes

David Bang
David Bang returns to MOR

Last January 14, 2016,  David Bang returns the airwaves after 18 years of not hearing up. And planned to newest program “Pakisabi na Lang” as radio show it was last July 2016, the show cancelles as paved way to Master Popi’s programming on MORe sa Gabi.

Last also February 11, 2016 after 8 votes of 4 aspiring Female Radio DJs and one remained declared as the official MORkada, she is Jane Fiel Rose Abaday whom graduated at MUST last March, the following day she turned to MOR Studio and airname as Maria Feelingera, in an afternoon slot from February to July to the MORning Slot from July onwards, she was with Joe Romantico for MOR’s Kiaw-kiaw share.

Last May 29, 2016, the most awaiting summer party for all KaMORkadas in CdeO as their

POster of Summer Pa MORe beach Party

ultimate summer party at Opol Misamis Oriental entitled: “Summer Pa MORe Beach Party”

It was an anniversary of MOR 91.9 last July, the band composed of Maria Feelingera, Master Popi, Joe Romantico and Bernie Bitokbitok known as MOR Piyaok Band, a Radio Band in Cagayan de Oro City.

Due to some changes, MOR 91.9 changes its schedules and DJs last July 2016, at night Master Popi going to solo DJ in the booth.


2.     Magic 89.3 in CdeO, another milestone for FM Radio Broadcast

Magic Top 40 with Lexter the Virus was launched last May 2016

Among the most popular Radio Stations in Cagayan de Oro City, Magic 89.3 remains as Number 1 English Format Top 40 Radio Stations since it was Killer Bee was launched. The changes and proof of programmings in Cagayan de Oro City, Magic 89.3 launches very own weekly top 40 countdown. The Magic Top 40 it was started last May 2016 hosted by Lexter the Virus in the Magic Super Weekend.

3. Other FM Radio Stations

99.1 iFM

The Programming was scrambled except Kamote Club and DJs we’re shuffled into a daily slot programs, also during Summer of 2016, RMN News Nationwide, a newscast heard on 99.1 iFM in CdeO.

99.9 Magnum Radyo

Magnum Radyo stills as the Number 1 News FM Station in Cagayan de Oro City, the programming turned into all-news and all-talk broadcast from SBS, Magnum Radyo has cult over AM Band. And by 2017, Magnum Radyo expands More FM Radio Stations in Iligan, Malaybalay and Ozamis.

97.9 Thunder Radio

It was launched sometimes on October 2016, it has all-religious Music same as the 103.3 The New-J.

The New-J 103.3 FM

Logo of DXJL-FM last April 2016 during the 67th Anniversary of FEBC.

It was on April 2016, Far East Broadcasting Company (the owners of DZAS and DZFE) acquired DXJL-FM under SIAM Broadcasting, now The New-J expanded from all-news and religious programming and now better than Religious Music and Programming that surely miss.


Next Year, the FM in Cagayan de Oro has more BIGGER and MORE Better than last and this years. Hopefully we’re gonna be missed this year 🙂

#Remembering Cagayanons Live?

We all know ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro with PJ dela Pena anchoring TV Patrol Northern Mindanao on Channel 2-Cagayan de Oro City and announcer David Bang  and DJs Chaka Babe, Sweet Maricar, Bernie Bitok-Bitok etc. Read the news and David Bang (too) introduce music cuts on MOR 91.9 Cagayan de Oro. But did you know Cagayan de Oro City has been ABS-CBN territory since 1960?
As per the book Kapitan, Cagayan De Oro De Misamis is one of the cities in Mindanao which ABS-CBN (then as Bolinao Broadcasting) touched base with. It started as radio station DXCL-AM in 1960. (CL means Cagayanons Live.) Besides playing music cuts and hosting entertainment programs, the announcers take turns in reading news stories from Northern Mindanao then. This went on till Martial Law in 1972.
Years have passed before ABS-CBN reopened itself in CDeO. After its 1986 renaissance, ABS-CBN went back on air in Cagayan de Oro in April 1995, this time as a TV station and an FM radio station.
Before David Bang, Boy Negro, Master Popi, Maria Feelingera, Sweet Maricar, Chaka Babe and Bernie Bitok-Bitok, a Cagayanon Live announcer became the voice of ABS-CBN in Northern Mindanao in the 1960.