HISTORY OF PHILIPPINE MEDIA

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In History
  • 1301

    ALIBATA

    ALIBATA
    The discovery of the ancient Filipino alphabet called alibata or baybayin took place since the pre-colonial times. Filipinos used materials existing in their environment to jot down and record their experiences and transactions using such as language system.
  • DEL SUPERIOR GOVERNO

    DEL SUPERIOR GOVERNO
    The discovery of books, magazines and newspapers were brought to the Philippines. Del Superior Governo was the very first newspaper established in the Philippines which was intended for the Spaniards only.
  • LA SOLIDARIDAD

    LA SOLIDARIDAD
    The very first newspapers in the country sprouted during the time when Filipinos were beginning to free themselves from the colonial masters. La Solidaridad was considered the most popular nationalistic newspaper.
  • INTRODUCTION OF THE TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SYSTEM

    INTRODUCTION OF THE TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE SYSTEM
    The first telephone system of information began its operations and the whole archipelago enjoyed this system of information.
  • LIWAYWAY MAGAZINE

    LIWAYWAY MAGAZINE
    A notable magazine composed of serialized novels and short stories, essays, news items,pnotos,lifetstyle, entertainment features and comic strip section. Today, Liwayway is still alive under the publication of Manila Bulletin.
  • DALAGANG BUKID

    DALAGANG BUKID
    A movie adaptation of a popular musical stage play created by Hermogenes Ilagan, starring Atang Dela Raman, which was also produced by the Father of Philippine Cinema, Jose Nepomuceno.
  • RADIO STATIONS OPERATED

    RADIO STATIONS OPERATED
    Henry Herman operated a small radio station to serve as a product demonstration media for his business called the Electrical Supply Company. He upgraded his small station and adopted the call letters KZKZ to name his station in 1924 and set up Radio Corporation of the Philippines to legally own it.
  • AMERICAN COMICS

    AMERICAN COMICS
    Comics became widespread in Filipino Society. When American Comics arrived, it became a combined art form that many Filipinos loved. Moreover, Tony Velasquez, the Father of Philippine Komiks; Mars Ravelo, Larry Alcala and other talented Filipino visual artists made a name for themselves.
  • DAWN OF FREEDOM

    DAWN OF FREEDOM
    Film's primary purpose in the Philippines as entertainment changed when Japanese colonial period began. One of such films was Dawn of Freedom, which highlighted the World War II aim of the Japanese to have an "Asia for the Asians".
  • BOLINAO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION

    BOLINAO ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Television first came into picture when James Lidenberg established Bolinao Electronics Corporation.
  • GOLDEN AGE OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA

    GOLDEN AGE OF PHILIPPINE CINEMA
    Golden Age of Cinema emerged from 1950s onward, Filipinos found their culture being represented more in the big screen and some films even garnered honors for the country.
  • DZAQ-TV Channel 3

    DZAQ-TV Channel 3
    The very first television broadcast established in the Philippines by Judge Antonio Quirino with the help of the leading broadcast company in the United States, Radio Corporation of America(RCA).
  • JINGLE SONGHITS

    JINGLE SONGHITS
    A smaller version of magazine was published which catered the various interests of Filipino for being inclined to music. It featured some popular songs during that era
  • MARTIAL LAW SUPPRESSED PRESS FREEDOM

    MARTIAL LAW SUPPRESSED PRESS FREEDOM
    President Ferdinand Marcos suppressed press freedom, forcing the journalists underground and jailing some of them. Some journalists were only allowed to write about pro-dictatorship and pro- government
  • EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS STARTED

    EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS STARTED
    Email communications were introduced in several sectors, primarily within multinational companies operating in the country like IBM, Motorola and Texas Instrument
  • Mosaic Communications(MOSCOM)

    Mosaic Communications(MOSCOM)
    The first commercial Internet service provider was launched by Mosaic Communications(MOSCOM), making it possible for the Filipinos to go online.
  • PHILIPPINE NETWORK FOUNDATION

    PHILIPPINE NETWORK FOUNDATION
    It is a consortium of various academic institutions, private companies, and government agencies which made the Philippines become officially connected to the world of Internet.
  • PHILIPPINES AS SOCIAL MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

    PHILIPPINES AS SOCIAL MEDIA CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
    Filipinos have been highlighted in the online world especially with its heavy usage of social media. Philippines was named "social media capital of the world" as 93.9% of the population area are heavy Facebook users.
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    FILM PRODUCTION COMPANIES STARTED

    After the 1986 Philippine Edsa Revolution, the Philippine film industry became freer and early independent studio producers blossomed into the leaders of film production today. ABS-CBN and GMA started their own production company.