Television in the Philippines is very much based on US TV from a few decades ago. Game shows, screaming and sponsorship every few seconds. The shows as are immensely popular here and this is probably when you have to work so hard for nothing or spend all day looking for foods then a little entertainment is going to make you feel a lot better. Pinoy TV in the Philippines comes all in one.
Do not expect many documentaries or in depth investigations, it does not do to get on the wrong side of people here.
I rem,ember watching the GMA News channel on the evening of the Japanese Tsunami and at just before 7pm there was a chance that a Tsunami may hit the shores of the Philippines. A major news event for sure. So much so that the NEWS channel cut off to AMERICAN IDOL.
Home grown Filipino TV is very much based on showbiz stars and scandals. These scandals even occupy the news networks too.
So be warned.
Here are some random Filipino TV Clips