Dubai, UAE – In celebration of TV Patrol’s 25th anniversary and Balitang Middle East’s (Middle East News) decade of public service, TFC brings three big names in the Philippine news industry to kick-off the most successful citizen journalism campaign in the country, the Bayan Mo iPatrol Mo, to the Middle East.
No less than ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs’ Senior Vice President Ging Reyes, TV Patrol (ABS-CBN primetime news program) anchor and radio commentator Ted Failon and Europe & Middle East News Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe will be presiding the workshop for attendees to become a bona fide BayanPatroller (or citizen patroller).
In the Philippines, ABS-CBN pioneered citizen journalism through the same campaign during the 2000s. Now, The Filipino Channel extends the reach of this pioneering initiative to the Middle East via the launch ofBayan Mo iPatrol Mo in Abu Dhabi.
Citizen journalism has changed the game in the public affairs industry as even a mere camera phone can capture news-worthy circumstances caught by private individuals. The Philippines, known for its technology-savvy folks, have used this medium in the recent years to monitor and maintain the integrity of the nation’s elections. Today, the gamut of news being submitted by these “Bayan Patrollers” would range from crimes and accidents, incredible situations and good deeds – all in real-time.
Come November, students, professionals and every member of the Filipino community in the UAE will now have the opportunity to become a citizen journalist – participating in nation building even when away from home. To register and attend the workshop, simply head to the du Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on November 9.
This distinctive session is the highlight of the multitude of public service endeavours of the day collectively known as the TFC Kabayan Serbisyo Fair 2012. Community-centred activities and seminars will be held from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm. Holding true to the annual year-end thanksgiving tradition of The Filipino Channel – this time along with its banner news program – the event will see various seminars on job hunting, financial management and entrepreneurship tips to name a few.
Admission is free and a complimentary shuttle to and from the venue will be provided at key areas.
About November 9’s evening entertainment
The evening of November 9 will see four powerful performers Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Jovit Baldovino and Marcelito Pomoy live onstage of the du Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Regular ticket prices are selling at AED 150 for VIP Seats, AED 100 for Patron Seats and AED 60 for General Admission (Standing). For The Filipino Channel subscribers, TFC Kapamilya Discount may be availed for AED 125, AED 75 and AED 35, respectively. Tickets are now available at various outlets across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Ain. It can also be purchased online via www.boxofficeme.com. For further inquiries and reservation, call the TFC UAE Toll-Free Hotline at 800-832.
With the venue located only 45-minutes from Dubai, a complimentary transportation will be also provided for the concert goers with pick up and drop off points at key locations. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free entrance for children aged 4 to 7 years (with no reserved seat). And those 3 years old and below will not be admitted. There will be tasty snacks and cooling refreshments inside the venue; outside food and beverages are not allowed.