January 25, 2010

Kapamilya

ABS-CBN is one of the largest radio and television broadcast and entertainment networks in the Philippines. It owns The Filipino Channel, an international broadcasting service whose two million subscribers are mostly overseas Filipino workers and their families. Its head office is located in Quezon City and the ELJ Center, one of the buildings in its huge compound, houses the executive offices and a few cafés on the ground floor. It also has a very good restaurant on the 14th floor named 9501 and I took this picture from the roof deck just off the restaurant. And if you're wondering about my title, "Kapamilya" is the network's slogan and it means "a member of the family."

ABS-CBN

23 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Thanks for introducing us to your family member -:)))

George said...

It sounds as if the network does a good job of keeping up with its far-flung family.

ρομπερτ said...

Living about 3,ooo miles away from home,it is indeed, the sound of the radio which helps to bare - much more than a tv could ever do.

Please have a nice start into the new week.

Boise Diva said...

Thanks for sharing some insight into "my family" - the news media world!

Louis la Vache said...

We appreciate the way you bring us information like this about the Philippines that we might not otherwise know. There are many Filipinos in the Bay Area - «Lous» imagines most of them are linked into this network in one way or another.

Jacob said...

It seems you take a lot of photos from inside or outside of restaurants. Methinks you are something of a gourmet...or maybe you write a food column for the local paper? ;-)

We have a CBN here, too. It's the Christian Broadcasting Network run the nutcase, Pat Robertson.

Vernz said...

Home to famous Wowowee ... Hi Hilds..

Misalyn said...

Proud to be Kapamilya...may TFC kami dito hehehe.

Gandang araw po,napadaan muna bago matulog ..galing sa night duty.

James said...

I think I watched a game show on that channel once. It was really fun. They spoke about 3/4 Tagalog and 1/4 English. Then again I think the network was called Saxy-tv or something like that.

Don and Krise said...

Great post Hilda. One question though. You mentioned the word "subscriber". I take it this is not a free broadcast?

Olivier said...

un bon slogan publicitaire pour cette chaine de télévision ;o))

fickleinpink said...

i so love this blog i got an award for you here!

xoxo
fickle

Kaori said...

Wonderful angle, hilda! Was there a nice view?

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

You are dining near at TV station? Did you get to meet any celebrities there?

VP said...

Many years ago, when I worked in the port of Livorno, a Filipino crew was stuck here when their ship, the Dona Amalia, crashed against the pier while mooring.
Some had their relatives flown here and this is how I learned my first Filipino word: kapamilya.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting and thanks for teaching us about Kapamilya! :)
Léia

the donG said...

one of the most admired network in the country. ive never been to the higher floors.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow Hilda! This is one of my favorite things in my life! I'm a Certified KAPAMILYA!!! Love it!

Steven^^

arabesque said...

you;ve been to the roof top? ^0^
how was the view?
hope you could post it sometime.
haha,i'm more of kapamilya than kapuso! ^0^

afv said...

Don't have TFC, methinks that they're making so much money out of it and maybe am just some kind of an anti. LOL.

Lois said...

I like their slogan!

Nonni said...

I love the light and shadows you captured in this beautiful perspective.

Hilda said...

Don:
Many of ABS-CBN's channels are on free TV, but not the international TFC, which you have to pay for.