To all Ilocanos out there, GMA Ilocos will be on air this coming June 18, 2012 not June 25 which they first announced. GMA Ilocos will be aired via Channel 5 in Ilocos Norte, Channel 48 in Abra and Ilocos Norte.
Here in Ilocos, ABS-CBN was first established via Channel 7 in Laoag. The network currently airing “TV Patrol Ilocos”, formerly TV Patrol Laoag every weekday as their daily news program; Every Sundays, they also aired “MagTV na Atin” to as their travel show but currently, it was removed so they are airing the original TV set-up during Sundays.
For GMA Network fans in Laoag, GMA will also have a daily news program and a travel show. “Balitang Ilokano” is aired every weekday as their daily news program and it is a 45-minute show. While the title of their travel show will be “GMA Fiesta” which will be shown every Sunday. GMA Fiesta is exclusive only to all GMA Regional TV Networks while “Balitang Ilokano” is only here in Ilocos Region. For GMA Fiesta, as it will be launch here in Ilocos, the program will feature a 3-part Ilocos Special.
So, this June 18, 2012 people of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Vigan, and Abra can now experience a better TV reception of GMA Network for it will now have a better and wider signal here in the Philippines.
* GMA Network is said to be the number 1 TV network in the Philippines according to AGB Nielsen.