The Evolution of Media in the Philippines

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In History
  • 1521

    PRE-COLONIAL TRACES

    PRE-COLONIAL TRACES
    Communication already exist before the colonization of the Spanirads. In this period the most notable form of characters are the ancient alphabet called ALIBATA o BAYBAYIN. The UMALOHOKAN or the town crier is the closest to having a broadcast system. He will announce important information that concerns the the citizen. The DATU or the barangay head on the other hand calls for special elections for selecting the umalohokan to help settle a certain issue.
  • THE PRINT INDUSTRY AND FILIPINO FREEDOM

    THE PRINT INDUSTRY AND FILIPINO FREEDOM
    During this period forms of media such as book, magazines, and newspaper was brought to Philippines by the ancient archipelago. Filipinos then recognized these literacy and they started schooling themselves in writing and reading the foreign language. In 1811, the first Filipino newspaper was created. There are multiple works that are published such as the La solidaridad which is recognized as the most popular nationalistic newspaper. Comics also became widespread in Filipino society.
  • THE EUROPEAN FILM IMPORT

    THE EUROPEAN FILM IMPORT
    The European film make its way here in Philippines and Filipinos start loving it, because they can see themselves in the big screen. The American, Spanish, and Japanese Film arrive also here in Philippines. Then the Filipino film industry emerges. After the revolution, ABS-CBN started their own film production company named Star Cinema. It is then duplicated my GMA-7.
  • THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY

    THE BROADCAST INDUSTRY
    The broadcast industry arrive in Philippines when the telegraph and telephone system arrive. In 1890, the first telephone system of the country began its operation. Henry Herman set up a Radio Corporation in Philippines. Slowly radio became a fixed appliance in Filipino homes. Radio then was used by Japanese for their propaganda purposes.In this period also when television came into picture when an American Engineer established Bolinao Electronics Corporation (BEC).
  • LOCAL ONLINE MEDIA

    LOCAL ONLINE MEDIA
    On March 1994 Philippines officially connected to the world of Internet through the effort of Philippine Network Foundation. The first commercial internet provider was launched by Mosaic on August 1944, then Filipinos was able to connect to the internet. In the early 1990s, email communication was introduced in several sectors.The FidoNet people also began email exchanges. The OFW's benefited from the Internet phenomena. In 2011 Philippines was named the "Social Media Capital of the World".