The Evolution of Media in The Philippines

Timeline created by Luke Darrn
In History
  • 1520

    Pre-Colonial Traces

    Pre-Colonial Traces
    Alibata or Baybayin
    -ancient Philippine script derived from Brahmic scripts of India Umalohokan
    - town criers of ancient barangays in the Philippines
  • 1521

    Spaniards Arrived in The Philippines

  • Del Superior Govierno

    Del Superior Govierno
    -First newspaper in the Philippines, but was written in Spanish.
  • First Telegraph

    First Telegraph
    between Corregidor and Manila, and finally
    linking via submarine cable Manila, San
    Francisco, USA by Pacific Cable Company.
  • Noli Mi Tangere

    Noli Mi Tangere
    -Jose Rizal novel
  • La Solidaridad

    La Solidaridad
    -One of the first nationalistic newspapers in the Philippines
  • El Filibusterismo

    El Filibusterismo
    -Jose Rizal novel
  • First European Film Import

    First European Film Import
    Brought by a Spanish soldier named Carlo Naquera
  • The Manila Times

    The Manila Times
  • Manila Bulletin

    Manila Bulletin
  • American Short Films Arrived in The Philippines

    American Short Films Arrived in The Philippines
  • Philippine Island Telephone & Telegraph Corporation

    	Philippine	Island	 Telephone	&	Telegraph	Corporation
    Telephone & Telegraph Corporation with 500
    telephone subscribers.
  • Dalagang Bukid

    Dalagang Bukid
    Directed by José Nepomuceno. It is the first Filipino feature film to be locally produced in the Philippines
  • Liwayway Magazine

    Liwayway Magazine
    It contains Tagalog serialized novels, short stories, poetry, serialized comics, essays, news features, entertainment news and articles, and many others. In fact, it is the oldest Tagalog magazine in the Philippines.
  • Introduction of Radio Broadcasting

    	Introduction	of	Radio	Broadcasting
    Spearheaded by Henry Herman
  • Kenkoy

    Kenkoy
  • American Comics Arrived in The Philippines

    American Comics Arrived in The Philippines
  • Japanese Occupation in the Philippines

    Japanese Occupation in the Philippines
  • Dawn of Freedom

    Dawn of Freedom
    Japanese film directed by Yutaka Abe and Gerardo de León that starred Japanese and Filipino actors.
  • Post World War 2

    Post World War 2
  • Creation of ABS-CBN

    Creation of ABS-CBN
    , is a Filipino media and entertainment group based in Quezon City. It is the Philippines' largest entertainment and media conglomerate. It started as a Radio Broadcasting Company.
  • Globe wireless established the first ground-to-air radio telephone communications for airlines.

    	Globe	wireless	established		the	first	 ground-to-air	radio	telephone	communications	 for	airlines.
  • GMA 7

    GMA 7
    Is a major commercial broadcast television and radio network in the Philippines. formerly known as RBS TV Channel 7, GMA Radio-Television Arts then GMA Rainbow Satellite Network
  • Color television was introduced into the country.

    Color	television	was	introduced	into	 the	country.
  • Martial Law

    Martial Law
  • Direct Telephone Services

    Direct Telephone Services
    established with the United Kingdom, France

    and Singapore.
  • Jingle Magazine

    Jingle Magazine
    It featured song lyrics and chords that the Filipinos accepted immediately.
  • After 1986

    After 1986
    Regal Films and Viva Films were created, two Filipino film production companies.
  • Philippine Constitution on the Media

    Philippine Constitution on the Media
    The media should be protected and remain free.
  • PLDT

    PLDT
    telephone network, the country’s first.
  • Mosaic Communications

    Mosaic Communications
    Also known as Moscom, or as Mozcom, was the first commercial internet service provider in the Philippines
  • Philippine Network Foundation (PHNET)

    Philippine Network Foundation (PHNET)
    Internet in the Philippines first became available on March 29, 1994, with the Philippine Network Foundation (PHNet) connecting the country and its people to Sprint in the United States via a 64 kbit/s link.
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines

    Cosmopolitan Magazine Philippines
    A magazine geared for the young, fun and fearless Filipina. It is published by Summit Media, the largest magazine publishing company in the Philippines.
  • Internet Cafes

    Internet Cafes
    a place which provides Internet access to the public, usually for a fee.
  • Period:
    1521
    to

    Spanish Colonial Era

  • Period: to

    American Colonial Era

  • Period: to

    Golden Age of Philippine Cinema

  • Period: to

    Marcos Regime