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In 100 Words: Tagalized ‘Thrilla in Manila’ on GMA News TV

I recently tuned in to GMA News TV, and found out they did a horrible job in airing the ‘Thrilla in Maniladocumentary. For some reason GMA went all-out and dubbed everything in Filipino, including interviews with the subjects involved. Their decision to dub the documentary in Filipino still bugs me.

I’ve written before about GMA’s all-out dubbing of foreign films in Filipino. But dubbing a foreign documentary like this is worse, because I hate the way they dubbed interviews of various subjects in another language. And documentaries do not involve acting. It is clear that GMA’s making ‘quick fixes’ in hopes of regaining its viewership, which is on the decline for several years. And dubbing foreign documentaries such as this is not the answer.