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Broadcasting Notes on the Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonized this Sunday at the Vatican.

The canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be a worldwide affair, one that involves over 200 countries broadcasting the event live and via satellite. And in the Philippines, the coverage of the event will be among the most extensive to date.

The canonization, slated to air this Sunday afternoon Manila time, will be aired in most stations of the country.


The Kapamilya network’s coverage on Channel 2 will be aired as part of both ‘Buzz ng Bayan’ and ‘TV Patrol Weekend’. Simultaneously, both DZMM TeleRadyo and the ABS-CBN News Channel will air a more comprehensive coverage of the canonization.


The Kapatid network’s coverage will be shown simultaneously on both Channel 5 and AksyonTV 41. Fortunately, no PBA games were scheduled on this day, as the Commissioner’s Cup semifinals was slated to begin the following day, giving News5 the opportunity to broadcast the event.


Instead of broadcasting the canonization on the main Channel 7, GMA decided to broadcast the event via its other VHF station GMA News TV 11. As a result, this Sunday’s edition of ‘Startalk’ will be aired without any opposition, as its rival program ‘Buzz ng Bayan’ will give way to the coverage of the canonization.

Other Stations

The government-owned People’s Television Channel 4 and IBC-13 will have a shared coverage of the canonization, while a separate broadcast will be aired for viewers of the Solar News Channel 9. However, there will be no live coverage on the Iglesia ni Cristo-owned Net 25 and the Members Church of God International-owned UNTV 37, for obvious reasons.

With that, From the Tube will like to congratulate both Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on entering sainthood. God bless.

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Billboard Hot 100 – May 3, 2014

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of May 3, 2014.

1. Pharrell Williams – Happy. No. 1 last week.

2. John Legend – All of Me. No. 2 last week.

3. Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz – Talk Dirty. No. 4 last week.

4. Katy Perry feat. Juicy J – Dark Horse. No. 3 last week.

5. Idina Menzel – Let It Go. No. 5 last week.

6. Bastille – Pompeii. No. 6 last week.

7. DJ Snake & Lil Jon – Turn Down for What. No. 8 last week.

8. Justin Timberlake – Not a Bad Thing. No. 12 last week.

9. Chris Brown feat. Lil’ Wayne & French Montana, Too Short or Tyga – Loyal. No. 11 last week.

10. Lorde – Team. No. 7 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.