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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.


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

    • According to SNC’s Twitter account (@solartvnews), they will indeed air the canonization live this Sunday, and no less than Pia Hontiveros will be the anchor.

      Also, the GMA 7 coverage remains unofficial. James Ty said that Startalk will air on Channel 7 while the canonization will be on News TV 11. However, Christian Anasco said that GMA 7 will indeed air the canonization. We’ll just wait this Sunday for GMA’s coverage.

  1. James Ty III says:

    Jessica Soho is representing GMA while Korina Sanchez is representing ABS. I won’t be surprised if special features on the canonization will be aired on their respective Sunday shows.

  2. joshjmnz says:

    ABS-CBN Sports & Action simulcasted ABS-CBN 2’s News Patrol update on the canonization (aired between Luv U and Buzz ng Bayan.

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