The election coverage on TV5 and GMA became even more interesting, thanks to a pair of comedians.
In August 2015, TV5 launched a series of mock campaign videos starring Jun Sabayton. Titled ‘Bayaw for President’, it is currently promoted as part of the network’s ‘Bilang Pilipino’ coverage.
A few months later, GMA responded with their own series of videos starring Michael V. The ‘Dapat Tama’ videos, where Bitoy portrayed three different characters (Mimi Hasa, Delly N. Sha & Gary Palan), are currently part of the network’s ‘Eleksyon 2016’ coverage.
While the reception between the two advocacy series may vary among netizens, they share one common belief. Both ‘Bayaw for President’ and ‘Dapat Tama’ are here to teach voters on how to vote for the right candidate.
As of today, ABS-CBN has yet to release their own advocacy videos for ‘Halalan 2016’.