QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Like most radio and television networks and stations in the Philippines, GMA 7 is filled with memes that describe their news gathering or reporting. Others use sound effects when delivering their news.
The defunct ABS-CBN called their followers “Kapamilya” or “family member.” GMA calls them “Kapuso” or “one in heart.” At Bombo Radyo, each news is literally followed by the beating of the drum.
Back to GMA. They like to describe their news as “walang kinikilingan, walang pinoprotektahan,” (not biased, no cover-ups). They just added a new meme, “hindi natutuli ang balita,” (the news is not circumcised), a take off from their original “hindi natutulog ang balita” (news doesn’t sleep).
The Adobo Chronicles spoke with newsreader Vicky Morales who debuted the new meme in a recent GMA7 newscast. She explained that she did not commit a blooper, and that she really meant what she said.
“Our news is not circumcised, meaning we do not cut or censor our news to favor anyone.”
Makes sense, Vicky, the scissorhands!