QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau)) – GMA Network may have been named most-trusted news brand in the Philippines, according to the latest survey by Reuters Institute at the University of Oxford, but it has also lost its press accreditation from Malacañang.
Ironically, it is the same Reuters survey that was made the basis for the cancellation of GMA’s palace press credentials.
According the survey, TikTok now accounts for 15% of Filipinos who look to social media as their source of news. Further, GMA is now the largest news creator on TikTok.
ERGO, Malacañang now considers GMA as a Vlogger, and not a journalism entity, so it is banning the network.
UNLESS, of course, the palace eventually decides to accredit Vloggers to be members of the Malacañang Press Corps!