AS the country celebrates its Independence Day, Pilipinas HD, a new player in the cable TV industry, has been launched with founder and noted sports personality Chino Trinidad promising Filipinos, including sports fans, an exciting alternative viewing.
“Pilipinas HD will be the medium where stories of unsung heroes will be retold and highlighted,” said Trininad. “Pilipinas HD levels up Filipino viewing."
In his mission to educate and enlighten the youth, Trinidad has prepared several heart-warming narratives of what makes the Filipino a great race.
“We are at a crossroads in our history when we must seek to know and understand the past in order for us to move faster, higher and more effectively into the future. We need to tell our children the greatness and the nobility of being Filipino. We simply tell the truth as it deserves to be told, in the eyes of historians, experts and story-tellers who researched, studied or saw recent history unfold,” Trinidad said.
Trinidad also made an appeal to all cable providers to catch Pilipinas HD’s signal on June 12 which coincides with the Philippine Independence Celebration so that the public can watch Pilipinas HD for free from June 16-30.
“Please understand that this is not a purely business endeavor. Our higher goal is to build a nation of patriots who will work together for a better Philippines. We need to make future generations of Filipinos proud of our heritage. A country and people who know their past is better equipped to move forward,” Trinidad added.
Gracing the launch were bowling ‘s Hall of Famer Paeng Nepomuceno, Philippine Television pioneer and former Senator Eddie Ilarde, MTRCB Chairman Atty. Toto Villareal and Mandaluyong Mayor Benhur Abalos.
Nepomuceno lauded Trinidad’s pioneering effort to showcase the indomitable spirit of the Filipino not just in sports but in everyday life.
Ilarde, on the other hand, said that he is proud to be part of a great moment in media history.
Abalos, a historian by academic training, also pledged support and thanked Trinidad for giving him the opportunity to do what he has long wanted to do — that is, show the world that Filipinos are a great people.
Among the first features of Pilipinas HD is “Decoding Duterte”, an attempt to know President Rodrigo Duterte more intimately as he is set to assume office on June 30.