Pres. Duterte Was Once a ‘Kapamilya’ Host of ABS-CBN Regional Network

Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Was Once a ‘Kapamilya’ Host

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte video of being a host in one of the ABS-CBN regional network show surfaced online.

Image captured from the video

In a previous article, we could recall that the President threatened to shut down the network. He said that the network would only last till March 2020.

He also announced that he would do his best to prevent the franchise renewal of the station. The President slammed the network for being unfair towards him during the presidential elections. He also accused ABS-CBN of estafa.

But despite the public’s knowledge, the president host a television show airing on ABS-CBN’s regional network in Davao. The president’s morning show “Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa” (From The Mass, To The Mass) lasted nearly 17 years in the air.


Based on the article of Mindanews, the show was produced by Davao’s local government, airing on ABS-CBN Channel 4 Davao and their local radio station DXAB.  Gikan sa Masa Para sa Masa aired every weekday morning where Duterte was one of the main hosts.

The morning show was first aired in 1998 when Duterte was elected as congressman of Davao’s first district. The show served as his gateway to update his constituents on projects in Davao that were once known as a tourism city.

Image captured from the video

The show was temporarily lost in the stream, but it returned to ABS-CBN – Davao Channel 4 when he was elected as mayor in 2001. It continued even after Duterte became vice mayor in 2010, and was still watched when he was mayor. 2013.

However, when Duterte officially became president in 2016, the GTS broadcast on ABS-CBN officially stopped. The president resumed his show on government-run television station People’s Television (PTV).

They also changed its title and used the Filipino translation of the Cebuano title Mula sa Masa Para sa Masa with Rocky Ignacio as co-host. It is also a primetime show and airs every Friday, at 7 pm.

Here is one of President Duterte episode:

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