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ABS-CBN is the leading television network in the Philippines, as well as its oldest. A major commercial television network and one of the first set up in Asia, it launched in 1953 as Alto Broadcasting System. It has 25 bureaus across the country and has its headquarters in Quezon City, Manila.

Reportage 2013 October

@tokyodrastic talks about the effects of quake in Bohol

by Robert Michael Poole

Robert Michael Poole, Blouin Artinfo Japan Bureau Chief, talks to ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel) about the damage wrought by the M7.2 quake in Loboc, Bohol.

When the 2013 Bohol earthquake struck on the central island of the Philippines at 8:12 a.m. on October 15, I was riding a motorbike with a local friend right by its epicenter. The quake measured 7.2, ripping up roads in front of me, and no doubt causing much more damage inland. I began tweeting images, and within a few minutes it became apparent that I was the only one with the right equipment, knowledge and mode of transport to be able to document the immediate aftermath.