THE longest-running investigative program on local TV, GMA’s award-winning Imbestigador presents a series of investigative reports on the pandemic that has wreaked havoc in the world, bringing back the show to its news-based, investigative roots. The special series is a comprehensive examination that seeks crucial answers to relevant issues relating to the Covid-19 response in the country.
Covid-19 has become the worst pandemic the world has ever seen in a century. It continues to cause an unprecedented global health calamity, becoming the greatest challenge that mankind has collectively faced since World War II. While people and businesses are grappling with significant adjustments to the so-called new normal after more than three months in lockdown, Filipinos need to take a step back to analyze and discuss significant issues related to the pandemic. What happened to the mass testing program? Where did the billions of funds intended for the Covid-19 response really go? Has the Social Amelioration Program been implemented well enough to support all Filipinos in need? How bad are the economic effects of the crisis to businesses and the work force? What future awaits Filipinos in the new normal?
For the special’s first part on July 11, Enriquez begins the investigation with a deep dive into the current state of the transportation sector.
After being suspended for months, public transportation is gradually resuming operations in a limited capacity. As means of transportation remain few, some commuters have resorted to riding motorcycles. Are there any concrete and long-term solutions in the horizon?
Catch Covid-19: Special Investigative Reports ni Mike Enriquez, which airs its initial episode this July 11, 4:45 pm, after Wish Ko Lang on GMA.