Brigada Mass Media Corporation
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NLSA Road, Brgy. San Isidro, General Santos City, Philippines
National Broadcast Center
5th Floor Jacinta Building 2, Sta. Rita Street, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City, Philippines
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Yelcy Catulpos (EVP, Brigada Group of Companies)
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Brigada Mass Media Corporation is a newspaper company and media network in the Philippines. It is the first-ever local Tri-media organization to have emerged from the SOCCSKSARGEN area as a national network with its array of Brigada News FM stations. The corporation maintains three newspaper editions in Mindanao, one TV station, health products and other assets.
Its main Brigada Complex is located at NLSA Road, San Isidro, General Santos City, Philippines while its National Broadcast Center is located at the 5th floor, Jacinta Building II, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.
It all started with the publication of Brigada News Philippines, first named as "Tolindoy" a daily newspaper/tabloid on October 18, 2005 with a circulation in Gen. Santos City.
It was founded by then Bombo Radyo General Santos regular anchor; independent news publisher; and now Brigada News Philippines President and Chief-Executive Officer Elmer Catulpos. Its main office is in General Santos, but the company also has offices in Davao and Cagayan de Oro, with its own edition each. It has a combined daily circulation of 21,000 copies sold, practically covering the entire Mindanao region.
In April 2007, 2 years after the birth of Brigada News Philippines, Brigada Healthline Marketing was established as distributor of health products that the company advertised in its daily newspaper and block time radio programs.
In October 2009, it expanded its media operations to radio by acquiring 89.5 from Baycomms Broadcasting Corporation and reformatting it to 89.5 Brigada News FM, the first-ever radio station in General Santos with an AM & FM format. After a short period of time from its inception, it already became the Over-All #2 radio station, both AM and FM stations combined in General Santos City and neighboring areas, according to the then latest AC Nielsen Survey. Subsequently, in early 2013, it obtained the Over-all #3 spot, according to the KBP-RRC Survey.
In January 2012, it expanded its operations once more to television with Brigada News TV 46, Eye of Mindanao, acquired from Asian Multimedia and Productions, which is the first-ever local television station which devotes 70-80% of its programs to local issues and concerns. Given its still very short stint in the television industry, it has already eaten up a big slice of the pie of viewership especially its news and public affairs programs in the prime time slots in the morning and afternoon.
Since February 2013, Brigada News FM expanded to 25 cities and municipalities in the Philippines through its subsequent acquisition and 100% takeover of Baycomms Broadcasting Corporation, its owned and operated stations and other smaller radio networks.
In April 2014, Brigada News FM National Offices in Makati City was inaugurated and relocated Brigada News FM Batangas to become Brigada News FM National and completing the three broadcast centers of the network, Manila, Cebu and Gen. Santos.
Brigada News Philippines (newspaper)
- Brigada News General Santos
- Brigada News Davao
- Brigada News Cagayan de Oro
Brigada News FM stations
Brigada News FM stations are collectively known as Brigada News FM Philippines.
Mainland Luzon and Palawan
|104.7 Brigada News FM National**||DWEY||104.7 MHz||30 kW||Batangas City/Mega Manila|
|92.7 Brigada News FM Pampanga-Central Luzon||DWCL||92.7 MHz||10 kW||San Fernando|
|93.5 Brigada News FM Olongapo||DWTY||93.5 MHz||5 kW||Olongapo City|
|92.7 Brigada News FM Lucena||DWKL||92.7 MHz||5 kW||Lucena City|
|102.3 Brigada News FM Mindoro||DWMM||102.3 MHz||5 kW||Roxas, Oriental Mindoro|
|103.1 Brigada News FM Puerto Princesa||DWYD||103.1 MHz||5 kW||Puerto Princesa|
|102.9 Brigada News FM Daet||DWXD||102.9 MHz||5 kW||Daet, Camarines Norte|
|105.9 Brigada News FM Baguio*||DW__||105.9 MHz||5 kW||Baguio|
|92.9 Brigada News FM Cauayan*||DWYI||92.9 MHz||1 kW||Cauayan City, Isabela|
|107.9 Brigada News FM Naga||DW__||107.9 MHz||5 kW||Naga City, Camarines Sur|
|93.1 Brigada News FM Cebu***||DYWF||93.1 MHz||30 kW||Cebu City|
|88.5 Brigada News FM Toledo||DYBD||88.5 MHz||5 kW||Toledo City, Cebu|
|90.9 Brigada News FM Bogo||DYBO||90.9 MHz||5 kW||Bogo City, Cebu|
|89.3 Brigada News FM Kalibo||DYKY||89.3 MHz||5 kW||Kalibo, Aklan|
|89.3 Brigada News FM San Carlos||DYBA||89.3 MHz||5 kW||San Carlos City, Negros Occidental|
|93.5 Brigada News FM Tacloban||DYTY||93.5 MHz||5 kW||Tacloban City, Leyte|
|88.7 Brigada News FM Iloilo||DYKU||88.7 MHz||10 kW||Pavia, Iloilo|
|89.5 Brigada News FM Dumaguete*||DYKZ||89.5 MHz||1 kW||Dumaguete City|
|89.5 Brigada News FM General Santos****||DXYM||89.5 MHz||30 kW||General Santos City|
|102.5 Brigada News FM Cagayan de Oro||DXYQ||102.5 MHz||5 kW||Cagayan de Oro City|
|91.5 Brigada News FM Davao||DXKX||91.5 MHz||10 kW||Davao City|
|89.9 Brigada News FM Zamboanga||DXBY||89.9 MHz||5 kW||Zamboanga City|
|95.7 Brigada News FM Koronadal||DXCE||95.7 MHz||5 kW||Koronadal City|
|89.3 Brigada News FM Cotabato||DXYC||89.3 MHz||5 kW||Cotabato City|
|95.1 Brigada News FM Iligan||DXYI||95.1 MHz||5 kW||Iligan City|
|97.5 Brigada News FM Kidapawan||DXKE||97.5 MHz||5 kW||Kidapawan City|
|104.5 Brigada News FM Ozamiz*||DXBO||104.5 kW||1 KW||Ozamiz City|
|105.5 Brigada News FM Surigao*||DX__||105.5 MHz||1 kW||Surigao City|
**Luzon Area flagship station
***Visayas Area flagship station
****Mindanao and National Network flagship station
Brigada News FM Cebu City, Toledo, San Carlos and Kidapawan were not Baycomms-operated prior to acquisition. DYWF (Cebu) formerly owned by Vimcontu and DXKX (Davao) formerly owned by Primax Broadcasting Network. The rest are BMMC established and/or acquired from Baycomms.
Brigada News TV
|Brigada News TV||DXYM-TV||TV-34||25 kW||General Santos||Originating|
|Sky Cable Gensan||35||General Santos|
|Sky Cable Polomolok||15||Polomolok|
Unlike other media entities, Brigada Mass Media does not rely on any third-party advertisements from major companies. Brigada News FM and TV stations acts as a sales and marketing arm of these Healthline products under the Brigada Healthline Corporation:
- Power Cells Herbal Capsule
- Drivemax Herbal Dietary Supplement Capsule
- Power Cells Enchanced Glutatione
- Guard-C 500 mg Capsule (Ascorbic Acid as Calcium Ascorbate)
- Power Cells Liniment
- NutriCleanse Herbal Capsule
- Power Cell Soya Coffee
- Fast Relax
- CuraMed Herbal Dietary Supplement Capsule