media museum

The Media Museum features the history and evolution of communication in the Philippines. It also includes luminaries in communication and mass media, media trends, and electronic photo display of communication artifacts and landmarks.

Who's Who in Broadcast Journalism


Tina Monzon Palma

Not just acknowledged for her work in the realm of television and radio, Tina Monzon Palma is also admired for her efforts as Program Director of Bantay Bata 163. An iconic member of Philippine Broadcast Journalism history, she had the strength, courage and dignity to broadcast to a nation under Martial Law. Today, you can find her on ABS-CBN's news channel ANC, as anchor of the nightly news broadcast "The World Tonight" and host of the weekly issue-oriented interactive talk show "Talkback with Tina Monzon-Palma". She also opens the air waves to her listeners on ABS-CBN's A.M. radio Station, DZMM as host to "Paksa".

Tina Monzon-Palma, as news anchor during the times of Martial Law, never lost her credibility and self-respect when reading the press releases from MalacaƱang.

She was criticized by Marcos cronies, for reporting with a slight cough or smile indicating her disbelief in what she was reading, but she was admired by many for expressing the opinion of those who gathered on EDSA.

As an employee of ABS-CBN's cable news channel ANC, Asian News Network, and their Radio Station DZMM, she demonstrate the spirit of the company in her willpower to be of service to the Filipino. This is shown through her broadcasting career, and her work as director for Bantay Bata 163.

Her Radio show "Paksa" aired on DZMM, does not just discuss politics and entertainment, but also important topics such as women's issues, labor rights, children's welfare, and the militant poor. "Paksa" in addition provides counseling through twice- weekly visits by Ateneo's Center for Family Ministries Foundation (CFAM).

As anchor for the nightly broadcast of ANC's "The World Tonight" she reviews the day's events in trustworthy manner. This follows her work as Director of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), a private non-stock and non-profit corporation.

Nowadays, Tina Monzon-Palma is the host of ANC's weekly issue-oriented interactive talk show "Talkback with Tina Monzon-Palma" the first truly Filipino interactive television show. With features such as mobile SMS messaging, live internet chatting and streaming videos to facilitate participation from the audience at home as well as in the studio. Her guests vary from politicians and artists to businessmen's and with all possible technology being utilized, it really does allow people to talk back.

The same compassion and hard work are characteristic of Bantay Bata. She says, "Some people forget that children are gifts from God. Because our clannish culture encourages it, many parents think of children as properties they can do anything with. They forget that children have rights they are entitled to." Tina makes sure that she will always be a model journalist without compromising being a genuine and honest human being.