Filipino-produced documentary show, “Islands Insider”, is set to show
the Philippines in a different perspective as it debuts on
international channel, National Geographic, on June 24.
Islands Insider producer The Extra Mile Productions highlights six
world-class destinations namely Batad, Taal town, Coron, Siquijor,
Mt.Pulag/ Kabayan, and Anilao.
In a special screening for the media and tourism stakeholders, the
Extra Mile Productions together with the Department of Tourism
presented two episodes: Batad and Coron.
Here’s a trailer of Coron:
Executive producer and writer Gabby Malvar differentiated the show
from other travel shows.
“What makes Islands Insider different was that the stories were told
by the locals. It’s not an itinerary show but it’s about the people
and their stories,” said Malvar.
DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez graced the screening and expressed his
delight as a partner of the project.
“This project came as a surprise because I was not yet secretary when this was
conceptualized. This brings the beautiful sights of the country to the
Jimenez, adding, “We should share it to the world but as Filipinos we
should see it first and protect it.”
Each 30-minute episode featured stories and issues beyond the
Islands Insider producer and host Ginggay Hontiveros shared that the
show aims to emphasize issues that threaten the existence of the
“Tourism destinations are not static. They evolve and deteriorate over
time so they need to be preserved for the benefit and appreciation of
future generations,”said Hontiveros.
Here’s a 30-second teaser of the show: