MANILA, Philippines — The National Historic Commission, in cooperation with the National Broadcasting Network (NBN4), has announced that they will release a DVD compilation of the ongoing impeachment trial of embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona, with Filipino subtitles; due to insistent public demand.
The discs, to be released in a weekly basis, will be sold wherever video entertainment are sold. It is to be grouped into an unspecified number of volumes or until a verdict is reached, and would contain other subtitles besides Filipino, including other dialects like Ilokano, Cebuano, Kapampangan, Bisaya and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Speak, just to name a few. It would also include international subtitles for viewers from other countries.
Volume one, would contain the 1st week of the trial (Jan. 14 to 17), and would contain additional features, such as behind the scenes footage, commentary by all Senator Judge/Jury, as well interviews with the prosecution and defense panels. To make it more enticing to buyers, 7 hours of deleted scenes would be included in the disc comprising of 30 minutes of footage covering the bomb scare that happened Thursday afternoon, as well as 6-1/2 hours of bloopers by the prosecution team.
Beside the above features, the DVD would also contain trailers for upcoming trials of Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, her son Mikey, former COMELEC Chairman Benjamin Abalos, as well as the upcoming trial of the Ramgen murder case. The trailers would each be handled by a different director, to give each its own personality.
The organizers would be coordinating with the Optical Media Board (OMB) to ensure that illegal copies of the said DVD would not be sold in the black market at a lower quality and lesser cost.
[UPDATE] Presidential Adviser for Political Affairs Roberto Llamas was apparently also inquiring of the availability of this DVD when he was caught buying pirated DVDs at a mall the other day.