GMA7 will do a 30-minute feature on Favorite Filipino Desserts tonight on their program “100% Pinoy” after the program “Saksi”. I suspect the 100% Pinoy program will air near midnight, so only the late sleepers among you might catch it, unless it airs in foreign markets as well (at a friendlier time schedule). I was contacted by a researcher from GMA several weeks ago and asked about the results of an old poll of favorite Filipino desserts that I posted a while back.
After a few emails were exchanged, we did a telephone interview and they requested permission to refer to the Top 20 Pinoy Desserts Poll in their program. We discussed the “Top 20 Pinoy Desserts”, the size of the survey’s sample, and the “reliability” of my reader’s responses, etc. Actually, I was thinking at the time, “why don’t you do your own poll?”, but I resisted the urge to be cranky… I agreed to their request to use some of the information from the poll on the condition that they site their source of information as Marketmanila.com. They wanted to do an on-screen television interview with me and possibly a tour of the Salcedo market with a crew, but I declined to do the on-screen interview, as I didn’t think it would add much to the data and results from the poll already posted on the blog. I had one more follow-up call with the researcher, and now I am actually quite curious what will be covered by the program… That is, if I manage to stay awake that late! :) Many thanks to Marketmanila readers for participating in polls like this… essentially, we would never have a Top 20 list without your participation!