First on MNP: Ruth Cabal and Cherie Mercado to switch roles

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, August 16, 2018
Photo: CNN Philippines/JL Javier
CNN Philippines anchors Ruth Cabal and Cherie Mercado will soon be swapping shifts, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

According to several sources, Cabal, who is currently the anchor of Newsroom Ngayon, will soon be transferring to primetime news as the new face of the 9 o'clock edition of Newsroom, replacing Cherie Mercado, who has been the program's anchor since February of this year.

Mel Tiangco receives Las Damas de Rizal Excellence Award

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, August 13, 2018
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GMA News Pillar and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco was conferred the “Las Damas de Rizal Excellence Award for Women in Media and Public Engagement” by the Las Damas de Rizal-Philippines last August 6.

Tiangco was recognized for her unparalleled achievement not just in the field of media and communication, but as well as for her contribution in uplifting the lives of the less privileged Filipinos all over the country.

The veteran broadcast journalist has been with GMA Network for the past 21 years and is the founder and ambassador of GMA’s socio-civic arm GMA Kapuso Foundation. She is seen on television everyday via GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras where she is one of the anchors. During Saturdays, she hosts the award-winning drama anthology Magpakailanman.

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'Early Edition' anchor Annalisa Burgos mixes food and politics on 'Food Diplomacy'

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, August 09, 2018
Annalisa with Australian ambassador Amanda Gorely
Photo: ABS-CBN
Seasoned broadcast journalist Annalisa Burgos takes viewers around the world right here in Manila as she sits down with foreign ambassadors to discuss politics, culture, and food in the comfort of their homes in “Food Diplomacy.”

The segment, which airs every Friday during “Early Edition” on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, gives viewers a chance to learn about other food cultures and understand historical ties with other countries, as Annalisa converses with foreign dignitaries from countries such as United Kingdom, United States of America, France, and the United Arab Emirates in an informal setting away from the newsroom.

“Food makes politics and foreign affairs fun,” said Annalisa. “Everyone loves food, but not everyone knows what the governments of other countries are doing in the Philippines and the role they play in local economies.”

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Emil Sumangil named new anchor of 'Quick Response Team'

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, August 06, 2018
Screenshot: GMA News TV
GMA News senior reporter Emil Sumangil has officially been named the new anchor of GMA News TV's afternoon newscast Quick Response Team.

In a press release, GMA News touted Sumangil's extensive broadcasting experience, calling him "a veteran of the police beat covering exclusive after exclusive of the biggest headlines of the day."

"From the perennial problem of congestion and drugs in our penal facilities, to countless anti-crime operations, to the recent sieges of Zamboanga and Marawi, Sumangil has been at the forefront many times — giving viewers an up close look by immersing in the conflict and plight of the personalities and regular people he covers," GMA News said in a statement.

ABS-CBN News Channel tops MNP's SONA 2018 coverage poll

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 30, 2018
Screenshot: ANC
Artwork: Media Newser Philippines
Exactly two weeks ago, we asked you to vote in our 2018 SONA poll. We wanted to know where you would be tuning in to watch President Duterte’s yearly address to the nation, which, as it turned out, was overshadowed by the leadership scuffle in the House of Representatives.

Aside from the usual choices like ABS-CBN, GMA-7, TV5, CNN Philippines and ANC, we also included the newest kid on the news block, One News, as well as lesser-known channels like UNTV, Net25, and the state-owned PTV4.

'UKG' hosts Anthony Taberna and Jorge Cariño team up on 'Pareng Partners'

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, July 28, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
Veteran broadcast journalists Anthony Taberna and Jorge Cariño are your new weekend buddies as they head to the streets to listen to the stories and concerns of regular people on the new ABS-CBN Current Affairs program “Pareng Partners,” every Saturday afternoon at 5:15 pm starting July 28.

The “Umagang Kay Ganda” anchors, who both began as Radyo Patrol Reporters in DZMM 630, are switching from reporting big news events to searching and putting spotlight on the sentiments of ordinary Filipinos.

On the premier episode on Saturday (July 28), Anthony and Jorge head to Mandaluyong and Nueva Ecija to hang out with families and talk about their take on family and family life.

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'Balitang America' EP Troy Espera selected as 2018 Fellow of Maynard Institute for Journalism Education

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, July 26, 2018
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The Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, a nonprofit dedicated to making newsrooms look like America, announced Tuesday the recipients of its inaugural Maynard 200 Fellowship for training journalists, producers, management, and journalism entrepreneurs of color.

Troy Espera, executive producer of ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) BA, a 30-minute nightly news program produced and aired on TFC in North America, was selected to be among the fellows to receive two weeks of training as part of the pilot Maynard 200 program.

Maynard 200 aims to expand the diversity pipeline in media by training 200 diverse storytellers in the next five years.

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Manila Bulletin features 'The Chiefs' executive producer Jove Francisco

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, July 22, 2018
Photo: Manila Bulletin
Jove Francisco was recently featured in a column by Mr. Fu for Manila Bulletin.

In it, the veteran journalist talked about his new assignment as the executive producer of the nightly talk program The Chiefs, airing on Cignal TV's One News channel.

Francisco said that the program allows him to be in the know of the current events, which he used to cover back when he was still a field reporter for TV5.

"It is like covering the beat, but you bring the subject inside a studio to answer more questions,” he said. “It’s also an opportunity to use what I learned from my involvement in production and editorial work when I worked for TV5 and ANC. It is an opportunity to use what I learned from ABS-CBN University.”

Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address: ABS-CBN News' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 20, 2018
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Filipinos will be able to catch President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), along with news, analysis, and features related to the president’s report, on the medium of their choice as ABS-CBN News launches a multiplatform SONA 2018 special coverage on ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM, and news.abs-cbn.com on Monday (July 23).

On ABS-CBN, the SONA special will begin at 3:30 pm with anchor Karen Davila in the studio and ABS-CBN News correspondent Willard Cheng reporting LIVE from the Batasang Pambansa Complex. The SONA will be aired in full with reports on expectations and protests before the address; and reactions and analysis after the speech.

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Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address: GMA News' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 20, 2018
Photo: GMA-7
On Monday (July 23), expect the country’s most trusted broadcast news organization to deliver the latest news in its comprehensive coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address.

GMA News gives viewers updates starting from Unang Hirit’s Unang Balita in the morning.

In the afternoon, Pia Arcangel anchors “SONA 2018: The GMA News Special Coverage” as President Duterte addresses the entire nation to report on his administration’s accomplishments for the last 12 months.

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