TV5 behind Paolo Bediones amid alleged sex scandal

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Sunday, July 27, 2014

TV5 has expressed its support to one of its news pillars, Paolo Bediones, after the circulation of his private video on social media.

In a statement released Sunday, the network said: “The recent issue involving our news anchor, Paolo Bediones, on social media is a purely personal and private matter in which TV5 has no involvement or desire to intrude.”

'Aksyon sa Umaga' lists top 5 reasons why you should (or shouldn't) watch them

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Friday, July 25, 2014
Those loyal kapatid viewers who opted to watch the premiere of Aksyon sa Umaga Monday were given five reasons why they should continue watching the show.

If you haven't seen its premiere week and have plans on sampling TV5's newest morning show — the lowest rated and (readers: insert your own graphic description here) in all of network TV — hosts Martin Andanar and Lourd De Veyra has the Top 5 reasons why you should or perhaps shouldn't do so.

ABS-CBN News slates coverage plans for PNoy's 5th SONA

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Friday, July 25, 2014
ABS-CBN will deliver the widest, most comprehensive coverage of President Benigno Aquino III’s fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 28) with live, up-to-date reports on all platforms, including television, radio, cable TV, and online.

ABS-CBN News’s coverage will kick off in “Umagang Kay Ganda” to monitor major developments at the Senate, House of Representatives, and Batasan and will continue throughout the day, beefed up by expert analysis from guest political analysts.

“Ulat sa Bayan: The State of the Nation Address 2014” will be anchored by Julius Babao for ABS-CBN beginning 3:20 PM, Tina-Monzon Palma for ANC at 3 PM, and Alvin Elchico for DZMM at 1 PM and Anthony Taberna and Gerry Baja at 3PM. Veteran political journalists Lynda Jumilla, Tony Valasquez, and Karmina Constantino will provide significant updates live from the Batasan.

Full press release after the jump...

Video: New promo for News5's relaunch

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Friday, July 18, 2014

TV5 started airing its promo plug for the relaunch of News5's daily broadcasts next week, in which they touted that the new TV5 Media Center is the "pandayan ng makabagong uri ng pagbabalita."

The network also maintained its slogan, "Higit sa Balita, Aksyon," and added that "Ano mang oras, ano mang sandali, may Aksyon sa balita."

Nicolette Henson heading to Solar News

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Monday, July 14, 2014
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Solar News is adding beauty queen Nicolette Henson to its roster of female anchors.

According to our anonymous tipster, Henson will headline Solar News Kapampangan, a new 30-minute Kapampangan language newscast airing soon on Solar News Channel.

Aside from being a runner-up on Binibining Pilipinas back in 2010, we have limited knowledge on the background of Ms. Henson.

News5's relaunch set for July 21 — Will you be watching?

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect date of News5's relaunch. The story has been corrected.

Within the first week of News5's grand relaunch happening the week of July 21, most of the attention, of course, will be on its "new approach." Whether this will work or not is anyone's guess.

Yong Chavez interviews cast of 'Deliver Us From Evil'

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Monday, July 07, 2014
In the past, we've seen ABS-CBN reporter Yong Chavez rubbing elbows with the likes of Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Lou Diamond Phillips, just to name a few. This month comes another.

As an opener for July, Yong interviewed two of the main casts of "Deliver Us From Evil," Eric Bana and Joel McHale. The new movie which is inspired by true events, tackles the issue of exorcism.



The Filipino Channel snags two Emmy awards

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Friday, July 04, 2014
Image: Troy Espera. From left, Jeremiah Ysip, Troy Espera, Mitos Briones, Mike Carreon, Pia Lopezbanos-Carreon, Eric Pugeda, Eugene Libadia and Joe Perry.
The Filipino Channel emerged victorious in the recently concluded 43rd Annual Northern California Emmy Awards.

TFC's public service announcement titled “Fighting for Survival”, took home the Emmy in the Community/Public Service Single Spot or Campaign category.  

Updated: Jessica Soho to retire as GMA-7 vice president for news programs

BY MEDIA NEWSER PHILIPPINES TEAM | Monday, June 30, 2014
First on Media Newser Philippines: Veteran journalist Jessica Soho is expected to announce her retirement this week as vice president for GMA news programs.

A source with knowledge of the situation said that Soho began talking to Kapuso bosses about her retirement earlier this year — a move which will allow her to concentrate more on her anchoring and hosting jobs on State of the Nation and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.