'The Veronica Chronicles' to air year-end special tonight

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Monday, December 15, 2014
Year 2014 is a challenging year for the country for the reason that there were lots of issues that came out this year concerning Politics, Economics, Natural Disasters and Recovery, and different topics that trended in the social media and have been the talk-of-the-town. KWATROBersyal and is derived from the word “controversial” as all of these issues became the nose of the news this year. Issues were group in to Politics “PULITIKA”, Economics “EKONOMIYA”, Disasters and Rehabilitation “Kalamidad at Pagbangon”, and Trending Topics “TRENDING”.

All of these issues were given by The Veronica Chronicles for its 2014 episodes an in-depth discussion were all facts and salient matters were presented and laid out through the different reliable sources and involved groups and personalities.

Full press release after the jump...

Brian Poe Llamanzares joins CNN Philippines

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Friday, December 12, 2014
The staffing at 9TV-CNN Philippines continues with the addition of Brian Poe Llamanzares to its roster of correspondents.

Llamanzares, a former actor and son of Senator Grace Poe, will contribute to the network across all platforms, ahead of the rebranding next month.

On his Instagram account, he posted: "First day on assignment and it was awesome! New job, same goal: public service! I'm still getting a hang of things though hahaha! Rookie-reporter #cnnphilippines #channel9news."

Llamanzares is the latest recruit of the network soon-to-be called CNN Philippines. Just last month, the network recruited TV5's Claudine Trillo as the newest co-host of Daybreak.

MNP Poll: Where are you watching the coverage of Typhoon Hagupit?

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Monday, December 08, 2014

Millions of Filipinos all across the country are glued to their TV sets as news about Typhoon Hagupit unfolds.

Since Saturday, local networks have devoted extensive coverages: ABS-CBN and GMA-7 utilizing their respective news channels, ANC and NewsTV, and 9TV with a special broadcast anchored by Pia Hontiveros and Jing Magsaysay.

Network news' midnight coverage of Typhoon Ruby

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Sunday, December 07, 2014
Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) made landfall Saturday night lashing parts of the Visayas with strong winds and heavy rains.

Led by TJ Manotoc, ABS-CBN News Channel aired a special edition of ANC Breaking, while also airing a replay of Saturday's The World Tonight with Gigi Grande.


Watch: GMA News TV's new station ID 'May Pag-asa'

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Friday, November 28, 2014

Give GMA News TV some credit for launching a heartrending new station ID, "May Pag-asa."

The newest campaign by the Kapuso news channel features the network pillars and other news personalities like Connie Sison and Susan Enriquez, revealing some little known tragedies and challenges behind their success.

According to a press release, the new campaign is "a collection of stories of hope aimed to show the power of the human heart to see light in the midst of darkness."

Talents Association of GMA responds to GMA Network's statement about labor malpractice

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In reaction to the official statement made by GMA Network's VP for Corporate Communications Angela Javier Cruz on Monday, TAG or Talents Association of GMA has issued the following statement:

"While it is imperative for GMA Network, Inc. to address the allegations of labor malpractice filed by members of Talent Association of GMA, their response poses more questions than answers.

We are bringing forward this matter because as members of media, we are committed to ensuring that unheard voices must be heard—including the voices of our colleagues who chose to stand for what is right and what is fair.

GMA Network releases statement on talents' labor complaint

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Monday, November 24, 2014
GMA Network's VP for Corporate Communications Angela Javier Cruz made the following statement in response to the labor complaint filed by GMA-7 talents:

"Contrary to the unfair and baseless accusations made by the complainants, GMA Network cares for its talents, whom it considers vital to its success.

GMA Network gives importance to all its workers, regardless of their employment status. Part of the Network’s efforts for the welfare of its talents is the Project Employment Contract (PEC), which provides a specific set of benefits responsive to their needs and interests.

GMA-7 talents protest against the network over regularization

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Saturday, November 22, 2014
Writers, producers and other "talents" of GMA-7 are protesting against the network over its refusal to regularize their employment.

Contending what they call "unfair labor practice," members of the Talents Association of GMA or TAG filed a case with the National Labor Relations Commission against the Kapuso Network in May.

You may remember that we reported a similar story that same month, wherein GMA employees protested against the network's tax policy on social media. Since then, a mediation was held between the two camps, wherein the network introduced and offered a new Project Employment Contract or PEC.

'Aksyon Tonite': Kapatid Network's only credible newscast

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Aksyon Tonite has learned something from being dead last in the late-night news race: Filipino viewers are more media literate than ever. They know which programs they should watch and who they should trust among the pool of network anchors.

Earlier this month, the Kapatid Network made a gutsy decision to steer the ship in the right direction by naming Ed Lingao the newest co-anchor of Aksyon Tonite, joining holdover Cheryl Cosim.

It's too early to fully judge Tonite, but under the new anchor team, the newscast has perceptibly morphed into a harder-edged news program which now focuses more on news you should know more than news you can use.

The changes are clearly noticeable as for the first time in recent memory, Tonite received some positive praises and comments from the viewers. One of them wrote: "I can't believe sasabihin ko ito pero nagandahan ako sa napanood ko. If ganito lahat ng newscast at atake sa TV5 baka makalaban na nga sila sa ABS at GMA. Buti wala na si Shawn Yao."

Job Posting: Executive Assistant to ABS-CBN Global Chief Digital Officer

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Thursday, November 13, 2014
ABS-CBN Global is currently in need of Executive Assistant to Global Chief Digital Officer who will be based in their Orange County office.

Applications outlining below qualifications and demonstrating how the applicants' experience and skills match the job requirements are due by November 21, 2014.