ABS-CBN News forges media partnership to celebrate President Quirino's 125th birth anniversary

By MediaNewser.com Team | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Cory Quirino, ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes, Elpidio Quirino Foundation president Aleli Angela Quirino, and Ruby Quirino Gonzalez
ABS-CBN News formalized a media partnership with the President Elpidio Quirino Foundation for the EQ125, a year-long series of programs, projects, and activities that celebrate the life and times of President Elpidio Quirino to commemorate his 125th birth anniversary.

Full press release after the jump...

'Luv U Pet' lauded for jam-packed Grand Eyeball

By MediaNewser.com Team | Friday, May 22, 2015
Pet lovers from all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces gathered for the grand eyeball of GMA News TV show Luv U Pet.

In a rare sight, owners of dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, hedgehogs, rats, piglets and exotic pets were seen altogether last Sunday (May 17) in Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard to take part in the season finale event of the only pet lifestyle show on Philippine TV.

Twenty four officially registered pet groups were in complete attendance, namely: Association of Cavite Dog Lovers (ACDL), Bulacan Dog Walkers (BDW), Bulakan Bulacan Dog Walkers (BBDW), Bulakenyo Huskies (BH and Friends), Dog Owners Group Philippines (D.O.G. Ph), Philippine Fish Adoption (PFA), FURever BARKadas (FurBark), Hamster Club of the Philippines (HCP), Hedgehog Owners of the Philippines (HOP), Japanese Spitz Club of the Philippines (JSCP), Keepers of Extreme Exotics Philippines (KEEP), KutingPH, Malabon Dog Pack Club (MDPC), Mini Pinscher Lovers Philippines (MPL.ph), Philippine Bird Lovers and Trainers (PBLT), Philippine Chihuahua Club (PCC), Philippine Siberian Husky Club (PSHC), Pooch Pals Philippines (PPP), Siberian Huskies Society (SHS), SUPERDOGS of the PHILIPPINES, United Dog Lovers of Bulacan (UDLB), United Philippines Jack Russell Terrier Club (UPJRTC), Valenzuela Pack (ValPack) and Valenzuela South Alpha Dogs (VSAD). Other pet groups also participated in the event, including members from the Philippine Parrot Free Fly (PPFF) and Pet Rats Philippines (PRP).

Full press release after the jump...

MNP Q&A: Timothy Go, News Anchor for Channel News Asia

By MediaNewser.com Team | Sunday, May 17, 2015
Timothy Go has been covering the news for almost two decades. His no-nonsense and straightforward "just talking" approach in storytelling, has been serving viewers from all across Asia through his programs First Look Asia and That's IT Uploaded on Channel NewsAsia.

A Filipino who grew up in Manila and Vancouver, Go eventually traveled to the U.S., Hong Kong and then Singapore to pursue a career in television news — a lifelong dream of his ever since he saw the news coverage during the final years of the Marcos era. "I came of age in the early to mid-80s when the country was about to go through a political transformation," recalls Tim. "It was a great time to be in the Philippines and living through it. I was still a kid then but I watched many of our brave TV journalists then, taking on the establishment when they can — and I thought that’s what I want to be."

GMA-7 issues press release for '#GMAnewsfeed'

By MediaNewser.com Team | Friday, May 08, 2015
This coming May 11, GMA News will be launching the first mainstream Facebook-only newscast in the country. Entitled #GMAnewsfeed, the program will be anchored by Ivan Mayrina and posted to Facebook live at 9 p.m.

Each episode will be two minutes long and pre-recorded, and will be posted to Facebook every Monday to Friday night.

Considering how big of an impact social media has on the lives of Filipinos, using it as a portal for news and information isn’t so surprising.

Full press release after the jump...

Ivan Mayrina to anchor GMA-7's first-ever social media newscast 'GMA Newsfeed'

By MediaNewser.com Team | Wednesday, May 06, 2015
First on Media Newser Philippines: Kapuso male anchor Ivan Mayrina is set to anchor the country's first-ever social media newscast on Facebook.

Titled "GMA Newsfeed," the interactive newscast will be broadcast nightly at 9PM, and will give netizens highlights of the day's top news stories, as well as viral internet topics.

The newscast will be shot at the GMA Network Center and will be available on GMA News' Facebook page, which to date has over 4.7 million likers.

Updated: ABS-CBN's Pinky Webb to join CNN Philippines?

By MediaNewser.com Team | Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Updated: May 6, 9:18AM

An ABS-CBN News insider has reached out to us directly on Twitter and confirmed that Webb has indeed exited the network. "I can confirm that Pinky is no longer part of the ABS-CBN News team," says this insider. "She has decided to move on and I am sure there's no bad blood between her and the management with her joining another network. She will be missed here."

Longtime ABS-CBN News anchor Pinky Webb is departing the network according to the popular blogsite Fashion Pulis.

Webb, who is best known for her stint on both Umagang Kay Ganda and Mornings@ANC, and most recently as anchor of TV Patrol Weekend, has reportedly resigned from the Kapamilya Network to join the newly launched CNN Philippines — which as we all know is being headed by Jing Magsaysay, her former boss at the ABS-CBN News Channel.

GMA Network releases statement on layoffs at their regional stations

By MediaNewser.com Team | Sunday, April 26, 2015
"GMA Network is in the process of undertaking a strategic streamlining of programs and manpower in its provincial stations to ensure business competitiveness.

This has resulted in the reduction of manpower and targets more efficient operations. Severance packages are offered by GMA to all affected personnel.

GMA Network greatly appreciates the contributions rendered by our Kapuso in the regions and we wish them all the best as they seek new opportunities outside the Network."

ABS-CBN wins at 2015 New York Festivals

By MediaNewser.com Team | Sunday, April 26, 2015
ABS-CBN won a bronze medal in the Cinematography category at the recently concluded prestigious New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films 2015 for its documentary “Yolanda (Haiyan).”

“We were just told, as I was accepting the award, that the government still needs to fast track help for the Yolanda victims.  I hope it does translate to a speedier recovery and at the same time I hope we have all learned our lessons on the tragedy,” said ABS-CBN Integrated News head Ging Reyes, who received the award along with broadcast journalist Chiara Zambrano.

Finalist certificates were also handed out to ABS-CBN’s morning news magazine program “Umagang Kay Ganda” for its coverage of Typhoon Yolanda, “Wrath of Haiyan,” in the Best Coverage of Breaking News category and Zambrano’s documentary titled “Spratlys: Mga Isla ng Kalayaan” in the National/International Affairs category.

Full press release after the jump...

10 journalists who would be perfect for Bloomberg TV Philippines

By MediaNewser.com Team | Wednesday, April 01, 2015
As Media Newser Philippines first reported, Manny Pangilinan is expanding his media empire by partnering with Bloomberg.

Last week, TV5 and Cignal Digital TV officially signed a deal with the American-based international cable and satellite news network for the launch of a localized business news channel, set for the third quarter of 2015.

According to a recent interview with TV5 President Noel Lorenzana on Reaksyon, viewers should not only expect business-centric programs on Bloomberg TV Philippines, but also a variety of lifestyle and infotainment shows.

ANC moves into new digital home on ABS-CBNNews.com

By MediaNewser.com Team | Monday, March 30, 2015
ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the country’s most trusted 24/7 news channel, is moving to its new digital home on ABS-CBNNews.com to bring premium, up-to-date news content daily to Filipinos online.

The new ANC page (anc.abs-cbn.com), which goes live on April 1, will serve as ANC’s digital counterpart to provide credible, live wall-to-wall news coverage, and analysis with context the news channel is known for.

It will publish news stories, features, and exclusive interviews culled from ANC’s newscasts and talk shows, as well as webisodes and teasers of its current affairs and lifestyle programs. All exclusive videos, like “Teditorial” and “Manny The Movie Guy”, will also be stored in the page.

Full press release after the jump...