Jeff Canoy's documentary on the Taal eruption to premiere tonight

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Taal island is a beloved paradise to Filipinos, especially to those who call it home. After the eruption that destroyed their shelters and livelihood, residents are now trying to rise from the ashes as they think about their future, wondering if they still have something to return to.

Award-winning documentarist Jeff Canoy will tell their story in the documentary titled “Araw na Walang Araw,” which is set to debut tomorrow (January 22) on ABS-CBN’s “#NoFilter” docu series.

The documentary will show life in the volcano island of Taal through the eyes of tour guide Nora Aquino, whose life has made a turn for the worse when the unimaginable explosion happened. The docu will also show how Nora’s nephew, Lester Umali, mustered the courage to revisit Taal island to try and save some belongings and animals they left behind.

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Media Newser Philippines' Media Winners and Losers for 2019

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, January 17, 2020
Photo: ABS-CBN, One News, CNN Philippines, GMA-7
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2019 was another colorful year for the Philippine television news industry. Here we had witnessed the rise of One News, the addition of its sister network, One PH, and a surprising renewal of a localized news franchise, CNN Philippines.

Last year we had also seen some of our networks finding new ways to boost their audiences with the help of technology. Chief among them were GMA Public Affairs with its Stand For Truth program, and ANC with its Matters of Fact podcast.

ANC's Cathy Yang named Best News Anchor at the 24th Asian TV Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) anchor Cathy Yang brought honor to the Philippines anew at the start of the new decade after being named as Best News Presenter at the 24th Asian Television Awards held recently here in Manila.

Cited for her work in the ANC business news program “Market Edge with Cathy Yang,” Cathy said the award ‘takes her full circle’ as a journalist, during an interview with ABS-CBN News after her win.

“From being a Kapamilya where I learned all the ropes and then I went abroad from Manila to Tokyo to Hong Kong and back, here I am again. Thank you, ANC and thank you, Kapamilya for all the support,” she said.

In her acceptance speech, Cathy talked about the great honor of telling the remarkable story of Asia’s growing economies from her homeland.

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Kapuso reporter Cesar Apolinario dies at 46

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, December 13, 2019
Photo: GMA-7/Cesar Apolinario
Cesar Apolinario, the longtime GMA-7 news reporter, has passed away today. He was 46.

In a statement Friday, the Kapuso Network said, "We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Kapuso, Cesar Apolinario, Jr., who peacefully joined his Creator today, December 13, 2019."

Apolinario, also the host of GMA News TV's iJuander, was earlier diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that is linked to the immune system. He was reportedly in critical condition since Wednesday.

Apolinario was one of GMA-7's most sought-after reporters. Since joining the network in 1999 — beginning as a researcher, then later as producer — he had been part of many of its major news coverage, including five national elections.

Cathy Yang awarded as Best News Anchor at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, December 08, 2019
Photo: Asian Academy Creative Awards
There's no stopping Cathy Yang. On Thursday, the ABS-CBN News Channel anchor and managing editor took home the coveted "Goddess of Creativity" trophy at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards — the lone Filipino journalist to win a major award this cycle.

Yang was honored as this year's Best News or Current Affairs Presenter/Anchor, besting other big names in Asia Pacific such as Simon Dallow of TVNZ 1 News, Arjun Kharpal of CNBC, Gan Jiang Han of Astro AEC and Lin Xueling of Channel NewsAsia.

"Thank you, thank you, Asian Academy Creative Awards. It is my first foray into the Academy as it is for the ABS-CBN newsroom. We just took a stab at it. Hey, why not? It's new in the game. We've been with other competitions but this one really made us want it," Yang said in her acceptance speech.

First on MNP: CNN Philippines renewed for another five years

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, December 02, 2019
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CNN Philippines will continue to deliver "news you can trust," thanks to a renewed deal between Nine Media Corporation, the network that carries it, and WarnerMedia, the company that owns CNN.

Media Newser Philippines has exclusively learned that both companies have agreed to renew their licensing agreement for another five years. Meaning, Nine Media will continue to carry the CNN brand at least until the end of 2024.

The deal, according to our sources, was actually finalized months ago — ahead of its expiration — and Nine Media had an easy time negotiating with WarnerMedia given CNN Philippines' much stable performance and financial health in 2019.