Who should be the new 'Umagang Kay Ganda' female anchor?

By MediaNewser.com | Saturday, October 03, 2015

"Officially, my last day in the morning show. I will miss you all so much - my friends and our dear viewers. @ukgdos salamat sa #happymemories Baon ko Ang happy memories and nandito Lang ako anytime para sa inyo." That's how Bernadette Sembrano captioned her Instagram photo Friday as she bade her final farewell to her colleagues on Umagang Kay Ganda.

As many of our readers and ABS-CBN viewers know by now, Sembrano will be focusing all of her attention on TV Patrol, this after being named its new permanent co-anchor in August, replacing Korina Sanchez.

An audition has been made these past several weeks with the show's management team on the lookout for her potential successor. Sources tell us that the likes of Zen Hernandez, Pia Gutierrez and DZMM's Tina Marasigan took part in the process, but no decision has been made yet as to who will succeed Sembrano.

Ryan Chua leaves ABS-CBN News for a news channel in Beijing

By MediaNewser.com | Saturday, October 03, 2015
ABS-CBN News reporter Ryan Chua is leaving the network to join an international news channel in Beijing.

Chua himself made the announcement on his Facebook account Friday, writing that "after seven years in my first job, I am embarking on a new adventure."

"Working at ABS-CBN News was a dream come true," he wrote. "As an aspiring journalist many years ago, I had never wanted to work anywhere else. Resigning, then, was one of hardest decisions I have ever made."

Chua first joined ABS-CBN News in 2008 as a news writer and production assistant for ANC. He immediately ascended to the reporter ranks that same year, while continuing his work behind the scenes as a news writer and producer.

Some of the stories he has covered for the network these past years include the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong in 2014, the impeachment of CJ Corona in 2012, the 2010 presidential election, and the aftermath of typhoon Ondoy in 2009.

Read his full Facebook post after the jump...

First on MNP: Jing Magsaysay resigns as SVP of CNN Philippines

By MediaNewser.com | Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Jing Magsaysay has announced Tuesday that he is leaving his post as senior vice president for news and current affairs of CNN Philippines.

In a letter addressed to the staff, Magsaysay expressed his gratitude for all they have done over the past few years, and highlighted the many major stories they have covered, including the impeachment trial of CJ Corona, the 2013 midterm elections, super typhoon Yolanda and the Papal visit in January.

"You have worked so hard and sacrificed so much to get the story, put it together and bring to our audience," he wrote. "Thank you for believing in what I believe in — that news is the soul of the company."

UPLB University Student Council writes open letter to ABS-CBN

By MediaNewser.com | Saturday, September 19, 2015
Updated: September 19, 4:10PM

ABS-CBN has just issued a statement apologizing to the students of UPLB for the errors committed by ABS-CBNNews.com.

ABS-CBN News expresses its sincerest apologies to the students of UP Los Banos for the errors committed by ABS-CBNnews.com in 2 articles about the forum of UP Los Banos students with Vice President Jejomar Binay last September 15.

In our effort to provide a more comprehensive coverage of the forum, one of our writers mistook the word "sample" for "trapo."

We immediately corrected this right after we were alerted about the mistake on September 16, 2015.

Coco Alcuaz steps down as head of ANC's business news group

By MediaNewser.com | Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Veteran business news journalist Coco Alcuaz has stepped down as the head of ANC's business news group.

Alcuaz, who held that position for four years, will be joining the online business news publication International Business Times as its Manila bureau chief.

"We wish Coco well and we thank him for his hard work as Head of Business News Group," said ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes in a statement to Media Newser Philippines. "ANC will always be grateful to him for his contributions."

Nine Media Corporation President and CEO Reggie Galura to retire

By MediaNewser.com | Friday, September 11, 2015

First on MNP: Nine Media Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Reggie Galura is about to leave his post, Media Newser Philippines has learned exclusively.

Galura, who brokered the deal with CNN for the launch of the localized news channel, has announced his retirement effective September 30.

Galura joined the company in 2011 back when it was still known as the fledgling Solar News. He remained in charge even after Philippine Business Daily Mirror Publishing Inc. owner Antonio Cabangon Chua bought its entire stake in August 2014 -- where it was rebranded as Nine Media Corporation.

TV5 unveils election coverage campaign 'Bilang Pilipino 2016'

By MediaNewser.com | Wednesday, September 09, 2015

TV5 unveiled its 2016 election coverage campaign Tuesday, announcing in the event held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom its plan to go multi-platform.

Under the banner "Bilang Pilipino 2016," TV5 in partnership with the MVP group of companies -- PLDT, SMART, Cignal TV, Philippine Star, BusinessWorld, Radyo5, InterAksyon and Bloomberg TV Philippines -- aim to draw as many audience as possible by leveraging the power of both traditional and social media.

"This wide and deep partnership for content will be amplified by the unparalleled reach afforded by our technology and platform partners,” said TV5 President and CEO Noel Lorenzana.

'News5 Everywhere Head Martin Andanar talks 'Happy Hour' forum

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, September 07, 2015
Following the success of the so-called Happy Hour forum Friday, which put Vice President Jejomar Binay in the hot seat, a follow-up has just been announced.

Set to be livestreamed on Thursday, September 10, the MVP media properties -- TV5, Digital5, Bloomberg TV Philippines, BusinessWorld, InterAksyon, Philippine Star -- will once again team up to quiz another potential player in the upcoming 2016 presidential race: Davao Mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte.

As was the case last week, the Happy Hour forum will be social media-heavy and will be carried by TV5's online video portal, News5 Everywhere.

Bloomberg TV PH, CNNP and ANC to launch new shows: Which are you most looking forward to watch?

By MediaNewser.com | Monday, August 31, 2015
September is upon us and it's about to become one of the most exciting months in local television news industry this 2015, as three of the country's news channels -- one of them is the newest kid in the block -- unveil their latest offering.

After months of preparation, TV5 and CignalTV will finally inaugurate Bloomberg TV Philippines on the third week of September with programs to be headlined by Shawn Yao, Quintin Pastrana, Michael Alimurung, Jean De Castro, Regina Lay, Tony Abad, and Atty. Rod Nepomuceno.