Gerard Garcia leaves News5

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Friday, October 31, 2014
One of the original TV5 reporters, Gerard Garcia, has left the network after 4 years. Garcia confirmed the news to Media Newser Philippines.

"Leaving this dream job is very hard for me. It has been my dream to be a journalist since I was a child. But as they say, we go through changes," he said in a statement to MNP. "I have personal reasons, which I will no longer elaborate, why I decided to leave."

Front Row wins grand prize at 2014 UNICEF Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for Television

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Managing Producer Joseph Israel Laban accepted the prestigious UNICEF prize last October 27 at the Asia Broadcasting Union awards ceremony held in Macau. He shared the viewers' positive response to the program. “Since the documentary aired, one of the children’s relatives has reached out to them. Viewers are now sending two of the children to school and more help is still coming in. But we are hoping for a more permanent and comprehensive solution to address the plight of Filipino orphans, perhaps with better Government facilities to take care of them and their basic needs.”

Full press release after the jump...

Claudine Trillo to join 'Daybreak' as newest co-host

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Image: Rogue
Former TV5er Claudine Trillo is now part of the 9TV-CNN Philippines family, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

Trillo will be joining Amelyn Veloso and Hilary Isaac as their newest co-host on Daybreak beginning Monday, November 3.

"Looking forward to work in an English newscast," she said in an interview this morning. "All my past jobs were all in Tagalog. It should be much easier for me to express my thoughts now."

TFC's video journalist Don Tagala narrowly escapes death

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Saturday, October 25, 2014
TFC's Don Tagala narrowly escaped death Friday after a car collided into another vehicle right where he was filming his standupper for a report on Balitang America.

MNP Q&A: Love Añover, co-host of GMA-7's 'Unang Hirit'

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Since joining GMA-7 more than a decade ago, Love has hosted a number of public affairs programs all under her belt. She has also covered many major news events including last year's devastating super typhoon Yolanda. "Yolanda taught me so much in life, na pagdating sa kalamidad, lahat pantay-pantay. Walang halaga ang pera," she said. "Lahat huhugot ng lakas mula sa Diyos, na ang tanging panghahawakan mo ay pag-asa... pag-asa na pag gising mo kinabukasan isang mas makabuluhan at magandang umaga o kabanata ng buhay ang naghihintay sayo."

ANC to air forum on Bangsamoro peace process this Saturday

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Friday, October 17, 2014
Will the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) finally bring lasting peace and end the decades-old conflict in Mindanao? What are the long-term impacts of having an autonomous government for Muslim-dominated provinces in Mindanao?

Full press release after the jump...

First on MNP: 9TV to rebrand as CNN Philippines

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Sunday, October 12, 2014
9TV, the low-rated network on free television, is putting some final touches on their upcoming rebranding as CNN Philippines, set for January 2015.

The partnership will see its news division, 9News, forming a solid union with CNN — where they can get instant access with the cable network's programming and original reporting.

They will also reach more viewers beyond the traditional boob tube with their online portal to be linked to CNN's highly-trafficked website. And with CNN being a highly recognizable brand, they can and will definitely lift the ratings and credibility of the beleaguered 9News.

ABS-CBN News receives honors at the International Emmy Awards

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Thursday, October 02, 2014
From L to R: ABS-CBN Global reporter Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes and TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon

ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol Weekend” gained recognition at the 2014 International Emmy Awards for News and Current Affairs in New York, USA for its special coverage of the aftermath of the world’s most powerful storm Typhoon Yolanda.

Full press release after the jump...

Exclusive: Claire Celdran resigns as co-anchor of 'Daybreak'

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Updated: September 30, 2014, 6:59PM
9News VP for News and Current Affairs Pal Marquez sent a short statement shortly after we published this story, saying: "Claire made her decision and we thank her for her contributions to the network's growth."

Claire Celdran, co-anchor of Daybreak, has resigned from the 9TV morning show.

9TV has yet to issue an official statement about her departure, but multiple sources have confirmed the news to Media Newser Philippines.

9 changes 9News should implement to become a major player again in the local TV news industry

BY MEDIANEWSER TEAM | Sunday, September 28, 2014
Solar News, now known as 9News, is at a crossroads of sorts. The network, then-known as a game changer in the local television news industry, now faces growing criticism with their shift in priorities.