Media Newser Philippines' Media Winners and Losers of 2016

By MediaNewser.com | Friday, January 20, 2017
As a tradition here on Media Newser Philippines, at the beginning of every year we take a step back and look at the past 12 months to see who or what comprise our annual Winners and Losers lists.

For 2016, we have a number of new entrants and returnees, as well as a “non-journalist” who has waged a war against the local and international media.

In this exercise, we are also including those journalists who have contributed to the local news industry; programs which have served a particular purpose especially in this last election; and organizations which simply should be celebrated and honored for their excellence in journalism.

Without further ado, here's our Media Winners and Losers for the year 2016.

CNN Philippines’ 'Town Hall' reviews the Duterte administration’s first six months in office

By MediaNewser.com | Thursday, January 19, 2017
What has the current administration done in their first six months in office? CNN Philippines leads the discussion with its January installment of Town Hall.

CNN Philippines has gathered key representatives from the Duterte cabinet to discuss matters and answer questions on issues that matter most to Filipinos: Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary John Castriciones, AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Deputy Chief Traffic Enforcer of the Interagency Council on Traffic Manuel Gonzales, and Department of Transportation Spokesperson Cherie Mercado.

Full press release after the jump...

CNN Philippines plans full coverage of the Feast of the Black Nazarene

By MediaNewser.com | Saturday, January 07, 2017
A pillar of the country’s staunch Catholic beliefs, the Feast of the Black Nazarene is a phenomenal display of Filipino religiosity, where millions of Catholics gather in a day of procession and prayer, where the statue of a dark-skinned Jesus Christ carrying the holy cross is paraded across the streets of Quiapo, Manila, depicting the road to his crucifixion.

CNN Philippines stations itself at the forefront of this yearly historic event with a full coverage of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Monday, January 9, marking the procession’s 410th year. The coverage starts at 5AM with CNN Philippines correspondents reporting live from the heart of the event at Quiapo, Manila.

Full press release after the jump...

'Usapang Bayan: The 2016 ABS-CBN News Yearender' to air this New Year's Eve

By MediaNewser.com | Saturday, December 31, 2016
ABS-CBN Integrated News and Current affairs, the country’s largest multimedia news organization, looks back on 2016’s biggest stories and newsmakers in “Usapang Bayan: The 2016 ABS-CBN News Yearender” on Saturday (December 31) at 10:30 PM, with Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo and Atom Araullo and welcomes the new year with a special countdown coverage at 11:30pm.

The year-end special recounts the first six months of the Duterte Administration, its war on drugs that made headlines here and abroad, and the Supreme Court’s controversial decision to allow the burial of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Full press release after the jump...

CNN Philippines looks back on the stories that shaped 2016

By MediaNewser.com | Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Starting December 21 with replays on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1, CNN Philippines reflects on the stories that affected the Filipino and shaped 2016 with these programs: On the Record, and Rewind 2016.

On December 21 at 7PM, On the Record, hosted by veteran journalist Ruth Cabal, gives a journalistic perspective on the media landscape of 2016. With the rise of trolling and the spread of fake news, journalists face many challenges as they report their stories. This discussion not only covers the challenges the media face, but the way journalists report and how they can remain accurate and accountable in communicating their stories.

Full press release after the jump...

WATCH: Senator Leila De Lima talks Duterte, EJK on 'CNN Today'

By MediaNewser.com | Thursday, December 15, 2016
Embattled Senator Leila De Lima told CNN International Thursday that President Rodrigo Duterte should be impeached after openly admitting to personally killing drug suspects when he was still the mayor of Davao.

Appearing on CNN Today, De Lima said Duterte's comments are comparable to an admission of "mass murder" -- a "culpable violation of the Constitution."

"That is betrayal of public trust, and that constitute high crimes because these are mass murders," she said. “Mass murders certainly fall under the category of high crimes and high crimes is a ground for impeachment under our Constitution.”

CNN Philippines unveils upcoming programs for 2017

By MediaNewser.com | Wednesday, December 14, 2016
From left to right: James Deakin, Andrei Felix, Mico Halili, Dr. Freddie Gomez, Angel Jacob, Anthony Pangilinan and Amelyn Veloso.
Photo: CNN Philippines

CNN Philippines held its trade launch last December 7 to unveil its upcoming programs to partners and advertisers assembled at the Shooting Gallery Studios in Makati.

Among the programs set to air at the local CNN station are The Insider, a weekly political program to be hosted by political analyst Gilbert Remulla; Hoop Nation, a mini-documentary about the Filipino's fascination with basketball, hosted by American sports journalist Rafe Bartholomew; and My Philippines, a new half-hour local travel program.

ANC celebrates 50 years of 'The World Tonight,' launches the ANC Leadership Awards

By MediaNewser.com | Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Teddy Boy Locsin, Jr. and Cathy Yang
Photo: ABS-CBN
ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel celebrated the 50th year of its flagship newscast “The World Tonight” (TWT) and launched the ANC Leadership Awards last December 7 to cap its 20th anniversary celebration this year.

The country’s first 24/7 cable news channel marked these two milestones at the 2nd ANC X event held at 8 Rockwell Center, Rockwell Drive, Makati City, that was attended by members of the business community led by ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez III and ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak.

Full press release after the jump...

Jamela Alindogan honored for her work in journalism

By MediaNewser.com | Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Photo: FEU
Jamela Alindogan of Al Jazeera English has been recognized by the Swedish Foreign Ministry and UNESCO as one of ten female journalists from around the world who have defied "hate speech and threat," and who have "pursued their mission of providing citizens with the information needed to make enlightened decisions about their lives, their communities and their governments."

Alindogan, who is the only Filipino among the honorees, was recently invited to Stockholm to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Swedish Freedom of the Press Act, along with the other nine journalists, namely Barkha Dutt, Laura Castellanos, Galina Timochenko, Jessikka Aro, Anita Sarkeesian, Miranda Patrucic, Baria Alamuddin, Anita Sarkeesian, Fatuma Noor and Anna Gullberg.

Vice President Leni Robredo makes evening news rounds

By MediaNewser.com | Tuesday, December 06, 2016
On the day following her announcement that she would resign from the Cabinet of President Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Leni Robredo made the evening news rounds, appearing on 24 Oras and TV Patrol.

Robredo, who held a press conference Monday afternoon, talked about her decision to quit as housing secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), as well as the ouster plot against her.

When asked by Mike Enriquez what her next move would be now that she's out of the Cabinet, Robredo said she would be focusing her attention on projects under the Office of the Vice President, such as its flagship anti-poverty program Angat Buhay.