Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address: ABS-CBN News' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 20, 2018
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Filipinos will be able to catch President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA), along with news, analysis, and features related to the president’s report, on the medium of their choice as ABS-CBN News launches a multiplatform SONA 2018 special coverage on ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM, and news.abs-cbn.com on Monday (July 23).

On ABS-CBN, the SONA special will begin at 3:30 pm with anchor Karen Davila in the studio and ABS-CBN News correspondent Willard Cheng reporting LIVE from the Batasang Pambansa Complex. The SONA will be aired in full with reports on expectations and protests before the address; and reactions and analysis after the speech.

On the ABS-CBN News Channel, there will be live reports from various remote points on “Early Edition,” “Headstart,” “Market Edge,” “News Now,” and “Dateline” before Tina Monzon-Palma’s exclusive interview with Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez of the House of Representatives for ANC’s “Independence” series at 1 pm.

Full press release after the jump...

Duterte's 3rd State of the Nation Address: GMA News' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 20, 2018
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On Monday (July 23), expect the country’s most trusted broadcast news organization to deliver the latest news in its comprehensive coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s third State of the Nation Address.

GMA News gives viewers updates starting from Unang Hirit’s Unang Balita in the morning.

In the afternoon, Pia Arcangel anchors “SONA 2018: The GMA News Special Coverage” as President Duterte addresses the entire nation to report on his administration’s accomplishments for the last 12 months.

Later in the evening, highlights of President Duterte’s speech and the biggest news in and out of Congress will be aired on GMA-7’s primetime newscast 24 Oras and late-night newscast Saksi, as well as GMA News TV’s flagship newscast State of the Nation with Jessica Soho.

Full press release after the jump...

MNP Poll: Where on TV do you plan to watch Pres. Duterte's 3rd SONA?

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 16, 2018
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Logos: ABS-CBN, GMA-7, ANC, CNN Philippines, TV, GNTV, PTV, One News, UNTV Life, Net25

A week from today, on July 23, President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his third State of the Nation Address — his annual report to the Filipino people.

As per Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, viewers should expect a shorter speech from Mr. Duterte this time around as he said it would not exceed 35 minutes.

MNP Q&A: Manny Dela Rosa, Film Critic and Entertainment Reporter for KMIR (NBC), TFC and ANC

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 13, 2018
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If talking to celebrities and critiquing the work they do in films are two of the things you've long been dreaming of doing, then you'll be inspired by the story of Manny Dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa, known by Filipino audiences as Manny the Movie Guy of The Filipino Channel and ABS-CBN News Channel, has been part of the entertainment industry since the mid-'80s. At the time, he was a recording company dancer for groups such as Alpha Crayons and DYNA Dancers.

ANC's 'Market Edge with Cathy Yang' launches new set

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 09, 2018
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ABS-CBN News Channel's flagship business news program Market Edge with Cathy Yang has launched a new set Monday.

As per Cathy Yang's post on her Instagram account, MEWCY's new redesigned set in its new home base features "a huge LED wall, interactive touch screen and augmented reality setup," all of which will be useful for the program's data reporting and analysis.

As what we have seen this first half of 2018, the program, through its new segment Dissecting Data, has been heavy on data journalism, with Yang dissecting the facts and figures — whether that be about the country's rising inflation rate, our GDP growth figure, or trade deficit — with the help of the ABS-CBN Data Analytics team.

CNN Philippines sets premiere date for 'Business Roundup'

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, July 05, 2018
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After some delays, CNN Philippines will finally be airing its new weekly business program, Business Roundup.

Hosted by its resident business analyst Michael Alimurung, the program will have its initial telecast on July 6 at 4:30PM.

As per the local CNN station's press release back in March, the program was originally scheduled to air that same month. At the time, Alimurung was already a guest analyst for News Night, providing his expertise on business-related issues.

I Juander celebrates 7th year with China Special

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, July 04, 2018
Photo: GMA-7
On the seventh anniversary of I Juander, Susan Enriquez and Cesar Apolinario will travel to the “Land of the Red Dragon” in China this Wednesday (July 4).

China is known in our history about various influences, but this time, I Juander will also learn about the story of a Filipino Sultan who went to China and became good friends with their emperor.

From China’s capital Beijing, Susan and Cesar will go to the province of Shandong. This is where Filipino Sultan Paduka Batara died before he went home to the Philippines. Six hundred years after he died, I Juander will search for the Sultan’s grave and his family.

Full press release after the jump...

Luchi Cruz-Valdes returns to TV5's 'Aksyon'

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, July 03, 2018
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Luchi Cruz-Valdes on Monday returned to her anchoring duties at TV5's Aksyon, about a year after taking a sabbatical leave.

During last night's broadcast, the head of the TV5's news and current affairs division was welcomed back with a new promotional video that highlights some of her most memorable work at the Kapatid Network, including her one-on-one interview with President Rodrigo Duterte in December 2016, and the 2nd PiliPinas debate, where she served as moderator.

On Twitter, the network's entertainment correspondent, MJ Marfori, also posted a series of photos with a caption that read: "So happy that this power woman, our News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes is now back on @News5AKSYON! I look up to her and admire her for her strength and wisdom."

'Bandila' launches new theme song to mark 12th anniversary

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 02, 2018
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ABS-CBN is marking the 12th anniversary of its late-night newscast Bandila by launching a new theme song, set to officially debut tonight.

Composed by Jimmy Antiporda — who produced the theme music of TV Patrol and Kapuso programs such as 24 Oras, Unang Hirit and Wish Ko LangBandila's new theme song is replacing Rivermaya's "Isang Bandila," which has been the newscast's theme since its debut in 2006.

Providing vocals for the new track is Ebe Dancel, the former frontman of Filipino rockband Sugarfree.

Atty. Mel Sta. Maria slams President Duterte for comments about God

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, June 25, 2018
Screenshot: Diskusyon with Dean Mel
News5's Atty. Mel Sta. Maria came out swinging against President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday, slamming his recent blasphemous comments about God.

"Well, alam niyo Mr. President, ako ay isang Katoliko. Bagamat ako ay hindi perpektong Katoliko at may mga imperpeksyon ako, 'yung tinatagurian niyo na 'stupid God' ay Diyos ko. Aking Diyos 'yun kaya ako'y nababahala, para ho sa akin ay parang nag-out of bounds kayo," Sta. Maria said during the live webcast of Diskusyon with Dean Mel.

"Para po sa akin, wala pong puwedeng makapagkuwestiyon ng wisdom ng paniniwala ng isang tao patungkol sa kanyang sinasamba o sa kanyang Diyos. Sino tayo para sabihihn na ang Diyos ng isang tao ay masama?" he continued. "Basta po tayo, ako, may relihiyon, ako po ay kaanib sa relihiyon na 'yan at matiwasay naman po ang aking paniniwala at pananalig sa relihiyon na 'yan, kahit po ako'y taong isang makasalanan o madaming infirmities, pero naniniwala pa rin ako sa Diyos ko na sinabi niyong stupid God. Foul po 'yan, Mr. President. Foul."