Cathy Yang selected again to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, May 24, 2018
Screenshot: ANC
Market Edge anchor Cathy Yang has been selected once again to attend the prestigious Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.

In an Instagram post earlier this month, the anchor and managing editor of the ABS-CBN News Channel shared the good news, writing: "Delighted to be invited by Wharton @ UPenn for some intellectual discourse and high fives with fellow global biz journos. Honoured & humbled. #upenn #wharton #philly #leadershipstrategies #strategicthinking."

This year's sessions by the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, which Yang will be attending in October, will tackle leadership strategies, strategic thinking, financial analysis, and global markets.

Media Newser Philippines' dream team for One News

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 21, 2018
Photos: Jayson Bernard Santos, University of Asia and the Pacific, Probe Productions, Ivan Mayrina, Nancy Irlanda
Logo: One News
Arwork: Media Newser Philippines
In the promotional video that ran during Friday's BusinessWorld Economic Forum, One News introduced its on-air team composed of a diverse group of individuals across all of Manny Pangilinan's media properties.

They are Ed Lingao, Roby Alampay, Jove Francisco, Cito Beltran, Tony Abad, Mike Toledo, Amy Pamintuan, Marichu Villanueva, Danie Laurel, RJ Ledesma, Charles Lejano, Carlo Ople, Shawn Yao, and JP Ong.

ANC to commemorate Marawi siege with 'New Moon' film series

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 19, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
As the nation looks back to the siege that laid waste to the Islamic city of Marawi last year, ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel collaborates with film makers who have lived through the horrors of war to tell stories of heroism, struggle, and healing of the people of Marawi.

See Marawi from the lenses of four of its own young film makers on ANC’s “New Moon” series, which will air starting on Monday (May 21) within the timeslots of “Early Edition,” “Top Story,” and “The World Tonight.”

The film makers are students Sittie Alyssah Diron and Geral Jan Nino Omelio from Mindanao State University – Marawi (MSU-Marawi), ARMM assistant cabinet secretary Omar Ali, and MSU-Marawi professor Ali Yusoph.

Full press release after the jump...

Watch: One News' promo video

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 18, 2018
Screenshot: One News
One News, the much anticipated Cignal news channel, has officially been unveiled at the BusinessWorld Economic Forum Friday, promising that "the strength of the country's most trusted organizations will combine into one."

In a minute-long promo video, the new 24-hour all-English news channel has also introduced its roster of talents, namely Cheche Lazaro, Ed Lingao, Roby Alampay, Jove Francisco, Cito Beltran, Tony Abad, Mike Toledo, Amy Pamintuan, and Marichu Villanueva.

Rounding out the team are Charles Lejano, Danie Laurel, RJ Ledesma, Shawn Yao, Carlo Ople, and JP Ong.

One News will have its official debut on May 28 at Cignal TV channels 8 (SD) and 250 (HD).

The Filipino Channel programs and personalities nab nominations at the 47th Annual NorCal Emmys

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 18, 2018
Screenshot: ABS-CBN Global
The 47th Annual Northern California Area EMMY® Award Nominations were announced today and ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (TFC) received four nominations in both program and individual categories.

ABS-CBN TFC’s daily news show BA, the magazine talk show Adobo Nation, ABS-CBN North & Latin America News Desk Editor Henni Espinosa and Director of Photography Jeremiah Ysip were all recognized by the 2018 NorCal Emmys.

The Emmy® Gala returns SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The black tie evening starts at 5:00 pm with hors d'oeuvres and no host bar. The program begins at 6:00 pm in the Robert N. Miner Auditorium with reserved seating. Marcus Shelby returns for his fourth year as our Musical Director.

Full press release after the jump...

One News taps real estate broker and lawyer Charles Lejano as morning anchor

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Photo: Charles Lejano
We are learning more and more about the much anticipated One News as its official launch draws closer.

Now, Media Newser Philippines has confirmed that the Cignal news channel has tapped Charles Lejano, a licensed real estate broker and lawyer, to become its newest on-air talent.

Lejano, who is also a TV commercial veteran, will join Bloomberg TV Philippines host Shawn Yao on One News' upcoming morning news program, slated to air at 7AM beginning May 28.

In addition to his real estate work, Lejano also practiced law for a few years, working for one of the country's top corporate law firms, Picazo Buyco Tan Fider & Santos. On the film and TV side, his résumé includes a role in the 2006 Star Cinema movie First Day High and a stint at the now-defunct Studio 23 comedic news program Wazzup Wazzup.

Yong Chavez appears on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 14, 2018
Photo: The Manila Times
ABS-CBN Hollywood correspondent Yong Chavez made it on the cover of The Manila Times' Sunday Times Magazine, just in time for yesterday's Mother's Day.

In the cover story, written by Carla Bianca Ravanes-Higham, the award-winning journalist talked about her journey as a "mom, wife and fighter."

"I first met news reporter Yong Chavez in action. She was in the middle of coverage and was clearly a master at what she does. She was quick to think of an angle, smart in asking questions and decisive when to wrap up the interview," wrote Ravanes-Higham. "But most of all, what was palpable from this bundle of energy is her passion — a vital factor to succeed in one’s vocation but one that cannot be learned."

For the first time, Chavez also shared some personal photos of her husband Jun and daughter Janine, who is now making a name for herself as a Hollywood casting producer.

First look at One News' logo

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, May 13, 2018
We are just 15 days away from the launch of One News, the much anticipated Cignal news channel. Now, Media Newser Philippines has your first look at its official logo.

As visible in the image above, the logo design's “one” text is in lowercase letters, while the “news” text is italicized in uppercase letters. Both are placed in front of a dark blue and red-orange layers — a color combo which is obviously too Filipino.

Leadership guru Stephen M.R. Covey to speak at the upcoming ANC forum moderated by Karen Davila

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 12, 2018
Photo: The International Speakers Bureau
Logo: ANC
Artwork: Media Newser Philippines
Leadership guru Stephen M.R. Covey, the renowned author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-seller “The Speed of Trust,” will soon be able to share his expertise in building trust among individuals and within organizations to Filipino and Philippine-based leaders through ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Covey banners ANC’s “Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey” event on June 19 at the Dusit Thani Manila, where business executives, government leaders, corporate leaders, and Human Resources professionals can learn from one the world’s most compelling keynote speakers.

A Harvard MBA holder, Covey is the former CEO of the Covey Leadership Center, which he guided into becoming the “largest leadership development company in the world.”

Full press release after the jump...

Karen Davila scores first interview with Chief Justice Sereno post-SC ouster decision

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 11, 2018
Screenshot: ABS-CBN
Hours after the high tribunal voted on to nullify her appointment, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno spoke for the first time on live television.

Speaking to ABS-CBN News Channel's Karen Davila, the ousted top magistrate said the decision in favor of the quo warranto was "very unjust."

"But beyond that decision, I am firmly of the belief that God is in control of everything and so this only tells us that there is a bigger picture here, and that is that the fight for democracy, the truth, and accountability must continue. There must not be let up. There must not be hesitation on anybody's part to fight for the rights of our people," she said.

Asked how she was able to maintain her calmness despite having leakages of the decision days prior to the voting on Friday, Sereno said she is "not bothered by the fact that perhaps the Supreme Court may no longer be my platform" and that she feels "encouraged" by how people are responding to her.