Peter Guber shares the power of storytelling at the 3rd ANC Leadership Series

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, March 24, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
Mandalay Entertainment Group chairman and CEO Peter Guber moved and engaged 400 business, political, media, and sports leaders as he talked about his leadership story and the importance of storytelling in business at the “ANC Leadership Series: Telling Stories Winning Games” forum held by ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, March 20 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

Peter captured his audience right away, as he talked about the big role of failure in his success.

He later shared how he was turned down many times before finally being able to acquire a team in the NBA, a move that TJ Manotoc – who hosted and moderated the forum – thought was also a big risk in itself as the Warriors team then was not doing very well in the league.

Full press release after the jump...

'Gametime' anchor Migs Bustos joins 'Early Edition'

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Photo: Migs Bustos
A year into the launch of Early Edition, the ABS-CBN News Channel has introduced Migs Bustos as the morning news program's newest co-anchor Wednesday.

The 29-year-old sportscaster, known to many as the anchor of the nightly sports program Gametimealso airing on ANC — takes over the position used to be occupied by Paolo Abrera, who made his exit Tuesday morning.

As co-anchor Annalisa Burgos indicated in a tweet, Abrera "will be taking some well-deserved time off from this brutal morning shift."

Jove Francisco to join the local CNN station?

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, March 19, 2018
Photo: Jove Francisco
First on MNP: After stints at ABS-CBN News Channel and TV5, Jove Francisco might be heading to CNN Philippines, we have learned.

Sources tell Media Newser Philippines that the seasoned journalist has been in talks with the local CNN station to become its newest on-air talent.

If everything becomes official, Francisco won't be the first TV5er to join the network. Newly installed Newsroom anchor Cherie Mercado and the late Amelyn Veloso were originally from the Kapatid Network.

Best known as anchor of TV5 newscasts such as Aksyon ToniteTEN: The Evening NewsAksyon JournalisMoPilipinas News, and Balitang 60, Francisco was among the network's most prominent political correspondents.

'Diskusyon with Dean Mel' scores interview with CJ Sereno

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, March 18, 2018
Screenshot: Diskusyon with Dean Mel
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On March 10, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria scored a big "get" for his webshow, Diskusyon with Dean Mel, when he sat down with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno for a wide-ranging interview.

To set the mood, Sta. Maria and his team dubbed the interview as an "exclusive," with teasers uploaded on the webshow's Facebook page days prior to the live broadcast. But was it really an exclusive? Hardly, as broadcast networks like GMA News TV and CNN Philippines had the Chief Justice days earlier. A big "get" indeed. But not in any way exclusive.

Reporter JV Arcena departing TV5

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Photo: JV Arcena
After more than seven years as reporter for TV5, JV Arcena has decided to end his stint with the network.

The political reporter of the third-ranking Kapatid Network will be leaving network news as he will soon join the Asia-Pacific Media Hub of the U.S. State Department as an information and media specialist to be based here in Manila.

"I am looking forward to more new adventures and opportunities, meeting and working with new faces and high-level officials, entering new culture, surviving new challenges and learning new knowledge," Arcena said of his new post.

ABS-CBN officially welcomes Mico Halili as digital head of ABS-CBN Integrated Sports

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, March 12, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
As we reported a few weeks ago, Mico Halili, the former anchor of CNN Philippines' Sports Desk, has been appointed as the new digital head of ABS-CBN Sports, the sports arm of ABS-CBN.

In a press release issued today, the Kapamilya Network officially welcomed the veteran sports broadcaster back to the family, where he started his career back in 1998.

“Making this decision, it’s like coming home," Halili said in a statement. "I was here when ABS-CBN first got the UAAP, and now I still see the same people I worked with before. Two, this is a brand new challenge. It’s a chance to get out of my comfort zone and find a new way to serve the fans."

Read ABS-CBN's press release after the jump...

'BA' original documentary 'Lost & Found' to air this Sunday

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, March 10, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN Global
Nikki spent a good part of her childhood in an orphanage, malnourished to the point of losing her life. Four years ago, she weighed only 40 pounds. Now, Nikki has grown to a healthier 80 pounds. Then there is Jomar. That was his name back in the Philippines. After moving to the United States, he now goes by the name Ryder.

There are more children like Nikki and Ryder, orphans who have spent their younger years in shelters or institutions, longing for the love of a family.

Get to know their stories in “Lost & Found,” a BA Original Documentary that presents the journeys of children who were abandoned in their countries of birth, but who have found homes, hope and warmth in a snow-covered community in Bozeman, Montana.

Full press release after the jump...

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno makes evening news rounds

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, March 09, 2018
Screenshot: CNN Philippines/GMA News TV

On the same day the House Committee on Justice voted 38-2, saying there was a probable cause for her impeachment, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno made the rounds on two major evening news broadcasts.

Appearing just after the airing of the 6 o'clock edition of News Night, CNN Philippines anchor Pinky Webb went live and asked the top magistrate about the outcome of Thursday's hearing.

Jessica Soho first-ever Filipino to be named as NYF Best News Anchor finalist

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, March 05, 2018
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GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho marks another milestone in Philippine broadcast history, this time around becoming the very first Filipino news anchor to become a finalist at the prestigious New York Festivals Television & Film Awards.

Full press release after the jump...

Motoring program 'Rev' launches its second season

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, March 01, 2018
Screenshot: ANC
Motoring program “Rev” launched its second season on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel this February, offering more exciting rides, unbiased car reviews, latest motoring news, and useful driving and car care tips for motorists and automobile enthusiasts.

Viewers can still expect expert guidance from the showroom to the road and beyond from host Paolo Abrera, co-host Angie King and segment hosts JP Tuason and Manskee Nascimento.

This season, viewers of the show will see more of Angie, considered among the motoring royalty in the Philippines. In the season 2 premiere, the Car Porn Racing founder showed off her one of a kind Mercedes S Class, then took the car for a spin with Paolo to demonstrate the grace and power of her luxurious ride.

Full press release after the jump...