Inaugurations of President-elect Duterte and VP-elect Robredo: CNN Philippines' coverage plans

By | Monday, June 27, 2016
Building upon its successful Vice Presidential Debate in April and a strong performance on Election Day last month, CNN Philippines offers viewers extended live coverage of yet another historic event: “The Oath,” the inaugurations of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President-elect Leni Robredo on Thursday, June 30th.

Live programming begins at 6:00AM on “New Day”, anchored by Amelyn Veloso, Karen Jimeno, Claudine Trillo, and Andrei Felix.

Full press release after the jump...

MNP Q&A: Cathy Yang, Anchor and Managing Editor for ANC

By | Wednesday, June 22, 2016
For much of the last two decades, the Asian region has been considered the global economic powerhouse, with growth rates exceeding those in other regions. It would subsequently be known as the powerful center of the global economy, with China, India and several ASEAN countries leading the way.

In recent years, the Philippines has also shown a more rapid growth and has undergone a transition from being the "sick man of Asia" into a tiger economy. This helped stir up the interest and awareness of many Filipinos in business news.

In this realm, one woman, who just made a Philippine TV comeback last year, has made a name for herself by chasing and breaking business news in Asia and around the globe.

Cathy with her Asian TV Awards trophy for
Best News Presenter, the award which
she took home for three consecutive
years — from 2001-2003.
Cathy Yang, the three-time recipient of the Best News Presenter award at the Asian TV Awards, has been covering business since the '90s, starting as a researcher for ABS-CBN News.

She would eventually go on to become a business news anchor and reporter, seen regularly on The World Tonight and on ANC's Stock Market Live.

In 2000, Yang would make the big jump to Tokyo, joining Bloomberg TV Asia-Pacific as news anchor. She would eventually move to Hong Kong when the network expanded its news operations — making her trip to Manila more efficient, where she would be making back and forth trips for the next fifteen years, juggling a full-time job with a family life.

MNP Poll: Where on TV will you be watching the inaugurations of Duterte and Robredo?

By | Tuesday, June 21, 2016
For the first time in Philippine history, the President-elect and VP-elect will hold their inauguration ceremonies separately on June 30.

Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte, who according to Davao City administrator Jesus Melchor Quitain will be delivering a five-minute speech, will sworn in at the Rizal Hall of the MalacaƱang Palace at 11AM. It will be attended by around 500 guests which include members of his immediate family.

MNP Q&A: Joseph Cataan, Executive Producer for 'CNN Philippines Network News'

By | Thursday, June 16, 2016

If you're a regular viewer of CNN Philippines, you've probably seen how it shifted its focus from non-news programming to breaking news and newsmaking interviews — a move consistent with the reintroduction of the network under the stewardship of CNN veteran Armie Jarin-Bennett.

For CNN Philippines, 2016 continues to be a very good year

By | Monday, June 06, 2016

Take a glimpse at CNN Philippines these days and you'll see some noticeable changes. Not only is the network catching up with the competition in terms of round the clock breaking news coverage, but there is also a sense of renewed commitment to quality reporting.

Much of the credit goes to EVP and Managing Editor Armie Jarin-Bennett, who was brought in seven months ago amid the management shakeup at that time, which saw the retirement of network President and CEO Reggie Galura and the resignation of then-SVP Jing Magsaysay.

News5 anchor Martin Andanar named new PCOO head under the Duterte administration

By | Saturday, June 04, 2016
News5 anchor Martin Andanar has been named the head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office under the administration of incoming president Rodrigo "Rody' Duterte.

The announcement was made by Duterte himself during a press conference in Davao on Thursday.

As the head of the PCOO — a post which is still being occupied by Sec. Herminio "Sonny" Coloma — Andanar will be in charge of government information agencies, namely, PTV4, Philippine Information Agency, and Radyo ng Bayan.

Raffy Tima slams President-elect Rodrigo Duterte for catcalling wife Mariz Umali

By | Thursday, June 02, 2016
Balitanghali anchor Raffy Tima just called out President-elect Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte for catcalling his wife, fellow GMA newser Mariz Umali, during a press conference in Davao on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post posted that same day, Tima said that Duterte's behavior "is wrong on so many levels."

Cathy Yang to host the first Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

By | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Market Edge and Business Nightly anchor Cathy Yang will be hosting the first Asian Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum happening tomorrow, May 25, at the Grand Plaza Ballroom of the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

The ANC Leadership Series, which is part of the Kapamilya news channel's 20th anniversary offering, will feature global business leader Sir Richard Branson as its guest speaker.

Branson, who is a business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and the founder of Virgin Group, will share his insights and experiences to Philippine industry leaders and executives.