Ted Failon scores exclusive interview with President Duterte

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, November 15, 2019
Photo: ABS-CBN
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte grants an exclusive interview with broadcast icon Ted Failon to answer the pressing issues faced by Filipino farmers in the second part of “Failon Ngayon’s” "Wakas ng Paggapas?" 10th anniversary special this Saturday (November 16) on ABS-CBN and iWant.

In the continuation of the program’s special documentary on the state of Philippine agriculture, Ted uncovers yet again a waste of public funds on equipment and projects that could have benefitted our farmers.

Apart from machinery rendered useless due to their incompatibility to the needs of our farmers, “Failon Ngayon” also discovered equipment worth millions that are merely gathering dust in warehouses.

Full press release after the jump...

Former GMA News reporter Tricia Zafra joins CNN Philippines

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, November 05, 2019
Photo: Tricia Zafra
Former Kapuso reporter Tricia Zafra is the newest member of the CNN Philippines family. Her first day was yesterday, November 4.

In a blog entry on SubSelfie Monday, Zafra announced that she had accepted a new job — working behind the scenes as an executive producer for the local CNN station.

"I am excited and looking forward to deepen my experience as a communications professional by taking on this responsibility," she wrote.

Specifically, we have learned that the former GMA News reporter is now the showrunner of the morning edition of Newsroom, anchored by Ria Tanjuatco-Trillo.

ABS-CBN News, GMA News score regional awards at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, October 21, 2019
Photos: GMA-7, Cathy Yang
Artwork: Media Newser Philippines
More than two dozen programs and personalities of the country's Big 2 television networks, ABS-CBN and GMA-7, were selected as regional winners at the 2019 Asian Academy Creative Awards.

Nine of them are under the networks' news and current affairs divisions and they were judged as the best in the Philippines.

For the Best News Programme category, GMA-7's 24 Oras bested other local entries for its coverage of the 2019 midterm elections, while Ian Cruz's "Microplastics in Tahong" report, which aired at the Kapuso newscast, was chosen as the Best Single News Story/Report.

'Newsroom' anchor Ruth Cabal returning to 'Newsroom Ngayon'

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, October 06, 2019
Screenshot: CNN Philippines
Days after returning from her weeks-long vacation, Newsroom primetime anchor Ruth Cabal announced that she will be returning to her old morning timeslot.

At the end of her broadcast Friday, Cabal made the quick announcement, telling CNN Philippines viewers, "I'll see you at Newsroom Ngayon starting Monday at 10AM."

Prior to transferring to primetime last year — where she switched places with then-CNN Philippines anchor Cherie Mercado — Cabal was the original anchor of Newsroom Ngayon since its debut in February of 2017.

Former GMA News anchor Rhea Santos joins the world of vlogging

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, September 26, 2019
Screenshot: Rhea Santos
Almost two months after migrating to Canada, Rhea Santos on Monday announced that she would be joining the world of vlogging or video logging, with an upcoming series set to be uploaded soon on her newly-created YouTube Channel.

In a teaser she shared on her social media accounts, Santos said: "It’s almost two months since I left Manila to start a new life here in Canada. Everything happened in God’s perfect timing. It wasn’t all smooth. There were also hurdles along the way. Muntik pa ko umuwi🤪 But you know what, because of the challenges, it made the journey sweeter. Kwento ko na lang next time😅."

Santos' vlog series, as unveiled in the teaser, will be called Your Morning Girl, Rhea — an obvious nod to her very successful stint on GMA-7's Unang Hirit.

Former ANC anchor Annalisa Burgos joins Hawaii-based KITV

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, September 16, 2019
Screenshot: KITV
Months after exiting ABS-CBN News Channel, Annalisa Burgos has finally found a new television home.

In a Facebook post earlier this month, the former Early Edition anchor shared a video clip from her first day as weekend morning anchor at KITV, an ABC-affiliate station in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"Honored to join the KITV family and begin a new adventure in Hawaii! Wake up with us every weekend on Good Morning Hawaii. DM me your story ideas, connect on Twitter, or email me at aburgos@kitv.com. Mahalo! #hawaii #anchorlife," Burgos wrote.

Aside from her new anchor post, Burgos will also serve as a reporter on weekdays.

ABS-CBN News quietly makes key appointments

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, September 05, 2019
Photos: ABS-CBN/Lynda Jumilla
In what was a low-key reorganization six weeks ago, ABS-CBN News made some key staff appointments to its leadership team.

On the digital news front, Lynda Jumilla takes over as executive editor. You may remember that the Beyond Politics host bid adieu to her weekly ANC public affairs program in mid-August — that was to focus on her new role.

"In July 1999, I left the print medium to enter a new world that was broadcasting. 20 years to the month, I leave broadcasting for the largely uncharted waters of digital news. Indeed, the only thing constant is change. Let’s bring it on," she tweeted on July 29th, her first day on her new job.