Kara David, Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali explore heritage sites in 'Pamana' documentary

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, June 22, 2019
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This Sunday (June 23), GMA Public Affairs proudly presents a timely travel-environmental documentary that will open the eyes of viewers to the issues surrounding some of the country’s heritage sites in “Pamana: Saving our Heritage” bannered by veteran journalists Kara David, Raffy Tima, and Mariz Umali.

The Philippines is home to breath-taking places that have captured the hearts not only of the locals, but of the world as well. In fact, several places were recognized as world heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) — an international group that seeks to promote preservation of cultural and natural heritage worldwide.

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Kara David named new host of 'Brigada'

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, June 10, 2019
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Beginning tomorrow, June 11, Kara David assumes hosting duties of GMA News TV’s investigative news magazine program Brigada.

The multi-awarded broadcast journalist is no stranger to the said program. Kara has been Jessica Soho’s researcher in Brigada Siete during the ‘90s and she considers Jessica as a mentor during her stint with the program.

As a broadcast journalist, Kara’s potential as an on-cam reporter was discovered when she was unexpectedly sent to cover the breaking news story of the MV Kimelody Cristy sinking in 1995.

One of Kara's most memorable Brigada Siete stories was her documentary on Sitio Avocado, formerly a war-torn and NPA-infested area in Negros Oriental. She witnessed how their first batch of graduates gave the community hope to rise from the ashes.

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'Newsroon Ngayon' anchor Cherie Mercado leaving CNN Philippines

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 31, 2019
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First on MNP: Cherie Mercado is leaving CNN Philippines, at least for now.

Sources with knowledge of the situation tell Media Newser Philippines that the anchor of Newsroom Ngayon has decided to leave the local CNN station and her anchor post "indefinitely." Her last day is today, May 31st.

As per our sources, Mercado will be moving to Canada to study and also to take some time off for her family. When and if she will return is unclear, but the network management is said to be leaving the door open for her return in the future.

Mercado, 46, joined CNN Philippines in January of last year after working as a spokesperson for the Department of Transportation, under the Duterte administration.

GMA News TV moving to Channel 27; expands its 'Dobol B Sa News TV' block

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 31, 2019
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On its first day in its new home, GMA News TV will add another hour to its "Dobol B Sa News TV" block.

Beginning Tuesday, June 4, the Kapuso news channel will start simulcasting DZBB's radio programs up until 12NN from its new channel, UHF Channel 27. Currently it airs until 11AM.

One notable casualty from this move is Howie Severino and Kara David's morning newscast News To Go, which will have its final broadcast today.

"Eight years is a long time in the fickle broadcast industry. That’s how long our newscast will have lasted once it goes off the air tomorrow, May 31," said Severino in a Facebook post Thursday, in reaction to NTG's cancellation. "To our viewers on nearly every island with a TV and in many an OFW and migrant household, our deep gratitude for your trust and for giving us a reason for being."

Past and present ABS-CBN newsers show support for the network

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, May 26, 2019
Amid renewed attention on the possible non-renewal of its broadcasting franchise, past and present newsers of ABS-CBN have come together to express their love and support for the network.

Taking to their social media accounts, newsers paid tribute to the Kapamilya Network, which just marked its 65th anniversary this year.

ABS-CBN News chief Ging Reyes, in an Instagram post, recalled how she got her start in the business and the journey she went through as a Kapamilya, writing: "I have been and always will be a #proudkapamilya! Started in #abscbnnews in 1986 as a production assistant and rose from the ranks on hard work, determination and grit. I was a young mother (eventually a single one) trying to make it in that brave new world. We were all learning as we gathered stories, produced the newscasts and new shows, in our makeshift newsroom with hardly any equipment or resources. In #abscbn, I found my voice and pursued a calling, from the farthest towns to the diaspora communities an ocean away."

GMA-7 tops MNP's 2019 midterm elections coverage poll; ABS-CBN News Channel close second

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 20, 2019
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Aiming to be the preferred choice of most Filipino viewers, our local television networks pulled out all the stops at their respective election coverage on May 13th and 14th.

Of the choices we presented to you, our readers, for our MNP Poll, GMA-7's Eleksyon 2019 coverage ranked as the top choice with 28.38%.

Most of you commended the Kapuso Network's impressive set design and its use of state-of-the-art technology — which included the use of augmented reality — mixed with its brand of reporting.

Nielsen: GMA-7's 'Eleksyon 2019' the most watched election coverage

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 18, 2019
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GMA News and Public Affairs once again set the bar high as its “Eleksyon 2019: The GMA News and Public Affairs Special Coverage” was the most watched coverage nationwide based on Nielsen TV Audience Measurement’s overnight ratings data for May 13 and 14.

Overall, GMA’s special coverage of the 2019 Midterm Elections recorded an average people rating of 3.2 percent in National Urban Television Audience Measurement (NUTAM), beating ABS-CBN’s Halalan 2019, which only got 2.8 percent.

In Urban Luzon, GMA’s Eleksyon 2019 special coverage scored an average rating of 3.4 percent while ABS-CBN recorded 2.4 percent.

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