MNP Q&A: Love Añover, co-host of GMA-7's 'Unang Hirit'

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Since joining GMA-7 more than a decade ago, Love has hosted a number of public affairs programs all under her belt. She has also covered many major news events including last year's devastating super typhoon Yolanda. "Yolanda taught me so much in life, na pagdating sa kalamidad, lahat pantay-pantay. Walang halaga ang pera," she said. "Lahat huhugot ng lakas mula sa Diyos, na ang tanging panghahawakan mo ay pag-asa... pag-asa na pag gising mo kinabukasan isang mas makabuluhan at magandang umaga o kabanata ng buhay ang naghihintay sayo."

Her personal tale of success is just as colorful as her bubbly personality. Started as an intern for The Probe Team, Love eventually climbed the ranks and became one of the show's hosts. "It was one of the most wonderful years of my career, it felt like katrabaho ko ang pamilya ko," she said. "Kaya kapag napag-uusapan ang Probe, my heart will always jump in joy and I could go on and on."

ANC to air forum on Bangsamoro peace process this Saturday

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Friday, October 17, 2014
Will the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) finally bring lasting peace and end the decades-old conflict in Mindanao? What are the long-term impacts of having an autonomous government for Muslim-dominated provinces in Mindanao?

Join the discussion on the measure as ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, brings “Bangsamoro and Beyond: A National Conversation, A KaSaMa Dialogue Series,” which airs on Saturday (October 18) on SkyCable Channel 27.

Full press release after the jump...

First on MNP: 9TV to rebrand as CNN Philippines

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Sunday, October 12, 2014
9TV, the low-rated network on free television, is putting some final touches on their upcoming rebranding as CNN Philippines, set for January 2015.

The partnership will see its news division, 9News, forming a solid union with CNN — where they can get instant access with the cable network's programming and original reporting.

They will also reach more viewers beyond the traditional boob tube with their online portal to be linked to CNN's highly-trafficked website. And with CNN being a highly recognizable brand, they can and will definitely lift the ratings and credibility of the beleaguered 9News.

ABS-CBN News receives honors at the International Emmy Awards

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Thursday, October 02, 2014
From L to R: ABS-CBN Global reporter Don Tagala, ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes and TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon

ABS-CBN’s “TV Patrol Weekend” gained recognition at the 2014 International Emmy Awards for News and Current Affairs in New York, USA for its special coverage of the aftermath of the world’s most powerful storm Typhoon Yolanda.

The special coverage, which was aired a day after the typhoon struck the country, was one of the four nominees in the news category.

Full press release after the jump...

Exclusive: Claire Celdran resigns as co-anchor of 'Daybreak'

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Updated: September 30, 2014, 6:59PM
9News VP for News and Current Affairs Pal Marquez sent a short statement shortly after we published this story, saying: "Claire made her decision and we thank her for her contributions to the network's growth."

Claire Celdran, co-anchor of Daybreak, has resigned from the 9TV morning show.

9TV has yet to issue an official statement about her departure, but multiple sources have confirmed the news to Media Newser Philippines.

Celdran, considered to be one of the original Solar News pillars, was last seen on the show during its September 22nd broadcast.

9 changes 9News should implement to become a major player again in the local TV news industry

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Sunday, September 28, 2014
Solar News, now known as 9News, is at a crossroads of sorts. The network, then-known as a game changer in the local television news industry, now faces growing criticism with their shift in priorities.

First, they lost one of their pillars, Nancy Irlanda, in January and retooled her newscast, Solar Nightly News, into a personality-driven program — showcasing the chemistry between Mitzi Borromeo and Hilary Isaac with unnecessary banters and informal chitchats. The experiment turned out to be a total flop with viewers criticizing the network's decision to "jazz up" the program.

Michelle Mediana leaves News5

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Michelle Mediana is no longer with News5. The lady reporter confirmed the news to Media Newser Philippines, saying she decided to leave the Kapatid Network to explore other career opportunities.

"A new door opened for me. I think it is what's best for my growth right now," she said, while not exactly revealing what she's going to do next. "News will always be my first love but right now, I'll have to see how things pan out for me. I'm also excited to venture into this new adventure that I'm getting myself into."

Mediana was a fan favorite among Kapatid news viewers — best known for her stint on Presinto 5, alongside Carla Lim and Jeff Caparas. She made news in 2013 after becoming a subject of the Taiwanese media, while covering the aftermath of the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman by a Philippine Coast Guard vessel.

Documentary program 'Mukha' to air on ABS-CBN beginning tonight

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Monday, September 15, 2014
Veteran film, theater, and TV actor Soliman Cruz is a familiar sight along Roxas Boulevard where he is often seen walking along the seawall, talking to himself, or sleeping on the boardwalk. How did he become a homeless wanderer in the city?

Know more about his struggles in documentary program “Mukha,” which starts airing on Monday (Sept 15) on ABS-CBN at 11PM after “Bandila.” The program features fascinating people and their journey through life, highlighting the human struggle and the inevitable triumph of the human spirit.

Full press release after the jump...

News5's Shawn Yao draws flak over comments about Tondo

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Sunday, September 14, 2014
Is Moriones, Tondo the scariest place in Metro Manila? That was the question raised by TV5 teleprompter reader, Shawn Yao, on her Instagram account.

The photo, uploaded on Thursday during a coverage for Aksyon Tonite, drew ire from netizens who felt displeased with her remarks about Tondo, which she called the "scariest place and stinky armpit of Metro Manila."

MNP Q&A: Chi Bocobo, Former ABC-5/TV5 News Anchor

BY MEDIANEWSER.COM TEAM | Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Chi Bocobo's broadcasting career has spanned almost two decades. She began her career back in the '90s and became one of then-ABC-5's most recognizable faces.

She would later leave network news to study at the prestigious New York University taking up television news production. "More than the technical and theoretical lessons I learned in NYU, it was the experience of covering the news in New York City I consider priceless. I became more broadminded as I encountered people from different ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds," she said.