'Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!' replaces long-running 'Wish Ko Lang'

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Logo: GMA-7
From news reporting to granting wishes, GMA News Pillar Vicky Morales has shown her versatility in public service through the years. Beginning February 22 (Saturday), the award-winning broadcast journalist takes on yet another role, this time around as the “Ate ng Bayan” in the reality-drama program “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!”

In “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!”, Vicky helps parties in conflict resolve their issues by reaching out to the people in the barangays, getting to the root of their problems, and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives.

“Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” is not the viewers’ typical public affairs show as it gives new flavor to “Serbisyong Totoo” through a traveling confessional called “Palaban Express”—a modern jeep that will go around various barangays where people from all walks of life can voice out their concerns.

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ANC begins global march, launches new station ID

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel embarks on a new goal of becoming a Filipino global brand.

After establishing itself as the gold standard and primary source of news and analysis for the country’s business and political leaders, ANC now aims to be the information portal of anything and everything about the Philippines for non-Filipinos living abroad.

The nation’s pioneering 24/7 English news channel announced its bid to conquer audiences in the Asia Pacific, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and Europe through the launch of a new station ID featuring its topnotch news anchors led by Philippine broadcasting icon Tina Monzon-Palma from Asia’s longest-running newscast “The World Tonight.”

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Mike Enriquez renews contract with GMA-7

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, February 09, 2020
From L-R: Senior Vice President for GMA News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores, GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, and Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong.
GMA News pillar and multi-awarded news anchor and radio host Mike Enriquez marks his 25th year as a loyal Kapuso by renewing his contract with GMA Network on Thursday, February 6.

Present during the contract signing were GMA Network Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., Executive Vice President and CFO Felipe S. Yalong, and Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores. Also in attendance were Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Communications Angela Javier Cruz and Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Jojo Aquio.

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Jeff Canoy's documentary on the Taal eruption to premiere tonight

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Taal island is a beloved paradise to Filipinos, especially to those who call it home. After the eruption that destroyed their shelters and livelihood, residents are now trying to rise from the ashes as they think about their future, wondering if they still have something to return to.

Award-winning documentarist Jeff Canoy will tell their story in the documentary titled “Araw na Walang Araw,” which is set to debut tomorrow (January 22) on ABS-CBN’s “#NoFilter” docu series.

The documentary will show life in the volcano island of Taal through the eyes of tour guide Nora Aquino, whose life has made a turn for the worse when the unimaginable explosion happened. The docu will also show how Nora’s nephew, Lester Umali, mustered the courage to revisit Taal island to try and save some belongings and animals they left behind.

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Media Newser Philippines' Media Winners and Losers for 2019

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, January 17, 2020
Photo: ABS-CBN, One News, CNN Philippines, GMA-7
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2019 was another colorful year for the Philippine television news industry. Here we had witnessed the rise of One News, the addition of its sister network, One PH, and a surprising renewal of a localized news franchise, CNN Philippines.

Last year we had also seen some of our networks finding new ways to boost their audiences with the help of technology. Chief among them were GMA Public Affairs with its Stand For Truth program, and ANC with its Matters of Fact podcast.

ANC's Cathy Yang named Best News Anchor at the 24th Asian TV Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Photo: Cathy Yang
ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) anchor Cathy Yang brought honor to the Philippines anew at the start of the new decade after being named as Best News Presenter at the 24th Asian Television Awards held recently here in Manila.

Cited for her work in the ANC business news program “Market Edge with Cathy Yang,” Cathy said the award ‘takes her full circle’ as a journalist, during an interview with ABS-CBN News after her win.

“From being a Kapamilya where I learned all the ropes and then I went abroad from Manila to Tokyo to Hong Kong and back, here I am again. Thank you, ANC and thank you, Kapamilya for all the support,” she said.

In her acceptance speech, Cathy talked about the great honor of telling the remarkable story of Asia’s growing economies from her homeland.

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