Chi Bocobo returns to TV; joins Cignal TV’s One PH

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, March 18, 2019
Screenshot: One PH
Former TV5 anchor Chi Bocobo made her low-key return to the airwaves earlier this month as the newest addition to the One PH family.

Bocobo, who was last seen on TV almost five years ago, has been tapped as the co-anchor of the new public service program Ano Kamo, Te?, alongside former Supreme Court spokesperson Atty. Theodore “Ted” Te.

The veteran broadcaster left the industry in August 2014 after a three-year stint at News5. During her time at the Kapatid news division, Bocobo had served as news anchor to newscasts like Balitang 60 and Andar Ng Mga Balita.

Additionally, she was also the lead anchor of AksyonTV's breaking news coverage.

Jessica Soho renews contract with GMA Network

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, March 17, 2019
From L to R: GMA Network SVP for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores; President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho; GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon; and EVP and CFO Felipe S. Yalong
Photo: GMA-7
GMA News pillar Jessica Soho — the Philippines’ most-awarded broadcast journalist — continues to be a loyal Kapuso as she renews her commitment with GMA Network in a contract signing held on Wednesday, March 13.

Present during the signing were GMA Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Felipe L. Gozon; President and Chief Operating Officer Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr.; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong; and SVP for News and Public Affairs Marissa L. Flores.

Full press release after the jump...

TJ Manotoc officially named new North America bureau chief of ABS-CBN

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, March 15, 2019
Photo: ABS-CBN
First on MNP: ABS-CBN has officially named TJ Manotoc its new North America bureau chief, we have learned.

In his new role, the former Score anchor will now oversee the bureau's news gathering efforts, working hand-in-hand with its award-winning news team in production of news stories.

The bureau chief post, which had been vacant for more than a year, was last occupied by former Kapamilya newser Paul Henson, who left in May of 2017 after a three-year stint.

Cathy Yang scores exclusive TV interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, March 08, 2019
Photo: Cathy Yang's Facebook page
ANC anchor Cathy Yang scored a major coup for the Kapamilya news channel Thursday when she sat down with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for his first and only television interview during his official visit in the country.

(Political analyst Richard Heydarian will also interview Mahathir today, but it will only air online via GMA News' social media portals.)

Among the myriad of issues tackled during Yang's wide-ranging interview, which aired live on Market Edge, were the state of democracy in Southeast Asia, President Rodrigo Duterte's attempt to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, the Bangsamoro region in Mindanao, the dispute in the South China Sea, and the Philippines' claim on Sabah, among others.

ABS-CBN execs Ging Reyes, Robert Labayen selected for 2019 NYF's Grand Jury

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, March 07, 2019
Photo: ABS-CBN
From being previous winners at the New York Festivals (NYF), ABS-CBN executives Ging Reyes and Robert Labayen are taking on new roles in the prestigious contest as members of the 2019 Grand Jury for the NYF Television & Film Competition.

Reyes, head of ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs, and Labayen, the head of ABS-CBN Integrated Creative Communications Management (CCM), join other award-winning industry experts from all over the world in judging the entries to the NYF.

Reyes also sits in the 2019 NYF Advisory Board with 18 other esteemed leaders in media.

Full press release after the jump...

Jessica Soho, Marissa Flores and Nessa Valdellon join New York Festivals' Grand Jury

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, February 28, 2019
Photo: GMA-7
Leading Philippine broadcast company GMA Network continues to make a mark in the global scene with three representatives being invited to the 2019 New York Festivals’ Grand Jury, namely Senior Vice President for News and Public Affairs Marissa Flores, First Vice President for Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon, and News Pillar Jessica Soho.

In addition to being a Grand Jury member, Flores will also again be part of the NYF’s Advisory Board.

Full press release after the jump...

Pia Hontiveros' new political talk program 'Politics As Usual' to debut tonight

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Photo: CNN Philippines
Just in time for the election season, CNN Philippines will begin airing a new weekly political program tonight, February 19.

To be called Politics As Usual, the new program will be hosted by no less than the network's chief correspondent Pia Hontiveros.

For its initial telecast, Hontiveros will be sitting down with two former senators, Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada, who are both running again in the hotly contested midterm elections.

Politics As Usual will not only mark Hontiveros' first regular public affairs program at the local CNN station since News.PH, but it will also be her return to the format that made her a star at the ABS-CBN News Channel: one-on-one with the country's political power players.