Duterte's 4th SONA: CNN Philippines' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, July 19, 2019
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CNN Philippines rolls out an extensive, multi-platform coverage of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, July 22, starting at 6:00am. Halfway through the term of the Duterte Administration, the President will deliver his annual address at the Batasang Pambansa before newly elected members of the 18th Congress, dominated by the ruling PDP-Laban and its allies.

The network’s award-winning journalists led by Pia Hontiveros and Pinky Webb will provide real-time and comprehensive coverage of the annual address with a mix of live news, special programs and in-depth interviews with key newsmakers.

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Duterte's 4th SONA: ABS-CBN News' coverage plans

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, July 18, 2019
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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 22) and Filipinos all over the world can watch, listen, or read about it, together with all the stories surrounding the speech through ABS-CBN News’ comprehensive, multi-platform coverage on ABS-CBN, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630, DZMM TeleRadyo, ANC, and news.abs-cbn.com.

Leading the way in delivering up-to-the-minute news, analyses, features, and reports on key issues about #SONA2019 on TV, radio, and digital are seasoned news anchors and multi-awarded journalists Karen Davila, Julius Babao, Tony Velasquez, Karmina Constantino, Christian Esguerra, Ricky Rosales, Vic Lima, Gerry Baja and Anthony Taberna.

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ABS-CBN University gets Cathy Yang as guest lecturer, ANC anchor to speak about world war trade

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, July 08, 2019
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Fresh from attending the National Press Foundation's training program on international trade last month, Cathy Yang is set to share her learnings to her fellow Kapamilya journalists after she was invited by ABS-CBN University to become a guest lecturer.

In a special learning session called "World War Trade," happening on July 12, the ANC anchor and managing editor will be speaking, from the Philippine perspective, about the political and socio-economic stories on the trade war between the U.S. and China.

"Am not really one to mentor within the four walls. Because my four walls is the world out there, right down the trenches, where the stories reside, thriving with my fellow news junkies, hauling stories out. But here's one where the walls come off as we all hunker down to visualise World War Trade," Yang said in an Instagram post Wednesday about her inaugural lecture at ABS-CBN University.

ABS-CBN DocuCentral to air new documentary 'Radical Love' this Sunday

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, July 06, 2019
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Award-winning actress Cherry Pie Picache had always been a woman of faith, until the brutal murder of her mother Zenaida Sison in September 2014.

Five years after the tragedy, ABS-CBN DocuCentral joins Cherry Pie in her quest for peace and forgiveness as she comes to terms with the past by facing her mother’s killer in the new documentary “Radical Love” airing  this Sunday (July 7) on “Sunday’s Best” after “GGV” on ABS-CBN.

The seasoned actress’ mother Zenaida was found brutally killed inside her house in Quezon City. The prime suspect was her houseboy, Michael Flores. Authorities soon discovered that it was a robbery attempt gone wrong. Michael was sentenced with life imprisonment for the crime.

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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.

Initially, she was the successor of Mitzi Borromeo at the 9 o'clock edition of Newsroom, holding the post for six months before moving permanently to Newsroom Ngayon.