NUJP issues statement on Lingao-Tulfo feud

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, June 24, 2017
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The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has expressed its support to veteran journalist Ed Lingao, "who is now being pilloried and threatened by some quarters" after radio commentator Erwin Tulfo made a video rant against him last weekend.

"At a time when Philippine journalism is being challenged by many Filipinos to be true to its vow of being truthful, balanced and fair in our reportage and commentaries, we hereby reaffirm our commitment to the same," NUJP said in a statement Saturday.

Watch: Teaser for Atom Araullo's film debut 'Citizen Jake'

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, June 24, 2017
Screenshot: Citizen Jake
Acclaimed director Mike De Leon demonstrated through his classics such as Batch ’81 and Kisapmata that the local film industry can tackle social and political issues.

He is hoping to do the same with Citizen Jake, his much-awaited comeback film after more than 17 years.

The film, which stars Umagang Kay Ganda host Atom Araullo, tackles “the world of citizen journalists, social media and politics.”

Teaser for the film has already been released Friday, with a brief glimpse into the titular character portrayed by Araullo, who is "a journalist in an investigative crime story with political overtones.”

Watch the teaser after the jump...

ABS-CBN Fdn EU to hold telethon for the victims of London Grenfell Tower; Kapamilya newsers to participate

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, June 24, 2017
Image: ABS-CBN Global Corporate Affairs and PR
ABS-CBN Foundation Europe CIO joins public and private support for the victims of the massive fire that hit the 24-storey residential London Grenfell Tower in West London on June 14, by organizing the eight-hour “Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan For the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire” on June 25 starting at 1 p.m., London time.

Driven by the Filipino tradition of community spirit or bayanihan, ABS-CBN Europe Foundation is making a call for donations not only in United Kingdom (UK) but from all over Europe, for the residents affected by the fire, via the hotline +44 (0) 2072444520. 

Joining “Operation Sagip Telethon” in this spirit of Filipino community are ABS-CBN Europe and Middle East Bureau Chief Danny Buenafe from the ABS-CBN Europe office at Earl’s Court Road; and hosts ABS-CBN TV and radio personalities top billed by Rose Eclarinal, and Jasmin Romero. ABS-CBN Europe correspondents will also deliver live reports from key points in U.K.

Full press release after the jump...

GMA Public Affairs' 30th anniversary special to air this Sunday on 'SNBO'

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, June 23, 2017
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On Sunday (June 25), three decades after it pioneered documentary, news magazine, and public service programs in the Philippines, GMA Public Affairs looks back on some of its most unforgettable reports to discover the positive transformations these helped bring about in “Sa Serbisyong Totoo, Nabago Ang Buhay Ko”.

Hosted by GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho, “Sa Serbisyong Totoo, Nabago Ang Buhay Ko” features some of the most powerful stories told by shows produced by GMA Public Affairs and how these stories changed the lives of the people involved.

After four George Foster Peabody Awards, eleven (11) New York Festival Gold Medals and three (3) Emmy nominations, GMA Network remains the most internationally-awarded in Philippine Television through its News and Public Affairs programs.

Full press release after the jump...

CNN Philippines launches mid-year special and 'Town Hall' to mark Duterte's first year

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, June 21, 2017
CNN Philippines anchors Pia Hontiveros and Pinky Webb with sociologist Nicole Curato and motoring expert James Deakin.
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CNN Philippines backtracks on the stories that have made headlines so far this year with two special programs: Rewind: 2017 Mid-Year Report and Town Hall: Duterte’s First Year.

The last six months have not been short of events that impacted the country and world as we know it. From President Rodrigo Duterte’s first year in office, the Miss Universe pageant held in the country, investigations carried out over the prevalence of extra-judicial killings, the ASEAN Summit, the various local and international acts of terror that have left the world shaken, and all relevant news stories in between, 2017 already deserves a comprehensive recap.

Full press release after the jump...

Erwin Tulfo claims Ed Lingao's rebuttal on Facebook a 'below-the-belt attack on my being'

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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Radio commentator Erwin Tulfo shot back at his TV5 colleague, journalist Ed Lingao, after the latter criticized him in a Facebook post for falling for fake news.

Tulfo took to Twitter Sunday night to call Lingao a "lousy TV5 journalist and newscaster" who "wants fame at the expense of other broadcaster."

"Unfortunately, what would have been a perfect Father's Day was ruined by a colleague's indiscretion and idiocy, which I find as a below-the-belt attack on my being," he wrote using his Twitter account @etulfo2011.

Media Newser Philippines has confirmed through Tulfo's website that the said Twitter handle belongs to the former Aksyon anchor.

Tulfo said he was surprised when Lingao "harangued" him for criticizing Senator Risa Hontiveros' argument on the Maute group on his radio show.

ANC's Cathy Yang chosen to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, June 19, 2017
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Cathy Yang, anchor and managing editor of the ABS-CBN News Channel, has been chosen as one of the select few journalists to attend the Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists.

The program, which is set to take place in Hong Kong on June 22, aims to help business journalists improve their reporting skills and gain valuable insights through faculty lectures and dynamic discussion.

Apart from this, the Market Edge anchor has also been invited to attend the Wharton Global Forum, set to also happen this week in Hong Kong.

"Delighted to be selected for the The Wharton School seminars for #business #journalists and invited for the Wharton Global Forum in my favourite home city outside my own, #HongKong. See you soon! #MEWCY #BusinessNightly #TheBossANC @ancalerts #WhartonBizJourn @WhartonSchoolPR #WhartonSchoolPR," Yang wrote in post on her Facebook page Friday.

Ed Lingao blasts TV5 colleague Erwin Tulfo for falling for fake news

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, June 18, 2017
Photo: Ed Lingao
Veteran journalist Ed Lingao wrote a lengthy rebuttal on his Facebook account Sunday, pulling no punches on his TV5 colleague Erwin Tulfo, who on Saturday made a video rant against him.

Lingao took to Twitter to call out Tulfo for believing that he was rallying for his suspension or dismissal in a recent Facebook post.

"First, I always advise everyone to read. That includes you, dear Idol. Ang iksi na nga ng post ko nung Byernes, hindi mo pa nagawang basahin bago ka mag rant ng 38 minutes? Paano ka naman nag rant laban sa post na hindi mo binasa? Meme ulit?" Lingao wrote.

"Sayang naman ang pagod mo. Sayang din naman ang mga researchers at writers mo. Read the post please. You ranted that I asked KBP and TV5 to suspend or fire you? Huh? Which meme did you read that from? Another transcript?" he added.

Lingao also criticized Tulfo for falling for fake news after he went on a profanity-laced rampage against Senator Risa Hontiveros on his radio show, in reaction to a made-up story which claimed that the lady senator praised the Maute terror group for being the “epitome of courage and resilience.”

CNN Philippines' Gilbert Remulla engages in Twitter war of words with netizens

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, June 17, 2017
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CNN Philippines host and political analyst Gilbert Remulla has been in a fighting mood these past days, engaging in a Twitter word war with dozens of netizens.

The back-and-forth exchanges began when Remulla retweeted a recent Inquirer story on the state of President Rodrigo Duterte's health -- which opposition lawmakers called a “national security issue” -- and included his own commentary, in which he said, "I have a feeling the president is just amusing himself at how the opposition is wishful(lly) thinking about his health. #icouldbewrong #sanahindi."

NUJP to journos covering the Marawi crisis: 'Never abandon media safety procedures'

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, June 16, 2017
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has released a statement Friday reminding journalists who are covering the siege in Marawi City to "strictly observe safety protocols," in light of the injury sustained by Australian journalist Adam Harvey.

Harvey, a correspondent for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, was hit by a stray bullet inside the Provincial Capitol Compound in Marawi on Thursday.

"May we remind our colleagues to never abandon media safety procedures, especially near where the fighting is happening," said NUJP Secretary General Dabet Panelo in a statement.

NUJP has also called on the military to ensure their safety, adding that the work they do is vital.

Read NUJP's full statement after the jump...