GMA talents declared as regular employees by labor arbiter

By Team | Friday, June 26, 2015
GMA talents declared as regular employees by labor arbiter

The Talents Association of GMA (TAG) wins its regularization case at the Labor Arbiter level of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC).

In a resolution signed by Labor Arbiter Julio Gayaman on June 22, 2015, the 107 talents were declared "regular employees of GMA Network Inc. and as such are entitled to security of tenure and all benefits and rights appurtenant thereto."

Full press relase after the jump...


Philippine Daily Inquirer's Christian Esguerra joins ABS-CBN News

By Team | Wednesday, June 24, 2015
ABS-CBN News has added former Philippine Daily Inquirer reporter Christian Esguerra to its own reportorial team.

Esguerra, an award-winning journalist for the Inquirer, has been named multimedia reporter for the Kapamilya news division, reporting mainly for ANC and

During his time at the Inquirer, Esguerra has broken some of the biggest political stories of the past decade, including the cash handout controversy in 2007 involving then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Claire Delfin Media revamps Net25 show 'Ten-4' for its second season

By Team | Saturday, June 20, 2015
Fresh from the successful season finale of its pioneering TV program Luv U Pet, Claire Delfin Media takes another bold move as it assumes the role of content producer for current affairs show Ten-4 Para Sa Pilipino.

Ten-4 Para Sa Pilipino (previously known as Ten 4 Pinas in its first season) is a current affairs program of Etrapanob Film Studio and Net25 that started airing last February 28. The show is hosted by MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino and co-hosted by Iya Villania-Arellano.

Full press release after the jump...

'Balitang America' and 'Adobo Nation' snag Telly Awards

By Team | Friday, June 19, 2015
The 2015 Telly Awards have been handed out and among the big winners were TFC's Balitang America and Adobo Nation.

Balitang America scored bronze trophies for its documentary on Filipino Winter Olympian Michael Martinez, produced and reported by Steve Angeles; technology report on revolutionizing the money transfer business by North America bureau chief Paul Henson; and a documentary on actor Sam Milby and a feature on Fil-Am hairstylist Mark Bustos, by Don Tagala.

Henson and Angeles' pieces were shot by Jeremiah Ysip, and edited by Jon Santos and Daniel Manansala.

GMA Network wins big in the 2015 US International Film & Video Festival

By Team | Friday, June 19, 2015
GMA Network wins big in the 2015 US International Film & Video Festival, bringing home seven medals and 13 certificates for its News and Public Affairs and Entertainment programs.

GMA’s late-night documentary program Front Row led the winners after bagging the Gold Camera Award in the Documentary category. Front Row’s winning entry was “ALS”, a feature on the neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The documentary took viewers beyond the viral Ice Bucket Challenge and showed the real story behind the disease through the eyes of ALS patients and their families. The same documentary also won a Gold World Medal last April in the 2015 New York Festivals.

Full press release after the jump...

ANC named TV Station of the Year by the Rotary Club of Manila

By Team | Thursday, June 18, 2015
The ABS-CBN News Channel was hailed as the Television Station of the Year at the Rotary Club of Manila's (RCM) annual Journalism Awards held recently at the New World Hotel. ANC scooped up the recognition for the second time after winning the plum for the first time back in 2010.

Full press release after the jump...

Claire Celdran joins CNN Philippines' 'Headline News'

By Team | Tuesday, June 16, 2015
TV's morning sunshine is officially back!

Claire Celdran made a surprising return to CNN Philippines this morning, almost a year after leaving the network, which was then known as 9TV.

Celdran was officially reintroduced to the viewers of Channel 9 as the new co-anchor of Headline News, joining her old Daybreak partner Amelyn Veloso and Claudine Trillo.

Before signing a new deal with CNN Philippines, Celdran, like Nancy Irlanda, was also in talks with Bloomberg TV Philippines according to our network sources.

ABS-CBN teams up with 22 groups for coverage of the 2016 national elections

By Team | Monday, June 15, 2015
ABS-CBN News has sealed a partnership with 22 groups to mount the country’s most comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-the-minute news coverage of the 2016 national elections via the launch of its year-long campaign “Halalan 2016: Ipanalo Ang Pamilyang Pilipino.”

Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN Integrated News, said that ABS-CBN will use all of its resources to scrutinize candidates and their interests to help Filipinos choose the right leaders who will serve the country.

Full press release after the jump...

Iya Villania as the new 'Chika Minute' anchor: Will you be watching?

By Team | Sunday, June 14, 2015
Iya Villania is officially the new 24 Oras showbiz anchor.

GMA Network announced Thursday that Villania has been tapped to succeed Pia Guanio on Chika Minute, besting other GMA talents for the said post.

"We went out to look for somebody na wala sa mold ni Pia para iba na 'yung direction ng Chika Minute" says John Ray Arrabe, program manager of the Kapuso newscast. "Nahanap nga namin is somebody fun, somebody active, somebody na different para magkaroon ng ibang spin ang Chika Minute and we found it in Iya."

The official announcement confirms our report in May, which we based from a tip we received from a Kapuso staffer who tipped us off that Villania was the bosses' first and only choice.