Video: New promo for News5's relaunch

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Friday, July 18, 2014

TV5 started airing its promo plug for the relaunch of News5's daily broadcasts next week, in which they touted that the new TV5 Media Center is the "pandayan ng makabagong uri ng pagbabalita."

The network also maintained its slogan, "Higit sa Balita, Aksyon," and added that "Ano mang oras, ano mang sandali, may Aksyon sa balita."

Nicolette Henson heading to Solar News

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Monday, July 14, 2014
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Solar News is adding beauty queen Nicolette Henson to its roster of female anchors.

According to our anonymous tipster, Henson will headline Solar News Kapampangan, a new 30-minute Kapampangan language newscast airing soon on Solar News Channel.

Aside from being a runner-up on Binibining Pilipinas back in 2010, we have limited knowledge on the background of Ms. Henson.

News5's relaunch set for July 21 — Will you be watching?

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Correction: An earlier version of this story gave an incorrect date of News5's relaunch. The story has been corrected.

Within the first week of News5's grand relaunch happening the week of July 21, most of the attention, of course, will be on its "new approach." Whether this will work or not is anyone's guess.

Yong Chavez interviews cast of 'Deliver Us From Evil'

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Monday, July 07, 2014
In the past, we've seen ABS-CBN reporter Yong Chavez rubbing elbows with the likes of Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Lou Diamond Phillips, just to name a few. This month comes another.

As an opener for July, Yong interviewed two of the main casts of "Deliver Us From Evil," Eric Bana and Joel McHale. The new movie which is inspired by true events, tackles the issue of exorcism.



The Filipino Channel snags two Emmy awards

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Friday, July 04, 2014
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The Filipino Channel emerged victorious in the recently concluded 43rd Annual Northern California Emmy Awards.

TFC's public service announcement titled “Fighting for Survival”, took home the Emmy in the Community/Public Service Single Spot or Campaign category.  

Updated: Jessica Soho to retire as GMA-7 vice president for news programs

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Monday, June 30, 2014
First on Media Newser Philippines: Veteran journalist Jessica Soho is expected to announce her retirement this week as vice president for GMA news programs.

A source with knowledge of the situation said that Soho began talking to Kapuso bosses about her retirement earlier this year — a move which will allow her to concentrate more on her anchoring and hosting jobs on State of the Nation and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho.

Exclusive: TV5 to strengthen its 'Aksyon branding'

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Saturday, June 28, 2014
News5, which changes its hosts, anchors and programs as often as ABS-CBN's alteration of its noontime programming in the past, is set for another big makeover.

We reported last week about the impending exit of Cheryl Cosim and Luchi Cruz-Valdes' entry on Aksyon. Now we have learned exclusively that Cosim is set to rejoin her original partner, Paolo Bediones, on Aksyon Tonite, the network's newest late-night newscast replacing Pilipinas News.

Also joining the program: Jove Francisco, Lia Cruz and Shawn Yao.

Ed Lingao returning to TV5

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Monday, June 23, 2014
Media Newser Philippines has learned that veteran newsman Ed Lingao is expected to return to TV5.

Lingao, currently the multimedia director of Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, will have a regular presence on both TV and web through TV5's news programs and InterAksyon, its online portal.

The news comes just after we reported that the Kapatid Network is gearing up for the relaunch of their evening newscast Aksyon, set for July.

Exclusive: Cheryl Cosim out, Luchi Cruz-Valdes in as new 'Aksyon' co-anchor in July

BY MEDIA NEWSER | Monday, June 16, 2014
For the nth time, TV5 is set to make YET another big changes on their ratings-starved evening newscast Aksyon.

In its biggest change since the network's transfer to its new-fangled studio in Reliance, the new Aksyon is said to be taking a page from GMA News TV's venerable State of the Nation all with a new format and a more serious approach in news.