Advertising veteran Matec Villanueva joins CNN Philippines

By | Friday, February 24, 2017
CNN Philippines welcomes former Publicis Manila Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Matec Villanueva as Brand Development Consultant to drive the network’s activations in branding, marketing and sales.

The woman behind the advertising campaigns of several of the most ambitious and unforgettable local brands in the country, Villanueva ran a successful 32 years in the advertising industry. She took charge of top accounts such as Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, Alaska Milk Corporation, Purefoods-Hormel and Cebu Pacific, among others, as she made her way from a young account manager to becoming CEO of one of the most influential advertising agencies in the country. In June 2016, after 10 years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Publicis Manila Incorporated, she retired from the advertising scene but now makes her way back to the business of storytelling via CNN Philippines.

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Former Channel NewsAsia anchor Annalisa Burgos joins ANC

By | Monday, February 20, 2017
International news anchor Annalisa Burgos has officially joined the ABS-CBN News Channel family.

Burgos, the former Channel NewsAsia anchor, will be one of the anchors of ANC's new morning show Early Edition, which is set to take over the timeslot of the long-running Mornings@ANC by the end of this month.

"Honored to be part of the anchor team on ABS-CBN News Channel's new morning show Early Edition," she wrote in a post on her Facebook page along with a series of photos from the show's promo shoot. "Look out for it weekdays 5:30-8AM starting Feb 27 on ANC!"

'Gametime' with Migs Bustos brings more action to ANC

By | Monday, February 13, 2017
ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, gives the sports highlights of the day with a fresh perspective and analysis, through “Gametime,” a 30-minute sports newscast hosted by up and coming sportcaster Migs Bustos. It airs Mondays to Fridays from 9:30pm to 10:00pm.

Bustos is a seasoned commentator for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and contributes articles and analysis to ABS-CBN’s online sports hub, He began his career as sports analyst for ABS-CBN S+A sports channel’s “The Score,” DZMM’s “Fastbreak,” and ANC’s “Hardball,” before venturing into newscasting as an anchor for “ANC Headlines.”

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CNN Philippines launches new culinary travel show 'Harvest'

By | Sunday, February 12, 2017
This four-part series reveals the unique stories behind the most-loved ingredients that can be found in the Philippines. From here, gastronomic discoveries unfold, with Margarita’s special hand in preparing a special dish.

In a span of 30 minutes, "Harvest" will leave viewers with a new appreciation for Filipino flavors and an intensified desire for food and culture.

The decorated chef is equally excited about the launch of her new program: “I love the whole concept of Harvest—it allows me to travel the Philippines and discover many more dishes, ingredients and concepts that have to do with food that will enrich my work.”

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MNP Q&A: Roices Naguit, Senior Reporter for TV5

By | Monday, February 06, 2017
Background: Patrick Roque
Photo: Roices Naguit
For starters, Roices Naguit has been in the business for almost 15 years now. She has been with TV5 — then known as ABC-5 — since 2003, beginning as a junior writer for newscasts such as Sentro, The Big News and Balitang-Balita. "Whatever I know now, I owe to my experiences writing for these newscasts. It enhanced not only my writing skills but also my editorial judgment," she said.

In 2006, she would join the network's on-air team by accident after one of its newsbreak anchors failed to show up one Saturday morning. "Looking back, I think I should be thankful that it happened because that actually started it all for me," she said.

Soon after that, the powers that be at the network would appoint her as a general assignment reporter, tasked to cover stories such as crimes, fires, protest rallies, demolitions, calamities, among many others.

Mocha Uson to host a new weekly show on DZRH News Television

By | Sunday, January 29, 2017
Sexy starlet turned wannabe political pundit Mocha Uson has joined DZRH News Television as its newest on-air talent.

The rabid supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, who was recently appointed as a board member of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board, made the announcement on her Facebook page Friday, unveiling her show's title: Mocha Uson Blog: Boses Ng Ordinaryong Mamayanang Pilipino.

"Good News po mga kaDDS! Magkakaroon na po tayo ng TV show sa DZRH News Television!" she wrote in a post with an accompanying teaser for the show. "Tagumpay po natin ito! Mag comment po kayo kung sino ang gusto niyong maging unang panauhin po natin sa ating TV SHOW."

Updated: Ruth Cabal to anchor CNN Philippines' 'Newsroom Ngayon'

By | Thursday, January 26, 2017
Image: CNN Philippines
Updated: January 29, 11:32AM
CNN Philippines via a press statement released on Saturday said that the program will be delayed for a week — February 6 from its original planned premiere date of January 30. It will also now be called Newsroom Ngayon.

As part of its programming expansion this 2017, CNN Philippines is set to launch Newsroom in Filipino, a new daily newscast to be anchored by former GMA News reporter Ruth Cabal.

Media Newser Philippines' Media Winners and Losers of 2016

By | Friday, January 20, 2017
As a tradition here on Media Newser Philippines, at the beginning of every year we take a step back and look at the past 12 months to see who or what comprise our annual Winners and Losers lists.

For 2016, we have a number of new entrants and returnees, as well as a “non-journalist” who has waged a war against the local and international media.

In this exercise, we are also including those journalists who have contributed to the local news industry; programs which have served a particular purpose especially in this last election; and organizations which simply should be celebrated and honored for their excellence in journalism.

CNN Philippines’ 'Town Hall' reviews the Duterte administration’s first six months in office

By | Thursday, January 19, 2017
What has the current administration done in their first six months in office? CNN Philippines leads the discussion with its January installment of Town Hall.

CNN Philippines has gathered key representatives from the Duterte cabinet to discuss matters and answer questions on issues that matter most to Filipinos: Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary Rodolfo Salalima, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary John Castriciones, AFP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla, Deputy Chief Traffic Enforcer of the Interagency Council on Traffic Manuel Gonzales, and Department of Transportation Spokesperson Cherie Mercado.

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