Catching up with Cathy Yang at the 4th ANC Leadership Series Forum

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, November 16, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
At 2:07 on a recent Monday afternoon, the Grand Plaza Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila in Pasay City was packed with a huge crowd of people, each waiting for the arrival of entrepreneur and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary, who was the featured speaker that day at the 4th ANC Leadership Series Forum.

On one side of the stage was ABS-CBN News chief Ging Reyes, who was whipping through her introductory speech. On the other were network staffers and some familiar faces in the industry. Hovering around them was a lady in an anchorwoman suit, who was about to kick off the program: ANC anchor and managing editor Cathy Yang, who was the forum’s moderator.

ANC brings billionaire investor Kevin O’Leary to Manila

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, November 15, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
Ace your communication skills, know your numbers, put a woman in charge, and never hire your friends and family if you want your business to succeed, says billionaire investor and judge of hit business pitching show "Shark Tank" Kevin O’ Leary.

Businessmen, entrepreneurs, executives, and fellow venture capitalists in Manila got a taste of the cold hard truths of business from Kevin, the billionaire business investor famously known as “Mr. Wonderful” in the award-winning business-themed program “Shark Tank," on the latest leg of ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel’s Leadership Series last Monday (November 12) at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza.

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GMA-7's 'Philippine Seas' wins at AIBs in London

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, November 09, 2018
From left to right: Reel Time Program Manager Nowell Cuanang, Philippine Seas Program Manager Lee Joseph Castel and Executive Producer Ian Simbulan
GMA Network brings home honors for the Philippines anew after Atom Araullo’s Philippine Seas won at the prestigious Association for International Broadcasting Awards (AIBs) 2018 in London on November 7.

Araullo’s first-ever documentary special in the Kapuso Network was named the best in the Science, Technology, Nature category, beating other short-listed entries from Al Jazeera English, CNN, and BBC News Digital.

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Former ABS-CBN reporter Carolyn Bonquin joins CNN Philippines

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, October 26, 2018
Photo: Carolyn Bonquin
Carolyn Bonquin, the former ABS-CBN News reporter, is now the newest member of the CNN Philippines family.

The millennial journalist, who was best known for her reporting on corruption involving public officials, made the big jump to the local CNN station in exactly the same post.

You may recall that Bonquin left the media industry in September of last year after receiving a Chevening scholarship from the British government to study investigative journalism at Birkbeck, University of London.

She told last year: "Mahalaga sa akin ang aking matutunan sa U.K. sa ilalim nitong Chevening program na magagamit ko sa aking trabaho sa Pilipinas pagbalik ko."

Jiggy Manicad makes senatorial bid official

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, October 18, 2018
Screenshot: Inquirer
Jiggy Manicad officially entered the political arena Wednesday after filing his certificate of candidacy for next year's midterm elections.

The former TV broadcaster, who was initially believed to be part of PDP-Laban's senatorial slate, is running as an independent candidate.

He will, however, have the backing of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, the regional political party founded and is being chaired by presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio.

If he gets elected next year, Manicad said he would focus on a number of reforms, including the creation of a magna carta for rescue workers, the lowering of prices of petroleum products in the market, and the introduction of what he calls a "culture hour" in Philippine television.

Statement of Atty. Ursua, counsel for Cheryl Favila and Maricar Asprec, on the sexual harassment complaint

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, October 06, 2018
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The camp of Cheryl Favila and Maricar Asprec has come forward to refute the claims made by ABS-CBN entertainment reporter Gretchen Fullido.

In a statement to Media Newser Philippines Saturday, Atty. Evalyn G. Ursua, counsel for both Favila and Asprec, said that it is "unfortunate" that Fullido has chosen to pursue a criminal complaint against her clients "despite that the same complaint had been previously dismissed as baseless after a thorough formal investigation within ABS-CBN."

"This dismissal came about after Favila and Asprec proved that the text messages that Fullido used as evidence were distorted and maliciously taken out of their conversation threads," Ursua said.

Ces Drilon issues statement on the libel case filed by Gretchen Fullido

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, October 06, 2018
Photo: Ces Oreña-Drilon/Gretchen Fullido
Ces Oreña-Drilon has spoken up about the libel case filed against her by her ABS-CBN News colleague Gretchen Fullido.

In a statement posted on her Twitter account Saturday, the Kapamilya broadcaster said that it is "unthinkable" for her to say what Fullido alleges she did given that she herself had been a victim of sexual harassment.

Her statement reads in full:

"It pains me to have to issue this statement because women support each other especially in an issue like sexual harassment.

"Throughout my life, I have been an advocate of women's rights and women's empowerment. As a victim of sexual harassment once before, it is unthinkable for me to say what Gretchen Fullido alleges I did.

'Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special' to air this Sunday

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, October 05, 2018
Photo: GMA-7
This Sunday (October 7), join Jessica Soho — widely regarded as the country’s most credible broadcast journalist — together with award-winning documentarists Kara David, Maki Pulido, and Atom Araullo as they present and seek answers to one of the most pressing issues of today in “Walang Unli-Rice: A GMA News and Public Affairs Special”.

Long before daybreak, 81-yr old Antonia Alconis endures the long queue in Pasig Public Market to buy cheap NFA rice which is sold at P27 a kilo. She is just one of the over a hundred people in line. The situation is the same in many other public markets with people scrambling to purchase NFA rice.

As the supply of NFA rice runs out in their warehouses, the price of commercial rice has also begun to soar. In Mindanao where poverty remains at alarming levels, rice is now considered a luxury. The family of Albasin and Norain Tanjilani, residents of an island part of Zamboanga now totally abstain from taking rice with their meals.

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'Di Ka Pasisiil' documentary wins Philippines' 1st Gold Dolphin in Cannes

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN made history as it won the Philippines’ first Gold Dolphin award from the prestigious Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards in France for the documentary “’Di Ka Pasisiil” on the Marawi Siege.

The documentary produced by ABS-CBN News’ Docu Central describes the realities of the months-long urban war in Marawi, Lanao Del Sur and the experiences of both civilians and journalists in the conflict that ravaged their city. It won Best Documentary under the Current Affairs, Human Concerns, and Social Issues Category at the 9th edition of one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the industry.

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