ABS-CBN earns the UNDPI silver award and a bronze medal at the 2017 New York Festivals

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, April 29, 2017
ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes accepting the United Nations Department of Public Information silver award.
Photo: Ging Reyes

Aside from GMA Network, ABS-CBN Corporation has also been honored at the recently concluded 2017 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” competition.

The Kapamilya Network's documentary Warmer, which looked into the threat and impact of climate change as documented by Atom Araullo, won a bronze medal in the climate change and sustainability category.

GMA-7 honored with 3 gold medals at the prestigious New York Festivals

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, April 27, 2017
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GMA Network recorded an unprecedented feat in Philippine broadcast history – winning no less than three Gold Medals in just one festival year alongside three finalist certificates at the 2017 New York Festivals “World’s Best TV and Films” Competition held in Las Vegas, U.S.A. last April 25.

Bringing honor to the country anew were multi-awarded GMA Public Affairs programs Reporter’s Notebook, Front Row, and Reel Time.

Full press release after the jump..

ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines among Gawad Tanglaw Award winners

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Photos: Cathy Yang/Rhea Santos
ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs emerged as the most awarded television news organization at the 15th Gawad Tanglaw Awards, winning in eight categories including Best Public Affairs Program for Beyond Politics and Best Educational Program for Green Living.

Executive Class and Cityscape, which are both airing on the ABS-CBN News Channel, were the winners in the Best Lifestyle Program category, while the long-running Hardball won Best Sports Program.

ANC also took home the Best Business Program award with its programs On the Money and Business Nightly tying for the said category. Business Nightly anchor Cathy Yang were among the big names who graced the event Tuesday night at the Tanghalang Haribon of the Insular Life Corporate Centre in Muntinlupa City.

Rhea Santos named one of Women's Journal's Oustanding Women of the Year

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, April 23, 2017
Photo: Bryant Sevilla
GMA-7 news anchor Rhea Santos has been selected as one of Women's Journal's Outstanding Women of the Year 2017.

The 37-year-old Kapuso veteran, who anchors Unang Hirit and hosts the public affairs show Tunay Na Buhay, has been recognized for her contribution to society and the nation through her work on television and on organizations such as the Haribon Foundation and Habitat for Humanity, where she served as an ambassador.

Santos, now a mother of two, also served as a book readership promoter for the National Book Development Board's "Get Caught Reading" campaign.

"Met amazing women tonight❤️ Thanks Women's Journal for recognizing my work❤️," Santos posted on her social media pages. "I hope to educate myself more, work harder and be a better person. #womenoftheyear2017."

TV5 President and CEO Chot Reyes talks about Erwin Tulfo's departure from 'Aksyon'

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, April 20, 2017
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TV5 President and CEO Vincent "Chot" Reyes spoke to Philippine Entertainment Portal about the departure of Erwin Tulfo from Aksyon, the network's flagship evening newscast.

During a recent press conference for the Kapatid Network's monthly made-for-TV movie special Brillante Mendoza Presents, Reyes said that the decision for Tulfo to leave the anchor chair "was mutually agreed upon."

“I think he’s decided to pursue other endeavors," he said. “Pero he’s still with us sa radyo pa, sa Punto Asintado. Wala lang siya now sa TV."

He added, “I guess it’s all part of what’s happening within the station now — the evolution, the changes that are happening. And, you know, like I said, we always had the opportunity naman to talk ni Erwin.”

GMA News TV to simulcast DZBB's morning programs

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Photo: GMA-7
In what seems to be a logical move for GMA News TV, the Kapuso news and public affairs channel has unveiled its new morning lineup consisting of programs from DZBB, the AM radio station of GMA Network.

Beginning Monday, April 24, the channel will carry a complete simulcast of its top news and commentary programs from 6-11AM.

Mike Enriquez, anchor and GMA Consultant for Radio Operations, will headline three of the four programs beginning with Saksi Sa Dobol B. He will later on team up with Joel Reyes Zobel on Super Sa Balita Nationwide, and Sino? with the popular duo of Arnold Clavio and Ali Sotto — who will also anchor Dobol A Sa Dobol B.

DZMM TeleRadyo to air an early edition of ABS-CBN's 'Bandila'

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, April 16, 2017
Photo: Karen Davila
All hands on deck for the 10th anniversary of DZMM TeleRadyo.

Apart from staging its on-ground event “DZMM Kapamilya Day” to various barangays in the Metro, the 24-hour Filipino-language television channel will also do something it has never done before: go live in prime time with an early edition of ABS-CBN's Bandila.

CNN Philippines cancels 'Cebuano News' and 'Kapampangan News'

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, April 12, 2017
CNN Philippines certainly is making more changes in its programming lineup.

Following the revamp of daily programs such as New Day and Global Newsroom, and the launch of its new evening newscast News Night with Pia Hontiveros, the local CNN station has quietly cancelled two of its native-language newscasts.

First on MNP: Erwin Tulfo officially out as co-anchor of 'Aksyon'

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, April 08, 2017
Screenshot: TV5
After more than a month of being away from the anchor chair, Erwin Tulfo will no longer be returning to his job as co-anchor of Aksyon, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

Sources tell us that Tulfo, who took an indefinite leave of absence in early March, has officially exited the TV5 evening newscast after reaching an agreement with the management.

Tulfo will remain part of TV5 as a talent, and will continue to host his radio program Punto Asintado on Radyo5 92.3 News FM, while he is also planning to produce a program for the Kapatid Network.

With his departure, we are hearing that Aksyon will undergo another revamp sometime this summer — to reintroduce the newscast to its audience — with News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes remaining as its lone anchor.

New 'Reel Time' documentary looks into the families left behind by Duterte's drug war

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, April 07, 2017
Photo: GMA News TV
GMA News TV will be airing a documentary from its Reel Time team that will try to look into the victims of extrajudicial killings and the agonies of the families they left behind.

Titled Ang Biyuda (Widows of War), this documentary will put a spotlight on the widows of slain drug suspects and those whose husbands were killed in the line of duty.