Cathy Yang to moderate the 4th ANC Leadership Series Forum featuring Kevin O'Leary

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Venture capitalist and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary, famously known as “Mr. Wonderful” in the award-winning business-themed program “Shark Tank,” will be coming to Manila on November 12 for the ANC Leadership Series at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

The billionaire business magnate is expected to bring his business smarts and signature no-nonsense approach to mentorship to the event produced by ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Full press release after the jump...

CNN Philippines to air an exclusive docu on Boracay rehabilitation

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, September 10, 2018
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This month, CNN Philippines presents Rebuilding Paradise an exclusive look at the ongoing rehabilitation of Boracay five months since it was ordered closed by President Rodrigo Duterte, who called the world famous island a cesspool.  

In this special half-hour documentary, CNN Philippines Anchor and Correspondent Pinky Webb talks to the island’s residents, workers, and business owners. She also talks to Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, the man appointed by the President to “rebuild paradise.” “There’s no more cesspool here," Cimatu assures. He also promised, when the rehabilitation is complete, the "new Boracay” will be clean, and well-organized with wider roads, and strict zoning rules.

Full press release after the jump...

President Duterte hires former ANC anchor Nancy Irlanda as board member at the LBP

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, September 08, 2018
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President Rodrigo Duterte has tapped ABS-CBN News Channel veteran Nancy Irlanda as a board member at the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).

In an appointment letter dated August 31, Duterte designated the former ANC news anchor as the representative of the private sector, serving the unexpired term of office of Rodolfo Villanueva Puno which began in July and will end in June of next year.

Irlanda was last seen on ANC in February of last year. At the time, she was one of the primary substitute anchors for Tina Monzon-Palma at The World Tonight — this in addition to her weekend duties at Dateline Philippines.

GMA News' Jessica Soho receives the 2018 Gawad Plaridel Award

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, August 31, 2018
Photo: University of the Philippines
Referring to herself as “a promdi, or a small town girl, who made good”, GMA News Pillar Jessica Soho underscored the value of “The Story” as she humbly accepted her Gawad Plaridel Award for Journalism conferred to her by the University of the Philippines last August 29. She is the first UP College of Mass Communication alumna to receive the said award.

Speaking emotionally in front of an audience comprised of students from various Universities, UP Officials and many members of Soho’s GMA News and Public Affairs family — Soho said she cannot overemphasize enough how ‘The Story’ is the reason why she is in media.

“The Story is what we’re really here for; the reason for our being, if you will, and what we should all continue working hard for — to get it right,” she shared.

Full press release after the jump...

One News' 'The Chiefs' brings smart conversations back to primetime TV

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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Exactly three months since its initial launch, you may be wondering how One News is doing in the news business. More importantly, you may be asking, what does the Cignal news channel has to offer that can convince you to subscribe to Cignal TV, or switch from SkyCable to Cignal?

One of its programs may be the answer to both of these questions: The Chiefs, the one-hour nightly talk program hosted by Ed Lingao, Roby Alampay and Ana Marie “Amy” Pamintuan.

Jasmin Romero to host TFC's new online program 'KABAYANi Talks'

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, August 25, 2018
Photo: ABS-CBN
Over the years, overseas Filipinos had been faced with different challenges such as familiarity and adaptation to the country of choice, handling finances, job security and seeking opportunities to move to other countries.

These are just some of the struggles overseas Filipinos in the Middle East and Europe face, and not all of them are properly guided and informed on what to do and where to go when faced with these kinds of situations.

This is a reality realized by ABS-CBN Global, and through its flagship brand The Filipino Channel (TFC) it will provide guidance to overseas Filipinos through “KABAYANi Talks”, which will be available on TFC’s different platforms.

Full press release after the jump...

GMA Regional TV to launch new Hiligaynon newscast 'One Western Visayas'

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, August 24, 2018
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After breaking ground with the launch of Mindanao-wide local newscast One Mindanao last year, broadcast giant GMA Network, through its regional arm GMA Regional TV, makes history once again — this time pioneering a Hiligaynon news program One Western Visayas.

Airing weekdays at 5 p.m. beginning August 27, the 30-minute newscast will be produced in GMA TV-6 Iloilo with simultaneous broadcast on GMA TV-6 Guimaras and via satellite on GMA TV-13 Bacolod, TV-10 Sipalay, TV-5 Roxas, TV-2 Kalibo, and TV-7 Tablas.

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Mike Enriquez takes medical leave

By Media Newser Philippines | Wednesday, August 22, 2018
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Mike Enriquez has set the record straight about his sudden absence from his TV and radio programs at GMA-7 and DZBB.

In a statement Wednesday, the 24 Oras anchor said he is currently being treated for kidney disease and will also undergo a heart bypass surgery in mid-September, which will force him to take more time off from his on-air duties at the Kapuso Network.

"My doctors have told me that two to four weeks after my surgery, I will be able to return to my normal duties," he said. "In the meantime, it is best that I rest and avoid stress to avoid any medical emergency before my bypass."

GMA-7 in a statement said it is one with Enriquez in facing this challenge and they "fully support him and are praying for his successful surgery and quick recovery."

Ivan Mayrina officially the new co-anchor of '24 Oras Weekend'

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, August 17, 2018
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Ivan Mayrina, who has filled in on 24 Oras Weekend since April, is now officially the program's co-anchor, GMA-7 announced Thursday.

In a press release, the network announced his promotion, which has long been considered by Kapuso bosses following the departure of ex-broadcaster and soon-to-be senatorial candidate Jiggy Manicad.

You might recall that Mayrina topped our MNP Poll back in April — with people rooting for the young news veteran to be selected as Manicad's successor — making his hiring a logical move for GMA-7.

First on MNP: Ruth Cabal and Cherie Mercado to switch roles

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, August 16, 2018
Photo: CNN Philippines/JL Javier
CNN Philippines anchors Ruth Cabal and Cherie Mercado will soon be swapping shifts, Media Newser Philippines has learned.

According to several sources, Cabal, who is currently the anchor of Newsroom Ngayon, will soon be transferring to primetime news as the new face of the 9 o'clock edition of Newsroom, replacing Cherie Mercado, who has been the program's anchor since February of this year.