CNN Philippines bags 8 awards at the 25th KBP Golden Dove Awards

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, May 23, 2017
CNN Philippines President Armie Jarin-Bennett receives the KBP Golden Dove award for Best Special TV Program.
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CNN Philippines won 8 awards at the KBP’s (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas) 25th Golden Dove Awards.  The network was nominated in 13 categories.

CNN Philippines Chief Correspondent Pia Hontiveros received the Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year, a prestigious accolade given to the most exemplary broadcast professionals.

Full press release after the jump...

CNN Philippines launches new season of 'Hungry with Chef JP'

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 22, 2017
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CNN Philippines is set to air the second season of Hungry with Chef JP, a documentary series that combines three of the most-loved leisures of every Filipino — cooking, eating and the beach. Chef JP Anglo travels around the Philippines in search of the best surf spots while whipping up unique local dishes in between riding the waves.

The first episode of Hungry Season 2 finds Chef JP in Real Quezon, where he explores the surf town, tackles the waves and cooks up a feast with the locals. From there, he roams the country and develops friendships with the people he meets, all through a love of food and surfing. This season zeroes in on local artisans and individuals with one-of-a-kind lifestyles, making this program’s second season one to watch out for.

Full press release after the jump...

Tina Monzon-Palma to receive UP's Gawad Plaridel award

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 19, 2017
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Veteran journalist Tina Monzon-Palma has been chosen as this year's recipient of the UP Gawad Plaridel award, the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication announced Friday via a press release.

The award, named after Marcelo H. del Pilar, is given to Filipino media practitioners who have excelled in the field of print, radio, film, and television, and those who have performed with the highest level of professional integrity in the interest of public service.

The statement read in part: "Tina Monzon Palma is a veteran broadcaster who is cited for her pioneering efforts that opened doors/opportunities for women at a time when men dominated the media landscape."

GMA Public Affairs to air new OFW-themed weekly anthology 'Tadhana'

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 19, 2017
Every day, thousands of Filipinos go abroad to seek greener pastures and provide a better life for their loved ones back home. Their sacrifice and endurance to face the unknown for the sake of their families and bring money to the country has earned them the title, "Bagong Bayani".

On May 20, Saturday, GMA Public Affairs proudly presents "Tadhana", the weekly OFW-themed drama anthology that will dramatize the colorful, romantic, heroic and inspiring stories of OFWs.

Every week, Tadhana will feature a story of an OFW, showing his struggles and sacrifices to fit in a world that is unknown to him and his readiness to face separation and to battle sadness across tumultuous seas, snow-covered cities, and barren deserts in the hope of giving his loved ones a better future.

Full press release after the jump...

Cherie Mercado resigns as spokesperson of the Department of Transportation

By Media Newser Philippines | Friday, May 19, 2017
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Cherie Mercado has resigned from her post as spokesperson of the Department of Transportation.

Mercado, who was appointed for the said post last year, said she left the department since she couldn't balance time for her family with the demands of her job.

"I loved my work. The learnings that I had were invaluable. My colleagues were top-notch achievers who were sacrificing fat paychecks and comfortable lives to give back to government. I've met the most wonderful people, the hardest workers, the most efficient but humble Filipinos. They were truly a joy to work with," she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post Thursday.

PTV4 to launch new morning show 'Bagong Pilipinas'

By Media Newser Philippines | Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Photo: Jules Guiang
More changes are being made to establish PTV Channel 4 as an "alternative" to the major networks.

Beginning Wednesday, May 17, the state-owned television network will debut its newest morning show Bagong Pilipinas -- replacing the long-running Good Morning Pilipinas, which was abruptly canceled earlier this month.

"We're going back on-air! Catch @PTVph's newest morning show #BagongPilipinas on Wednesday, 7am! @MediaNewserPhil #PTV," wrote one of the show's millennial hosts, Jules Guiang, on his Twitter account.

Completing its on-air team are Good Morning Pilipinas holdovers Karla Paderna and Diane Medina. (Audrey Gorriceta and Diane Querrer will proceed with their new assignments on Daily Info.)

Pia Hontiveros talks social media and journalism's 'existential crisis' in post-truth era

By Media Newser Philippines | Sunday, May 14, 2017
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Pia Hontiveros has been featured by CNN Philippines Life — the lifestyle and entertainment component of the local CNN station — recently to talk about social media and the challenges faced by journalists in this post-truth era.

Hontiveros, who is the chief correspondent for CNN Philippines, admitted that while social media has a lot of things to offer, she didn’t really feel obligated to join every platform.

"It’s more like I’m glad I’m there. I’m not just on social media because I want to keep track of people and events because I’m a journalist," she said. "I’m there because if you look at what I follow on Twitter and Instagram, I follow a lot of design accounts. I love design, arts, and music. I love the performing arts. I love designing the interiors of our own home."

Watch: The ABS-CBN News Channel releases new promo

By Media Newser Philippines | Saturday, May 13, 2017
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ANC has assembled its on-air team for a newly-released promo which touts its standing as the country's leading 24-hour news channel.

"I watch ANC and this is where I get my news," says The World Tonight anchor Tina Monzon-Palma at the beginning of the one and a half minute spot. "This also extends to a lot of people who become very dependent on keeping abreast with developments and getting it straight from people who know how best to do it — who have experience."

ABS-CBN News launches new Filipino news site Patrol.PH

By Media Newser Philippines | Monday, May 08, 2017
ABS-CBN News launches this week its most technology-driven and public service-focused digital property yet, Patrol.PH, a Filipino language news website designed to serve the needs of an expanding digital audience.

Patrol.PH offers a diverse lineup of news and information that Filipinos need for their daily life decisions, and comes in a familiar language and a visual format that netizens will find relatable and easy to use. It is another pioneering effort to produce content relevant to the Filipino news consumer.

Ging Reyes, head of ABS-CBN News says, "This is the latest in our continuing effort to strengthen our partnership with our growing digital audience. This new site would provide Filipinos stories that they need to know, and valuable information aimed to help them navigate the challenges of everyday life.

Full press release after the jump...

First on MNP: Comedian Arnell Ignacio to join PTV4's on-air team

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, May 04, 2017
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More changes are coming to PTV4 as well-placed sources tell us that comedian and TV host Arnell Ignacio is set to join the network's on-air team.

According to our sources, Ignacio, who has been appointed last year by President Rodrigo Duterte as assistant vice president for community relations and services of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), will soon be hosting a new daily public service program.

Tentatively called 8888 — which, interestingly, is the government's complaint hotline — the new program will serve as a venue for the public to send their complaints on erring government officials and employees.