Talents Association of GMA responds to GMA Network's statement about labor malpractice

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In reaction to the official statement made by GMA Network's VP for Corporate Communications Angela Javier Cruz on Monday, TAG or Talents Association of GMA has issued the following statement:

"While it is imperative for GMA Network, Inc. to address the allegations of labor malpractice filed by members of Talent Association of GMA, their response poses more questions than answers.

We are bringing forward this matter because as members of media, we are committed to ensuring that unheard voices must be heard—including the voices of our colleagues who chose to stand for what is right and what is fair.

GMA Network releases statement on talents' labor complaint

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Monday, November 24, 2014
GMA Network's VP for Corporate Communications Angela Javier Cruz made the following statement in response to the labor complaint filed by GMA-7 talents:

"Contrary to the unfair and baseless accusations made by the complainants, GMA Network cares for its talents, whom it considers vital to its success.

GMA Network gives importance to all its workers, regardless of their employment status. Part of the Network’s efforts for the welfare of its talents is the Project Employment Contract (PEC), which provides a specific set of benefits responsive to their needs and interests.

GMA-7 talents protest against the network over regularization

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Saturday, November 22, 2014
Writers, producers and other "talents" of GMA-7 are protesting against the network over its refusal to regularize their employment.

Contending what they call "unfair labor practice," members of the Talents Association of GMA or TAG filed a case with the National Labor Relations Commission against the Kapuso Network in May.

You may remember that we reported a similar story that same month, wherein GMA employees protested against the network's tax policy on social media. Since then, a mediation was held between the two camps, wherein the network introduced and offered a new Project Employment Contract or PEC.

'Aksyon Tonite': Kapatid Network's only credible newscast

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Aksyon Tonite has learned something from being dead last in the late-night news race: Filipino viewers are more media literate than ever. They know which programs they should watch and who they should trust among the pool of network anchors.

Earlier this month, the Kapatid Network made a gutsy decision to steer the ship in the right direction by naming Ed Lingao the newest co-anchor of Aksyon Tonite, joining holdover Cheryl Cosim.

It's too early to fully judge Tonite, but under the new anchor team, the newscast has perceptibly morphed into a harder-edged news program which now focuses more on news you should know more than news you can use.

Job Posting: Executive Assistant to ABS-CBN Global Chief Digital Officer

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Thursday, November 13, 2014
ABS-CBN Global is currently in need of Executive Assistant to Global Chief Digital Officer who will be based in their Orange County office.

Applications outlining below qualifications and demonstrating how the applicants' experience and skills match the job requirements are due by November 21, 2014.

'Failon Ngayon' wins at the Int'l Media Excellence Awards in London

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Thursday, November 13, 2014
ABS-CBN current affairs program “Failon Ngayon” recently bagged an honor at the International Media Excellence Awards given by the Association for International Broadcasting (AIB) in the United Kingdom.

“Failon Ngayon” won the Best Domestic Current Affairs Documentary for Television for its coverage of super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. It bested other TV networks from Spain, United States, South Africa, and United Kingdom.

Full press release after the jump...

MNP Q&A: Kathy San Gabriel, News Anchor for PTV4

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Every night at 6, viewers watch Kathy San Gabriel on her nightly newscast on PTV4. She has been a broadcast journalist since joining the industry in 1999.

Back then, she was part of the Kapamilya Network and its 24/7 news channel ANC, where she learned most about broadcast journalism. "In my 5 years in the Kapamilya Network, aside from doing anchoring work, I was assigned at first to do general reports," she says. "This means I got to cover fires, floods, protests, press briefings, covered for whoever was absent in the Crame, Defense, and MalacaƱang beats."

ABS-CBN News Channel to air post-Yolanda documentary about Tacloban

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Friday, November 07, 2014
Catch a documentary that tells these stories but doesn’t dwell on the drama tomorrow (November 8), 11:30 AM on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Written by Jeff Canoy and produced by the ANC News team, “The New Tacloban – A Post-Yolanda Documentary” follows the struggles of Alexander, Cesar, and Elena – of how they lost almost everything except the resolve not to look at themselves as victims.  It’s the story of how, together, in their own little way, they’re rebuilding the new Tacloban.

Full press release after the jump...

The GMA News anchor shakeup: Vicky Morales to join '24 Oras'

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Wednesday, November 05, 2014
First on MNP: It seems that the local network bosses have been playing musical chairs lately. This week, Claudine Trillo made her debut as the newest co-host of Daybreak, while veteran journalist Ed Lingao made a surprising but noteworthy comeback to TV5 as co-anchor of Aksyon Tonite.

Now, we have learned from multiple sources that changes are also coming to the anchor lineup of GMA News. The network will unveil new roles for three of the top Kapuso female anchors on Monday, November 10.

Ed Lingao named new co-anchor of 'Aksyon Tonite'

By Media Newser Philippines Team | Saturday, November 01, 2014
A promotional video which started airing this week on TV5 and AksyonTV, confirmed news tips that Ed Lingao, former news manager at ABC-5 and EP of The Correspondents, would become the new co-anchor of Aksyon Tonite.

Lingao will occupy the anchor chair — vacated by Paolo Bediones following his departure in September — beginning Monday, November 3, alongside current holdover Cheryl Cosim. You may remember that we reported his return to the network back in June.