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FALSE: Roque warning vs GMA, TV5 on criticizing Duterte

May 11, 2020 - 6:44 PM

Roque did not warn other networks about criticizing the President in his interviews on May 6. says the quote card was manipulated.

What's taking Congress so long to tackle ABS-CBN's franchise?

Feb 23, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Data collated from the previous 17th Congress and the current 18th Congress show both the House and Senate are quick to renew franchises of major broadcast networks – except ABS-CBN's

Bills renewing TV5, CBCP franchises lapse into law

Jul 18, 2019 - 1:01 PM

Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo cannot explain why Duterte did not sign the bill instead

No further job cuts at TV5 after better financial performance

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:50 PM

By shifting its focus to sports and news, the 3rd-ranked broadcast network is nearing its target of finally being in the black

Netflix partners with TV5 to stream 1st Philippine series

Mar 18, 2018 - 9:28 PM

Directed by Brillante Mendoza, 'Amo' on Netflix is an action TV series set against the backdrop of President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial drug war

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In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

To lure more sports fans, TV5 offers digital content with ESPN

Jan 31, 2018 - 7:59 AM

TV5, the Philippines' 3rd largest network, forges an alliance with ESPN to achieve its goal of becoming the main sports media destination in the country

NEW STRATEGY. This is the latest step in the licensing and co-branding agreement between TV5 and ESPN. In the photo are Joyee Biswas, head of Southeast Asia, ESPN (L) and TV5 president Vincent Reyes (R). Photo from TV5

TV5 expects to cut losses by half in 2018 amid ESPN deal, restructuring

Jan 29, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The country's 3rd largest media network also says it expects to break even in 2019

BETTER FINANCES. Since the announcement, the TV5 chief Vincent Reyes says his network has seen significant improvement in its bottomline. Photo by JR Isaga/Rappler

TV5 shutting down news website InterAksyon

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:11 PM

TV5 is 'rationalizing and integrating all its digital properties and consolidating all the brands under,' InterAksyon's editor-in-chief said

TV5 dismisses 98 employees; MVP says it's the last batch

Feb 27, 2017 - 6:02 PM

The TV5 Employees Union says management has given conflicting reasons for the dismissal Manuel Pangilinan says whole new content strategy to make station debt free by 2019

TV5's Cherie Mercado is new transportation spokesperson

Jul 17, 2016 - 8:37 AM

Transportation chief Arthur Tugade confirms the news saying Mercado will assume office once clearances are secured

NEW SPOKESPERSON. Mercado breaks news in an Instagram post, saying she is leaving the network to join the new administration. Photo from her Twitter account

'Showbiz will have to wait if I win' - Richard Gomez

May 08, 2016 - 6:00 AM

The actor hopes to reassure voters of his presence in the city despite his acting career

Photo by Jed Cortes / Rappler

ABS-CBN: Anti-Duterte ad complies with election laws

May 06, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano secures a temporary restraining order against the continued airing of the political advertisement

Robredo No. 1 in VP race – TV5's Bilang Pilipino survey

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Social Weather Stations conducts the mobile survey days after the Commission on Elections sponsored vice presidential debates

FRONT RUNNER. Administration candidate Leni Robredo greets supporters at a campaign rally in Bicol. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Poe, Duterte tied for top spot – TV5's Bilang Pilipino poll

Apr 16, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Senator Grace Poe and Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte obtain national scores of 34 and 33 respectively in the mobile survey conducted by Social Weather Stations on April 13

NOT POLITICAL. The camp of Senator Grace Poe responds to the remarks of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who said he now considers running as president an option because he 'cannot accept an American president.' Rappler file photos

Ticket prices for Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila bared

Apr 12, 2016 - 6:15 PM

Panlilio says fans who cannot watch the tournament can rely on TV5 coverage Some viewing parties are also being planned

Duterte ties Poe, One Cebu Party, Binay’s documents | 12PM wRap

Mar 22, 2016 - 1:03 PM

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Comelec debate, Obama in Cuba, Indonesia vs China | 12PM wRap

Mar 21, 2016 - 1:53 PM

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Rule on documents: Who missed what in Cebu debate meetings

Mar 21, 2016 - 9:35 AM

The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay says they should not be criticized for asking whether documents are allowed onstage

Candidates more 'satisfied' with 2nd election debate

Mar 21, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Comelec chair Andres Bautista says the Cebu leg of the PiliPinas Debates was a success but admits that it is still far from perfect

A scene during the PiliPinas 2016 presidential debate at the University of the Philippines in Cebu, March 20, 2016. Frame grab courtesy TV5

Fewer TV ads during Cebu presidential debate

Mar 20, 2016 - 11:20 PM

UPDATED Rappler counts over 41 minutes of commercials during the 160 minute broadcast on TV 5 Compare that to the 48 minutes of ads during GMA 7 s 135 minute CDO debate in February

Screenshot of the 2nd presidential debate in Cebu City on Sunday, March 20. Video courtesy of TV5

Tough X Rough brings obstacle course racing to PH

Feb 16, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Climbing over walls lifting heavy objects and crawling under barbed wire are just some of the tasks

TOUGH COURSE. Tough X Rough introduces obstacle course racing in PH. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

UFC to air on new cable channel in Philippines

Dec 22, 2015 - 2:57 PM

TV5 s sports channel Hyper will begin airing UFC programs in January 2016

NEW HOME. UFC programs will now air on TV5's Hyper channel starting January 2016. UFC visited the Philippines for the first time last May with Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber headlining the event. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Wilma Galvante leaves TV5

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:29 PM

The network s Chief Entertainment Content Officer leaves to put up her own content creation company

WILMA GALVANTE. TV5's Chief Entertainment Content Officer leaves the network. Photo by Alexa Villano/

Brian Poe Llamanzares surprises Jasmine Curtis Smith at 'My Fair Lady' presscon

Sep 03, 2015 - 9:40 PM

She s single now I m single I just figured that this is my only shot It was this presscon or nothing Grace Poe s son Brian says he would like to get to know Jasmine more and comments on challenges faced by his mom today

Bloomberg TV Philippines expects to break even in 2016

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:11 PM

The group of Manuel V Pangilinan says it spent a little over P200 million to create Bloomberg TV Philippines

GOOD CHEMISTRY. Cignal COO Oscar Reyes Jr claims Bloomberg TV Philippines to be a world-class operation, as Cignal is the country's number one pay TV provider, while Bloomberg is a leading authority in business news. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

Downsizing workforce inevitable as PH TV surfs the digital wave

Jul 05, 2015 - 4:23 PM

Part 2: TV networks are forced to downsize its workforce as it spends more toward digitalization of its operations

DOUBLE-EDGED DIGITIZATION. Most TV networks in the Philippines are forced to downsize their workforce and spend more to stay afloat in today's digital wave

PH telcos, TV networks ride double-edged digital wave

Jul 04, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Part 1: The digital shift is forcing local telcos and TV companies to spend more lay off people and redefine their business model

DIGITAL WAVE. There is no time to lose for the telco and media industries, as technology change accelerates significantly and new digital platforms and devices are emerging, IDC says. Image by Shutterstock

Nike to search undiscovered PH basketball talent through Rise

Jun 24, 2015 - 6:19 PM

Former Gilas coach Chot Reyes and current Gilas assistant coach Jimmy Alapag will oversee the program

Volleyball fans disappointed by untelevised PH women's game

Jun 10, 2015 - 3:34 PM

The opening SEA Games match of the Philippine women s volleyball team went untelevised leaving fans scrambling for updates

Derek Ramsay renews contract with TV5

Apr 28, 2015 - 1:33 PM

Plus more on Derek s upcoming projects

RENEWED. Actor Derek Ramsay renews his contract with TV5 on Tuesday, April 28. Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

Bloomberg TV to launch Philippine channel

Mar 25, 2015 - 4:30 PM

UPDATED Bloomberg to bring its brand of business reporting on Philippine cable TV through a partnership with the Pangilinan led TV5 and Cignal Digital TV

SkyCable apologizes to TV5 over signal loss

Feb 03, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Although sorry the unit of ABS CBN blames power outage and equipment malfunction for what happened

TV5 files complaint vs SkyCable over non-airing in December

Feb 02, 2015 - 7:39 PM

The cable TV provider a competitor of TV5 s sister company Cignal is accused of depriving the network s audience of an important news and entertainment source

Paolo Bediones on current projects, life after sex video scandal

Oct 29, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Paolo says he s currently busy with his restaurant business as well as with his work as a TV host

Paolo Bediones speaks up about sex video scandal

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:38 PM

The TV host and anchor went on indefinite leave from newscasting but continues to host his public affairs programs

RESIGNED. Paolo Bediones reportedly resigned as a news anchor of TV5. Photo from Instagram

Sharon Cuneta leaves TV5

Aug 30, 2014 - 11:12 AM

The actress and host told fans the news via Twitter

SHARON CUNETA. The star has left TV5. Photo from Facebook

Philippines slams China over 'sovereignty patrols'

Aug 18, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The Philippines says China regularly sends ships as part of illegitimate sovereign patrols to claim the disputed West Philippine Sea

DAVID VS GOLIATH. A Chinese coast guard ship (top) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a standoff as the Philippine boat attempts to reach Ayungin Shoal, a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Aquino hits China over 2 ships in Recto Bank

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:27 AM

China s hydrographic ships have been sighted within the Philippines exclusive economic zone President Aquino says he fears heightened tension between the 2 countries in the South China Sea

FEARING TENSION. President Benigno Aquino III says the Armed Forces of the Philippines spotted two Chinese hydrographic ships in the disputed South China Sea. In this photo taken on August 14, 2014, Aquino leads the ceremonial distribution of assault rifles at the Armed Forces of the Philippines General Headquarters. Photo by Robert Viñas/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

TV5 to DSWD: Show proof footage manipulated

Apr 24, 2014 - 5:11 PM

DSWD responds: Scenes shown in report not shot in the same place

Screenshot from TV5

DSWD accuses TV5 of manipulating video footage

Apr 23, 2014 - 7:35 AM

The network however stands by its story and maintains it did not withhold any information from the DSWD

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Jan 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

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Jan 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

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Jan 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

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'Lipatan': Celebrities who transferred networks in 2013

Jan 03, 2014 - 5:30 PM

There were at least 14 Pinoy showbiz celebrities – a mix of veteran actors and up and coming stars – who switched TV networks in 2013

Eric Quizon 'Positive' about new serye

Oct 13, 2013 - 12:49 PM

For actor director new TV5 show is a big step in behalf of AIDS awareness

THE AIM OF 'POSITIVE.' The show's director, Eric Quizon, and lead, Mart Escudero. Photo: Paul Mata

Gelli de Belen, Christine Bersola-Babao 'Face the People'

Oct 12, 2013 - 6:05 PM

Reformatted TV5 show tackles assorted situations not all of them for the prudish

FACILITATORS. Gelli de Belen and Christine Bersola-Babao. Photo: Mark Quimpo-Demayo

Sharon and cast launch 'Madam Chairman'

Oct 05, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Megastar s first teleserye is a tawa serye comic look at barangay level Philippine politics

LAUNCHING 'TAWA SERYE.' Director Joel Lamangan and the Megastar. Photos: Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Amy Perez' amicable farewell with TV5

Sep 22, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Actress host leaves the Kapatid network for what seems like a happy hiatus for now

'THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES.' Amy will no longer 'Face the People.' Photo from her Twitter (@perezamy)

Tuesday Vargas comedy on Fil-Am marriages

Sep 20, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Prolific TV comedienne back on big screen proud of very different comedy

'LET'S DO THIS.' Tuesday wants to do work that makes her son and 'mister' proud. Photo from her Facebook