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After a decade, Karen Davila returns to TV Patrol

Broadcast journalist Karen Davila returned to anchoring TV Patrol after a decade since her last stint as the newscast’s anchorwoman. On Wednesday night, Davila joined Noli De Castro and Bernadette Sembrano in delivering the news on ABS-CBN’s flagship newscast. The change in the line-up came on the heels of former TV Patrol anchor Ted Failon’s […]

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Piolo, Korina lead line-up of Kapamilya stars in new Kapatid shows: report

Brightlight Productions has secured blocktime slots with broadcast network TV5 which means that some Kapamilya stars will soon be on television once again. A report from ABS-CBN News said the Manny Pangilinan-led network aims to reawaken Filipino TV viewing habits.  The TV5 chairman earlier told The STAR that the network would need more talents, creatives, […]

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Users report ABS-CBN and GMA websites down

The websites of broadcast giants ABS-CBN and GMA have become inaccessible Thursday — and apparently, for hours already. Some users on social media reported having trouble accessing the websites.   Visitors said a “your connection isn’t private” message popped up while accessing the news websites.  As of writing, Latest Chika tried visiting ABS-CBN’s website (abs-cbn.com) […]

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KathNiel leads ABS-CBN battle hymn for retrenched workers

“Ipadinig ang tinig ng mga nawalan.” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla lead their home network ABS-CBN’s battle hymn for those who have lost their livelihoods following the broadcast giant’s franchise denial.  In the music video released on August 31, the couple sang Tinig ng Nawalan with some of the network’s retrenched employees. “Sa Pambansang Araw […]

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Bernadette Sembrano laments losing her job as field reporter

Bernadette Sembrano took to social media to share her thoughts on losing her job as a field reporter.  In a video on her Facebook page, she shared that on Tuesday morning, she received a call from her superior telling her she was retrenched as one of ABS-CBN’s field reporters.  Bernadette said her day started on […]

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Ben&Ben donates earnings from song to retrenched ABS-CBN employees

OPM band Ben&Ben has donated proceeds from their single Nakikinig Ka Ba Sa Akin to the workers laid off by ABS-CBN following the Congress’s denial of the network’s broadcast franchise in July.  Ben&Ben made the announcement on Twitter, accompanied by an artwork for the track.  “Sharing with you that we’ve given earnings from our song […]

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Ces Drilon to devote time to farming after losing job at ABS-CBN

Veteran journalist Ces Drilon is finally trying her hand at farming after losing her job at broadcast network ABS-CBN. She took to social media to share that she has always wanted to farm before the network “plucked” her out of retirement.  On Instagram, the former network lifestyle ecosystem and executive editor of the ANC-X website […]

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Is Angel Locsin’s ‘disgusting’ comment addressed to Jane De Leon?

After would-be Darna Jane De Leon released a statement on why she did not join any street protest on ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal issue, Angel Locsin took to social media to share her sentiments on the matter.  In an Instagram story posted on July 20, Angel said that while a person does not need to go […]

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Angel Locsin thanks Sarah Geronimo for speaking up on ABS-CBN franchise rejection

Sarah Geronimo finally spoke up on Congress’ rejection of broadcast giant ABS-CBN’s franchise bid on July 10.  On Sunday, the singer released a statement on her Instagram account expressing her solidarity with co-workers in her home network.  “Bagama’t napakasakit po na matanggihan, patuloy pa rin kaming sumasamo, nakikiusap at umaapila, nagdadasal para sa aming hangarin […]

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Nadine Lustre breaks silence on ABS-CBN franchise denial

While some Kapamilya artists were vocal with their frustrations regarding ABS-CBN’s franchise denial, Nadine Lustre was reserved with her sentiments on social media.  “Gaya ninyo, kapamilya din ako. Gaya ninyo, natatakot ako sa mga nangyayari. Gaya ninyo, nalulungkot din ako para sa 11,000+ na taong nawalan ng trabaho. Gaya ninyo, umiiyak ako para sa sariling […]