MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) will start airing its new lineup of afternoon grid today, June 11 after it successfully covered the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Corona. On Wednesday, June 6, ANC had its press launch for its new afternoon programs and niche primetime talk shows, which will be featuring top broadcast journalists in the country mixed with interesting personalities to provide Filipinos here and abroad with daily, comprehensive dose of news and information.
Names like Ron Cruz, ‘Mornings@ANC’ anchor will kick-start the newscast at 2 pm with major national, business, and foreign news via ‘News Now’.
All ANC anchors (L-R): Coco Alcuaz, Tony Velasquez, Warren De Guzman, Karmina Constantino, Lexi Schulze, Phoemela Baranda, Ron Cruz, TJ Manotoc, and Boyet Sison. Photograph courtesy of ANC.
At 3pm, Coco Alcuaz, ANC business news head will rundown on major news developments, business stories, updates on Asian markets, and live interviews from the Philippine Stock Exchange via ‘News Now’. Updates from Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) will be tackled by Warren de Guzman. Meanwhile, Karmina Constantino anchors ‘The Bureau’ the segment that delivers the country’s biggest national and regional stories. To complete the cast for ‘News Now’ is ANC weather presenter and ‘hardball’ anchor Boyet Sison will present hourly weather updates and forecasts, and Lexi Schulze will be giving the latest buzz and trends from the social media realm.
Host and commercial model Lexi Schulze and Dateline Philippines anchor TJ Manotoc teams-up for ‘@ANCALERTS’. Photograph courtesy of ANC.
TJ Manotoc, a broadcast journalist with more than a decade of experience and has a solid online presence with over 128,000 followers on his Twitter account and the highest Filipino journalist on Twitter Grader’s ‘Twitter Elite’ users, ranking ninth on its top users list in the Philippines after the country’s news organizations—he will be paired with Lexi Schulze, a host and commercial model to take on ‘@ANCALERTS’ on ANC (SkyCable Channel 27) weekdays at 4:30 pm.
Ging Reyes, head of news and current affairs shares her views about their new afternoon shows, “These are testaments to our commitment to providing useful information, comprehensive news presentations and analyses.”
Two of ANC anchors: Coco Alcuaz hosts ‘Inside Business’ and Karmina Constantino for ‘The Bureau’. Photograph courtesy of ANC.
Other shows that will be part of the new programming are: ‘Inside Business’, a business talk show that present insightful and significant business news discussions and dissect headline-hitting business developments with Coco Alcuaz as host is on every Wednesday at 7pm. ‘Primetime on ANC’ and ‘Top Story’ anchor Tony Velasquez will also launch a revitalized ‘Future Perfect’ as a 30-minute science and technology show that features the latest inventions, gadgets, and technological advances, and one-on-one interviews with Filipino inventors and science geniuses, and will be on Wednesdays, at 7:30pm. And entertainment reporter Phoemela Baranda, will be the new host of ‘Cityscape’, ANC’s guide to the hippest food establishments, fashion trends, weekend getaways, and hottest events in-and-out-of-the-metro, and it airs on Fridays at 9:30 p.m.
During the press launch, Alcuaz admits that his show ‘Inside Business’ is a dream show of his. When he was asked about what could be the focus of his show he was quick to answer, “It will highlight on Philippine economy; giving it the attention it needs, and showing the world that the country as an ideal investment destination.”
As journalists, they were also asked if what was the difficult question[s] they asked that made their subject had the struggle to answer.
Constantino, “Most cringe when asked about the truth.” While Sison has his thoughts on the question, “It depends. First, they struggle to answer a question when they do not like the question, second when they do not know the answer.” Alcuaz also shares, “Most businessmen begs off most of the time when asked ‘Can I quote you on that?’”
This June, ANC continues to be the country’s most trusted news channel by bringing premium content to its avid viewers. Also, follow @ANCALERTS on Twitter, or like ANC 24/7 on Facebook.