PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"The biggest news on Philippine TV has just arrived—industry leader GMA Network launches GMA News TV on Channel 11.
"From the men and women of GMA News and Public Affairs—the only broadcast news organization in the Philippines that has won the Peabody Award—GMA News TV is in response to the insistent public clamor for relevant and credible news reportage that only GMA News and Public Affairs can deliver.
"’We are responding to viewers’ requests for timely news updates in Filipino and for public affairs shows at earlier timeslots with this groundbreaking news channel,’ says News TV Head Nessa Valdellon.
"Bannered by the respected names in broadcast journalism—Jessica Soho, Mike Enriquez, Mel Tiangco, Arnold Clavio, Vicky Morales and Howie Severino—GMA News TV delivers serbisyong totoo with newscasts and public affairs programs, all in Filipino, from morning to night.
"Also part of the formidable lineup of names joining GMA News TV are Kara David, Prof. Winnie Monsod, and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas.
"In addition, Sheila Coronel of Columbia University, Newsbreak’s Marites Vitug and Ed Lingao of PCIJ will be joining the channel as advisers for the investigative documentaries.
"’For the first time, the country’s most awarded documentarists will be anchoring newscasts. News TV’s primetime newscast State of the Nation will be hosted by Peabody winner Jessica Soho.
"News TV’s morning newscast will be led by GMA News Online Editor-in-Chief Howie Severino and another Peabody winner Kara David. Their shows will be in-depth, something to really look forward to," adds Valdellon.
"At a time of the 24/7 news cycle and new media, GMA News TV steps up to the challenge of delivering worthwhile content—credible and relevant news and information. Deploying its resources to help people become more socially aware, to provide viewers with the knowledge that may perhaps effect change in their lives, families, and communities.
"GMA News TV airs this February. Catch the exclusive first glimpse of GMA News TV this Monday, February 7 in 24 Oras, on GMA-7."
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