CNN Philippines to launch news program in Filipino

Finally, CNN Philippines has seen where it should be…in the Philippines…and be in the language of the country it has chosen to broadcast its staple of news items …Filipino.

The news channel is set to launch an addition to its roster of Newsroom programs with Newsroom in Filipino, anchored by Senior Correspondent Ruth Cabal.

Newsroom in Filipino hopes to reach a wider audience on the latest news and information in the Philippines and around the world.  

“We hope to connect with more Filipinos—tell their stories and engage with them through Newsroom in Filipino. The additional news program is part of our overall strategy to make sure we are delivering the news as they happen,” says Armie Jarin-Bennett, president of CNN Philippines / Nine Media Corporation.

 CNN Senior News Correspondent Ruth Cabal hosts "Newsroom in Filipino," the channel's newest program telecast in Filipino 
It is part of the network’s programming expansion in 2017 to provide stories that are relevant, timely, interesting and impactful to audiences in the country.  Premiering on Jan. 30, it airs at 10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. weekdays.

Newsroom in Filipino takes the place of public service-oriented Serbisyo All Access, which will continue as a special segment within the news program. Cabal will take on the Tagalog news program as its lead anchor. The veteran journalist joined CNN Philippines in September 2016, with 17 years of media experience under her belt.

CNN Philippines is seen on free TV Manila RPN – TV9, Cebu RPN – TV9, Davao RPN – TV 9, Zamboanga RPN – TV5, Baguio RPN – TV12, Bacolod RPN – TV8; Cable TV thru Sky Cable - Channel 14 (Metro Manila), Sky Cable – Channel 6 (Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo and Baguio), Destiny Cable – Channel 14, Cablelink Channel 14, Cignal – Channel 10, Dream Cable- Channel 13.

Connect and engage with CNN Philippines through web (, Twitter (@cnnphilippines), Facebook ( and Instagram (@cnnphilippines).


It’s never too early for some jump scare experience especially if it’s with some of the most good-looking and promising young actors of today.

VIVA Films proudly presents Ella Cruz, Bret Jackson, AJ Muhlach, Donnalyn Bartolome, Andrew Munlach, Rose Van Ginkel, Caleb Santos, Samantha Capulong, and Jack Reid in Darkroom, a documentary horror movie directed by Pedring Lopez (Nilalang, Binhi).

In the tradition of Blair Witch Project and The Ring, the movie follows a group of teenage friends who seeks the thrill of ghost-hunting, and stumbles upon an old camera. As they carelessly play with it, they unknowingly summon the demon that exists inside. The demon possesses one of them, thus setting off a chain of horrific events that could turn fatal for everyone.

Bret and Ella play Vin Flores and Maine Azores who are still in the early stage of a romantic relationship. Vin is a car enthusiast, while Maine is a bookworm and an introvert. She is known as the “Campus Crush,” which makes Vin proud to have her.

 The cast and director of Viva Films' opening salvo, "Darkroom"
Though Vin has the ability to lead the squad in any activity he wants to pursue, Mina Montero (RoseVan Ginkel) is his greatest influence when it comes to movies, A Mass Comm Film major, Mina makes it a point to attend every screening of indie films.

Crushing on Mina since they were in high school is Yssah Jusay (Donnalyn Bartolome). She is the perkiest person in their squad, and has the ability to make things more fun even/ time she’s around. Another person who likes Mina is Josh (Caleb Santos), the audioman in the group.

Mina has a younger brother named Mac, played by Jack Reid. Mac is a balikbayan, and is buddies with Franz, played by Andrew Muhlach.

Another pair of sweethearts is that of Gail Brion and Kurt Tuazon (Samantha Capulong and AJ Muhlach) who have a band called “Game of Love”. She has issues over fashion. Everyone knows that she’s the one who courted Kurt, who happens to be the first boyfriend of Maine. Kurt is the leader of Game of Love. He is into body piercing but doesn’t want to have a tattoo. Around the campus, he is referred to as “Rakista” because of his usual get up, Darkroom also stars Lander Vera Perez and Abby Bautista

Watch these diverse yet interesting characters as they experience the most unexpected and terrifying events in their young lives. Darkroom opens in cinemas now. Don’t watch it alone.


Six, the much-anticipated Navy SEAL drama on History, airs 10 p.m. Thursdays. 

The series depicts the personal and professional lives of the men of Navy SEAL Team Six, America’s elite special operations unit, as they embark on a dangerous mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan, which goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working as a jihadist fighter with the terrorists.

The eight-episode first season, inspired by real-life combat missions of Navy SEAL Team Six, the special forces unit famous for killing Osama bin Laden, authentically portrays the world of these brave and gallant men, how they react when faced with grave danger, how they cope with life-and-death situations, and how they deal with their complicated personal lives. 

In the season premiere, team leader Richard “RIP” Taggart (Walton Goggins) makes a questionable decision while on a mission. Two years later, he is captured by the West African terrorist group, Boko Haram. 

Now, his former Seal Team Six brothers – led by Joe “Bear” Graves (Barry Sloan), Alex Caulder (Kyle Schmid), and Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz (Juan Pablo Raba) – have to do everything in their power to locate their former leader and attempt a daring rescue mission in the heart of enemy territory – before it’s too late.

History® is available on Sky Cable Ch 67; Cable Link Ch 43; Dream Satellite Ch 30; Destiny Cable Ch 57; and Cignal Ch 125. HISTORY HD™ is available on Sky Cable Ch 165.

Topics: CNN Philippines , Newsroom in Filipino , Ruth Cabal , Armie Jarin-Bennett , Darkroom , Ella Cruz , Bret Jackson , AJ Muhlach , Donnalyn Bartolome , Andrew Munlach , Rose Van Ginkel , Caleb Santos , Samantha Capulong , Jack Reid , Six , Osama bin Laden , Walton Goggins , B
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