Filipino businessmen have Bloomberg Philippines to watch

If you’re a businessman you could be watching Bloomberg International on your cable TV the whole day waiting for some important news that might dramatically change your business prospects.

Now, you don’t have to watch news from abroad 24/7 as the Philippines recently got its own Bloomberg TV.

The regular broadcasts of Bloomberg TV Philippines (BloombergTVPh), the country’s first 24-hour English business news channel has been on the air since Oct. 5.

Tony Abad, Jp Ong
 It telecasts on the country’s no.1 pay TV service provider, Cignal TV. 

This collaboration between two of the country’s top media companies, Cignal TV and the News5 together with global media giant Bloomberg Television gives Filipino businessmen the most up-to-date business and economic news and information across the Philippine archipelago. You can watch Bloomber TV Philipppines on Cignal’s Channel 8 (Standard Definition) and Channel 127 (High Definition). 

 According to Cignal’s Chief Operating Officer Oscar A. Reyes Jr., BloombergTVPh would be available to about 20-million Smartphone users and 30-million Internet users in the country through Bloomberg TV Philippines’ digital platforms. 

 Adding punch to BloombergTVPh’s nationwide reach is it’s highly seasoned news anchors and program presenters which are a mix of fresh faces and veteran broadcast journalists with an impressive track record in both media and business. They are solidly backed by Bloomberg Television’s global network of 2, 400 news professionals in 150 bureaus across 73 countries worldwide.

Michael Alimurung, Regina Hing Lay
Get to know more also about the multi-talented hosts of Bloomberg TV Philippines this October as they let the Filipino audience into the intricacies of today’s business and economics. 

 Meet BloombergTVPh’s incredible team that includes top-notch entrepreneur and social advocate Quintin Pastrana; seasoned TV correspondent Shawn Yao; finance analyst, management specialist and the team’s Bloomberg Terminal whiz, JP Ong; corporate lawyer and commercial arbitration specialist, Jean de Castro; and veteran international business reporter who came home to join Bloomberg TV Philippines, Regina Lay. Joining them also are the country’s foremost expert on international trade, economist and law professor, Tony Abad; Silicon Valley geek slash marathoner slash social entrepreneur, Michael Alimurung; and marketing whiz and media man, Rod Nepomuceno.

Rod Nepomuceno, Jean De Castro
They face the entertainment press last week most of whom were stunned to face no-showbiz folks and whose language are restricted to market movements, inflation or deflation of economy, lower or higher interest rates, blue chips and so on that most of the writers are not proficient in.

 When someone asked what is the channel’s target audience, most of the those at the presidential table said they were aiming to reach the widest audience possible, which means from economic class A to the bottom E. 

It nearly mortified me as most Filipinos, even those who are micro entrepreneurs are not visibly interested in business news.

But, I laud Cignal ang News 5 in bringing Bloomberg TV to the country. At least I have an alternative channel to switch on to if CNN International, BBC World or Al Jazeera, and even CNBC News begin to bore me.

Quintin Pastrana, Shawn Yao
Said the guys at the presidential table at Cerchio that Wednesday night, “Bloomberg Television Philippines is a manifestation of the important role that business and finance plays in the country’s development, now and in the future. This 24-hour, 7-day business news channel underscores the economic gains of the country as one of the fastest growing economies in the world today.” 

Well, good luck guys. TV is such a challenging sector in mass communication. For many people, it’s like a bad habit you can’t easily break. But, who knows, you might just find the right mix in programming that would make your channel short of phenomenal.

 Get the latest in the world of business with Bloomberg TV Philippines now airing over Cignal TV’s Channel 8 SD; and Channel 127 HD and follow them in their official Facebook page, 


Lucky Christmas with 
Kapuso Milyonaryo Season 8

Over P23 million worth of prizes to be given away to lucky Kapuso viewers.
An exciting Christmas season begins today as seasoned actor-comedian and longtime Kapuso Milyonaryo ambassador Joey de Leon, and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards, invite Kapuso viewers nationwide to join the highly successful Network promo, Kapuso Milyonaryo, in its biggest installment to date.

The promo, which was launched in 2012, has produced 74 Kapuso millionaires and 6 new homeowners and continues to change lives as it embarks on its 8th season.

 Kapuso Milyonaryo ambassadors Joey de Leon and Alden Richards
This year, over P23 million worth of prizes will be given away including 13 lucky winners of P1 million each and 64 winners of P7,000 in cash. There will also be over 100 smartphones, 200 appliances, 3 brand new cars, and a house and lot from Bria up for grabs. Winners may also get a chance to be awarded by Richards himself.

All interested participants will get a chance to become instant millionaires by submitting their entries through Kapuso Milyonaryo drop boxes located in all GMA stations and selected Mercury Drugstore outlets nationwide.
Entries must include a proof-of-purchase from any of the participating brands enclosed in an envelope with the participant’s name and contact details.

The promo period is from today until Dec. 8.  Weekly and grand draw winners will be announced on GMA’s comedy-musical variety program, Sunday PinaSaya.
Kapuso Milyonaryo Season 8 participating sponsors are Del Forever Fabric Softener, Porksavor All-In-One Seasoning Mix, Tang, Nescafé 3in1, Milo, Zonrox Bleach, Bear Brand Powdered Milk Drink, Sunsilk, Datu Puti Vinegar and Eden.

The Kapuso Milyonaryo mobile app, which became the Top Free App in the Entertainment Category of both the App Store (for iOS mobile devices) and Google Play Store (for Android mobile devices), will also make a comeback with the lovable character, Tobz. The game app will be available for download for FREE by Oct. 25.For more details, visit the Kapuso Milyonaryo Facebook page,

   Lesbians in ‘That’s My Tomboy’
The most astig tomboys take center stage once again as the hit and trending segment “That’s My Tomboy” finally returns to It’s Showtime for another season.

Members of the lesbian community showcase their charms and wit in the casual question and answer interview as well as their talents in the talent portion. At the end of the day, a distinguished panel of judges, as well as the audience, choose who among the contestants deserves to advance to the next level of the competition.

 “That’s My Tomboy” was launched in 2013 and was dubbed the first lesbian beauty pageant in the country. It was a consistent social media trend and received commendations from LGBT advocates.

 With the much awaited comeback of “That’s My Tomboy” comes the tougher celebrity lip-sync battle in “Lip Swak.” 
 Now, Kapamilya stars unite and clash in the “Lip Swak Olympics” where every week, three groups of celebrities, which will be led by It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda (Team Ganda), Vhong Navarro (Team Suave), and Anne Curtis (Team Dyosa), will compete and show their intense lip-sync skills.

Meanwhile, another surprise awaits the madlang people as “Magpasikat” week comes closer. Watch out for the stunning performances of “It’s Showtime” hosts that will surely impress viewers.
    Don’t miss the fun and excitement in the month-long ANIMversary of It’s Showtime, Monday to Saturday noon. 

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