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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

50 years of ‘The World Tonight,’ ANC Leadership Awards launched

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel celebrated the 50th year of its flagship newscast The World Tonight (TWT) and launched the ANC Leadership Awards on Dec. 7 to cap its 20th anniversary celebration this year.

The country’s first 24/7 cable news channel marked these two milestones at the 2nd ANC X event held at 8 Rockwell Center, Rockwell Drive, Makati City attended by members of the business community led by ABS-CBN Chairman Eugenio Lopez III and ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak.

The longest-running television news program in the Philippines, TWT is regarded as the gold standard in local newscasts, having covered the most important events in our nation’s history and having served as a home to some of the most iconic and respected Filipino journalists including Tina Monzon-Palma, Sen. Loren Legarda, former Sen. Orly Mercado, Dyan Castillejo, Ces Oreña-Drilon, and the late Angelo Castro, Jr.

FLAGSHIP NEWSCAST. ABS-CBN executives Eugenio Lopez III and Ging Reyes (second and third from left) congratulate the country's longest-running English news program, which initially aired in November 1966 on ABS-CBN. The 'World Tonight' is home to some of the most respected journalists like Ces Oreña-Drilon and former Senator Orly Mercado (first from left and first from right).

ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs Head Ging Reyes, executive producer of TWT after Martial Law, led the tribute featured in a documentary on ANC soon.

Noting how the media landscape has changed in half a century, Reyes said the ABS-CBN news organization has remained solid and constant in terms of strength, dedication, resilience, and adherence to its journalistic canons, which is evident in TWT, now anchored by the likes of Tony Velasquez, Teddy Locsin, Jr., TJ Manotoc, Cathy Yang, and Tina Monzon-Palma.

After commemorating this huge milestone in Philippine news, the night’s emcee, Headstart anchor Karen Davila, showed a teaser of the new ANC Station ID and announced the launch of the ANC Leadership Awards (ANCLA).

ANCLA aims to honor visionary leaders who can be emulated by the next generation and will also shine the spotlight on up and coming leaders 45 years and below, who have the ability to make contributions in the realms of business and public service. Awardees must display a pioneering entrepreneurial spirit, and values like business excellence, unity, nationalism, and integrity, all of which ANC also stands for.

“ANC X” is an ANC event in partnership with Metro Society magazine that provides a venue for the nation’s decision-makers and movers and shakers to gather, establish connections, exchange ideas, and discuss the important issues in the country and in the world.

An industry pioneer committed to innovation and excellence in delivering news and information to Filipinos worldwide, ANC has served as a reliable and credible partner to Philippine business leaders in the past 20 years. With “ANC X,” the multi-awarded news organization is able to stay true again to its motto of “Your Partner, Your Channel.”

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