Friday, November 19, 2010


It's now confirmed, multi-awarded broadcast journalists Karen Davila and Julius Babao are now set to join Ces Oreña Drilon as anchors of ABS-CBN's late night newscast Bandila starting Monday.

ABS-CBN Corp., in a statement, announced the anchor shuffle on Friday. (The full press release is below.)

"ABS-CBN bolsters its late night newscast 'Bandila' by bringing together multi-awarded broadcast journalists Ces Oreña Drilon, Julius Babao, and Karen Davila to deliver the nation's biggest news and stories beginning Monday (Nov 22)," the statement said.

"Babao and Davila’s addition to the program also marks the dawn of a new and more interactive 'Bandila,' wherein viewers are given a chance to air their reactions to every news item," it said.

"We want our viewers to have a platform where they can immediately express themselves, where they feel empowered to take part not just in the discussion but in finding solutions to the issue at hand," Bandila's executive producer Paul Henson said.

"Known as 'working journalists,' Drilon, Babao, and Davila have established their credibility in the industry with news reports and stories they themselves have pursued, written, and produced," ABS-CBN said.

Davila is a former anchor of "The Correspondents," the news documentary program that won her awards from UNICEF Child Rights Awards (2005), Asian TV Awards (2006), and New York TV and Film Festivals (2004 and 2007).

Babao, meanwhile, anchors a radio program in DZMM and the investigative program “XXX,” where he personally joins authorities in surveillance and raids to show his commitment to the resolution of the problems raised to them.

Davila was also named Broadcast Journalist of the Year by the Rotary Club of Manila in 2004 and one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men in 2008.

Davila also won Best Female TV Newscaster in the recent 2010 PMPC Star Awards, while Babao took home the trophy in the male category for the third straight year.

The change in the anchor lineup of the network's late-night newscast comes weeks after a similar reformatting of the primetime newscast TV Patrol.

Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez returned to the newscast last November 8, joining Ted Failon. Babao and Davila formerly co-anchored TV Patrol, along with Failon

Will this bring a dramatic change  in the late night battle? Or will the viewers keep frenzy on hold with these developments? 

All listed nominees are selected in accordance to their production Value and Production Costs. Animes and Cartoons are not included for their Porduction Value and costs are so minimal. A few TV-5 programs are included for these programs are already of significant Production Values. TV Network War is still open for more Nominees.



dahh said...

======== mas lalo tlaga may credible sa abs pag dating sa news hindi kc cla 2lad ng iba dyan nag yyabang na una cila sa ganito at mas hightech daw. pero ilang beses ng napahiya un sa hologram kuno tapos sa tapeless ano pa kaya ssunod hahahaha pag dating tlaga sa press released gma nanguguna dyan. una sa kayabangan, una sa kaepalan at una sa pagging crony ni -------- hulaan nyo kaya pla d cila napasara noh. kc wla daw cila kinakampihan at wlang kasinungalingan wehhhhh d nga ung too wla tlaga press released hahahahaha

Anonymous said...

good!!! Very good!!!


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