New American Media Honors Excellence in Journalism among California’s Ethnic Media Journalists and News Organizations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, September 21, 2017 — “If we work together, we could do better. That’s the spirit that has driven New American Media from the start,” says NAM Executive Director and Executive Editor Sandy Close at the 2017 NAM California Ethnic Media Awards Ceremonies held recently at the PG&E Auditorium in downtown San Francisco. Twelve winners were awarded in different categories that comprised of Immigration, Health Care, Education, Politics, Gender Issues, the 2016 Elections, among others. ABS-CBN International The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) daily news program, BA (Balitang America) won for Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement. In …

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Philippine teen stars Joshua Garcia, McCoy De Leon, Jerome Ponce, and Nash Aguas prove their innocence in the ABS-CBN family drama “The Good Son”

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 — Witness the unusual case of love for family in ABS-CBN’s much-anticipated family drama “The Good Son,” where four sons fight for their right and seek justice  which can be seen in the Philippines via ABS-CBN, and outside the country via The Filipino Channel (TFC), with its pilot episode streaming simulcast its local airing, via TFC online (www.TFC.tv) in key countries worldwide. “The Good Son” will surely stick with viewers’ minds as its story centers on four brothers who come …

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The Philippines’ all-time favorite search for outstanding amateur talent Tawag ng Tanghalan sa “It’s Showtime” goes global

September 13, 2017, AUSTRIA — From an iconic singing competition that became the staple of every Philippine household’s afternoon radio listening and eventually TV viewing for almost decades since 1953, “Tawag ng Tanghalan (Call of the Stage)” continues its symphony as the Philippines’ all-time favorite amateur singing contest, to date.  As the latest revival at top-rating variety show “It’s Showtime” continues the tradition of providing the platform for singers with nary a professional exposure but with a gamut of talent, ABS-CBN, and The Filipino Channel (TFC) …

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New America Media names ABS-CBN Balitang America winner for Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement

SAN FRANCISCO, September 12, 2017 – ABS-CBN International The Filipino Channel’s (TFC) daily news show, BA (Balitang America) will join 11 other first place winners and 13 merit recipients at the 2017 New America Media (NAM) California Ethnic Media Awards in a Gala Ceremony to be held on September 19 at the PG&E Auditorium in San Francisco. BA, which is marking its 15th anniversary, was chosen winner in the Outstanding Coverage of Voter Engagement category for its Election Day 2016 newscast and its special called, …

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Statement by ABS-CBN on the recently cancelled TFC subscriptions in Canada

International Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN has announced today that to support any purchasers of set-top boxes that were provided access to ABS-CBN’s copyrighted movies and TV shows without authorization from ABS-CBN, ABS-CBN is offering these individuals in Canada one month free premium subscription to TFC.tv.  Customers need only call the toll-free number 1-855-TFC-CNDA on or before September 15, 2017 to receive a one-month free premium subscription.  ABS-CBN’s Customer Service team is ready to assist callers through the process and will not require evidence …

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Love from Filipinos in South Korea fire up Vice Ganda in “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda sa Korea.Nagmahal.Nasaktan.Nagconcert”

Ansan, South Korea (August 30, 2017) — It was nearly evening, but high energy continued to reverberate across the Ansan Olympic Hall in Ansan, South Korea as the crowd eagerly awaited the Philippines’ Unakabogabol (indomitable star) Vice Ganda to enter the stage for his “Pusuan Mo si Vice Ganda: Nagmahal. Nasaktan. Nag-concert” leg in Korea last August 13. First staged in Manila last Valentine’s Day, in April in the U.S. and recently in Japan, Vice Ganda brings a different performance to every installment with the …

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TFC supports Martin Nievera’s historic September concerts in Las Vegas and Honolulu this Labor Day weekend

DALY CITY, CA, August 31, 2017 – It’s rare for any artist to have almost back-to-back concerts in two of the biggest cities for entertainment – Las Vegas and Honolulu.  Moreover, it’s even rarer for artists to hold such concerts in premier venues like the M Resort Spa Casino and Blue Note Jazz Club Restaurant. But trust Philippine Concert King Martin Nievera to pull off such a feat.  After all, he has several records of being first in his colorful career as a live concert …

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ABS-CBN Foundation Europe and celebrities add to multi-sectoral support via June 25 “Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan for the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire”

ABS-CBN Foundation Europe to hold telethon for London Grenfell Tower fire victims   LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, June 23, 2017 – ABS-CBN Foundation Europe CIO joins public and private support for the victims of the massive fire that hit the 24-storey residential London Grenfell Tower in West London on June 14, by organizing the eight-hour “Operation Sagip Telethon: A Bayanihan For the Victims of the London Grenfell Tower Fire” on June 25 starting at 1 p.m., London time. Driven by the Filipino tradition of community spirit …

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TFC’s Homecoming to DC Commended by the Daly City Government

DALY CITY, CA, May 2, 2017 – The Daly City government, headed by Mayor Glenn Sylvester, recently conferred a special Certificate of Commendation on ABS-CBN International/TFC at the City Hall Council Chambers. Mayor Sylvester specified that the commendation is in recognition of TFC’s grand opening in Daly City. Sylvester also said “majority of the population of Daly City is Filipino and we are so happy for ABS-CBN to come back and we say ‘Welcome home.’” The homecoming-of-sorts cements TFC’s dream to be where Filipinos are. …

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TFC continues to bring cheers to Filipinos in Asia Pacific with 2017 offerings

Quezon City, Philippines (April 27, 2017) – After a string of successful Kapamilya events in Japan and Korea; to content-based fans’ day in Hong Kong and Malaysia; to movie premieres in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore; ABS-CBN The Filipino Channel (“TFC”) in Asia Pacific continues to bring more reasons for Filipinos in the region to celebrate and feel connected to home. Ailene Averion, ABS-CBN Global Ltd. managing director for Asia Pacific shares: “TFC has been bringing pieces of home to the region through its programs …

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