Monday, February 27, 2006

Kapamilya Relief Campaign for Southern Leyte

Volunteer Chris Balaga enjoying the load

Hundreds of volunteers for the landslide victims

Relief Goods: Cebuanos' immense generosity

Volunteer Bino Guerrero

ACT members were among the first to volunteer for the repacking of relief goods

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

TV Patrol Central Visayas' New Look

TV Patrol Central Visayas Anchor Leo Lastimosa with the Production Staff

CCM Cebu Head Jayne Abella

TVP-CV's New Set

DYAB Anchor Neda Avinante finds the new set comfortable

TV Patrol Central Visayas Anchor Haide Acuna

Friday, February 10, 2006

Cebuano Housemates

Coming Soon: Nagmamahal, Kapamilya

ABS CBN will be launching a historical breakthrough, Nagmamahal Kapamilya. As an instrument of nation building, the show aims to bring Filipino families closer together wherever they are in the world.

Nagmamahal Kapamilya, a documentary show with a unique blend of reality, romance and fulfillmet that will feature real-life stories of love, success, failure and reconcillation of Filipinos who ventured into better lives in abroad. These stories are inspiring and heartwarming stories whenever they climax to successful lives. On the other hand, when we find overseas Filipinos with needs or wishes, the program transforms into positive service, answering their needs to the best of its abilities.

Nagmamahal Kapamilya is a program by ABS CBN Entertainment and has a partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, National Association of Independent Travel Agencies (NAITAS), Philippine Airlines (PAL), Travel Cooperative of the Philippines, The Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), Overseas Workers Welfare Admonistration (OWWA) and ABS CBN Global Ltd.-The Filipino Channel.

Nagmamahal Kapamilya will be the first on-air community storytelling / slice-of-life / interactive hub that bridges Kapamilyas (Family) anywhere in the world and the first ABS CBN program aired in Manila that is crafted with the overseas Pinoy in its heart. Nagmamahal Kapamilya will also be the start of programming with the world on top of mind.

When the Filipinos emerges empowered, when the Filipino is made proud of his brother's heroism, when the Filipino hopes, strives and succeeds, Nagmamahal Kapamilya has done its part.

ABS-CBN Office For Stampede Victims

ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. on Friday said it will set up an office to help families of the 71 victims who died in last Saturday's stampede at the Philsports Arena (formerly ULTRA).

Fr. Carmelo Calauag, a member of ABS-CBN board of directors, said he will head the new office that will take charge of extending both financial and moral assistance including scholarships to the families of the victims
"We are making a database of all the families. Each family has different needs. Some families have small kids that need to go to school while others have older kids who have different needs," he told reporters.
He added: "We want to meet actual long term needs, not just the financial."

He said the proposal was approved by the ABS-CBN board of directors on Thursday.

Calauag said he volunteered to lead the office to ensure that the tragedy would not be forgotten like similar tragedies in the past.

He said a newspaper headline that read "74 dreams crushed" challenged him to do more for the victims. "That was an inspiration. We have to make sure that that does not happen. That the dreams are not crushed, that we can rally people around to help because it's only in times of crises that people's character is revealed," he said.

ABS-CBN chairman Eugenio Lopez earlier said took responsibility for the tragedy, which occurred during the first anniversary celebration of ABS-CBN's noontime show "Wowowee."

"I want to say that I am responsible and I will hold myself accountable should our justice system so determine in the future. There will be no whitewash and we will continue to work with the government and all its agencies," he said in a televised statement.

A government fact-finding committee earlier recommended criminal charges against four officials of ABS-CBN for failing to prepare adequate security for the show.

Charges of criminal negligence were recommended against Rene Luspo, ABS-CBN’s head of security; Marilou Almaden, Wowowee production manager; Rey Cayabyab, assistant location manager; and Mel Feliciano, associate producer.

The inquiry said ABS-CBN failed to secure the event for about 30,000 people who showed up -- far beyond the stadium’s capacity of about 19,000.

“Not having any contingency plans for the extra 10,000 people that the network expected to come borders on irresponsible and incompetent management of the situation at best to criminal negligence and endangerment leading to the loss of lives at worst,” the committee said.

It said, “Other ABS-CBN executives who may have been involved directly or indirectly with the preparation or planning” of the show could also be held liable. (ABS-CBN News)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Bag-ong DYAB: Bilib sa Sugbuanon

DYAB Abante Bisaya Anchor Leo Lastimosa covers the Cebu Pop Music Fest with TV Patrol's Noemi King, Narsheen Artiaga and Rhoda Uy

TV Patrol's Haide Acuna, Ted Failon and Leo Lastimosa

The 26th Cebu Pop was aired live over DYAB Abante Bisaya

TV Patrol Central Visayas's remote broadcast from the New Cebu Coliseum

Nene Tamayo launched her Citizen Patrol Segment in Cebu