CNN Philippines is a commercial broadcast cable and satellite television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Nine Media Corporation, together with Radio Philippines Network as the main content provider, under license from WarnerMedia, a multimedia subsidiary of US-based telecommunications provider AT&T, Inc. Replacing 9TV, CNN Philippines was launched on 16 March 2015. CNN Philippines is the fifth local franchise of CNN in Asia, after CNN Indonesia, CNN Türk, CNN Arabic and CNN-IBN. CNN Philippines' local programming is produced from the Upper Ground Floor of the Worldwide Corporate Center, Shaw Boulevard corner Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Mandaluyong City; the channel maintains its analog transmitter located at # 97 Panay Avenue, Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon City. On October 14, 2014, Turner Broadcasting System with Nine Media signed a five-year brand licensing agreement, until December 31, 2020, that will build the alliance between the two news agencies on television and online.
CNN PH was launched on March 16, 2015, 6:00 am and is seen on RPN's flagship station DZKB-TV, Channel 9 in Metro Manila and among eight regional VHF TV stations in Channel 9 Cebu and Davao, Channel 12 Baguio, Channel 10 Iriga, Channel 8 Bacolod, Channel 5 Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. It operates. Under the brand licensing agreement between Turner Broadcasting System and Nine Media, the latter will pay CNN an undisclosed amount of monthly fee for programs and expertise from CNN International and CNN/U. S. that will air in the CNN Philippines in exchange of locally produced news, current affairs and lifestyle programs and rolling news coverage from 9News, all based on the standards of CNN. 9News will be trained by CNN staff at the CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia to enhance their reporting that will help them to contribute reports for CNN International along with its news bureaus scattered worldwide. The official news website, 9news.ph will be redesigned and changed into CNNPhilippines.com. On the day of the soft launching of CNN Philippines held last October 14, 2014, at the Solaire Resort & Casino, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker released a statement that said: The global news gathering power of CNN combined with the local perspective Nine Media Corporation brings enables us to provide first-class news and information to millions of Filipinos in a way that we have not been able to previously.
I couldn't be happier to welcome CNN Philippines to the CNN family. Presidential Communications Operations Office Sec. Sonny Coloma was the guest of honor at the trade launch of CNN PH at the Philippine International Convention Center the following day. RPN, the broadcaster of CNN PH, was under the portfolio of PCOO known as Media Ng Bayan, from 1986 until 2011; the channel was known as Talk TV from March 2, 2011, to October 29, 2012, on SBN Channel 21. Talk TV is formed by the Solar Television Network, by-then owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation after the latter led the privatization of former state-sequestered Radio Philippines Network in 2011; the first programs that aired on the channel were Dateline NBC, The Today Show, Today's Talk, NBC Nightly News, Inside Edition, Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Solar News, known for its back-to-basics and unbiased journalism, was formed in January 2012 during the coverage of the Impeachment Trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Post-EDSA revolution ABS-CBN newsmen Pal Marquez, Jing Magsaysay and Pia Hontiveros together with former ANC anchors Claire Celdran, Mai Rodriguez and Nancy Irlanda were known as the pillars of Solar News. Reportorial team was composed by former reporters of RPN NewsWatch, the sole and longest-running English newscast of Radio Philippines Network, stopped airing in 2012 as an effect of RPN's privatization; the hourly news bulletin Solar News Update first aired in March 2012, followed by the primetime newscast Solar Network News and Solar Nightly News, which started airing in June 18 and July 16 of the same year, Daybreak and Newsday in October 1, 2012. On October 30, 2012, at 05:30 am, Talk TV signed off to make way for the launching of the first 24-hour English news channel on both cable TV and free-to-air TV, Solar News Channel. Dubbed as the "First 24/7 All-English News Channel on Free TV", Solar News Channel replaces TalkTV. SNC was launched at 5:45am of October 30, 2012, on SBN Channel 21.
During the first months of the operations, the channel was producing major local newscasts including a native language newscast Solar News Cebuano, a sports newscast Solar Sports Desk and public affairs programs Legal HD, News. PH, Opposing Views, Elections News Cafe. 60 Minutes, Top Gear, Undercover Boss and the "Stories" documentary block was launched during SNC's time. SNC launched its own mobile application for smartphone users, its consists of features such as live streaming, catch-up episodes and latest news from the network's website, solarnews.ph. In November 2013, San Miguel Corp. President and COO Ramon S. Ang acquired the minority stake of STVNI. Brothers Wilson and William Tien
Taguig the City of Taguig, is a 1st class urbanized city in Metro Manila, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 804,915 people; the city is known for the Bonifacio Global City, one of the leading financial and lifestyle districts of the country, Arca South, a planned unit development located at the site of the former Food Terminal Incorporated in Western Bicutan. Taguig is the home of SM Aura Premier, Market! Market!, the Department of Science and Technology, Manila American Cemetery, the Heroes' Cemetery. Taguig is located on the western shore of Laguna de Bay and is bordered by Muntinlupa to the south, Parañaque to the southwest, Pasay to the west and Taytay on the northeast, Makati and Pasig to the north; the Taguig River, a tributary of the Pasig River, cuts through the northern half of the city while the Napindan River, another tributary of the Pasig, forms the common border of Taguig with Pasig. The original farmer-fishermen of the area, about 800 in number, were good at threshing rice after harvest.
Hence they were referred to as "mga taga-giik," and the settlement as "pook ng mga taga-giik." Spanish friar Fray Alonso de Alvarado, together with conquistador Ruy López de Villalobos who crossed Pasig River to reach the city's present site in 1571, found "taga-giik" difficult to pronounce. "Tagui-ig" was shortened to its current form "Taguig". It is unknown in earlier times if "Taguig" used to be spelled as "Tagig". Before the Spaniards came, Taguig was a part of Tondo ruled by Lakandula. There were accounts that Chinese settlements were once present in the area as revealed by the recent archaeological diggings of various artifacts like cups and other utensils, which bear Chinese characters; this was believed to have originated from China's Ming dynasty. Taguig was one of the earliest known territories to have been Christianized when the Spaniards succeeded in subjugating mainland Luzon through the Legazpi expedition in 1571. Between the years 1582 and 1583, Taguig was part of the encomienda of Tondo headed by an alcalde mayor, Captain Vergara.
It was in 1587 when Taguig was established as a separate "pueblo" of the province of Manila. Captain Juan Basi was its Kapitan from 1587 to 1588. According to records, Taguig had nine barrios namely, Bambang, Palingon, Sta. Ana, Tuktukan and Wawa. Records show that Tipas had once petitioned to become an independent town but was denied by the Spanish government. During that time, Taguig was accessible via the Pasig River, connected to two large bodies of water, the Manila Bay and Laguna de Bay; the population was estimated to be 800 tributes. The town had less sugar cane to mill; the men lived through fishing. The people of Taguig were known to have resisted both American colonial rule. During that early period of Spanish colonization. Don Juan Basi, "Kapitan" of Taguig from 1587 to 1588, took part in the Tondo Conspiracy, an attempt to overthrow the Spanish government which failed. Basi was exiled for two years as punishment; when the Katipunan was on its early years, many from Taguig became followers and joined the uprising.
The people of Taguig joined the revolutionary government of General Emilio Aguinaldo on August 6, 1898. During the American occupation, they struggled against the forces of General Wheaton under the command of General Pio del Pilar, it was recorded that on February 6, 1898, Filipino forces including Taguig "revolutionarios" dislodged an American position in the hills of Taguig, now a portion of Pateros and Fort Bonifacio. They were defeated by the Americans with superiority in the armaments and training. Taguig fell to the contingent of the First Washington Volunteer Infantry led by Col. Wholly; the defeat of the Filipinos after two years of struggle against the American forces subsequently subjected the Philippines to another system of governance. On August 14, 1898, United States occupied the islands and established a military government with General Wesley Meritt as the First Military Governor, he exercised legislative powers until September 1, 1900. At the start of American occupation, Taguig was proclaimed as an independent municipality with the promulgation of General Order No. 4 on March 29, 1900.
The town was subsequently incorporated to the newly created province of Rizal when the Philippine Commission promulgated Act. No. 137 on June 11, 1901. On October 12, 1903, Taguig and Pateros were merged by the virtue of Act. No. 942 with Pateros hosting the seat of the municipal government. The merger did not last long as a month Muntinlupa was segregated from it and made part of Biñan when Act. No. 1008 was enacted on November 25, 1903. However it was returned to Taguig on March 1905 with the promulgation Act. No. 1308. On February 29, 1908, Taguig was again declared an independent municipality through Executive Order No. 20. Pateros separated from Taguig and both became independent municipalities of Rizal province on January 1, 1918, it was during the American Colonial Period that the US government acquired a 25.78 km² property of Taguig for military purposes. This large piece of land, which had a TCT dated 1902, was turned into a camp that became known as Fort McKinley; when the Japanese occupied the Philippines in 1942, Fort McKinley was taken over by the Japanese Imperial Army.
They occupied the military camp until the end of the war in 1945. After the Philippines gained its political independence f
Jack TV is a Philippine pay television network based in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila. It is owned by Solar Entertainment Corporation, was test-launched on April 6, 2005 debuting on July 12, 2005, it offers Western programming consisting of comedy, drama series and reality shows as well as teens' television programs from American networks The CW, CBS, Fox, NBC, Bravo, FX, Syfy, E!, TBS, Comedy Central, ABC, USA Network, A&E, WGN America and Netflix. The station was formed as part of the discontinuation of its split into two networks. Comedy and reality shows moved to Jack TV, the other programming was maintained on the new network C/S. However, when Solar TV was replaced by Talk TV, Jack TV reverted to its Solar USA programming while maintaining some of the programming that made it a staple in its early years. On October 20, 2012, Solar Entertainment launched its secondary channel Jack CITY on BEAM TV, replacing CHASE; the channel was re-branded as CT. On April 10, 2017, Jack TV was dropped by Sky Cable & Destiny Cable along with Basketball TV, CT, Solar Sports & NBA Premium TV due to Sky Cable's unpaid carriage fees.
On January 1, 2019 the channel was restored on Sky Cable after 1 year of carriage disputes. Jack TV has its own and distinct programming aimed to a younger adult audience. Yet, its limitation as a pay TV channel, as well as frequency regulations on over-the-air television, allow the channel to lend some of their popular programs to sister channels ETC, either or time-shifted. Official website
GMA News TV
GMA News TV is a commercial broadcast television network in the Philippines. It is owned and operated by Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. together with ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc. of Jesus Is Lord Church leader Eddie Villanueva as its main content provider. Launched on February 28, 2011, GNTV is the second television network joint-ventured between ZOE and GMA after its predecessor QTV, which in turn was launched in 2005, its flagship station is DZOE-TV Channel 11, a frequency owned by ZOE Broadcasting, it is beamed through provincial relay stations run by GMA Network. The network produces programmes from studios located at the 22/F Strata 2000 Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City and at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City; the network's primary transmitter facilities are located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City. GMA News TV was created as a replacement for "Q", a network which featured imported dramas and lifestyle-oriented programming aimed towards women.
Both GMA News TV and Q are products of an agreement between ZOE-TV and GMA's subsidiary Citynet in 2005, allowing the latter to lease the entire airtime of DZOE-TV 11, in exchange of upgrading the former's facilities and an offpeak timeslot for its programs on Channel 11 and GMA Network. GMA News TV was unveiled on February 7, 2011, Q was discontinued on February 20, 2011 in preparation for the launch of the new service, which occurred on February 28, 2011. Most of GMA News TV's programming consists of news and public affairs programs produced by GMA News and Public Affairs. Outside of its core programming, the channel airs entertainment programs including lifestyle, cooking shows, talk shows and foreign drama and reality series, foreign animated series and foreign movie blocks and additional programming produced by GMA Entertainment Group,msome of which are carried over from the former Q; as part of its agreement to operate DZOE-TV as a carrier of GMA News TV, it airs religious programming produced by ZOE during off-peak hours.
In 2011, GMA would launch a 24-hour international feed of GMA News TV, as a compliment to its two other international channels. It began to be offered as a preview channel in Australia on FetchTV, IPS/AccessTV in Japan, GUdTV in Guam and on OSN, with an official launch planned for the third quarter of 2011. GMA News TV International was launched on UBI World TV on December 1, 2011. In May 2012, Canadian IPTV provider MTS TV added GMA News TV International, becoming its first Canadian carrier. In November 2012, Optik TV added the channel to their lineup. Additionally, GMA News TV international is now available in Singtel TV Pay TV Customers in Singapore Channel 690 in SD, on ABNXcess Pay TV Customers in Malaysia Channel 731 in SD and on Astro Unlike its domestic counterpart, programs on GMA News TV International are air tape-delayed, except for selected special events such as live coverage of Day 1 of Eleksyon 2013. In Hong Kong, GMA News TV International Launch in Now TV On June 2015. Further information: List of GMA News TV stationsGMA News TV can be seen via regular free-to-air television via ZOE-operated Channel 11 in Metro Manila area, through various provincial relays operated by GMA Network.
Aside from GNTV's main analog signal, it is a must-carry channel on all cable and satellite TV providers nationwide. This channel is available as a digital subchannel through GMA's main digital transmitters in Metro Manila, Baguio and Davao. Citynet Network ZOE Broadcasting Network List of television stations in the Philippines GMA News TV site http://pinoytambayanlive.net/
DZMM TeleRadyo is a Philippine pay television channel that broadcasts ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station DZMM 630. The channel is owned by the ABS-CBN Corporation under the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs brand, is available on cable providers throughout the Philippines. DZMM Teleradyo is included as an exclusive digital subchannel on digital terrestrial television via the ABS-CBN TVplus service. DZMM TeleRadyo is simulcast via The Filipino Channel. DZMM TeleRadyo is the first cable TV channel that broadcasts news from a radio station, the second is DZRH News Television, while other stations from Mega Manila and other provinces followed. DZMM TeleRadyo features a simulcast of DZMM's radio programmes as well as live video feed of the radio booth itself; as a result, viewers can hear DZMM 630, see the people in the studio speaking on air, or in the case of special live occasions, live video footage simulcasted on the radio station can be seen with a clearer audio provided from the feed. Radio shows that have music aired on this station will be supplemented with pictures of artists or random pictures instead of the studio scenes on selected programs.
Moonlight Serenade is a music program, however it only shows random pictures instead of artist pictures while the song is playing. Content during commercial breaks are separate from advertisements in the radio feed which shows promotions for TeleRadyo and other ABS-CBN channels and becomes full-screen on datascreen, or disappears on full-screen graphical format during non-produced advertisements; the channel, simulcasts the Three O' Clock prayer and the station ID during afternoons, as well as station's sign-on and sign-off messages depending on the broadcast content. In some cases when the radio feed will air programming only dedicated to theirs like the UAAP men's basketball Finals coverage from 2013 to 2014 and during the PiliPinas Debates 2016, regular-scheduled programming will continue for TeleRadyo viewers until the coverage for radio ends; the timing with TeleRadyo and the radio feed can depend on the factors. The TeleRadyo can be delayed at seven seconds in Metro Manila if the radio feed is heard using the 630 frequency via AM radio, while it would be more advanced by 3 seconds or more when the radio feed is heard via online streaming.
Since June 19, 2017, DZMM set-up an additional studio set for its radio programs such as Sakto, Good Vibes, Todo-Todo Walang Preno and On The Spot as part of the station's plans to convert into a full-fledged news channel in the future. DZMM TeleRadyo uses on-screen graphics to provide viewers the latest information and its programming. Since June 19, 2017, DZMM TeleRadyo uses the full-screen graphical format as their main "on-screen graphics", which shows the viewers the video portion in full and displays graphics akin to a news channel; the current format only appears during the morning to evening hours during weekdays, overnights weekdays when it will broadcast ABS-CBN's late-night and weekend programming as a replay, during the weekly Monday morning station sign-on, with weekends only during special coverages and live events and on the Sunday night sign-off. However following the August 6 update, the full-screen graphical format now appears in late-evening and early morning programming on weekdays and on its weekend programming, both using the datascreen format before the update.
On August 6, 2018, the channel updated its full-screen graphical format, with its logo permanently displayed on the top right, allowing the news headlines portion to extend to the bottom left space left by the logo. The full-screen graphical format appears in this order: The logo of the channel; the main logo of this channel appears in the top right of the screen. News headlines. During Radyo Patrol Balita, during news reports in other times and in select lifestyle programming like Sakto and Good Vibes, the news headlines would be covered temporarily with a lower third, displaying news stories or various information. Different elements like Radyo Patrol reporter information among others are displayed at the top beside the news headlines portion; the current date and time. It appears on the bottom left after the news headlines. After the current date and time, there is a scrolling news ticker displaying the latest showbiz and sports news and public service announcements. During TV Patrol, Konek Todo, Hurricanes, the logo of the channel will be displayed on the top right without the accompanying graphics, but the graphics will re-appear during commercial breaks, thus removing the latter.
Headline Pilipinas uses the same format, but with different graphic styles. The graphics will disappear during non-produced commercials. Prior to the change, the full-screen graphical format was used during the datascreen format era, which began in January 2015 when Pope Francis visited the Philippines; the format was expanded to other live events and during the channel's other programming, notably during ABS-CBN's current affairs programming, Headline Pilipinas, MMK Klasiks and Bandila. The full-screen graphics was used during the 2016 elections and during DZMM Kapamilya Day. From the channel's launch until Aug
1080i is an abbreviation referring to a combination of frame resolution and scan type, used in high-definition television and high-definition video. The number "1080" refers to the number of horizontal lines on the screen; the "i" is an abbreviation for "interlaced". A related display resolution is 1080p, which has 1080 lines of resolution; the term assumes a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, so the 1080 lines of vertical resolution implies 1920 columns of horizontal resolution, or 1920 pixels × 1080 lines. A 1920 pixels × 1080 lines screen has a total of 2.1 megapixels and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. This format is used in the SMPTE 292M standard; the choice of 1080 lines originates with Charles Poynton, who in the early 1990s pushed for "square pixels" to be used in HD video formats. Within the designation "1080i", the i stands for interlaced scan. A frame of 1080i video consists of two sequential fields of 540 vertical pixels; the first field consists of all odd-numbered TV lines and the second all numbered lines.
The horizontal lines of pixels in each field are captured and displayed with a one-line vertical gap between them, so the lines of the next field can be interlaced between them, resulting in 1080 total lines. 1080i differs from 1080p, where the p stands for progressive scan, where all lines in a frame are captured at the same time. In native or pure 1080i, the two fields of a frame correspond to different instants, so motion portrayal is good; this is true for interlaced video in general and can be observed in still images taken of fast motion scenes. However, when 1080p material is captured at 25 or 30 frames/second, it is converted to 1080i at 50 or 60 fields/second for processing or broadcasting. In this situation both fields in a frame do correspond to the same instant; the field-to-instant relation is somewhat more complex for the case of 1080p at 24 frames/second converted to 1080i at 60 fields/second. The field rate of 1080i is 60 Hz for countries that use or used System M as analog television system with 60 fields/sec, or 50 Hz for regions that use or used 625-lines television system with 50 fields/sec.
Both field rates can be carried by major digital television broadcast formats such as ATSC, DVB, ISDB-T International. The frame rate can be implied by the context, while the field rate is specified after the letter i, such as "1080i60". In this case 1080i60 refers to 60 fields per second; the European Broadcasting Union prefers to use the resolution and frame rate separated by a slash, as in 1080i/30 and 1080i/25 480i/30 and 576i/25. Resolutions of 1080i60 or 1080i50 refers to 1080i/30 or 1080i/25 in EBU notation. 1080i is directly compatible with some CRT HDTVs on which it can be displayed natively in interlaced form, but for display on progressive-scan—e.g. Most new LCD and plasma TVs, it must be deinterlaced. Depending on the television's video processing capabilities, the resulting video quality may vary, but may not suffer. For example, film material at 25fps may be deinterlaced from 1080i50 to restore a full 1080p resolution at the original frame rate without any loss. Preferably video material with 50 or 60 motion phases/second is to be converted to 50p or 60p before display.
Worldwide, most HD channels on satellite and cable broadcast in 1080i. In the United States, 1080i is the preferred format for most broadcasters, with Inc.. Viacom, AT&T, Comcast owned networks broadcasting in the format. Only Fox-owned television networks and Disney-owned television networks, along with MLB Network and a few other cable networks use 720p as the preferred format for their networks. Many ABC affiliates owned by Hearst Television and former Belo Corporation stations owned by TEGNA, along with some individual affiliates of those three networks, air their signals in 1080i and upscale network programming for master control and transmission purposes, as most syndicated programming and advertising is produced and distributed in 1080i, removing a downscaling step to 720p; this allows local newscasts on these ABC affiliates to be produced in the higher resolution to match the picture quality of their 1080i competitors. Some cameras and broadcast systems that use 1080 vertical lines per frame do not use the full 1920 pixels of a nominal 1080i picture for image capture and encoding.
Common subsampling ratios include 3/4 and 1/2. Where used, the lower horizontal resolution is scaled to capture and/or display a full-sized picture. Using half horizontal resolution and only one field of each frame results in the format known as qHD, which has fram
Marietta Subong, better known by her stage name Pokwang, is a Filipino comedian, television host and singer. She started in a reality show in ABS-CBN and subsequently appeared in dramas and sitcoms of the network, she received the Best Comedy Actress award from the Philippine Movie Press Club for her portrayal in the sitcom Aalog-Alog and the Best Female Comedian award from People’s Choice Awards. She became a host of the variety shows Pilipinas Win na Win and Happy Yipee Yehey. Pokwang was born Marietta Subong on August 1970 in Iloilo City, her family hails from Rizal. Her father was a drunkard and her mother had difficulties in raising Pokwang and her 11 other siblings. Pokwang was the seventh born among her siblings In 1990, Pokwang went to Japan as an Overseas Filipino Worker and worked as a group dancer, going home to the Philippines four times within the two years time she worked in Japan, her contracts in Japan were for six-months each. She saved money to renovate her family's fragile house to one made with sturdier materials.
Pokwang learned how to speak Japanese due to her work. She stopped working in Japan after she got pregnant, the time when Japan started to impose stricter regulations after following an issue with OFWs in Japan. Pokwang went to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates to work as a domestic worker in 1998 after the gulf country started to accept OFWs, she worked in the country for six months. She wanted to go home after she learned that her son, five years old was diagnosed with a brain tumor but her employer did not allow her and Pokwang was forced to finish her contract, her son died. Following the loss of her son, Pokwang tend to her daughter. Pokwang made her first appearance as a backup dancer in Eezy Dancing of ABC 5. While performing as a guest in a comedy bar in Cubao, she met Eric Nicolas, looking for a talent to work with ABS-CBN, she worked in 2002 moved to the Music Box. In 2004, Pokwang joined "Clown in a Million" a reality talent show segment of Yes Yes Show of ABS-CBN after she was convinced by Nicolas to participate and became the grand champion.
After winning the contest she secured an exclusive artist contract with ABS-CBN. Pokwang appeared in various dramas and sitcoms following her win at the reality talent show segment, she had concerts both outside and within the Philippines and had appeared in noon-time shows. She starred with other actors and actresses in various projects such as Dolphy which she considers her idol, Ai-Ai de las Alas, Willie Rivellame, Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, Claudine Barretto, Judy Ann Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Kris Aquino, she was named Best Comedy Actress award by the Philippine Movie Press Club for her portrayal in Aalog-Alog and the she garnered the Best Female Comedian award of the People's Choice Award. As a film actress she won the Bert Marcelo Lifetime Achievement Award twice. Pokwang appeared in various films portraying supporting characters, her first film where she portrayed a lead role was the 2011 film A Mother's Story, where she took up a role of an overseas Filipino worker named Medy. Pokwang prefers to use herself as a subject of her jokes rather than other people.
She does not do "green jokes", which are deemed unsuitable for young audiences as she enjoys being a comedian patronized by children. Pokwang has impersonated other people as part of her job as a comedian. Among the people she has impersonated were Dionisia Pacquiao such as for an episode in Banana Split and Anabelle Rama. In 1993, Subong married a Japanese national; the union produced a son, who died due to a congential brain ailment. The couple had become estranged for over a decade. In 2009, after 16 years, Subong’s estranged husband contacted her in an effort to reconcile after he found out he had cancer, he requested to view the grave of his son, to which Subong replied “He has forgiven you, he’s an angel now.”. In 1996, she entered into another relationship again with a Japanese national. Though they did not marry, the union produced daughter Ria Mae. Subong has since not spoken to her daughter's father, but harbors no ill will toward him, stating she is open to her daughter one days meeting with him.
He found out about Subong's celebrity status via mutual friend and through international media channels. In May 2014, Subong reestablished contact with Rie Mae's father in an effort to have him appear at Ria Mae's debutante ball for her 18th birthday. Subong revealed that she was aware of her former partner's marriage to a Korean national and that he had started a family with her. Subong had a British suitor but in June 2013 it was reported that he decided not to pursue. Subong speculated that the reason for this was that she was "playing hard to get", but insists that she remains friends with the Briton. On 20 January 2015, Subong entered into a relationship with American actor Lee O'Brian, whom she worked with in the film Edsa Woolworth, released in theaters in that same month. Subong became miscarried after three weeks. By September 2016, Subong had been introduced to O'Brian's relatives and the two began talking about marriage. Nuptial planning was delayed. On June 16, 2017, Subong announced on Twitter that she was seven weeks pregnant with O'Brian's child.
On 18 January 2018, Pokwang gave birth to her third child in Antipolo city, naming her Malia Francine O'Brian. Compilation album Pokwang on IMDb