The Philippines the Republic of the Philippines, is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon and Mindanao; the capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City, both part of Metro Manila. Bounded by the South China Sea on the west, the Philippine Sea on the east and the Celebes Sea on the southwest, the Philippines shares maritime borders with Taiwan to the north, Vietnam to the west, Palau to the east, Malaysia and Indonesia to the south; the Philippines' location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and close to the equator makes the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world's greatest biodiversity. The Philippines has an area of 300,000 km2, according to the Philippines Statistical Authority and the WorldBank and, as of 2015, had a population of at least 100 million.
As of January 2018, it is the eighth-most populated country in Asia and the 12th most populated country in the world. 10 million additional Filipinos lived overseas, comprising one of the world's largest diasporas. Multiple ethnicities and cultures are found throughout the islands. In prehistoric times, Negritos were some of the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, they were followed by successive waves of Austronesian peoples. Exchanges with Malay, Indian and Chinese nations occurred. Various competing maritime states were established under the rule of datus, rajahs and lakans; the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer leading a fleet for the Spanish, in Homonhon, Eastern Samar in 1521 marked the beginning of Hispanic colonization. In 1543, Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos named the archipelago Las Islas Filipinas in honor of Philip II of Spain. With the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi from Mexico City, in 1565, the first Hispanic settlement in the archipelago was established.
The Philippines became part of the Spanish Empire for more than 300 years. This resulted in Catholicism becoming the dominant religion. During this time, Manila became the western hub of the trans-Pacific trade connecting Asia with Acapulco in the Americas using Manila galleons; as the 19th century gave way to the 20th, the Philippine Revolution followed, which spawned the short-lived First Philippine Republic, followed by the bloody Philippine–American War. The war, as well as the ensuing cholera epidemic, resulted in the deaths of thousands of combatants as well as tens of thousands of civilians. Aside from the period of Japanese occupation, the United States retained sovereignty over the islands until after World War II, when the Philippines was recognized as an independent nation. Since the unitary sovereign state has had a tumultuous experience with democracy, which included the overthrow of a dictatorship by a non-violent revolution; the Philippines is a founding member of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, the East Asia Summit.
It hosts the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank. The Philippines is considered to be an emerging market and a newly industrialized country, which has an economy transitioning from being based on agriculture to one based more on services and manufacturing. Along with East Timor, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia's predominantly Christian nations; the Philippines was named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. Spanish explorer Ruy López de Villalobos, during his expedition in 1542, named the islands of Leyte and Samar Felipinas after the then-Prince of Asturias; the name Las Islas Filipinas would be used to cover all the islands of the archipelago. Before that became commonplace, other names such as Islas del Poniente and Magellan's name for the islands San Lázaro were used by the Spanish to refer to the islands; the official name of the Philippines has changed several times in the course of its history. During the Philippine Revolution, the Malolos Congress proclaimed the establishment of the República Filipina or the Philippine Republic.
From the period of the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War until the Commonwealth period, American colonial authorities referred to the country as the Philippine Islands, a translation of the Spanish name. Since the end of World War II, the official name of the country has been the Republic of the Philippines. Philippines has gained currency as the common name since being the name used in Article VI of the 1898 Treaty of Paris, with or without the definite article. Discovery in 2018 of stone tools and fossils of butchered animal remains in Rizal, Kalinga has pushed back evidence of early hominins in the archipelago to as early as 709,000 years. However, the metatarsal of the Callao Man, reliably dated by uranium-series dating to 67,000 years ago remains the oldest human remnant found in the archipelago to date; this distinction belonged to the Tabon Man of Palawan, carbon-dated to around 26,500 years ago. Negritos were among the archipelago's earliest inhabitants, but their first settlement in the Philippines has not been reliably dated.
There are several opposing theories regarding the origins of ancient Filipinos. F. Landa Jocano theorizes. Wilhelm Solheim's Island Origin Theory postulates that the peopling of the archipelago transpired via trade networks originating in the Sundaland area around
BusinessWorld is a business newspaper in the Philippines with a nationwide circulation of more than 117,000. Founded in 1967 as Business Day, it is Southeast Asia's first daily business newspaper. Raúl Locsin a reporter for the business section of the now-defunct The Manila Chronicle, took out a ₱5,000 loan to start Business Day, the paper's forerunner. Business Day released its debut issue on February 27, 1967, it was the first business daily in Southeast Asia, it was dedicated to “competent and responsible reporting of the news.”On March 1, 1971, Business Day published a record of the previous year’s highest-grossing Philippine firms. Eight years the Securities and Exchange Commission and Business Day launched 1000 Top Corporations in the Philippines gazette; this effort laid the foundation for what is now known as BusinessWorld Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines, an annual magazine that provides readers with corporate financial data. Business Day survived the martial law period due to President Ferdinand Marcos allowing the paper to run because it did not cover politics, a move calculated to give a veneer of press freedom to his authoritarian regime.
After the 1986 People Power Revolution, the paper closed on June 5, 1987, due to a labour strike. Employees who did not join the strike regrouped with Locsin to set up the current BusinessWorld Publishing Corporation; the first copy of BusinessWorld was sold on July 27, 1987. In the same year, BusinessWorld became the first among local dailies to use desktop publishing, in 1991 it incorporated World Press, Inc. a owned printing subsidiary of the firm located in Antipolo, Rizal. World Press, which started with a five-unit web offset printing press had nine units by 1995. In two years, it was able to own pre-press facilities that allowed for the Color Electronic Pagination System, which made BusinessWorld the country’s first newspaper printed in full color. Housed in Ortigas Center, Pasig City, BusinessWorld moved to its current location in New Manila, Quezon City in 1994; the building was designed by Locsin’s cousin, the late National Artist for Architecture Leandro V. Locsin, who worked on the Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza in Makati City.
When Locsin died in May 2003 after a long-term illness, his wife, executive editor and chief operating officer Leticia Locsin, took over as the paper's president and chairperson until her death in August 2005. Their daughter, Barbara Locsin, headed the paper for a while succeeded by Anthony Cuaycong as chief operating officer. In 2004, the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, led by businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan, acquired a minority stake in BusinessWorld through PLDT's Beneficial Trust Fund unit, MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. In September 2013, MediaQuest assumed control of the paper, with its subsidiary Hastings Holdings Inc. increasing its stake from 30% to 76.67% and infusing ₱100 million into the company over the next 12 months. Smart Communications, Inc. co-founder and chief wireless advisor Orlando Vea was named acting president. In March 2014, José Roberto "Roby" A. Alampay, head of Philippine news portal and PLDT subsidiary InterAksyon.com and a News5 anchor, was appointed concurrent Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper.
In July 2015, The Philippine Star acquired the entire 76.63% stake of its sister broadsheet BusinessWorld from Hastings Holdings Inc. the subsidiary of The Star's parent, MediaQuest. The Philippine Star president Miguel G. Belmonte was named concurrent president of the broadsheet. Media Ownership Monitor Philippines - Print by VERA Files and Reporters Without Borders
Artemio Villaseñor Panganiban Jr. "The Renaissance Jurist of the 21st Century" is the 21st Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Philippines. Panganiban was born on December 1937 in Manila to a poor family, his parents were Patricia Villaseñor. He graduated with "Honorable Mention" at the Juan Luna Elementary School in 1950, he finished with "Honorable Mention" at the Victorino Mapa High School in 1954. Art was granted a University of the Philippines scholarship, but failed to enroll because his impoverished parents could not afford the 15-centavo bus ride between Diliman and the family's small rented apartment in Cataluna Street, Manila.. He earned a degree of Associate in Arts “With Highest Honors,” at the Far Eastern University in 1956, he earned a degree of Bachelor of Laws, graduated cum laude at the Far Eastern University in 1960. Prior to his graduation, he was named as the 1959 "most outstanding student" of Far Eastern University. At the 1960 Philippine Bar Examination, he placed 6th, with a rating of 89.55%.
In 1997, he was given an honorary doctorate degree in law by the University of Iloilo. He was a founder and past president of the National Union of Students of the Philippines from 1958 to 1959 and Legal consultant to the education secretary and to the National Board of Education from 1963 to 1965. Art was conferred the Doctor of Laws, by Far Eastern University, in 2002, by University of Cebu, in 2006, by Angeles University, in 2006, by the Bulacan State University, in 2006. Panganiban started as an Associate Lawyer and apprentice of Jovito Salonga at the Salonga, Ordoñez and Associates Law Office from 1961 to 1963. In 1963, he formed his own law firm PABLAW, which he headed until he joined the Supreme Court in 1995, he became the vice president of the Legal Management Council of the Philippines from 1976 to 1977. He was the Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1991–1995, he was Chief Legal Counsel of the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting, 1991–1995, the only Filipino appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Council for the Laity.
He was Legal Counsel of the Manila Archdiocesan and Parochial Schools Association – MAPSA from May 7, 1993 – October 9, 1995. He was Chair of Workshop on Administration of Justice, Multi-Sectoral Conference convened to discuss the first 100-day and first 1,000-day programs of President Fidel Ramos, held on June 13, 1992 and on October 17, 1992 respectively, he taught law and political science at the Far Eastern University, Assumption Convent, San Sebastian College from 1961 to 1970. He became a bank director of the International Corporate Bank from 1972 to 1974. From 1978 to 1981, he was a consultant of the World Tourism Organization and was an honorary consul of the Republic of Honduras from 1981 to 1983, he was the president of Arpan Tourism Industries Corp. from 1974 to 1993 and Baron Travel Corporation from 1967 to 1993. Panganiban was the Chief legal counsel of the Liberal Party from 1987 to 1991 and was president of the Philippine Daily Inquirer from 1991 to 1992, he was the governor of the Management Association of the Philippines and president of the Rotary Club of Manila.
He was the former president of Philippine-Finland Association and RCM Eyebank Foundation Inc. Panganiban's 2008 occupation is: Philippine Daily Inquirer column writer. Panganiban was named as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court in 1995. Justice Panganiban was the chairperson of the Supreme Court Third Division and the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal, as well as of seven SC committees involved in judicial reforms. Described by a colleague as “undoubtedly the most prolific writer of the Court, bar none” he has during the last ten years penned more than 1,000 full-length decisions and ten books plus several thousand minute resolutions disposing of controversies; these include the Cocofed case, in which the court gave the Presidential Commission on Good Government the right to vote sequestered United Coconut Planters Bank shares, acquired through coco levy funds. Panganiban was known for his controversial role in helping install Vice President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as President in 2001 after the downfall of Joseph Estrada.
In his book "Reforming the Judiciary," Panganiban recounted that on the morning of January 20, 2001, militants had threatened to march toward Don Chino Roces Bridge, where Estrada supporters were encamped, unless he resigned. Chaos could have ensued because the government machinery had fallen down, Panganiban said in his book, he worried that the Vice President could not act because Estrada was still the legal leader. On the other hand, a coup d'état might be staged, that could obliterate the Constitution; these led Panganiban to conclude that "the only way to avert violence and bloodshed and to save our democratic system from collapse was to have Mrs. Arroyo sworn in as Acting President." He added: "After prayer and reflection, I summoned the courage to call up Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. about 5:30 a.m. to explain to him my apprehensions. I proposed that, to save the Constitution, he should swear in GMA by 12 noon of that day." Arroyo became President that day. When the question of Arroyo's legitimacy arose and Panganiban recused themselves fro
GMA News and Public Affairs
GMA News and Public Affairs is the news and public affairs programming division of GMA Network Inc. The division produces news, public affairs and entertainment programs for GMA Network and GMA News TV owned and affiliated television and radio stations in the Philippines, internationally through GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International; the GMA News division traces its origin from the Republic Broadcasting System, established by Robert Stewart in 1950. The programming of its flagship AM radio station, DZBB, depended on news reports; the station covered the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in 1951 and the election and death of the former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay. While RBS Channel 7 was established in 1961, it was in the 1970s that GMA became one of the most-watched television news source in the country. In 1983, Channel 7 was the first to break the news of Ninoy Aquino's death and would be the only television station to broadcast his funeral; the channel became the first station to broadcast the Ramos-Enrile break-away that led to the People Power Revolution known as EDSA Revolution.
In 1998, GMA teamed up with The Philippine Daily Inquirer to produce the coverage of that year's election. GMA News became a pioneer in local television news in many ways. GMA became the first TV network to be reporting the news in Filipino language with their late-night newscast GMA Network News in 1998, anchored by Mike Enriquez and Vicky Morales. GMA was one of the pioneers of women in broadcast journalism. Tina Monzon-Palma was one of the first female co-anchors when she first presented News at Seven, one of the most-watched news programs in the 1970s, Helen Vela was the first woman to anchor news in Filipino for GMA Balita in 1986 and Mel Tiangco was the first late-night sole anchor for Frontpage in 1999. During the time of Martial Law by then-President Ferdinand Marcos, GMA was the first to broadcast an hourly news bulletin program. GMA News Roundup aired from 1974 to 1976; the program was replaced by GMA News Digest in 1976, GMA News Live in 1987, GMA Flash Report in 2002, most GMA News Update in 2016.
The station was the first to use a ticker for breaking news and traffic information. In 1995, GMA News was the first to use Electronic News Gathering Vans in the country. In 2004, it began to use Satellite News Gathering facilities to reach more remote areas. GMA News covered major events in the country such as the World Youth Day 1995, 2000 Today and 2003 World Meeting of Families. In 2006, GMA News was praised by the former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for its news coverage, said that it was the reason for the network's high ratings. In the 2006 SWS Media Trust survey, GMA News garnered 60% of public trust, second only to rival ABS-CBN with 68%, but a similar Pulse Asia survey shows that GMA News is the more credible in the country and to key demographics. GMA’s Public Affairs division was established in 1987 when Tina Monzon-Palma head of GMA News, recognized that a 30-minute newscast was not adequate and sufficient to inform the general Filipino public on what is happening to the established Aquino government after the historic People Power Revolution in February 1986.
The public affairs division started with five news personnel including Marissa La Torre Flores and held office inside the cameramen’s locker room before moving into the state-of-the-art GMA Network Center with no experience, camera and an improvised set broadcasting at the old GMA building in EDSA with only a passion-to-work attitude. Now with more than 500 news personnel—here and abroad—and producing 16 of the most awarded programs on Philippine television today. Weekend with Velez was the first network-produced public affairs program on GMA, afterward renamed to Velez This Week and was hosted by Jose Mari Velez; that year it was joined by other public affairs shows such as Firing Line with Teddy Benigno. From a makeshift and improvised set, the once GMA News garnered several honors and recognitions from local and international award-giving bodies, including two gold medals in the New York Festivals and their first Peabody Award in 1999, one of the most distinguished merits in the broadcast industry, the only one awarded to an Asian country.
The first Peabody was given for Kidney for Sale, an investigative work on the selling of kidneys in a depressed area along the coast of Manila Bay. The award recognizes Marissa Flores as the executive producer and a team of producers, writers and reporters, as well as Jessica Soho, Michelle Seva-Recto, Jay Taruc, Leogarda Sanchez and Rowel Cornejo, Melchor Quintos and Gregg Gonzales; when the Philippine longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga!, celebrated its silver anniversary in 2004, Public Affairs co-produced Eat Bulaga!: Silver Special with the noontime program's production company, TAPE Inc. Arnold Clavio hosted the program with his fellow Unang Hirit host Rhea Santos. Clavio was a contestant in a former segment of the noontime show. Coinciding with its 20th anniversary in broadcasting excellence, GMA News and Public Affairs aired a documentary entitled 20: Dalawampung Taon ng GMA Public Affairs on October 28, 2007. GMA Network's flagship newscast, won the 1999 Asian Television Awards and 2002 New York Festival awards for Best Newscast.
Chief executive officer
The chief executive officer or just chief executive, is the most senior corporate, executive, or administrative officer in charge of managing an organization – an independent legal entity such as a company or nonprofit institution. CEOs lead a range of organizations, including public and private corporations, non-profit organizations and some government organizations; the CEO of a corporation or company reports to the board of directors and is charged with maximizing the value of the entity, which may include maximizing the share price, market share, revenues or another element. In the non-profit and government sector, CEOs aim at achieving outcomes related to the organization's mission, such as reducing poverty, increasing literacy, etc. In the early 21st century, top executives had technical degrees in science, engineering or law; the responsibility of an organization's CEO are set by the organization's board of directors or other authority, depending on the organization's legal structure.
They can be far-reaching or quite limited and are enshrined in a formal delegation of authority. Responsibilities include being a decision maker on strategy and other key policy issues, leader and executor; the communicator role can involve speaking to the press and the rest of the outside world, as well as to the organization's management and employees. As a leader of the company, the CEO or MD advises the board of directors, motivates employees, drives change within the organization; as a manager, the CEO/MD presides over the organization's day-to-day operations. The term refers to the person who makes all the key decisions regarding the company, which includes all sectors and fields of the business, including operations, business development, human resources, etc; the CEO of a company is not the owner of the company. In some countries, there is a dual board system with two separate boards, one executive board for the day-to-day business and one supervisory board for control purposes. In these countries, the CEO presides over the executive board and the chairman presides over the supervisory board, these two roles will always be held by different people.
This ensures a distinction between management by the executive board and governance by the supervisory board. This allows for clear lines of authority; the aim is to prevent a conflict of interest and too much power being concentrated in the hands of one person. In the United States, the board of directors is equivalent to the supervisory board, while the executive board may be known as the executive committee. In the United States, in business, the executive officers are the top officers of a corporation, the chief executive officer being the best-known type; the definition varies. In the case of a sole proprietorship, an executive officer is the sole proprietor. In the case of a partnership, an executive officer is a managing partner, senior partner, or administrative partner. In the case of a limited liability company, executive officer is any manager, or officer. A CEO has several subordinate executives, each of whom has specific functional responsibilities referred to as senior executives, executive officers or corporate officers.
Subordinate executives are given different titles in different organizations, but one common category of subordinate executive, if the CEO is the president, is the vice-president. An organization may have more than one vice-president, each tasked with a different area of responsibility; some organizations have subordinate executive officers who have the word chief in their job title, such as chief operating officer, chief financial officer and chief technology officer. The public relations-focused position of chief reputation officer is sometimes included as one such subordinate executive officer, but, as suggested by Anthony Johndrow, CEO of Reputation Economy Advisors, it can be seen as "simply another way to add emphasis to the role of a modern-day CEO – where they are both the external face of, the driving force behind, an organisation culture". In the US, the term chief executive officer is used in business, whereas the term executive director is used in the not-for-profit sector; these terms are mutually exclusive and refer to distinct legal duties and responsibilities.
Implicit in the use of these titles, is that the public not be misled and the general standard regarding their use be applied. In the UK, chief executive and chief executive officer are used in both business and the charitable sector; as of 2013, the use of the term director for senior charity staff is deprecated to avoid confusion with the legal duties and responsibilities associated with being a charity director or trustee, which are non-executive roles. In the United Kingdom, the term director is used instead of chief officer". Business publicists since the days of Edward Bernays and his client John D. Rockefeller and more the corporate publicists for Henry Ford, promoted the concept of the "celebrity CEO". Business journalists have adopted this approach, which assumes that the corporate achievements in the arena of manufacturing, wer
Terrestrial television is a type of television broadcasting in which the television signal is transmitted by radio waves from the terrestrial transmitter of a television station to a TV receiver having an antenna. The term terrestrial is more common in Europe and Latin America, while in the United States it is called broadcast or over-the-air television; the term "terrestrial" is used to distinguish this type from the newer technologies of satellite television, in which the television signal is transmitted to the receiver from an overhead satellite, cable television, in which the signal is carried to the receiver through a cable. Terrestrial television was the first technology used for television broadcasting, with the first public television broadcast from Schenectady, NY, in January, 1928; the BBC began broadcasting in 1929 and by 1930 many radio stations had a regular schedule of experimental television programmes. However, these early experimental systems had insufficient picture quality to attract the public, due to their mechanical scan technology, television did not become widespread until after World War II with the advent of electronic scan television technology.
The television broadcasting business followed the model of radio networks, with local television stations in cities and towns affiliated with television networks, either commercial or government-controlled, which provided content. Television broadcasts were in black and white until the transition to color television in the 1950s and 60s. There was no other method of television delivery until the 1950s with the beginnings of cable television and community antenna television. CATV was only a re-broadcast of over-the-air signals. With the widespread adoption of cable across the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, viewing of terrestrial television broadcasts has been in decline. A slight increase in use began after the 2009 final conversion to digital terrestrial television broadcasts, which offer HDTV image quality as an alternative to CATV for cord cutters. Following the ST61 conference, UHF frequencies were first used in the UK in 1964 with the introduction of BBC2. In UK, VHF channels were kept on the old 405-line system, while UHF was used for 625-line broadcasts.
Television broadcasting in the 405-line system continued after the introduction of four analogue programmes in the UHF bands until the last 405-line transmitters were switched off on January 6, 1985. VHF Band III was used in other countries around Europe for PAL broadcasts until planned phase out and switchover to digital television; the success of analogue terrestrial television across Europe varied from country to country. Although each country had rights to a certain number of frequencies by virtue of the ST61 plan, not all of them were brought into service. In 1941, the first NTSC standard was introduced by the National Television System Committee; this standard defined a transmission scheme for a black and white picture with 525 lines of vertical resolution at 60 fields per second. In the earl of the first tragic 1950s, this standard was superseded by a backwards-compatible standard for color television; the NTSC standard was being used in the Americas as well as Japan until the introduction of digital terrestrial television.
While Mexico have ended all its analogue television broadcasts and the US and Canada have shut down nearly all of their analogue TV stations, the NTSC standard continues to be used in the rest of Latin American countries while testing their DTT platform. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Advanced Television Systems Committee developed the ATSC standard for digital high definition terrestrial transmission; this standard was adopted by many American countries, including the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras. The Pan-American terrestrial television operates on analog channels 2 through 6, 7 through 13, 14 through 51. Unlike with analog transmission, ATSC channel numbers do not correspond to radio frequencies. Instead, a virtual channel is defined as part of the ATSC stream metadata so that a station can transmit on any frequency but still show the same channel number. Additionally, free-to-air television repeaters and signal boosters can be used to rebroadcast a terrestrial television signal using an otherwise unused channel to cover areas with marginal reception.
Analog television channels 2 through 6, 7 through 13, 14 through 51 are only used for LPTV translator stations in the U. S. Channels 52 through 69 are still used by some existing stations, but these channels must be vacated if telecommunications companies notify the stations to vacate that signal spectrum. By convention, broadcast television signals are transmitted with horizontal polarization. Terrestrial television broadcast in Asia started as early as 1939 in Japan through a series of experiments done by NHK Broadcasting Institute of Technology. However, these experiments were interrupted by the beginning of the World War II in the Pacific. On February 1, 1953, NHK began broadcasting. On August 28, 1953, Nippon TV, the first commercial television broadcaster in Asia was launched. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Alto Broadcasting System, the
Channel V Philippines
Channel Philippines is a 24-hour music-entertainment television network owned by STAR TV and Fox Networks Group Philippines in partnership with TV Xtreme Broadcasting Company and Northern Star Productions as network provider. Channel was first launched in 1994 in the Philippines, as MTV Asia made the decision to split from STAR TV and form its own satellite TV channel in Asia, it began airing on UHF Channel 23, licensed to Ermita Electronics Corporation, as the Philippines' first UHF TV station devoted to re-broadcasting a foreign satellite channel after MTV Asia was started as a music channel in 1992. It was started as the "Next Generation of Music". Channel in the Philippines aired only a few of the English-language shows like The Ride, Over The Edge, By Demand, Sigaw Manila but aired several of their Mandarin Chinese or Indian counterparts. In 1995, the station launched the first Channel V Philippines VJ Hunt for aspiring Filipino VJs; the channel left UHF 23 on July 1996, when EEC turned over to AMCARA Broadcasting Network, an ABS-CBN affiliate, creating Studio 23.
Before GMA Network launched Citynet Television in August 1995, GMA Network signed a contract with Star TV Network to broadcast selected taped Channel International TV shows from 1995 until its closure in March 1999. This programming made Trey Farley, Joey Mead, Amanda Griffin, Michael Zerrudo and the late Francis Magalona former VJ-TV hosts of part-Filipino descent, familiar to Citynet viewers. From 1998 until its closure in March 1999, Asian Top 20 Countdown was the only rebroadcast Channel show. On December 15, 1999, STAR TV leased the airtime of Citynet to launch Channel Philippines through EMC known as Entertainment Music Channel. Part of the strategy to localize Channel was with programming produced both by Star TV and GMA through Alta Productions and Probe Productions, Inc; the marketing image was shifted from music to more live-action products. Idents from this time frame used the brackets in the name, it dimensionalized the name Channel, making it into an object that could became an environment for its broadcast design and a stage for live events.
Additional shifts in programming occurred at the relaunch a shift to genre-specific rather than continuous hits, with special graphics for each set. In the middle of 2001, Channel V Philippines shut down due to the intense competition from MTV Philippines provided by Nation Broadcasting Corporation, a PLDT sister company, when PLDT bought a controlling stake of GMA Network; the channel was shut down on July 25, 2001. Eight years STAR TV and Makisig Network/Herma Group Inc announced an agreement to expand Channel in the Philippines and to launch Tagalog-language content geared toward youth audiences, with an emphasis on local VJs, Pinoy music, local bands and artists. Makisig now included Channel International in its basic tier of cable channels, expanding the reach of the channel to more than 600,000 households across the Philippines; the channel's program mix is 60% Hong Kong satellite feed and 40% local feed versions of the more popular programs. Local content includes Pinoy music; the channel's creative director is Jose Javier Reyes.
Makisig continued to expand the reach of Channel, moving it down from channel 59 to 25 on SkyCable and adding online content. On March 26, 2011, Philippines went temporarily off-the-air after its CEO Ilocos Sur representative Ronald Singson, was jailed in Hong Kong for possession of illegal drugs, its international counterpart took its place temporarily until April 25, 2011, when it returned on Destiny Cable through Northern Star Productions. On July 13, 2012 Channel Philippines ended its final broadcast due to unknown reasons revert to Channel Asia. In 2015, Fox Networks Group's Philippine branch took over the rights on Philippines branding, but this time as a sponsor for its upcoming concerts and events and using local feed for the teaser or promos to other Fox Networks Group Philippines' channels and special programming such as Fusion Music Festivals. Note: Some of the Channel V International programs air on V Philippines with the V orange logo except from V Philippines produced programs only airs during night time, early morning and during commercials.
Backtrack Pinas Bente Uno Boys Night Out Circuit TV Dyip Ni Juan Encore Filipino Poker Tour Hits All You Can In Command The G Spot PopKorn Scene and Heard Philippines Sound Reel V Buzz V Life V Scene V Trends V Tunes Pinas V'd Out V Tunes Pinas Live Luis "Chavit" Singson – Owner, Northern Star Production Rommel Singson – Channel Head Cora Dacong – overall in charge of production Arnel Balauro – Production Manager Jed Velasco – Events Head, Sales/Advertising Francis Quilantang – Production Head Joanna Cayanan – Head Writer Kimm Hadap – Events and Marketing Coordinator Kerstie Sorbito – Writer Angela Realica – Marketing Josh Garcia – Marketing Judith Evaristo - Sales Director Angelo Valenzuela - Sales Manager Pam Reyes - Events and Marketing Manager Arnel Balauro – Production Manager Francis Quilantang – Production Head Kerstie Sorbito – Writer Angela Realica – Marketing OfficerMary Joy Simeon-Sales and Marketing Officer Cliff Ho Megan Young Sanya