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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: December 11, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of December 11, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 2 last week.

2. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke – No. 1 last week.

3. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 3 last week.

4. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 5 last week.

5. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 4 last week.

6. Dua Lipa – New Rules. No. 7 last week.

7. Moira dela Torre – Malaya. No. 11 last week.

8. LANY – ILYSB (Stripped). No. 22 last week.

9. Ed Sheeran – Dive. No. 6 last week.

10. Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do. No. 17 last week.

Top Local Performer

5. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 4 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Dissecting the Filipino Sports News Landscape with Entry of SportsCenter Philippines

It has been an eventful month so far for sports news programs in the Philippines.

As of this week there are four weekday sports news programs that currently air on Philippine television. These include:

  1. The Score (ABS-CBN S+A) – anchored by TJ Manotoc
  2. Sports Desk (CNN Philippines) – morning edition anchored by Andrei Felix, evening editions anchored by Mico Halili
  3. Gametime (ABS-CBN News Channel) – anchored by Migs Bustos
  4. PTV Sports (People’s Television Network) – anchored by Dennis Principe, Meg Siozon, Angel Atienza and Arianne Mallare

On Sunday, December 17, a fifth program will emerge. As part of ESPN’s new deal with TV5, the network will officially premiere its version of ‘SportsCenter’, to be anchored by Aaron Atayde and Lia Cruz.

Before viewers can get excited about ‘SportsCenter Philippines’, here is a summary of how each current program brings to the table. These are ranked according to quality and depth.

Sports Desk

A holdover from Solar News Channel era, CNN Philippines’ ‘Sports Desk’ has by far the best content of sports news that is to offer. The program is not shy to tackle all the sports news that people should know, whether it is the UAAP, the PBA or even other local and international sports.

It also helps that it airs three times a day, at 11:00 a.m., 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on weekdays. However, with news of Mico Halili potentially departing CNN Philippines for perhaps a full-time role as a commentator with ABS-CBN Sports, can the show continue to deliver with regular substitute Paolo del Rosario?

PTV Sports

This program has been in and out of PTV-4’s lineup in recent years (remember Snow Badua?), but its latest iteration is simply a straight-up summary of the whole day’s worth of sports news. There are a few interviews here and there but other than that, they are more into quick bursts of reports.

However, as PTV-4 is a government station, there is a tendency for the program to be preempted whenever President Rodrigo Duterte makes an appearance on national television. Still, when the show does air, expect plenty of juice extracted in each report.

Gametime/The Score

Both shows are currently aired on ABS-CBN sister channels: ‘Gametime’ on ANC and ‘The Score’ on S+A. Unfortunately, they do not offer much in terms of sports news as they merely focus on sporting events currently handled by ABS-CBN Sports (e.g. UAAP, NCAA, NBA, ABL), not to mention they do not usually air live.

For those who seek a greater scope into sports news (albeit on a weekly basis), there is ‘Hardball’ on ANC and ‘Fastbreak’ on DZMM. It’s sad to say that both ‘Gametime’ and ‘The Score’ are a disappointment since ABS-CBN treated them like a showbiz news program that is biased towards a particular network’s artists.

So what expectations do people have for ‘SportsCenter Philippines’? For one, the show will premiere on a Sunday (a weekend no less) and it is assumed that the program will air seven days a week as opposed to a mere weekday airing that other shows do.

Also, with TV5 possibly rebranding into a full-on sports network as ESPN5, the network is expected to highlight ‘SportsCenter Philippines’ as its centerpiece program with all the sports news that people should know. That said, it will be interesting to see how this new player fares amid a crowd of sports-hungry fans.

Good luck to ESPN5. As for its competitors, there is no way to go but up.

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In 100 Words: Old TV5 Entertainment Shows on AksyonTV

‘Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum’ is one of several classic TV5 entertainment programs that are being reaired on AksyonTV. (Photo credit: TV5)

Here is another example of how far AksyonTV has fallen.

Recently, classic programs of the defunct TV5 Entertainment division were being reaired on AksyonTV. Shows such as ‘Third Eye’, ‘Obsession’ and even ‘Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum’ were seen on the channel since November of this year due to lack of original and canned programs or live events.

This latest move is a indication of AksyonTV’s continuous decline in quality. Not even nostalgia from TV5’s competitive era can save AksyonTV from oblivion, and for a network than has sunken this far since last year, it is very humiliating.

Perhaps people should start a campaign to #SaveAksyonTV. If not, Chot Reyes should consider selling the channel.

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In 100 Words: Busy News Day at Senate and House

The Senate hearing on the Dengvaxia vaccine begins today at 10:00 a.m. even as the House of Representatives continues its deliberations on the Sereno impeachment case. (Photo credit: Philippine Daily Inquirer)

It will be a very busy day for journalists inside the Senate and the House of Representatives.

While the House Committee on Justice will continue its ongoing impeachment hearings against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee will begin deliberations on the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine. With two news-worthy events running at almost the same time, it will be very hard for viewers to keep up.

The same can be said for the media who will cover the two hearings today. To the folks at ABS-CBN News, GMA News, CNN Philippines and Rappler, good luck in making the most out of the two live events.

If not, there is always live streaming to cover all the interruptions and mistakes.

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Billboard Hot 100: December 16, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of December 16, 2017.

1. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – Rockstar. No. 1 last week.

2. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 2 last week.

3. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 5 last week.

4. Lil Pump – Gucci Gang. No. 3 last week.

5. Imagine Dragons – Thunder. No. 4 last week.

6. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 7 last week.

7. Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves). No. 6 last week.

8. G-Eazy feat. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B – No Limit. No. 11 last week.

9. Maroon 5 feat. SZA – What Lovers Do. No. 10 last week.

10. Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still. No. 8 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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Billboard Philippines Hot 100: December 4, 2017

Here are the Top 10 songs from the Billboard Philippines Hot 100 for the week of December 4, 2017. The list will also feature the top local performer of the week, highlighting the best performing single from a Filipino artist or band.

1. Khalid – Young Dumb & Broke – No. 1 last week.

2. Ed Sheeran – Perfect. No. 2 last week.

3. Sam Smith – Too Good at Goodbyes. No. 5 last week.

4. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 3 last week.

5. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – Havana. No. 4 last week.

6. Ed Sheeran – Dive. No. 7 last week.

7. Dua Lipa – New Rules. No. 8 last week.

8. DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne – I’m the One. No. 9 last week.

9. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber – Despacito. No. 6 last week.

10. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You. No. 10 last week.

Top Local Performer

4. Moira dela Torre – Titibo-tibo. No. 3 last week.

All videos of the Top 10 songs can be viewed above. Our thanks to Billboard Philippines for this week’s Hot 100 Top 10.

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