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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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In 100 Words: Haplos Continues Win Streak at Expense of Hanggang Saan

‘Haplos’ continues to win in the ratings despite the entry of ABS-CBN’s newest series ‘Hanggang Saan’. (Photo credit: GMA Network)

Not even a new ABS-CBN afternoon series can stop ‘Haplos’.

Through the first week of ‘Hanggang Saan”s run, the series only mustered an average of 12% in the national ratings. In contrast, GMA’s ‘Haplos’ corralled a score of around 14%.

The debut episode of ‘Hanggang Saan’ last November 27 saw the series earn a 12.9% rating, .3% less than ‘Haplos’. But the gap between the two shows has somewhat widened to around 2% in subsequent episodes.

Given that this is only the first week of ‘Hanggang Saan’, growing pains are expected to happen. However, Kapamilya Gold as a whole continues to struggle against Afternoon Prime, and unless ABS-CBN decides to make a wholesale change or two, the block’s performance will only get worse.

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Thoughts on Sereno Impeachment Hearings

The central character: Atty. Larry Gadon looks on during one of the latest episodes of the impeachment hearing against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. (Photo credit: Manila Bulletin)

It is officially Week 3 of the so-called ‘Serenoserye’.

At 9:30 a.m. today, the sixth episode of the impeachment hearings against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno will commence at the Batasan Pambansa. And based on the first five episodes of the ongoing series, all of the people involved have exhausted all the time and effort to reveal everything that is to know.

On average, each episode of the impeachment hearings last for seven to nine hours. Because of the severe length of the hearings, the media networks that are tasked to cover the event had a hard time keeping up, thanks in large part to other concurrent events that affect the country.

More often than not, live coverage of the impeachment hearings were rudely interrupted by a live appearance and address from either President Rodrigo Duterte or any of his staff (namely spokesperson Harry Roque). The President and his men’s constant interruptions have often made the hearings irrelevant at best.

It is always mandatory for news networks to cut from an ongoing Senate or House hearing to President Duterte once he begins to speak in public. After all, the executive branch is always a priority over all other branches of government.

But what baffles many is the treatment in which media outlets approach the hearings. On the good side, GMA News and Rappler provide an uninterrupted live stream of the impeachment hearings on YouTube, with GMA News using one that is exclusive online and not on traditional media.

However, the same cannot be said for ABS-CBN News and CNN Philippines. ABS-CBN News, in particular, provides viewers the feed from the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) and not one that is an independent online feed.

News5? Consider them extinct and moribund at this point.

With the impeachment hearings to continue until January 2018 at the latest, news outlets must find a way to maximize its coverage. There is no excuse for getting interrupted by another concurrent live event; someone should look at other manners with which the impeachment hearings are utilized.

If not, let’s just hope that Congressman Reynaldo Umali and the Justice Committee end each episode at the soonest possible time. Nine hours is just too exhausting to be honest.

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