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In 100 Words: TV5 to Still Hold New Year’s Countdown Despite Financial Troubles

There is still some semblance of life within TV5.

Despite the obvious shortcomings that the network endured in the second half of this year, Chot Reyes and company are still planning to end the year with a bang. Thus TV5 decided to hold another New Year’s countdown at the Quezon Memorial Circle, hoping that a fresh start will reenergize the network’s fortunes.

The memorandum of understanding was signed earlier today, with no less than CEO Chot Reyes and Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista on hand for the agreement. The title of the special will be ‘Game Tayo sa 2017!’.

Unfortunately, the special will not be as star-studded as years past. Still, TV5’s intent on starting the new year on a good note, with the aim towards a different programming style, is a clear sign that the network is moving forward.

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ABS-CBN’s 60th Anniversary Weekend

ABS-CBN kicks off its 60th anniversary of television broadcasts with the Grand Kapamilya Weekend from October 5-6.

On October 23, 1953, ABS-CBN launched the first television broadcast in the Philippines. In the sixty years since its first broadcast, the Kapamilya network grew into a national and global network, becoming the first network in the country to air in color, in high definition, and via satellite. On the weekend of October 5-6, ABS-CBN will hold a variety of events to commemorate the 60th anniversary of its television broadcasts.

The Grand Kapamilya Weekend will be held at the Quezon Memorial Circle, and noontime variety shows ‘Showtime’ and ‘ASAP‘ will hold live shows at the venue. In addition, a bazaar, a medical mission, a soup kitchen, an exhibition game between Star Magic and ABS-CBN Sports staff, a Star Cinema live screening, and a story-telling session will also be held at the venue. The nightly festivities will see a live concert sponsored by MOR 101.9, and a live Kapamilya KTV.

In addition, a pair of charitable eco-runs will also take place, with both the ‘One Run, One Philippines: Isang Bayan Para sa Kalikasan’ and the ‘Run for the Pasig River‘ aiming to raise money for environmental concerns. And finally the Kapamilya All-Star Games will be held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on October 5 for basketball, and at the Marikina Sports Complex on October 6 for Volleyball.

For more on the schedules regarding the activities for the Grand Kapamilya Weekend, click on this link.

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