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ABS-CBN News online, TV Patrol consolidate global news coverage
IN LIGHT of the events of 2020, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, the news and current programming affairs division of Filipino media and entertainment company ABS-CBN Corp. and its global flagship channel, TFC, have redesigned their news programming and news delivery. Starting July 19, TFC News shows in the US and Canada, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific are now incorporated as segments within TV Patrol, the longest-running Filipino news program in the world. These regional news segments are also available on ABS-CBN News online (https://news.abs-cbn.com/). “This programming redesign gives overseas Filipinos and international viewers not only news relevant to their localities, but a more comprehensive global picture that helps them connect the dots on events that directly and indirectly impact their lives,” says a company statement. Overseas Filipino communities who used to watch Balitang America, Balitang Canada, Balitang Asia-Pacific, Balitang Europe, and Balitang Middle East as highly local and separate news programs for years, will continue to receive news from the award-winning news bureaus. The following veteran journalists will still head the Global Bureau: TJ Manotoc for North America, Maxxy Santiago for the Middle East, Rose Eclarinal for Europe, and Israel Malasa for Asia-Pacific. TV Patrol with TFC News can be seen on cable, satellite, online, on mobile platforms and on ABS-CBN News YouTube channel. Visit https://news.abs-cbn.com/tfcnews for more information.
The Good Daughter airs on GMA Afternoon Prime
GMA Network’s Afternoon Prime Series The Good Daughter — the inspiring tale of a young woman who is forced to toughen up and fight for the sake of her family — will be aired again beginning July 27. The series stars Kylie Padilla and a pool of reputable actors like Raymond Bagatsing, Alicia Mayer, and Glydel Mercado. Directed by Mike Tuviera, The Good Daughter’s second run kicks off on July 27, 4:15 p.m., on GMA Afternoon Prime.
New reality dating series Fboy Island debuts Aug. 1
HBO GO is kickstarting its repertoire of reality programs with HBO Max’s brand-new 10-episode reality dating series Fboy Island, premiering in Asia with three episodes on Aug. 1 exclusively on HBO GO. New episodes will premiere at same time as the US, with three episodes on Aug. 5 and the final four episodes on Aug. 12. Hosted by comedian and actress Nikki Glaser, the series follows three women as they move to a tropical island where they are joined by 24 men — 12 self-proclaimed “Nice Guys” looking for love, and 12 self-proclaimed “FBoys,” there to compete for cash. The women will navigate the dating pool together with the hope of finding a lasting love connection. By the finale, all will be revealed — who is a Nice Guy, who is the FBoy, and who do the women ultimately choose. Stream or download Fboy Island on HBO GO.
Nickelodeon’s Baby Shark’s Big Show! premieres in SE Asia
NICKELODEON’S brand-new preschool series Baby Shark’s Big Show!, based on Pinkfong’s the global hit song “Baby Shark,” premieres in Southeast Asia today, July 26. Preschoolers in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia can join the pop culture phenomenon for underwater escapades every weekday at 9:30 a.m. The series of 26 half-hour episodes follows Baby Shark and his best friend William as they journey on fun-filled comedic adventures in Carnivore Cove, make new friends and — of course — sing original catchy tunes.
Small Laude gets new Metro Channel show
YOUTUBE sensation Small Laude gets her very first TV show on cable, It’s A Small World, to premiere this August on Metro Channel. An entrepreneur and homemaker, Small has been taking her loyal followers along on her adventures online via her Instagram account and YouTube channel. Her new show has four episodes, each showcasing her personal take on enjoying the finer things in life. The episodes explore her six-storey resort-like mansion, spotlights Small’s friends and loved ones, and a special family dinner for her birthday. It’s A Small World premieres on Aug. 1, 8:30 p.m., on Metro Channel, available on SKYcable channel 52 (SD) and channel 174 (HD), Cignal channel 69, and GSAT channel 70.
Reggae group We Got releases music video
THE EIGHT-piece reggae collective We Got has released the official music video of its new single “Panahon.” Directed by Shai Advincula, the video’s story takes place during the pandemic, when a woman in isolation finds unexpected companionship in the unlikeliest of circumstances. Written by the band’s guitarist Mike Quebral and arranged by vocalist and guitarist Mack Dela Cruz, “Panahon” was recorded with the goal to produce a calm, soothing piece of music. The song is part of We Got’s debut EP Hiwaga, produced by Raymund Marasigan. Hiwaga is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. The music video for “Panahon” can be seen on YouTube.
Camila Cabello releases new single
THREE-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Camila Cabello has released a new single, “Don’t Go Yet.” The song was written by Cabello, Scott Harris, Ricky Reed, and Mike Sabath, produced by Sabath and Reed, and featuring live percussion by acclaimed Cuban drummer Pedrito Martinez. Alongside the new song, a video for the track has also been released. The song showcases the singer’s Mexican and Cuban roots, while retaining a pop sound with a sticky chorus. The new track will also appear on her upcoming third full-length album, Familia. Ms. Cabello recently performed her new single on the post-Olympics Opening Ceremony edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “Don’t Go Yet” is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Charlene Su releases debut EP
POP-R&B singer Charlene Su has dropped her debut EP titled onlyfriends, with four songs. Cheekily referencing the popular, albeit raunchy online platform, OnlyFans, onlyfriends came about through collaboration among friends. The EP includes the R&B jam “bitter baby,” whose laid-back beats and tropical-sounding production drip with sensual confidence, and the earlier released tracks “iwas4u” and “ilikered.” The music video for “say it back” will be released on Aug. 25 together with a live- streamed performance of the EP. The new song off Su’s new EP, features Universal Music Singapore’s up-and-coming singer-songwriter and producer YAØ.