For the past five weeks on ANC, we watched live uninterrupted coverage of the Philippines’ Chief Justice Impeachment trial. Now that it’s all done, what now? Well, ANC is launching a series of new afternoon programs and niche primetime talk shows starting on June 11, 2012.
At 2 p.m, news anchor Ron Cruz will be presenting major national, business, and foreign news. At 3 p.m, Coco Alcuaz will take over to give a rundown on major news developments, business stories, updates on Asian markets, and live interviews from the Philippine Stock Exchange while Warren de Guzman delivers updates directly from the PSE trading floor. Warren de Guzman states that he “will only give credible information to help viewers make the right investment choices”. “The Bureau”, anchored by Karmina Constantino, will cater to Filipinos abroad by reporting the biggest national and regional stories in the country—letting viewers know how these affect the global Filipino. ANC’s weather presenter and anchor Boyet Sison will be presenting the hourly weather updates and forecasts, and Lexi Schulze will be providing the latest buzz and trends from the social media realm.
ANC will also launch a first-of-its-kind social media news program called “@ANCalerts” that will air on weekdays at 4:30 p.m with anchors TJ Manotoc and Lexi Shulze. The show actually started as ANC’s Twitter account that now has more than 450,000 followers, and will be presenting the hottest social media buzz, user-generated content, “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo” stories, and real-time feedback from viewers.
As if all of that isn’t enough, ANC will also have “Inside Business” on its Wednesday 7 p.m primetime slot, which is a niche talk show about business and science and technology, anchored by Coco Alcuaz. Tony Velasquez will also be launching a 30-minute science and technology show airing at 7:30 p.m on Wednesdays, where he will feature the latest inventions, gadgets, and technological devices. At 9:30 p.m on Fridays, entertainment reporter Phoemela Baranda will be the new host of “Cityscape”, which is ANC’s guide to the hippest food establishments, fashion trends, and the hottest events and getaways in and out of the metro.