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GMA's Gozon, Inquirer's Prieto slapped with P23-M tax case

Oct 03, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) The tax department sues the now-defunct INQ7 for tax deficiencies

Stocks to Watch: ABS-CBN, GMA earnings

Aug 19, 2019 - 9:30 AM

Are you a Kapamilya or a Kapuso? We look into their financials to check which company has earned and grown more over the years.


GMA to probe absence of medical team at 'Rosang Agimat' taping

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Eddie Garcia fell on set – without a medical team nearby

Photo by Rob Reyes

FALSE: GMA Network 'dismisses' Jessica Soho

May 24, 2019 - 4:27 PM

GMA Network disputes the claim and says that veteran broadcast journalist Jessica Soho remains with them

GMA Network workers hope to inspire others to 'fight for their rights'

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:58 AM

With its latest victory at the Court of Appeals, the Talents Association of GMA Network calls on fellow industry workers 'to not be scared, and to not give up'

ANOTHER VICTORY. The Talents Association of GMA (TAG) welcomes another victory on their regularization case against broadcast giant GMA Network. File photo by Faye Sales

GMA Network workers win regularization case at Court of Appeals

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'After review of the records, we reach the conclusion that the private respondents are regular employees of petitioner GMA,' says the CA’s Special 14th Division

CANDLE-LIGHTING. Candles are lit and prayers offered to raise awareness on widespread contractualization in the country. Photo by Faye Sales


China drives away Filipino TV crew from Panatag Shoal

Nov 22, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Without the permission of China, you cannot carry out the interview here,' a member of the Chinese Coast Guard tells the crew of broadcast giant GMA-7

GMA to introduce 'cheaper, smaller' digital TV device in June

May 16, 2018 - 5:35 PM

The listed broadcast giant says its digital transmission device is now being manufactured in China, with over one million units seen to be released in a year's time

OPTIMISTIC. GMA Network chief Felipe Gozon says his firm expects to have a higher net income in 2018 than in 2017. Rappler file photo

Jasmine Curtis-Smith signs with GMA Network

Apr 17, 2018 - 8:04 PM

The actress is set to grace our TV screens once again

GMA Network subdomain defaced

Mar 02, 2018 - 4:39 PM

(UPDATED) The hackers take the network to task for 'irresponsableng pamamahayag' (irresponsible reporting) and the site plays audio when a visitor enters

BLOOD SECURITY HACKERS. A subsite of GMA Network is defaced by hackers.

SEC: No review of ABS-CBN, GMA PDRs after Rappler

Jan 19, 2018 - 4:08 PM

After the SEC decided to revoke Rappler's license due to a 'repugnant' provision in its Philippine Depositary Receipts with Omidyar, many speculated that the regulator will go after the two broadcast giants next

GMA 'cautiously optimistic' of hitting target despite income decline

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The absence of election related spending hurts GMA Network s financial performance in the 1st half of 2017

CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. GMA Network chief Felipe Gozon says his firm will 'still try' to hit its 2017 net income target of P3.9 billion. Rappler file photo

MVP open to selling his entire Inquirer stake

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:46 AM

This comes amid talks between Ramon Ang and the Rufino Prieto family for a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer

OPEN TO DIVEST. Manuel Pangilinan says he is willing to sell his Inquirer stake to Ramon Ang or anyone 'if the price is right.' Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Ramon Ang and his media interests

Jul 17, 2017 - 11:46 PM

The businessman wants a majority stake in the Philippine Daily Inquirer previously vied for GMA Network and reportedly has a stake in CNN Philippines

MEDIA INDUSTRY. Since 2012, tycoon Ramon Ang, in his personal capacity, has been talking to different major media companies for an acquisition deal. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

MVP group still keen on GMA-7 stake

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

We are open anytime but the offer must be acceptable to us says Manuel V Pangilinan

REVIVAL? Manuel Pangilinan, however, clarifies that as of June 9 this year, there are "no discussion yet" between his and Gozon's groups. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Duterte to block renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:15 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he will file a complaint with Congress against the network giant for 'swindling'

TIRADE VS MEDIA. President Duterte intends to block the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN which he accuses of 'swindling.' Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte renews GMA Network franchise

Apr 25, 2017 - 4:18 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte signs Republic Act No 10925 granting GMA another 25 year franchise while the House bill seeking to renew the franchise of ABS CBN is still at the committee level

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Jan 20, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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MVP open to reviving talks with GMA

Dec 24, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Manuel V Pangilinan reacts to GMA Network s major shareholders pronouncement that they are open to selling their shares at the right price

SIGNALS INTEREST. 'It is too late to do anything for 2016, but we're always open. A lot of it depends really on how our numbers would look like for 2017,' PLDT President and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan says. Rappler file photo

Gozon open to sell GMA's controlling stake in 2017

Dec 17, 2016 - 1:55 PM

The GMA Network chief says his camp and the Duavit and Jimenez groups are willing to sell all their shares if the price is right

VERGE OF TAKING OFF. 'We are willing to sell all,' GMA Chairman Felipe Gozon (3rd from left) says. In the photo are GMA executives. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

GMA Network initially spends P416M on DTT shift

Dec 06, 2016 - 2:28 PM

GMA Chairman and CEO Felipe Gozon says the network is now prepared to exit the test phase and begin with the first part of its DTT rollout in Mega Manila

ANALOG SHUTDOWN. TV networks in the Philippines are forced to shift to digital TV to stay afloat in today's digital wave.

GMA Network's net income shoots up by 116%

Aug 08, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Although financial results exceeded expectations in the first half of 2016 GMA officials say they will keep their profit guidance of P3 billion for the year

FINANCIAL BRIEFING. In the photo are (from left) GMA CFO Felipe S. Yalong, GMA President Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Chairman Felipe L. Gozon, and GMA Chief Marketing Officer Lizelle G. Maralag. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Recap: 'Encantadia' 2016 pilot episode explores the past

Jul 18, 2016 - 8:46 PM

As Encantadia returns to Philippine television we learn more about the tumultuous past of its world

Screengrab from YouTube/GMA Network

GMA Network 'conservative' in P1.5B digital shift

May 18, 2016 - 2:36 PM

The broadcasting giant says it earmarked P1 billion to P1 5 billion for the digital shift – much lower than ABS CBN s about P3 billion

ANALOG SHUTDOWN. TV networks in the Philippines are forced to shift to digital TV to stay afloat in today's digital wave

Higher ad revenues lift ABS-CBN's net income

May 12, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Its January March net income increases by 34 compared to the same period last year

THANKS, ELECTIONS. ABS-CBN sees an increase in airtime placements from regular advertisers and from candidates running for office in the May elections

GMA Network's net income doubles with election-related ads

May 05, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The chief of the broadcasting giant says he is hoping the network s net income would hit P3 billion by yearend

BREACHING TARGETS. GMA Network's Felipe Gozon (2nd to the right) says he hopes the network will further improve profitability, particularly in regular advertising. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler.com

GMA Network reports P1.94B dividend payout

Apr 11, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The broadcast giant is also confident it can end 2016 with higher revenues than 2015

The cash dividend payout reaffirms GMA's commitment to its shareholders to provide them with the best returns, its chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon says. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

GMA-7 partners with OSN, StarHub to expand global reach

Mar 23, 2016 - 7:40 PM

The broadcasting network s international channels are now available in 60 countries and 50 states of the US and the District of Columbia

MORE DEALS. GMA Network further expands its global footprint. In the photo are the GMA and OSN executives. Photo from GMA International

As election nears, ABS-CBN net income surges in 2015

Mar 21, 2016 - 8:40 AM

A new advertisement pricing scheme implemented in May 2015 helped boost the broadcast giant s net income

POSITIVE. ABS-CBN  expects 2016 to be a good year on the back of election-related advertisements

GMA-7: Binay, other bets knew debate topics beforehand

Feb 25, 2016 - 4:09 PM

The network issues a statement after Vice President Jejomar Binay questioned why his properties were brought up during the Cagayan de Oro debate

Photo courtesy of Comelec EID

No media equipment allowed at Mindanao presidential debate

Feb 17, 2016 - 3:35 PM

The Comelec s national media partner GMA 7 is giving more slots to local journalists in the Cagayan de Oro event but will not let them bring cameras and other equipment

GMA Network breaches P2B net income target for 2015

Feb 11, 2016 - 6:46 PM

The broadcast giant is also confident it can end 2016 with even higher revenues

HIGHER THAN EXPECTED. The GMA chief says 2015's net income is over 100% higher than 2014's P1 billion ($21.05 million). Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

No conflict of interest receiving wedding sponsors' gifts – Escudero

Feb 06, 2016 - 9:48 AM

The senator reveals his posh wedding was sponsored by Alphaland s Bobby Ongpin owner of the members only Balesin resort

TOAST. Senator Francis Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista celebrate a star-studded wedding reception in Manila. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

GMA-7 exceeds 2015 revenue, ratings target

Dec 10, 2015 - 8:45 PM

GMA chief Felipe Gozon says that since the network is already ahead in ratings it expects a higher share in political ads for the 2016 elections

ELECTION YEAR. GMA Network expects higher revenue in 2016 than this year due to election-related advertisements. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

GMA-7 rejects Pacquiao, Singson acquisition offers

Dec 10, 2015 - 5:15 PM

For now GMA 7 stakeholders want to focus on growing the business and increasing its value says CEO Felipe Gozon

REJECTED. Manny Pacquiao, Chavit Singson, and Ramon Ang were among the rejected suitors who offered to acquire a stake in GMA Network

GMA's Felipe Gozon: No to offers for now

Nov 05, 2015 - 8:32 PM

GMA is on the verge of really taking off That means we ll not be entertaining offers until we reach the ceiling says the network s chairman

VERGE OF TAKING OFF. 'We will not be entertaining offers until we reach the ceiling,' GMA Chairman Felipe Gozon (3rd from left) says. In the photo are GMA executives. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

SMC's Ramon Ang: 'We sell assets because of bad partnerships'

Oct 15, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Experiencing all those types of partnerships I’d rather always buy the whole company unless the partner is honorable which is very hard to come by San Miguel s Ramon Ang says

BAD PARTNERSHIPS. Ramon Ang tells global CEOs: 'For the last 7 years, we have sold assets because partnerships aren’t good and it’s better to walk away.' Photo from Weber Shandwick for #FGECEO2015

#AlDub intensifies network wars, boosts brands' sales

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza s budding romance on screen has posted through the roof ratings for 36 year old show Eat Bulaga and has been a boon for McDonald s Philippines and TNT

SPREADS MAGIC. From food to mobile phone endorsements, almost every company is gunning for the nationwide favorite #AlDub

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Oct 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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GMA: ABS-CBN TVPlus complaints not related to Eat Bulaga signal loss

Oct 02, 2015 - 1:03 PM

GMA Network is hopeful that public attention is not diverted from the alleged signal disruptions on SkyCable during the airing of Eat Bulaga which carries the popular AlDub segment

THIRD COMPLAINT. Meanwhile, GMA files with the NTC its third batch of complaints regarding alleged signal loss during or before the airing of noontime show Eat Bulaga, which carries the popular #AlDub segment.

ABS-CBN to NTC: Require GMA to explain own digital TV signal loss

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:12 PM

This is in response to 5 complaints filed against ABS CBN for allegedly disrupting the reception of GMA’s highly rated noontime show Eat Bulaga

FIRES BACK. ABS-CBN says Eat Bulaga signal disruption complaints of GMA "has nothing to do with the signal loss"

GMA files 2nd complaint vs SkyCable on Eat Bulaga signal loss

Sep 22, 2015 - 3:55 PM

UPDATED The ABS CBN pay TV subsidiary meanwhile takes strong exception to GMA s claim that signal interruption is confined only to the network

2ND COMPLAINT. GMA Network says the seeming similarity in the reports indicate that they are not isolated cases

DOJ dismisses Ang's syndicated estafa complaint vs Gozon

Sep 11, 2015 - 2:48 PM

Ramon S Ang gets back his P1 billion from Felipe Gozon In return Gozon receives a substantial amount from Ang The details of their settlement are confidential

REASONABLE. The settlement agreed upon by Ang and Gozon – through the efforts of a common friend – was reasonable and was mutually accepted by them, the Gozon Group says Friday, September 11, 2015. Ang file photo by Aya Lowe; Gozon file photo by Manman Dejeto

GMA to SkyCable: Refute Eat Bulaga signal loss complaint

Aug 29, 2015 - 12:36 PM

GMA Network says its complaint is based on numerous feedback from viewers of noontime show Eat Bulaga which runs the popular AlDub segment

'PROVE US WRONG'. Instead of calling the complaint baseless, GMA Network wants SkyCable to prove that it has not shortchanged its subscribers

GMA complaint on Eat Bulaga signal loss 'malicious, baseless' – SkyCable

Aug 28, 2015 - 11:44 AM

ABS CBN’s SkyCable says it is willing to cooperate with NTC over GMA Network s complaint regarding Eat Bulaga which runs the popular AlDub segment

"MALICIOUS". SkyCable says complaint of GMA Network with the NTC regarding shortchanging subscribers "is a malicious accusation and is without basis"

Ramon Ang, Gozon group reach settlement

Aug 13, 2015 - 12:17 PM

UPDATED GMA Network head Felipe L Gozon agrees to return the P1 billion downpayment to the businessman

Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

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Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

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GMA7's net income surges by 89%

Aug 06, 2015 - 8:45 PM

To further reduce operational costs and ensure competitiveness GMA Network says it will continue its manpower reduction program in its Manila headquarters

OPTIMISTIC OUTLOOK. "We are optimistic that the rest of 2015 will also bring positive results for our company," GMA's Felipe Gozon says. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

GMA's Gozon open to 'reasonable settlement' with Ramon Ang

Aug 06, 2015 - 7:33 PM

Meanwhile GMA Network is scheduled to meet with PLDT and continues to negotiate with Globe Telecom for content distribution

'SMART BUSINESSMAN'. "Mr. Ang is a very smart and experienced businessman. It will be very hard to defraud him" GMA's Felipe Gozon says. In the photo are the executives of GMA Network. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/ Rappler

Ramon Ang negotiated in bad faith, says GMA's Gozon

Aug 05, 2015 - 4:20 PM

UPDATED GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L Gozon says he s keeping the P1 billion downpayment from Ang for damages