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Eddie Garcia remains in 'very, very critical' condition as family signs DNR order

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:33 AM

The actor sustains a cervical spine injury while filming for a new teleserye

EDDIE GARCIA. The actor, shown here accepting an award at the 2018 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, is still confined at the Makati Medical Center. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Eddie Garcia still on life support – family spokesman

Jun 13, 2019 - 1:55 PM

The actor remains in critical condition days after falling during the taping of the upcoming GMA teleserye 'Rosang Agimat'

EDDIE GARCIA. The actor, shown here attending a press conference for Cinemalaya 2018, is still in critical condition. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

GMA Network to review video of Eddie Garcia on 'Rosang Agimat' set

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The network says they will also wait for further announcement from the family or the actor's doctor on his condition

Photo by Dion Besa/Rappler

Fanny Serrano to TV producers: Match your characters looks on screen

May 28, 2019 - 2:52 PM

'Kailangan ba na naka-full makeup kahit nasa loob ng bahay at matutulog na o kaya magluluto o maglalaba?'

ABS-CBN, GMA also win big in 2019 Philippine elections

May 15, 2019 - 5:50 PM

TV networks rake in cash in the run-up to the 2019 elections, with both ABS-CBN and GMA reporting strong earnings in the 1st quarter of 2019

Derek Ramsay signs with GMA 7

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Derek is now a Kapuso actor

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ABS-CBN, GMA: Drug-free policy in place

Apr 02, 2019 - 8:39 AM

The statement comes amid allegations that celebrities are part of the so-called narco-list

GMA 7 actor Migo Adecer arrested, faces reckless imprudence charges

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

The actor is arrested in Makati after he tried to evade arrest

PNP deploys SAF after Duterte order vs ‘lawless violence’ | Evening wRap

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:11 PM

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Kapuso no more: Regine Velasquez leaves GMA-7

Oct 13, 2018 - 2:47 PM

The singer says goodbye on the anniversary episode of cooking talk show 'Sarap Diva'

SONGBIRD. Regine Velasquez is leaving her home network for 20 years. Screenshot from Regine Velasquez's official Facebook page

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, February 12-18, 2018

Feb 18, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Must-watch videos this week

DISINFORMATION. Computer programmer Carlos Nazareno shares how Duterte supporters swarmed the Facebook page of the  International Criminal Court shortly after it announced its probe on the government's war on drugs. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

In fighting disinformation and trolls, silence 'cannot be an option'

Feb 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM

From Wikipedia to Facebook, how do we fight back against trolls, 'fake news' and historical revisionism?

FIGHT BACK. 'Don't surrender your space to people who are faceless, nameless, and mindless, says TV5 news anchor Ed Lingao at Democracy and Disinformation forum on February 13, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Democracy and Disinformation Forum

Feb 13, 2018 - 4:46 PM

How 'fake news' and other forms of disinformation threaten our freedoms, and how to fight back

Of PDRs and 'foreign ownership' of PH media

Jul 26, 2017 - 4:15 PM

The barbs thrown at Rappler make for amusing online spats. But when you fight on the internet, please, please use more accurate legal terminology.

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

Dela Rosa, GMA-7, Trump | Evening wRap

Jan 20, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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GMA-7 talents win illegal dismissal case

Jan 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

The National Labor Relations Commission orders the network to reinstate the workers and pay them back wages equivalent to the workers monthly salary from their dismissal to their reinstatement

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

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

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

ABS-CBN: Anti-Duterte ad complies with election laws

May 06, 2016 - 7:32 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano secures a temporary restraining order against the continued airing of the political advertisement

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

How GMA-7 cornered 'Carrot Man'

Feb 28, 2016 - 1:52 AM

UPDATED Other TV networks have to make do with interviews with neighbors and relatives Or they can opt for so called copycats like Cabbage Man Sayote Man and Patatas Man

VIRAL PHOTO. The picture that launched thousands of likes. Photo from Edwina T. Bandong's Facebook page

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

Cagayan de Oro media: We'll cover presidential debate while in protest

Feb 20, 2016 - 9:33 AM

UPDATED The Cagayan de Oro Press Club maintains government should make sure the national event is equally covered by mass media free from any monopoly CenterLaw meanwhile supports the suit against the Comelec chair

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

Cagayan de Oro media cry 'discrimination' in presidential debate coverage

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:35 PM

The debate should be beyond corporate media s quest for higher ratings and wider readership says the Cagayan de Oro Press Club

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

Respect and dignity: A trans woman's review of 'Destiny Rose'

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:08 PM

I feel tearfully happy being alive to have witnessed a series like this in mainstream Philippine media writes Sass Sasot a trans woman living in The Hague

Screengrab from Instagram/@akosikenchan

NLRC upholds ruling vs GMA: Talents are regular employees

Jan 10, 2016 - 2:07 PM

We find no compelling justification or valid reason to modify alter much less reverse the Decision sought to be reconsidered the NLRC special 4th division says

File photo by Faye Sales

Elmo Magalona moves to ABS-CBN, pairs with Janella Salvador in new show

Nov 27, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Elmo is set to star with Janella Salvador in the upcoming show Born For You

Part 2: The AlDub experience: Millions captivated

Oct 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM

The program taps into our hidden longings for permanence for perfect love our quest for the numinous deep feelings buried by the oppressive details and burden of everyday life

Robredo for VP, TAG vs GMA, Pacquiao for senator | 6PM wRap

Oct 05, 2015 - 7:25 PM

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Media workers win regularization case vs GMA-7

Oct 05, 2015 - 6:36 PM

Complainants could not object to terms of their contracts because initially they needed a job to support themselves and or their families the decision reads

PROTEST. Supporters of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) stage a protest against network giant GMA-7's alleged withholding of some TAG members' salaries. All photos by Faye Sales

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

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

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‘True SONA,’ Ang vs Gozon, MH370 probe | 6PM wRap

Aug 03, 2015 - 7:36 PM

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GMA-7 sacks 11 core workers protesting contractual labor

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:21 AM

One of the fired workers says grievances regarding GMA 7 s treatment of its talents have been long running but the terminated employees dared to go beyond grumbles

 PROTEST. Supporters of the Talents Association of GMA (TAG) stage a protest against network giant GMA-7's alleged withholding of some TAG members' salaries. All photos by Faye Sales

Binay answers Aquino, TAG vs GMA-7, Harry Potter play | 6PM wRap

Jun 26, 2015 - 7:03 PM

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Talents win regularization case vs GMA-7

Jun 25, 2015 - 8:52 PM

A labor arbiter rules in favor of the Talents Association of GMA saying the talents GMA 7 considers contractors should be classified as regular employees

Binay resignation, new MRT3 coaches, GMA-7-Ang deal | 6PM wRap

Jun 23, 2015 - 6:56 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Media workers protest vs contractual labor

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:07 PM

Long time trade unionist Leody de Guzman explains that the protesting talents would greatly contribute to the anti contractualization campaign as their intellectual skills would help in terms of articulating the demand

'Prayer campaign' to raise awareness on contractual labor

Jun 03, 2015 - 10:38 PM

The prayer campaign follows recently aired grievances by members of the Talents Association of GMA about being deprived of their income for one full pay cycle

GMA employees together with family members and supporters attends mass and light candles at the Sacred Hearth Parish in Kamuning, Quezon City on June 3, 2015. Photo by Gilliano Jazul/Rappler

Factory fire victims, Binay accounts, Pacquiao’s dream | 9PM wRap

May 15, 2015 - 8:45 PM

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Factory fire, GMA-7, El Gamma Penumbra | 12PM wRap

May 15, 2015 - 12:00 PM

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GMA job cuts to include headquarters?

May 15, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The network chief says GMA 7 ‘will save millions of pesos in its streamlining policy

GMA will continue its manpower reduction program to cover its headquarters in Manila after laying off several workers in its regional offices. File photo by Rappler

Is PH ready for lesbian TV?

May 13, 2015 - 12:22 PM

Misrepresentation and marginalization are the main reasons why gay women are underrepresented not just in the media but in general

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GMA-7 'not in the red,' layoffs a 'callous move' – NUJP

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:08 PM

UPDATED GMA 7 finds unfortunate NUJP s disregard of the network s substantial losses from its regional operations and from its local programs