ANC beefs Up THE WORLD TONIGHT starting July 23!

ANC, the country’s most influential and trusted cable TV news channel, is beefing up its nightly newscast “The World Tonight” with veteran broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma bringing a comprehensive wrap of the day’s biggest stories, exclusive interviews, and news with global and local perspective beginning Monday (July 23), 10 p.m.

Columnist extraordinaire Teddyboy Locsin Jr., meanwhile, will give intelligent analysis of news reports in his commentary segment “Teditorial.”

An award-winning journalist and public servant whose career in journalism has spanned four decades, Tina Monzon Pama is a news icon in Philippine broadcast journalism who has built and carried her credibility through the years. She joined “The World Tonight” on ABS-CBN in 1998 and when it moved to ANC in 2001.

Tina, who also anchors ANC’s issue-oriented interactive talk show “Talkback with Tina Monzon-Palma,” first made a mark on the public as a newscaster with uncompromising principles during the Marcos years and eventually served as news executive and TV network COO in the 90’s.

With numerous awards won including the prestigious Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year, Tina’s career is also marked by her efforts as program director of ABS-CBN Foundation Inc.’s Bantay Bata 163 and Sagip Kapamilya programs. Moreover, she has championed advocacies for children’s welfare through her documentaries in ABS-CBN current affairs program “Krusada.”

For the latest news and commentaries on issues here and abroad, catch “The World Tonight” with Tina Monzon-Palma and Teddyboy Locsin Jr. on ANC, weeknights at 10 p.m.

Tina Examines DEPED’s Home Study Program in ‘Krusada’!

Broadcast journalist Tina Monzon-Palma will assess Department of Education’s home study program that aims to ease overcrowding of students in public school classrooms this Thursday (June 14) in “Krusada.”

Under the program, students don’t have to go to school everyday. Instead they learn their lessons at home using modules based on the regular curriculum and meet with teachers only on weekends.

While the program is expected to decongest classrooms, legislators such as Rep. Raymond Palatino are strongly opposing the program as it allegedly results in ineffective study habits.

How can the government solve overcrowding and lack of decent classrooms in public schools? Is the home study program just another band-aid solution to one of Philippine education’s perennial problems?

Because it takes more than words to take a stand on Philippine education, watch “Krusada” with Tina this Thursday (June 14) after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN or watch it earlier on DZMM TeleRadyo (SkyCable Channel 26), 9:15 p.m.

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