TV5 Partners With Cignal Entertainment for New Shows in the Kapatid Network

Monday, August 10, 2020

The landscape of broadcasting has changed and TV5 is ramping up their shows and reviving their entertainment arm earmarked with this new partnership with Cignal Entertainment. 

They did close down their home grown entertainment shows and talent pool a few years back and just concentrated on Sports and News programs as a business decision. However, they saw how there is a need for new and fresh content for Filipinos and that would need to come from somewhere. Broadcasting is having a major transformation and people are looking for options especially in free to air and pay tv. Number one pay tv provider Cignal TV knows this and the move to partner with TV5 is in some way came naturally, as Robert Galang the head honcho for TV5 says "We are now positioned better, as we enter a new phase to expand programming and promote new content in our assets.There will be in house production for TV5 but for news and sports. Most of our entertainment content now will be independently produced. TV5 and Cignal TV will be having the same head, having a common vision leading both companies to seamlessly work together. Separate orgs, but will have more collaboration using both our strengths."

Producer and Director Perci Intalan adds "TV5 has been a breath of fresh air in the industry. This is where a lot of programs have been born and now in the crucial time of TV history, they decided to invest in entertainment again. Now we are balancing entertainment content that the advertisers are looking for, starting APT entertainment who has 2 shows (Bawal Na Game Show and Fill in the Bank) , doing things they are really good at. Talentadong Pinoy is also back, with Ryan Agoncillo called “Bangon Talentadong Pinoy”, Usapang Real Life with Ms. Luchi Cruz Valdez, Chika BESH with Pokwang, Pauleen Luna Sotto and Ria Atayde, Fit For Life with Jessy Mendiola, In Action with Raffy Tulfo. We are planning a lot in 2021 and even 2022 as suddenly, things are possible.

These are the new shows!

New shows on TV5 coming very soon!

Bawal na Game Show with Paolo Ballesteros and Wally Bayola
Bangon Talentadong Pinoy with Ryan Agoncillo
Usapang Real Life with Ms. Luchi Cruz Valdez
Fit for Life with Jessy Mendiola
Pokwang, Pauleen Luna Sotto and Ria Atayde for Chika na BESH
Idol in Action with Raffy Tulfo
Fill In The Bank with Pokwang and Jose Manalo

About Branding One Sports, OnePH, OneTV

Ms. Triccie Tolentino the Vice President/Head of Marketing for Media5 says “TV5 is already a good brand and what will change is just programming. It’s just going to be bigger and better. All our shows will be in digital, our platforms will also bear that including Cignal TV and we will cross promote through these channels.”

On Maine Mendoza

Ms. Sienna Olaso the First Vice President and Head of Channels & Content for CignalTV says "A few months back we launched Buko channel, in there we have programs with Maine, hopefully Perci can also add more of that content into TV5. We continue to plan and do creative content in our channels. The pandemic is just pushing off some, a little of the shoots."

So stay tuned for that, you might see Maine and other Buko channel programs in TV5.

On Kris Aquino Being Part of TV5

Direk Perci days “Kris is very much welcome in TV5 but there are a few things they need to fix from their side and that production is external. It is their turf, but one thing for sure is that we are excited for her and we will wait for her."

About Ms. Sharon Cuneta and ABSCBN

Sir Robert Galang says "TV5 is open to everybody including talents of ABSCBN. We are working with independent producers working with us, in co productions or block timers, we can work with everybody."

We got the impression that they are even open to the idea of getting block timers which may be good news if ABSCBN would see that as an opportunity.

Direk Perci adds "Ms. Sharon Cuneta is also welcome if someone produces her show on TV5, issues in the past don’t matter. We don’t and never close doors."

On IdeaFirst Content

Direk Perci says “I am not pushing for anything from IdeaFirst as I am wearing two hats. I only approve shows as accorded to me by content and TV5 programming. Also, Gameboys is already good in Youtube, I don’t know yet for TV, but anything can happen.”

I hope they do consider this including Pearl Next Door because it's high time people see it on free to air and digital TV.

For those who want to pitch content in TV5, they are looking for quality, fresh content, gameshows, narratives, if it passes their taste, it can be presented in the channel. He says "We are talking to producers mostly, if they have stars from any channel it is their choice. We don’t talk to individual artists so it would be from them. There will be opportunities, to intentionally have our own stars. Someone can pitch, talent shows included, remember we discovered Morisette in a show before. A lot of stars have just not gotten big breaks, we will let it come naturally if it can happen with TV5. There are more ways to break the tradition of programming, the genre may always be the same but how you do it is the difference. We will be pushing the envelope."

Direk also added “We are targetting August 15, for the formal launch of this partnership. We are also in talks with other production companies but they are still in development. Big comeback? Of course it can’t be done in one day but our first shows will be launched in August 15. We are mindful people don’t want everything in one day, but rest assured there will be more shows on TV5."

Fill in the BANK and Bawal na Game Show will start on August 15, 6PM to 8PM

So for now, they've confirmed Fill in the Bank, Bawal na Gameshow and Chika Na BESH which is produced by APT Entertainment. We can't wait to see these new shows and a brand new TV5 lineup in the coming months.

Are you excited? :) I am!


LG, UNTV and WISH 107.5 Hasten Efforts Versus COVID-19

Saturday, August 08, 2020

Premiere South Korean based innovator LG Electronics joined hands with UHF News and Rescue TV channel UNTV and their subsidiary FM radio station WISH 107.5 recently to help build efforts to fight COVID-19. Through their operator Breakthrough and Milestones Production International, they have conceptualized facilities to cater to COVID-19 patients especially those that may have not been accommodated/spilled over by other health institutions. Now, it stands as a 3-storey building situated in Malolos, Bulacan of which can now accept patients with its 35 rooms, and 18 others dedicated for doctors, nurses, and other medical staff.

LG Electronics Philippines on the other hand committed to raise the comfort of both patients and health workers and began outfitting the facility with a humongous amount of home appliances. LG has donated 65 28” LED Monitors, 4 Top Load Washing Machines, 5 Top Mount Refrigerators, and 2 1HP Split-Type Air conditioners. This amounts to over 1 million Pesos worth of premium home appliances which surely will be put to good use. These patient rooms will have individuals who will stay 14 days for quarantine/isolation, all of which will have their LG LED Monitor so they could keep entertained and up to date of the day's broadcast.

Aside from that, the stay-in staff and medical personnel will also get to use LG's heavy duty washing machines, refrigerators and air-conditioners. This will be a big help for those who will take care of the patients.

LG's Managing Director Inkwun Heo says “Even as the Philippines transition to a General Community Quarantine and restrictions are lessened, Filipinos and these health institutions still need all the help they can get. As long as we can lend our help, we’re more than happy to do it”.

I guess that's where they say "Life is good!". Thanks to these good people, a lot would benefit from it.


Smart Solutions To Combat Covid-19 Offered by Taiwan

This pandemic has brought upon a lot of changes in the world and yes, we’re continuing to battle an invisible enemy. The World Health Organization (WHO) said there are 18,354,342 confirmed cases globally claiming around 696,147 lives bringing distraught to their families. Taiwan is one of these 200 countries dealing with the Covid-19 crisis, but dealt with it using smart solutions; and they believe effective communication should be at the forefront of the fight against the virus. The Global Covid-19 Index in a recent report has put Taiwan as among the Top 5 countries that can best recover from Covid-19.

This is why they recently launched recently launched, a website where Taiwan shares its experience in fighting the virus to affected countries around the world, including the Philippines. This info drive website offers information for stakeholders, local and foreign expertise and comprehensively answers common questions and other information the public needs to know regarding Covid-19.

The Philippines can also have their LGU’s learn more about how they conduct contact tracing and how the Taiwanese government implements health and safety protocols to prevent the spread of the virus at first reporting. The website also includes information for medical frontliners, as the site shows different scenarios on how patients can be treated in case they are infected. The site also keeps ordinary individuals informed about how virus transmission works, what risks and complications people can get that can affect various age and gender demographics. There are also materials for mental health concerns, how to spot the usual symptoms and procedures on what to do immediately in case of suspected infection and where people could go for medical assistance in case it happens.

Philippine businesses can also learn a thing or two on how to implement smart supply management solutions. Taiwan has done measures on companies to help protect their employees via face masks and other protective equipment. The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has been a reliable partner of Filipino businesses and has organized various forums including “Taiwan’s Medical Services and Epidemic Prevention Experience Sharing” ( which was held last July. They also featured “Taiwan Biomedical Solution to Covid-19 and Genetic Analysis,” which was co-organized by Hsinchu Science Park. It featured some of the top biomedical companies in Taiwan.

It’s quite nice Taiwan is making headway battling this virus and it has remarkably shown how effective their measures are and how they have flattened the curve. The Taiwanese government is willing to share their victories to other affected countries so they too can overcome challenges of this economically and health debilitating virus. We’ve got to listen to good measures and apply it to our own. That would be a good thing.


ASUS Launches New Ultra-thin Zenbook UX325 and Zenbook UX425

Friday, August 07, 2020

Just got off the launch of ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and 14 (UX425) which has been released by ASUS Philippines. It's the thinnest 13" and 14" laptop in the world complete with needed I/O ports which would fit any digital nomad's needs especially those who would like to have it for work or their classes in the time of GCQ in the country. It's also one of the lightest at 1.07 Kg and is designed for the meticulous user who wants certain portability but doesn't hold back on computing power.

Artists Donny Pangilinan, Reese Lansangan,Inka Magnaye and Milka Romero also graced the event and they did try it out themselves. It certainly did fit their lifestyle. Some of them are hard core creators, singers, songwriters so they're not noobs when it comes to these well designed latops.

Compared to its predecessors, the ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) has vastly improved in weight and looks. Measuring only 13.9 mm in form, this is categorized as ultra-thin but never shortchanged in I/O capabilities because there's a place for all your HDMI and USB Type-A ports, a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C® port plus a handy microSD card reader on the side for photography and vlog enthusiasts. If you are currenly looking for a buddy for work or learning, this is the practical choice even for those who are working remotely.

Design wise, it's a beauty. Simple, compact, with a four-sided NanoEdge display and 90% screen-to-body ratio for more immersive visuals. It is ideal for users looking to multitask on office work or simply taking notes while lectures are going on on the other windows. It also uses an ultra-low power 1-watt display so it lasts on the road for a long time. No worries for number geeks as its also got ASUS NumberPad 2.0 which lights up like magic when pressed on the touchpad. You also can't beat these machines which lasts 22 hours, you could probably sleep on it and wake up still in working condition. They also have MyASUS which can help you get familiar with your device, bring service, link your mobile phone which you can download and know more about  in their website.

With its ErgoLift hinge, you would still be comfortable and prevent those wrist injuries that most computer users suffer from. It also employs IR cameras for security and face-recognition. Equipped with the latest 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor with an 8GB RAM, the ASUS ZenBook 13 and ZenBook 14 make light work of your work, education and light play/entertainment. With 512GB PCIe® 3.0 x2 SSDs and the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax), you get the fastest performance internet and date wise, as it is extremely capable.

Go check their Product Page here or here.

If you are thinking of purchasing them now, check out their official store here.

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The new ultra thin ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) is part of ASUS’ Back-to-School promo called “Gear Up for the New Normal”. They have partnered with Globe at Home so owners of select ASUS laptops will get a free and exclusive bundle consisting of a Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi router, a Lazada e-voucher of up to Php 5,000 whic you can use to purchase other ASUS products in Lazada.Now don't take my word for it, go get these lovely laptops now and be one of the few people who get the perks too!

This is officially priced at Php 54,995, available in Pine Gray color and can be charged full in 30 minutes.This is every multitasker's dream machine. It can keep up with your work or school demand. Visually stunning, 90% screen to body ratio, 50% less energy used than some other laptops but can last a long time. Available in ASUS concept stores and other authorized retailers nationwide!

Visit for more details on the promo. ASUS has been working fine for me, I still have my old one as backup for my primary laptop computer. That's how ASUS will also last in your neck of the woods.