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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Aug 7, 2020


new TV5 pres-ceo ROBERT GALANG

TV5 debonaire programming head PERCI INTALAN of IdeaFirst Company

TV5 HAS a new President-Chief Executive Officer, Robert Galang, former VP, Dealer Sales Division of Digitel Mobile or Sun Cellular and AVP for Globe Telecom.

He and Perci Intalan, TV5 head of programming who is also IdeaFirst Company president and content provider with full length films, original series and marketing projects and events, met some members of the press in a virtual conference to announce their plans for TV5.

They're now partnering with Cignal TV, the country’s top pat TV provider, which would be its major block timer as the network reclaims its position as a contender for the top position in the country’s broadcast industry.

Galang also serves as head of Cignal TV — a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings in a concurrent capacity. The partnership, according to him, would be seamless considering the complementary blending of the strengths that each organization brings to the table.

Cignal TV’s nation-wide reach and technological prowess combined with the innovative and creative nature which TV5 has been known for all these years would be an exciting package for Pinoy viewers.

The new partnership aims to redefine the entertainment scene by offering topnotch shows and talents that can greatly boost TV5’s re-programming goals which have been an ongoing plan since late 2019, and now bolstered by Cignal TV’s other digital assets.

"We are revving up our entertainment content creation and will need creatives, talents, directors, scriptwriters, and cameramen," Cignal TV and TV5 Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

According to the Chairman, if they are willing and able to work with the network, then TV5 and Cignal TV are prepared to offer alternative jobs for the relevant displaced workers over time, a clear sign that they are more than ready to welcome new people and program ideas into its fold.

A major new asset is the NBA that is now available live on Cignal TV as well as TV5 and One Sports.
“The NBA coming to Cignal TV and TV5 only strengthens our position of bringing the best sports to our Filipino viewers throughout the country,” Galang says.

Also coming this August 2020, is TV5’s first salvo of an interesting mix of lifestyle programs and game shows hosted by various artists with proven versatility and mass appeal. Its new morning show called "Chika, BESH! (Basta Everyday Super Happy)" brings together winsome movie and TV personalities Pokwang, Pauleen Luna, and Ria Atayde.

In the fitness-centric show "Fit for Life", actress-host Jessy Mendiola will draw from her own fitness transformation journey in inspiring viewers to commit to a healthier lifestyle.

And get ready for intimate conversations and real life talk on "Usapang Real Life" hosted by Luchi Cruz-Valdez.

There will also be two new game shows that will be headlined by loveable comedians -- Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros for "Bawal na Game Show"; Jose Manalo and Pokwang for "Fill in the Bank" – with both shows promising loads of fun and prizes.

Coming back to TV is "Bangon Talentadong Pinoy" which aims to reflect the creativity of Filipino artists regardless of the current situation and will be hosted again by Ryan Agoncillo who will be joined by talent scouts/judges John Arcilla, Janice de Belen and Joross Gamboa in the pilot episode.

Galang adds: “Our commitment is to celebrate the lives of today’s Filipinos by providing informative as well as inspiring and uplifting entertainment content, and hopefully, in so doing, we are able to make lives, a little better, a little safer, and a little easier in these changing times.”

They clarified other things. About Kris Aquino’s new talk show, they said the problem is between Kris and her blocktime producer, not with them. As a matter of fact, they welcome Kris and will be happy if she’d be a part of their network.

They made it clear that they never made an offer to Coco Martin or Vice Ganda and that these stars never proposed anything to them, like what was erroneously reported, but they will welcome any Kapamilya star willing to work with them, if they have the right projects for them.