Updates (CNN Philippines)

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CNN Philippines Updates
Also known as Solar News Update/Solar Headlines (March 1, 2012 - August 22, 2014)
Headlines (August 25, 2014 - March 13, 2015)
Created by Nine Media Corporation
Radio Philippines Network
Developed by CNN Philippines/CNN
Presented by Various contributors
Theme music composer Hit Productions, Inc.
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) English
Filipino (secondary)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Location(s) CNN Philippines Newscenter
Mandaluyong City
CNN Philippines Newscenter
Broadcast City, Quezon City
Running time 2 to 3 minutes
Original network CNN Philippines
Audio format Stereo
Original release March 1, 2012 – present
Preceded by RPN NewsWatch Update (RPN) (January 7, 2008–February 25, 2011)

CNN Philippines Updates or simply Updates is the flagship news brief of CNN Philippines.


It was launched in March 1, 2012 under the channel's predecessors Solar News Channel (as Solar News Update and Solar Headlines) and 9TV (as Headlines) and currently airs every 30 minutes from 9:30 am and 11:30 am on weekday mornings, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 to 5:00 pm on weekday afternoons, and on weekends every hour from 9 am to 5 pm.

Special cases[edit]

When warranted, Updates can be aired beyond its regular news brief format for special coverages; and when a developing story breaks, it will air as CNN Philippines Breaking News (or in some cases, "Happening Now" OBB/CBB will be used for scheduled coverage, which introduced on October 2016). Whenever possible, breaking stories from CNN International may be simulcasted on CNN Philippines, before or after the local updates air; in some cases, CNN PH may keep the simulcast overnight until 6:00am of the day.

Weekend expansion[edit]

The weekend editions premiered on June 13, 2015. Prior to the permanent expansion, it only aired when major developing stories warrant and during severe weather coverage, notably Typhoon Ruby in December 2014.

Unlike the weekday newsbriefs that rotate every half-hour, the weekend updates air every top of the hour.

Various Contributors[edit]

  • Claire Celdran (Tuesday & Wednesday afternoon edition)
  • Nicolette Henson-Hizon (Monday afternoon/Thursday & Friday morning edition)
  • Mai Rodriguez (Thursday and Friday afternoon, weekend edition and breaking news)
  • Claudine Trillo (weekday mornings, fill-in; on maternity leave)
  • Pia Hontiveros (breaking news)
  • Mitzi Borromeo (overnight, breaking news)
  • Ina Andolong (fill-in, weekend)
  • Pinky Webb (fill-in, breaking news)
  • Amelyn Veloso (breaking news; on leave)
  • Ruth Cabal (Monday-Wednesday morning edition/breaking news)

Previous Presenter[edit]

  • Hilary Isaac
  • Roanna Jamir