Updates (CNN Philippines)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Solar Headlines)
Jump to: navigation, search
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. (2015-present)
(CNN Philippines Updates)
Sporting Update by Freeplay Music (2015-present)
(CNN Philippines Breaking News)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) English
Filipino (secondary)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Location(s) CNN Philippines Newscenter
Mandaluyong City
Running time 2 to 4 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 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Special cases[edit]

When warranted, Updates can be aired beyond its regular news brief format for special coverages; and when a breaking story occurs, it will air as CNN Philippines Breaking News. If a particular/political event occurs (e.g. presidential speeches, media briefings etc.), CNN Philippines Happening Now is being aired. 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 some of the simulcast overnight.

Since 2017, rolling coverage are streamed via Facebook Live (which has been utilized by several Philippine media organizations). With this latest innovation, regular programming can resume while encouraging viewers to stream the coverage online in their Facebook page where latest developments continue to be received throughout time.

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 (morning, breaking news)
  • Mai Rodriguez (weekend, breaking news)
  • Pia Hontiveros (primetime, breaking news)
  • Mitzi Borromeo (overnight, breaking news)
  • Ina Andolong (fill-in, weekend)
  • Pinky Webb (fill-in, afternoon, breaking news)
  • Ruth Cabal (morning, breaking news)
  • Menchu Macapagal (fill-in, weekdays)

Previous Presenters[edit]

  • Amelyn Veloso
  • Hilary Isaac
  • Roanna Jamir
  • Claudine Trillo
  • Nicolette Henson-Hizon