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CNN Philippines News and Current Affairs
(CNN Philippines News)
Created by Nine Media Corporation
Country Philippines
Key people Pal Marquez
(Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
Armie Jarin-Bennett
(Executive Vice President for News and Current Affairs; Managing Director, CNN Philippines)
Ferdie Aboga
(Senior Manager, News Production and News Gathering)
Cesario "Jun" del Rosario, Jr.
(Sr. Manager, Public Service)
Pia Hontiveros
(Chief Correspondent)
Slogan We Tell The Story Of The Filipino
Website CNN Philippines
Logo as the 9News from August 23, 2014 - March 15, 2015

CNN Philippines News and Current Affairs (formerly Solar News and Current Affairs/Solar News and 9News and Current Affairs/9News) is the news and public affairs programming division of the media conglomerate Nine Media Corporation leasing the airtime of Radio Philippines Network. 9News ceased identifying themselves explicitly under such brand with the launching of CNN Philippines on March 16, 2015 and consolidated to the current name since July 2015. It is headquartered at the CNN Philippines/RPN 9, Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City.


After Solar Entertainment Corporation acquired 34 percent of Radio Philippines Network from the Philippine government as part of RPN/IBC privatization in 2011, Solar TV ventured into news at the end of 2011.[1] On July 16, 2012, Solar News launched its first local newscasts including Solar Network News, Solar Newsday, Solar Daybreak and Solar Nightly News.

In November 2013, San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang acquired a majority stake in Solar Television Network as well as its stake on RPN, Brothers Wilson and William Tieng were the majority stockholders then of STVNI.[2] Meanwhile, on August 20, 2014, Solar Entertainment Corporation chief Wilson Tieng announced that he ceded his entire share on Solar TV Network, Inc., including its 34% majority share on RPN, to Antonio Cabangon-Chua, owner of business newspaper BusinessMirror and Aliw Broadcasting Corporation. The Tiengs were losing money after they invested in RPN 9 and the group focused on the cable channels of the Solar Entertainment Corporation[3][4] To reflect the change of ownership, and upon announcement of the rebranding of Solar News Channel into 9TV by August 23, Solar News will also rebrand into 9News, retaining its news and current affairs programming as 9TV expands its weekend programming.[5][6][7]

9News underwent major overhaul as parent Nine Media Corporation signed a 5-year brand licensing agreement with Turner Broadcasting System to share resources with CNN to integrate the latter's content and 9News's reporting as CNN Philippines that launched on March 16, 2015. 9News ceased identifying themselves explicitly under that name with the reformat.


News Programs[edit]

Current Affairs Programs[edit]

Public Service Programs[edit]

Notable personalities[edit]


Current Affairs[edit]

  • Dr. Freddie Gomez (MedTalk)
  • Angel Jacob (Leading Women)
  • Anthony Pangilinan (The Boardroom)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tiengs move into news Manila Standard Today. 02-25-2011. Retrieved 02-25-2011.
  2. ^ "MVP-Ang rivalry set to spill over into television with San Miguel acquisition of Solar stake". November 9, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ EXCLUSIVE | BusinessMirror owner acquires majority stake in RPN9 retrieved August 20, 2014
  4. ^ Cabangon-Chua acquires RPN-9 retrieved August 21, 2014
  5. ^ - Solar News Channel turns into 9TV retrieved August 13, 2014
  6. ^ - Solar News to be renamed News9? (Media Newser Philippines) retrieved August 18, 2014
  7. ^ - Is RPN-9 Destined to Return? retrieved August 18, 2014

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