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Not to be confused with Nine News.
This article is about Solar TV Network's news arm formerly known as Solar News. For its defunct TV news channel using the same name, see Solar News Channel. For Denver's local newscasts using the same name, see KUSA-TV.
CNN Philippines News and Current Affairs
(CNN Philippines News)
Country Philippines
Company Nine Media Corporation
Key people Jose "Jing" Magsaysay, Jr.
(Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
Pal Marquez
(Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
Ferdie Aboga(Senior Manager, News Production and News Gathering)
Cesario "Jun" del Rosario, Jr.
(Sr. Manager, Public Service)
Slogan Information. Inspiration. Integrity.
We Tell The Story Of The Filipino
Website CNN Philippines

CNN Philippines News and Current Affairs (simply knowns as CNN Philippines News, formerly known as Solar News and Current Affairs or Solar News and 9News) is the news and public affairs programming division of the media conglomerate Nine Media Corporation (formerly Solar Television Network, Inc.) leasing the airtime of Radio Philippines Network. 9News produces its local news and information contents for CNN Philippines, its online portal and Solar Sports Desk.It formerly produced its contents for the now-defunct Solar News Channel and 9TV, Currently, 9News does not explicitly identify themselves anymore under such brand with the launching of CNN Philippines last March 16, 2015.


Logo as the Solar News and Current Affairs from 2011 until August 22, 2014
Logo as the 9News from August 23, 2014 - March 15, 2015

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 finally ventured into news at the end of 2011.[1]

A Toyota HiAce van used by Solar News parked at the Office of the Ombudsman.

First aired in January 16, 2012 as one of the TV networks that aired the Corona Impeachment Trial special coverage. It currently airs their programs in Talk TV since January 2012 and on Solar News Channel on October 30, 2012.

Most of its news personalities are from ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN News Channel and also from RPN which was partially purchased by Solar Entertainment. In July 16, 2012, Solar News launched its first local newscast Solar Network News (now CNN Philippines Network News) followed by Solar Nightly News (now CNN Philippines Nightly News),an hourly news update called Solar News Update (later on called Solar Headlines, then Headlines, now CNN Philippines Updates), Solar Newsday (later shortened to Newsday, now CNN Philippines Newsroom), Solar Daybreak (later Daybreak, now CNN Philippines Headline News and sports news called Solar Sports Desk (now known as CNN Philippines Sports Desk). Solar News and Current affairs evening block first aired in November 2012 composing of 5 programs on legal advices, health, politics and media. In January 2013, Solar News Cebuano (now known as CNN Philippines Cebuano News) starts as its make history as the first Cebuano TV newscast that aired on an English language news channel. In June 2014, Serbisyo All Access became their first program in Filipino. In August 2014, Kapampangan News caters viewers of Central Luzon.

In November 2013, San Miguel Corporation President and COO Ramon S. Ang personally acquire a majority stake in Solar Television Network as well as its stake on RPN.[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 ABC.[3][4] To reflect the change of ownership, and upon announcement of the rebranding of Solar News Channel into 9TV Network 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]

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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