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Developed by  CNN Philippines
Country of origin  Philippines
Presented by  Pia Hontiveros
Original language(s)  English
Created by  Nine Media Corporation Radio Philippines Network
No. of episodes  114 (as of February 18, 2015)

News.PH was a public affairs show produced by Nine Media Corporation and broadcast by CNN Philippines (formerly Solar News Channel and 9TV) since 2012 which talks about political issues and current events. It is hosted by veteran news host and Chief Correspondent Pia Hontiveros.

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Overview

News.PH is similar to CNN's Amanpour. where the host interviews newsmakers on certain topics at hand, mostly the political arena. Special editions would also be produced when other extreme issues would warrant.

Notable guests and special editions

News.PH had interviewed the likes of Sen. Grace Poe, Panfilo Lacson, Rodrigo Duterte, Vice Pres. Jejomar Binay, his son Junjun and a host of other newsmakers.

Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership crisis

After what transpired on the streets of EDSA during the INC protest, News.PH aired a special Saturday edition with former INC minister Isaias Samson being interviewed by Hontiveros on the set and spokesperson Edwil Zabala on the phone. The special ran for an hour.

AlDub

On October 28, 2015, News.PH set aside the political format to give way to News.PH: AlDub, A Social Phenomenon. Hontiveros interviewed pop culture experts and social media administrators to tackle the topic on the aftermath of the record-breaking 41M Twitter record. On the same night the Twitter hashtag #ALDUBOnCNNPH trended on the Philippines.

The episode was rebroadcast on December 30 and 31, 2015 as a special year-ender.

The First 100 Days

From July 1 to October, 2016, News.PH was formatted into a weekly round-up of new President Rodrigo Duterte's first 100 days in office. Hontiveros talks to members of the administration, experts, and critics to discuss the events involving the President and his administration the week before.

Cancellation

As a part of the sweeping restructuring of CNN Philippines under Armie Jarin-Bennett, News.PH was cancelled on February 24, 2017 and its slot was replaced by Gilbert Remulla's The Political Insider a week later.

References

News.PH Wikipedia