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Maria Ressa resigns, Ging Reyes takes over

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Maria Ressa, ABS-CBN news head and the author behind the book Seeds of Terror will be resigning from ABS-CBN due to internal politics issue.

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She will not be renewing her contract on the said network. Instead she will stay until November 15 and will utilize her leaves until her contract ends in January.

On the buzz, she will be replaced by Ging Reyes, North America Bureau Chief.

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UPDATE: Here is an official statement of soon to be former ABS-CBN News head.

“There is a time and place for everything in our lives. My time and place as head of ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs is nearing its end. My contract ends on Jan. 3, 2011, and I will not be renewing. I have nearly six months of accumulated leaves so I will go on terminal leave beginning Nov. 15.

It’s time for me to move on, but it’s important we transition properly and prepare our organization – and its new leader – for the challenges ahead. Ging Reyes will be taking over as news head. She will be arriving in Manila on Oct. 18 to begin our transition. Home-grown ABS-CBN, she has more than twenty years experience as a journalist, the last eight years as North America bureau chief. Please give her your full support as she takes the helm of our multi-platform operations.

I want to thank you for six amazing, incredible years where we took risks together to help define the future of journalism and our nation. We decided to take a stand and say no to corruption; to embrace the growth of social media; and to join hands with citizen journalists to patrol our votes and our nation . Thank you for your trust and support, for following me even when I tilt at windmills.

Journalism faces challenging days ahead. Value and protect your editorial independence. I wish you clarity of thought, stamina, and courage to fight for what is right and avoid the compromise of mediocrity. You have taught me so much about what it means to be a Filipino. While my time with this company is ending, one of the most precious things it has given me are our friendships, which I hope will continue to grow even when I’m no longer with ABS-CBN.

Maria Ressa

October 11, 2010 - Posted by | abs-cbn, Celebrity News, news | ,


  1. why not let gabby lopez do the news cast. he usually meddles with the news content anyways. esp during the time of Meralco when the Lopezes were in control of the utility , regarding the infamous PPA.

    Comment by Twist2Open | October 11, 2010 | Reply

  2. Yah, journalism should be a profession with pure integrity. Media has a great influence in our country. That is why it should be kept away from imprudence and falsity.

    Comment by Vic | October 25, 2010 | Reply

  3. What do we really get with an overly propped-up president? Could he be a good for nothing “figure head” who could do nothing less but make one mistake to the next? Or, an overly insensitive TRAPO who thinks that he is plain “high and mighty” to be a subject of public disquiet as well criticism? Well, with the likes of Pres. Noynoy Aquino the answer to that would no less be “both”. There is also the part where this administration considers the country’s biggest network (ABS-CBN) as its extended Malacañang Press Corps that is responsible to project the president as nothing less but a stereotyped saint then such nuisance leadership is of course a possibility. And this has to be forced down the public’s throats as if it was simply their moral obligation to the state. However, there still remain instances wherein not everyone recognizes political crookedness as “bearable”. And this “few” who had the nerve to go against the erring tides of governance are left begging else suffering for TRAPO’s mercy; example of which is the case of respected journalist and former CNN Jakarta Bureau Chief- Maria Ressa whom ABS-CBN fed to Pres. Aquino’s wolves.

    There is no need for a genius to explain what went down with the ABS-CBN News Team’s rush leadership rigodon. The resignation of ANC News and Current Affairs and Managing Director Ressa from the country’s media giant – ABS-CBN, was said to be a “pushed” resolve made by the management to appease President Noynoy Aquino. That is, as Ressa “stubbornly” went against the management’s ass-kissing with Malacanang which she manifested through the article entitled “Noynoy Flunks His First Test: The president’s bungled handling of a hostage crisis exposes his weak political leadership”. The said article which Ressa sent to the Wall Street Journal last September 06 seemingly had the Aquino clan sweltering with anger. But of course, such reaction is inevitable considering how Ressa projected the idea that the August 23rd hostage bloodbath was an outcome of Pres. Noy’s practice of “political favoritism” and misjudgments.

    Compared to “envelopmental journalism” a press held hostage by people running the government is much worse. It violates all known ethics existent in the practice of a free and balance reportage. Thereby, dismissing it both as constitutionally immaterial and morally challenged. This most certainly is the reason why Ressa tried to cling on what is “ethically correct” in her chosen profession and the most likely the factor that had her packing her luggage outside ABS-CBN. Thus, even without words supporting her behalf on the issue of “degrading” Pres. Noy and working behind the Lopezes’ backs the public has assured her of their trust and confidence. Ressa gave the people something to hold on to as with regard to putting faith on institutions such as the Philippine press and hopefully on this country’s government. That in these days, someone just like Ressa would stand-up against the rotten bureaucracy and the disgusting affair of the president and the media all for the sake of money-making and power greed.

    It is a wonder as to what extent this political adventurism is going to or would it continue to subsist for the advantage of P-Noy. Despite our claims of having been awakened to vast array of partisan politics and corruption, this nation still is ill-bred and in-denial of just how naïve they get. For the sake of just about everyone in this country, one should hold the flag and put a stop to this blunder. P-Noy and ABS-CBN may savor their honeymoon for now, for the informed and vigilant democrats would surely hold them accountable for their fraud and contempt of the country’s laws.

    Comment by absmediaman | November 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. I thought by electing this President things will change for good. Instead the country is heading in a wrong direction. If he is real
    with all his promises, He should start elimating the beaurocracy and start implementing new ideas and adopt an open cretism not to be a puppet of anyone else including his sisters. Unbelievable

    Comment by Henry Diaz | November 20, 2010 | Reply

  5. In my opinion Maria Ressa is a knowledgable
    expirienced head of current affairs. This is
    the type of leader the filipino people needs.
    Filipinos need to be educated in all aspects.
    Its about time for the new approach. Lets start eliminating the sentimentalism and fucking utang na loob shit.

    Comment by Henry Diaz | November 20, 2010 | Reply

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