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News5 (news5.com.ph/news.tv5.com.ph)

News.tv5.com.ph is the seventh leading online news website in the Philippines based on the 2023 Digital News Report of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. It claims to be the first 24/7 online news channel in the country, serving as the website of TV5 news unit News5.

According to the 2023 Digital News Report of Reuters Institute, 18% of 2,284 Filipino respondents say they access news.tv5.com.ph on a weekly basis.

The website, which can still be accessed via its original domain news5.com.ph, is a subdomain or webpage of tv5.com.ph — the official website of the TV5 Network, Inc. It was launched in May 2013 by TV5 in partnership with PLDT and Smart Communications.

It publishes articles and video reports on its website covering various topics such as crime, politics, economy, health, entertainment and sports.

News.tv5.com.ph’s operator TV5 Network, Inc. is a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., the media arm of the PLDT group of companies incorporated through its pension fund in 1999.

MediaQuest is chaired by Filipino businessman Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan, who also heads the conglomerates PLDT and the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Both the PLDT and MPIC belong to the Hong Kong-listed First Pacific group of companies led by its chairman Indonesian businessman Anthoni Salim and Pangilinan as managing director and chief executive officer.

Key facts

Audience Share

18%

Ownership Type

Private

Geographic Coverage

National

Content Type

Free content

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Media Companies / Groups

MediaQuest Holdings, Inc.

Ownership

Ownership Structure

News.tv5.com.ph’s operator TV5 Network, Inc. is a subsidiary of MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., the media arm of the PLDT group of companies incorporated through its pension fund in 1999.

MediaQuest owns 99.7% of TV5 through its 29.13% direct shares in the company and indirectly through the stocks of its wholly-owned holding companies Upbeam Investments, Inc. (28.87%), Telemedia Business Ventures (25%), and Med Vision Resources, Inc. (16.7%).

MediaQuest is chaired by Filipino businessman Manuel “Manny” V. Pangilinan, who also heads the conglomerates PLDT and the Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC). Both the PLDT and MPIC belong to the Hong Kong-listed First Pacific group of companies led by its chairman Indonesian businessman Anthoni Salim and Pangilinan as managing director and chief executive officer.

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General Information

Founding Year

2012

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Affiliated Interests Ceo

Guido Xavier R. Zaballero

started as president and chief executive officer of TV5 Network, Inc. only on Feb. 1, 2023, replacing Robert P. Galang who concurrently leads TV5 and Cignal TV, Inc. He previously worked as a vice president and head of marketing of Cignal TV, Inc., with MediaQuest Holdings, Inc. citing him as instrumental in growing its cable subscriber base from 500,000 to 4.3 million.

Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief

Luchi Cruz-Valdes

is a broadcast journalist and the head of News5, the news unit of TV5. Before transferring to TV5 in 2009, she served as a news executive for GMA and ABS-CBN.

Affiliated Interests other important people

Jaime Miguel G. Belmonte

sits as a board member of TV5 Network, Inc. and Cignal TV, Inc. He is the president of Hastings Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary holding company that manages the print media brands under the MediaQuest group which include the PhilStar Media Group. He is the president/CEO of The Philippine Star (the Star), Pilipino Star Ngayon, The Freeman, Pang-Masa, Banat and BusinessWorld.

Contact

TV5 Media Center Reliance Corner Sheridan Street Mandaluyong City 1552

Telephone No.: (6328) 938-63-93 or (6328) 355-55-35

news.tv5.com.ph/news5.com.ph

Financial Information

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Operating Profit (in Mill. $)

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Further Information

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Audience share is based on Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s Digital News Report 2023 for the Philippines.

Conversion rate on Oct. 17, 2023: PhP56.836 per US$1.

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