Friday, July 15, 2011

Adel joins ANC for Tamano Perspective

ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel, gains another reputable name in its roster of credible anchors with the entry of lawyer and educator Adel Tamano.

Tamano will host the new current affairs talk show Tamano Perspective, which is set to debut tonight at 7 on ANC SkyCable channel 27. ANC has also premiered the new season of View from the Top, anchored by David Celdran, which airs Mondays at 9:30 p.m.

Every week, Tamano will examine the latest news stories that can range from nationalism to family values and social media. But more than featuring a roundup of news, Tamano goes one step further by giving his opinion on each story.

“There’s no fence-sitting allowed in the program. I’m not a journalist, I’m a lawyer and an advocate and so the show will reflect my training as a person who takes stands on issues. We want to present a concrete and definite perspective on an issue, and we do this to encourage the viewer to take one as well,” Tamano explained.

A broadcasting greenhorn, Tamano said he sees his newest venture as a great way to learn new skills, expand his base of life experiences, and more importantly, to find new ways of being of service to the people.

“I’ve always valued intelligent public debate and discussion and I saw anchoring a TV program as a way to bring some of that to the Philippine public,” he said.

Tamano, the first Filipino Muslim to graduate from Harvard Law School, is currently the Dean of the College of Law at the Liceo de Cagayan University. He is also a partner at the Kapunan, Tamano, Javier & Associates

The 40-year-old son of former Sen. Mamintal Tamano figured prominently in the last two elections, in 2007 as the spokesperson of the United Opposition and last year as a candidate for the Senate.

Tamano said his knowledge and firsthand experience of campaign politics gives him an advantage in his new job.

“I won’t be a naive anchor discussing matters that I haven’t seen or experienced. I’ve been given a rare peek into the inner workings of power at the very highest levels of government. In a way, I’m a veteran — though young in age — in political experience and I hope to be able to use that experience so that I can provide better insight and analysis for our viewers,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of ANC’s senior anchors David Celdran returns with another season of View From the Top, a 30-minute feature on personalities at the top of their game.

The show aims to raise the bar of excellence in every endeavor by highlighting the discipline and ethic of renowned leaders and icons. This season, the broadcasting veteran gets to interview some of the country’s icons like advertising guru Emily Abrera, the chair emeritus of McCann Ericsson Philippines; beauty doctor to the stars Dr. Vicki Belo of the Belo Medical Group; and Diosdado Banatao, the only Filipino major player in Silicon Valley.

Celdran also anchors Executive Class on ANC and is the editor-in-chief of Vault magazine, a luxury and lifestyle magazine for men.


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