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Encyclopedia > Dong Puno

Ricardo "Dong" Puno Jr. (born on January 20, 1946 in Manila) is a Philippine television public affairs host, media executive, newspaper columnist, and lawyer. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The City of Manila (Filipino: Lungsod ng Maynila), or simply Manila, is the capital of the Philippines. ... English barrister 16th century painting of a civil law notary, by Flemish painter Quentin Massys. ...

Puno was previously Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs of the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation and Executive Vice President of the ABS-CBN News Channel. On top of that, he wrote articles for his column "My Viewpoint" first on The Philippine Star and later The Manila Times. He currently hosts a public affairs program, Viewpoints, shown on ANC. Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... ABS-CBN News Channel ABS-CBN News Channel, or ANC is a cable news network produced by the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. ... The Philippine Star is the third-largest daily newspaper in the Philippines. ... The Manila Times is the oldest newspaper in the Philippines that is still published. ...

He is the senior partner of the Puno and Puno Law Offices, Vice President-General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the nation's flag-carrier, the Philippine Airlines (1986-1990 and 1978-1983) and a member of the Philippine Panel for International Air Negotiations (1979-1990). He holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree (cum laude) from the prestigious Ateneo de Manila University (1965), a Bachelor of Laws degree (cum laude and salutatorian) from the same University in 1969 and a Master of Laws degree from the Harvard Law School. He was also a past president of the Manila Overseas Press Club. Philippine Airlines is the national airline of the Philippines. ... The Ateneo de Manila University (also called Ateneo de Manila or simply the Ateneo) is a private university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Harvard Law School (HLS) is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. ...

On the assumption of the regime of then President Joseph Estrada, Puno was appointed as Press Secretary and tried his luck on the 2001 senatorial race, but lost. After this debacle, he returned to the media profession and got back his old position at ABS-CBN, but lost it anew after he chose to anchor the network's reformatted national late-night newscast Insider with Ces OreƱa-Drilon in 2004. However, due to low ratings (it was being beat by Saksi of GMA-7 in the ratings game), the said newscast was canceled and was replaced by Bandila which marked the return of Korina Sanchez to the local newscasting scene. (Drilon then joined Bandila.) José Marcelo Ejército a. ... A press secretary is a senior advisor (usually to a politician) who provides advice on how to deal with the media and, using news management techniques, helps them to maintain a positive public image and avoid negative media coverage. ... ABS-CBN Insider is a late-night news program anchored by Atty. ... Saksi (Filipino word for Eyewitness) is the late night news broadcast of GMA Network in the Philippines. ... GMA Network, Incorporated (Global Media Arts Network, Incorporated) is one of the largest broadcast networks in the Philippines. ... ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation launched Bandila on July 3, 2006 as part of re-programming campaign. ... Korina Baluyut Sanchez is a Filipino broadcast journalist and one of the frontline personalities for ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation, which is her home network. ...

He is the recipient of various awards in the fields of media and law: the 1985 TOYM awardee for Media and a KBP Golden Dove awardee (Best Male Host for Magazine Show, 1999; Ka Doroy Achievement Award, 1993 and the Best Public Affairs Show, 1990). 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...

His program, Viewpoint, won the Catholic Mass Media Awards as Best Public Affairs Programs for three consecutive years (1984, 1985 and 1986) and was elevated to the Hall of Fame. His television shows (Dong Puno Live, Viewpoint & Focus) have also received recognition from the Gawad CCP Para sa Telebisyon and Star Awards for Television.

A son of of former Supreme Court Justice, Ricardo C. Puno, and a brother of current Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary, Ronaldo "Ronnie" Puno, he is married to Clodelsa del Castillo and they have two sons.



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