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ANC’s hard-hitting ‘Matters of Fact’ to go off-air by September 30; journos react

Matters of Fact, helmed by ABS-CBN journalist Christian Esguerra, has been a constant source of answers for questions that most newscasts cannot—or dare not—ask.

It seems ABS-CBN’s closure is hitting more than just the entertainment industry. One of its hard-hitting interview shows will officially go off-air on September 30.

A tweet from its host Christian Esguerra signaled what was to come for the ANC morning newscast, Matters of Fact.

While most people are not familiar with the program, a lot of journalists have expressed shock at the decision to take it off air.

Some have called his departure from ANC a big loss not just to the network but to the Filipino people—specifically because of his brand of journalism.

CBS News journalist Barnaby Lo also tied the program’s going off air “a press freedom issue”, stemming from the closure of ABS-CBN. 

ANC’s Matters of Fact, an hour-long morning newscast, is one of the hardest-hitting newscasts on cable TV today. Its host, Christian Esguerra, is known for his no-nonsense brand of interviews, asking questions on air that most newscasts either cannot ask or will not dare ask.

One of his more recent interviews with Bobby Brillante, the national coordinator for the proposed revolutionary government, shows just how fearless he can be—even in the face of an issue that’s of national importance.

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