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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Apr 5, 2016

RJ Ledesma Joins Bloomberg TV Philippines As Host Talk Show 'Bright Ideas'

RJ LEDESMA, businessman and best-selling author, joins Bloomberg TV Philippines (BloombergTVPh) as host of “Bright Ideas”, a talk show dedicated to inspiring and promoting innovative start-up businesses in the country like Bambikes, Sari.Ph and HeyKuyaPh. An innovator himself, RJ co-founded and organized the popular weekend market, Mercato Centrale, and authored five best-selling books, two of which became finalists in the National Book Awards.

“Bright Ideas is a show close to my heart as it features startup companies - from tech to food to agriculture,” he shares. “I’m very privileged to be part of the ‪#‎BloombergTVPh family!”

Bright Ideas airs Thursdays at 9:00PM on BloombergTVPh via Cignal TV ch.127 in High Definition (HD) and ch.8 (SD). Ledesma joins BloombergTVPh’s lineup of distinguished hosts, such as economist and law professor Tony Abad, moderator of the weekly discussion program Political Capital; Entrepreneur-philanthropist Quintin Pastrana, host of Thought Leaders, a show that features top decision makers and business icons the likes of Washington Sycip; and lawyer-journalist Rod Nepomuceno, who hosts the weekly marketing program The Insight.

BloombergTVPh also boasts its dynamic team of news program anchors: Regina Hing is an experienced international business journalist who functions both as the channel’s Senior Executive Producer and co-anchor of the hour-long morning newscast First Up. She hosts the show together with finance analyst JP Ong, corporate lawyer Jean De Castro, and Quintin Pastrana. Quintin, besides his weekly talk show and morning newscast, is also seen on-air at noontime co-anchoring In the Loop alongside News5 alumna Shawn Yao. Yao also co-anchors the news bulletin “Top-5” with Erika Dizon. Dizon, on the other hand, is another new face seen on BloombergTVPh who is also tasked to write news for some of the channel’s news segments. She is a certified SEC Philippines trader with global markets background in international institutions handling corporate clients.

BloombergTVPh holds true to its promise of providing inspirational content to a wide range of viewers by infusing a youthful influence through the addition of Ledesma to its lineup of hosts. “People should not be intimidated by BloombergTVPh, it should be a welcome assistance that gives our viewers an idea on how they can turn their business into a reality, or even bring these ideas to an international platform,” Emmanuel Lorenzana, President & CEO of MediaQuest Holdings said , which runs Cignal TV.

“With BloombergTVPh, Filipino businessmen will have the access in the multi-platform business and financial news network which provides continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move not only the local market but the global market as well,” Jane Basas, Cignal TV President said.

Bloomberg TV Philippines (BloombergTVPh) is a Philippine-based satellite business news television channel of Cignal TV, Inc. launched last October 05. It is the 11th Bloomberg channel in the world and the country’s first 24/7 business news channel. BloombergTVPh is also distributed across the country via local cable affiliates. For more channel info and program updates, follow the channel’s social media account.