ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) formally welcomed entrepreneur and financial expert Quintin Pastrana as its newest anchor last weekend, when he was introduced as the new co-host of “On The Money” and the resident business expert of “ShopTalk” on the country’s premier 24/7 all-English cable news channel.
Quintin joins ANC’s trusted and multi-awarded roster of journalists that include international anchors Cathy Yang and Annalisa Burgos and multi-awarded broadcasters Karen Davila, Tony Velasquez, and the returning Tina Monzon-Palma.
A former anchor and producer of Bloomberg TV Philippines, Quintin expressed his excitement to now be a part of ANC.
“I look forward to working with professionals whether they be fellow anchors or the great production and marketing team that make ANC what it is as an institution,” he said.
Quintin said his entry to the Philippines’ number one local cable news channel was like coming full circle as he was invited by “On The Money” co-anchor Salve Duplito to join the show five years ago, before he ventured into TV work.
He will focus on vital issues for a growing economy, like financial literacy and SME empowerment on ANC.
“I hope to be able to help viewers learn and apply best practices to reach their aspirations — whether it be how and where to manage investment, rebound from mistakes, and become entrepreneurs and business leaders themselves,” he said.
The new resident business expert of “ShopTalk” with Lexi Schulze also added that he also wants to share more stories of entrepreneurs who rose from poverty and are making their dreams come true.
“Knowledge empowers, so I’m constantly on the lookout for these true stories — making the anonymous and undervalued more known and cherished as role models,” he said.
ANC chief operating officer Cilette Liboro-Co, meanwhile, said Quintin’s experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur, on top of his education and training here and abroad, can help connect the lessons of the global marketplace with the growing audience of the channel.
“With his addition to our team, we can provide our viewers another perspective of the business landscape, since he has seen how businesses and economies work. Moreover, his advocacy of promoting economic empowerment is aligned with the channel’s thrust to be the Filipino’s partner in their business and financial journey,” Cilette said.
Catch Quintin Pastrana on “On the Money” every Saturday at 4 pm, and on “Shop Talk” every Friday at 7:30 pm with replays throughout the week. Only on ANC, your partner, your channel and ANC HD. Watch online via iwantv.com.ph or skyondemand.com.ph. For updates, visit news.abs-cbn.com/anc or follow @ANCalerts on Facebook and Twitter.