ABS-CBN recently appointed Mary Anne Francis T. Torres as head of the integrated news and current affairs division, and Paul Michael Villanueva Jr. as chief risk management officer and chief compliance officer.
Torres, who succeeded Ging Reyes after her retirement last December, has almost 25 years of journalism experience. Prior to being appointed as the head of integrated news and current affairs, she was the head of news production, where she was responsible for managing and overseeing the entire production operations of “TV Patrol” and “TV Patrol Weekend.”
Torres started her career as a news writer for the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) in 1998 and was eventually promoted as executive producer of various news programs.
In 2013, she moved to ABSCBN as head of breaking news and live events; concurrent to her role, she continued to work as the managing producer of ANC. At the same time, she led the news desk as chief assignment editor from 2015 to 2016. From 2017 to 2020, she led an ecosystem of news platforms and current affairs programs.
Torres graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines with a degree in broadcast communication in 1998.
Meanwhile, Villanueva has over 30 years of extensive experience in public accounting, corporate finance, treasury management, debt and equity capital markets, budgeting, and comptrollership.
He joined ABS-CBN in 1999 and has held various key positions in finance including head of corporate treasury and compliance officer.
He is the concurrent managing director of ABS-CBN Shared Service Center where he drives growth initiatives and ensures efficient service delivery across all transactional functions in finance and human resources, as well as expertise-based services covering travel and communications, recruitment and order management and fulfillment.
Villanueva graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in accounting. He passed the CPA licensure exams in 1989.