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Cory Vidanes (born María Socorro Valenzuela-Vidanes)[1] is a Filipina executive and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of broadcast[2][3][4] for ABS-CBN, the largest media conglomerate in the Philippines.

Cory Vidanes
María Socorro Valenzuela-Vidanes

(1962-05-15) May 15, 1962 (age 57)
Other namesCVV
Alma materAteneo de Manila University
OccupationChief Operating Officer for broadcast of ABS-CBN Corporation
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)Bobet Vidanes


Personal lifeEdit

Vidanes first attended Assumption Antipolo and later Ateneo de Manila University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Communication.[2][5]

Vidanes is married to Bobet Vidanes, a Filipino television director.


In 1982, Vidanes started her broadcast career for the Banahaw Broadcasting Corporation (BBC-2) as a production assistant for the shows Big Ike's Happening and Vilma in Person (VIP).[6] She started working with ABS-CBN when the network reopened in 1986 as an Associate Producer. She also served as a Managing Director for ABS-CBN TV Production from 2001 to 2009. She was responsible for the conceptualization, production and management of all TV Entertainment programs on ABS-CBN Channel 2. She was appointed Head of Channel 2 Mega Manila Management for ABS-CBN effective in 2009 after Charo Santos-Concio promoted to become president and COO of the company.[2][7]

In 2016, Vidanes was appointed as the chief operating officer for broadcast division of ABS-CBN effective February 1. This happened one month after the appointment of Carlo Katigbak as the network's new president and CEO.[8]

Under her position as a COO of broadcast, she will also manage the development of new concepts for ABS-CBN channel 2 and ABS-CBN TVplus channels Yey, CineMo, and Knowledge Channel, together with ABS-CBN CCO Charo Santos-Concio.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "ABS-CBN Corp (ABS.PS)". Reuters. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Ma. Socorro V. Vidanes". ABS-CBN. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ Belen, Crispina M. (28 March 2009). "Cory Vidanes, new channel head of ABS-CBN". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Cory Vidanes named new ABS-CBN Channel head". ABS-CBN News. 20 March 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  5. ^ Puyat, Leah (8 July 2012). "The other 'Tita Cory'". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  6. ^ Alejandrino, Nel (January 30, 2016). "Vilma, tikom ang bibig sa Luis-Angel breakup". Journal Online. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Vidanes, Ma. Socorro". Reuters. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  8. ^ "CORY VIDANES APPOINTED ABS-CBN'S COO OF BROADCAST". ABS-CBN PR. January 29, 2016. Retrieved January 29, 2016.

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