Arangkada Balita
Logo used since January 1, 2018.
Format Newscast
Live action
Created by Radio Philippines Network
Developed by RPN News and Public Affairs
Directed by Rudy Alberto
Presented by Zyrene Parsad-Valencia
Neil Ocampo
Opening theme Arangkada Balita Theme
by James Sace
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Location(s) RPN Newscenter
Broadcast City, Quezon City
Running time 30 minutes (1999-2006)
45 minutes (2013-present)
Original channel RPN (1999-April 14, 2006, January 18, 2016-present)
9TV (August 23, 2014-January 17, 2016)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Stereo
Original run First incarnation:
July 3, 2000 – April 14, 2006
Second incarnation:
April 1, 2013 – present
Preceded by NewsWatch Evening Cast
Followed by NewsWatch Aksyon Balita (April 17, 2006-January 4, 2008)
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Arangkada Balita (also known as Arangkada Xtra Balita or AXB from 2000 to 2003) is the flagship national network early evening news program of RPN in the Philippines. The newscast first aired as the afternoon newscast of the network from July 3, 2000 to April 14, 2006. It airs Monday to Friday from 6:15PM-7:00PM. It can be heard simultaneously on radio through DZKB Radyo Ronda 1422 and several of Radyo Ronda provincial stations nationwide.

It is also broadcast overseas via Radio Philippines Network's international brand RPN USA. The longest-running Filipino language evening newscast since its inception on 2000.

Its reportorial teams are tasked to gather news from every major beat in the Greater Manila Area as well as nearby provinces.

Airing historyEdit

As Arangkada Xtra BalitaEdit

Arangkada Xtra Balita (AXB) was launched as part of RPN News Force, the named used of RPN News and Public Affairs as part of its news programming lineup in July 3, 2000. It was first aired as an afternoon newscast replacing NewsWatch Evening Cast, that also switched their respective formats in different timeslot. The program was initially anchored by Cielo Villaluna and Richard Rivero.

In August 13, 2001, Rivero and Villaluna were replaced by Angelique Lazo and Jay Esteban.

As Arangkada BalitaEdit

In 2003, the newscast was moved to noontime slot and dropped the Xtra brand, and Lazo went solo in this newscast. In 2004, as RPN expand its program partnership with Solar through the Prime Shift block, the newscast moved back to its late afternoon timeslot

On April 14, 2006, Arangkada Balita aired its final broadcast to give way for NewsWatch Aksyon Balita, which is aired in the late afternoon slot.

Revival as Arangkada BalitaEdit

Arangkada Balita returned on April 1, 2013, coinciding with the return of RPN. Angelique Lazo who return to RPN after 6 years and regained herself as the anchor. It marked the return of the Filipino language newscast of RPN in the primetime slot after 5 years of hiatus (with NewsWatch Aksyon Balita). Alongside the return of NewsWatch, it introducing a new set, new logo, opening titles and new graphics design. Lazo has been the stand-up news delivery and she pcatchphrase the word "pasok" (come in) in introducing reporters (who included Kiko Dagohoy, Emman Paz, Roma Agsalud, Paolo Capino, Evangeline Evangelista, among others).

The ratings of Arangkada Balita dominated its competitors are TV Patrol, 24 Oras, Express Balita and Aksyon that will gain to the top slot in the ratings.

Upon the acquisition of Solar Entertainment Corporation to the ALC Group of Companies a month later, with a new OBB and graphic introduced on August 25, 2014 following network's rebrand to 9TV.

On March 16, 2015, lower thirds was updated with red as the standard color. The color is similar with the launch of RPN's UHF news channel CNN Philippines.

On January 8, 2018, Arangkada Balita relaunched its new graphics, along with the theme music and a silhouetted OBB. Neil Ocampo replaced Alex Tinsay after several changes in the anchor chair. Zyrene Parsad-Valencia is situated at the news studio and Ocampo anchored outside the studio where he situated at RPN Newsroom, inside the office building of RPN News.


  • Serbisyong Arangkada - Public Service (Zyrene)
  • Arangkadang Pulis - Police Reports devoted to crime stories (Neil)
  • Global Arangkada - Global News (Zyrene)
  • Arangkadang Sports - Sports News (Neil)
  • Arangkada Intriga - Entertainment News (Monica)
  • WeatherWatch - Weather Forecast
  • Spotlight - Lifestyle Segment

Also, some of its radio nationwide reporters from the radio network RPN Ronda Nationwide.


Segment anchorsEdit

Former AnchorsEdit

Arangkada Balita on RPN RegionalEdit

Arangkada Balita regional editions are broadcast on all Radio Philippines Network owned and operated and affiliate stations nationwide. All regional editions air every late afternoons and some have simulcast over RPN USA for overseas viewers and on the network's AM radio stations in selected regions.




Awards and nominationsEdit

Anak TV Seal AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Well-Lined TV Program) - Won
  • 2013 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Well-Liked TV Program) - Won

See alsoEdit


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