Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco is a Philippine television newscast show broadcast by GMA Network. Anchored by Mel Tiangco and Angel Aquino it premiered on August 16, 1999 replacing by GMA Balita and later moved to an earlier afternoon timeslot on October 25 1999 The newscast concluded on March 12, 2004 It was replaced by 24 Oras in its timeslot.
Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco the second Filipino-language primetime television newscast, premiered on August 16, 1999 replacing the weekday edition of GMA Balita.The fast-paced yet in-depth newscast delivered 90-minutes local and international news, from politics to entertainment, and promises to bring "Headlines bukas, ngayon ang broadcast" (Tomorrow's headlines, broadcast today). The newscast was the first to carry the name of the anchorperson, and the first to be solo-anchored by a female newscaster. It carries the distinction of being one of the last traditional newscasts on local TV able to deliver substantive and relevant news. This is what the viewers need to know and only the news that matters.
Broadcasting in the GMA EDSA TV Complex studio using green screen technology, news delivery in stand-up, and runs in 90 minutes. Its presenter Mel Tiangco and Angel Aquino who was an ABS-CBN news anchor from 1986-1995 and she then moved to GMA Network and anchors for Saksi in 1996-presesent Mel Tiangco and has been regarded as the premier female television newscaster in the country. She has won several awards including the Ka Doroy Valencia Award for Broadcaster of the Year from the Kapisanan ng Mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas Golden Dove Awards. For years, it received numerous awards from PMPC Star Awards for TV and Catholic Mass Media Award's Best News Program Award. She was also chosen by the PMPC Star Awards for Television as their choice for Best Female Newscaster. She was also notable for philosophy works of GMA Foundation thru Bisig-Bayan. Several substitute anchors are Arnold Clavio Daniel Razon Ivan Mayrina Rhea Santos. Pia Arcangel
Mel Tiangco and Angel Aquino became instrumental for her interviews. In 2001 during the period of the upcoming election, Mel Tiangco and Angel Aquino exclusively interviewed former President Joseph Estrada, via phone patch on the first night of his detention in Camp Crame. Later in May, she also did a one-on-one interview with then-President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo after the latter declared a state of rebellion following the Malacanang siege by Estrada supporters.
With Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco anchor Mel Tiangco and GMA Network News anchor Angel Aquino reaping awards and critical plaudits that year and the years before that, GMA Network executives decided to give Mel Tiangco and Angel Aquino the primetime real estate which they hoped could point the way for the network to garner a larger audience. The newscast shifted its timeslot from 5:00-6:30pm on July 15, 2002 in order to compete with TV Patrol The network during that time, expects the switch to "catch the competition by surprise and cause further panic" among its competitors. Mostly, the program was targeting some female viewers, while waiting for GMA's Telebabad block. of Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco & Saksi timeslot It reformatted its graphic package, theme music, and studio set. It also introduce its new segments such as GMA Action Force by Candice Giron & Good News Saksi on the other han, moved timeslot from 5:00-6:30pm.Incidentall due to the switch Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco and Saksi was now simulcasted on GMA's radio station Super Radyo DZBB continuing the latter program on primetime simulcast.
On June 30, 2003 the show was relaunched with its new slogan "Pawang Katotohanan Lamang Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco along with Saksi GMA Network News and GMA Flash Report, it updated its graphic package, theme music, and studio set. Substitute anchor Rhea Santos was chosen as the new segment host for GMA Action Force replacing by Giron Love Añover on Buenas Balita... And Everything which later became Kuwento Dito, Kuwento Doon, and TJ Manotoc on the newscast's new showbiz segment Starwatch.
On March 12, 2004 Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco aired its last broadcast to make way for the network's new early-evening newscast 24 Oras