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GMA-Network-News
Flashreport-1880-present
Genre News
Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Creative director(s) Morning anchors
Carlo Marasigan
Cherie Mercado
Joe Marasigan
Presented by Noontime-anchors
Kirby Cristobal
Princess Habibah-Sarip
Joe Marasigan
Starring Primetime-anchors
Carlo Marasigan
Pops Fernandez
Zsa-Zsa Padilla
Joe Marasigan
Judges Evening-anchors
Joe Marasigan
Catherine Vital
Charmaine Espina
Carlo Marasigan
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) English (1992–present)
Filipino (1998–present)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Production
Location(s) Studio 5, GMA Network Center, Quezon City
Running time 45-60-minutes(Mornings)
45-60-minutes(Noontime)
45-60-minutes (Primetime)
45-60-minutes (Late-Night)
Broadcast
Original channel GMA-Network (1992-1999)
GMA News TV (2016-present)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original airing January,6,1992-present
Chronology
Preceded by

News-On-Q(Mornings)

News-On-Q(Noontime)
Followed by

News-On-Q(Primetime)

News-On-Q(Late-Night)

GMA-Network-News was the flagship Filipino language late night news program broadcast by GMA Network in the Philippines. It was anchored by Carlo Marasigan, Luane Dy, and Joe Marasigan, and was simulcast on [[GMA News TV] and on the radio through 92.3 News FM in Mega Manila. The program aired every Monday to Sunday  from 1:00am. to 1:30am. 

BackgroundEdit

The 30-minute weekday edition first aired on January 6, 1992 as a replacement for GMA Headline News with Tina Monzon-Palma (who then moved to ABC, now TV5 as the Chief Operating Officer and anchor of The Big News and later moved to ABS-CBN in 1997 as the anchor of The World Tonight) and Leslie Espino (who replaced Jose Mari Velez on the newscast after his death). The first team of anchors was composed of Espino, Vicky Morales (who also had a brief stint as the third anchor on Headline News), Marga Ortigas, GMA reporter Jessica Soho and two new recruits from rival stations - Mari Kaimo (from PTV) and Risa Hontiveros (from IBC). Espino & Soho would bow out of the newscast after a year, leaving the four of them being the main anchors.

On April 7, 1997, the newscast was given a new set, new theme music, and a sleeker opening ident and graphics package. In the opening ident, Kaimo gave a sneak peek of the night's headlines with clips from the specific news items, after which, Mike Enriquez (and later, GMA continuity announcer Al Torres) provided the voice-over, "From the award-winning GMA News and Public Affairs team, this is GMA Network News..." to introduce the newscast and its anchorpersons. Rachel del Mar became the program's new weather girl, who would always end the segment (then retitled "GMA Weather Center") with her signature close, "This is Rachel del Mar, your all-weather friend." However, Kaimo, Hontiveros and Ortigas eventually left the newscast as well on May 29, 1998. The former would move to ABS-CBN (to host The Correspondents and the Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports and Action) newscast News Central), while Hontiveros moved to PTV and later ran for party-list representative in Congress and became a senator in 2016 and Ortigas at the other hand, currently as an Al Jazeera correspondent.


On June 1, 1998, Saksi anchor Mike Enriquez joined Morales as co-anchor, replacing Kaimo as the main male anchor and female anchors Hontiveros and Ortigas. Network News became the first Filipino newscast to do stand-up news delivery inspired by American television network newscasts. GMA marked a history on making an idea of putting Filipino language on late-night newscast and became the first network to completely report only in Filipino language identical to the American reporting only in English. Morales, in an interview of "Limang Dekada" in 2010, said in the mid 90's it attempted to switch the newscast to Filipino and the concept was "super radical" during that time because most television networks used English language on late-night news programs. The news department decided to try it in order how to get the response of the viewers, first was "Taglish" (a mixture of Tagalog and English) the latter said and eventually switching to Filipino on September 28, 1998 and its airtime was cut to 15 minutes. It became the first Filipino language late-night television newscast. Due to this, GMA Network News' ratings fastened to higher numbers than its rival English-language newscasts such as The Big News of ABC (now TV5), CTN Midnite of IBC, NewsWatch of RPN and The World Tonight of ABS-CBN and caused GMA to become the number one in the Metro Manila ratings in 2004 and in the nationwide ratings in 2011. The next year in 2015-present, all television networks started to follow including UNTV's Why News anchored by Diego Castro and William Thio, which replaced Hataw Balita which is now broadcast on the ABS-CBN News Channel and ABC's Big News, one of the last newscasts on free television to broadcast in English, switching to Filipino in 2004, and this was the start of a new era of airing all-Tagalog newscasts on late-night.

Enriquez used his signature close, "Thank you for trusting GMA", which became "Marami pong salamat sa inyong pagtitiwala sa GMA" when the newscast switched to Filipino to end the day's news. The latter closing line was also used by himself in Saksi (when he returned and Morales transferred to the said newscast in 1999 with the premiere of Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco on the late-night slot) and on his DZBB radio program. Mel Tiangco would later use the same closing line until Morales became the third anchor and used the same closing line as Enriquez and Tiangco on 24 Oras since 2014.

On March 15 2004-present, Carlo Marasigan and Joe Marasigan are the earliest anchors.
On November 10 2014-present Pia Arcangel, joins Marasigan replaced by Mike Enriquez and Vicky Morales rejoin Frontpage and Saksi anchor Mel Tiangco, and chosen to anchor their new early evening newscast, left the show on March 15 2004 to anchor his own TV version of 24 Oras on GMA Network.

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