IBC Balita Ngayon
Format Newscast
Live action
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by IBC News and Current Affairs
Presented by Manuel Llige
Alice Noel
Noli Eala
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Editor(s) IBC Newscenter
Broadcast City, Quezon City
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel IBC
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run July 13, 1998 – February 18, 2000
Preceded by CTN Midnite
Followed by Ronda Trese
IBC Balita Ngayon (English title: IBC News Today) was the Filipino late-night newscast of IBC from July 13, 1998 to February 18, 2000. It was replaced by Ronda Trese on February 21, 2000


BC Balita Ngayon premiered on July 13, 1998, this was marks the return of language late-night news program and the third Filipino vernacular language late-night television newscast after 8 year hiatus, replacing the third and final English language newscast CTN Midnite, that also changed their respective Filipino vernacular formats in different timeslot. It was anchored by Manuel Llige, Tintin Pizarro and PBA play-by-play commentator Noli Eala. It airs from 11:30 p.m. to 12 midnight from Monday to Friday, after the VTV block on IBC. It it also the first Filipino newscast to do stand-up news delivery for two male anchors and completely report in Filipino language. This was IBC's third and returning Filipino late-night newscast after Balita sa IBC Huling Ulat and Headline Trese in the mid-80s and early 90s.

The third Filipino vernacular language late-night newscast of IBC since 1998 after 8 years of hiatus (with Balita sa IBC: Huling Ulat which was the first newscast in Filipino from 1986 to 1989 and second is Headline Trese from 1989 to 1990 before moving to an afternoon slot), while the station started to follow including rival networks beginning with GMA in November 2, 1998 with GMA Network News, ABS-CBN in August 16, 1999 with Pulso: Aksyon Balita which replaced The World Tonight which is now broadcast on the ABS-CBN News Channel and ABC in April 12, 2004 with Big News, one of the last television newscasts 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.

Known for introducing many firsts in the television news industry. It is the first to change the language of late-night news from English to Tagalog. The first to let its anchors deliver the news standing up. It was the start of late-night news for both IBC, GMA and ABS-CBN to the predominantly Filipino-speaking CDE audience, ending the golden age of television news for the predominantly English-speaking AB audience on major networks. Llige used his signature close, "Salamat inyong pagtitiwala ng IBC 13" to end the newscast.

In 1999, IBC Balita Ngayon moved to 11 p.m. slot which is all the late-night newscasts at the time.

In July 26, 1999, former IBC Express Balita anchor Alice Noel joined Llige and Eala, replacing Pizarro where the latter continued to have a field reporter.

Final yearsEdit

It was ended on February 18, 2000 and was replaced by Filipino language late-night newscast Ronda Trese with the veteran anchorman Elmer Mercado and former IBC Express Balita co-anchor Ida Bernasconi.




  • Pangunahing Balita - Tonight's main news after OBB, Presenting the main news and other important news of crime, domestic and external.
  • Malayang Kalakalan - Events concerning business and trade definitely related and affect the livelihood of the people.
  • Palaro Hotline - Sports news from various parts of the world to be delivered in partnership with Vintage Sports
  • Pulsong Pinoy - Hot and timely issue will consider the people by sharing their own ideas and opinions. (thrice a week)
  • Daloy ng Panahon - Daily reporting the weather from PAGASA and the complex but fun time of change affecting life Pinoy.
  • Balik Tanaw - Headlines.

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