4 pm - G.I. Joe
4:30 pm - Agring-Agri
5 pm - IBC News 5 O'Clock Report
6 pm - Sine Silip
7 pm -
Mon: Islands Gamemasters (until 9 pm)
Tue: Daddy Ko, Daddy Ko
Wed: Hotline sa Trese
Thurs: Thursday Extravaganza (until 9 pm)
Fri: Awitawanan (until 9 pm)
8 pm -
Tue: Aiko
Wed: Bistek
9 pm -
Mon: Alagad
Wed: 9 pm - The Jazz Hour
9:30 pm - Secrets and Mysteries
Thurs: Dear Teacher
Fri: Ipaglaban Mo!
10 pm -
Mon: 10 pm - Video Fashion
10:30 pm - The Jazz Hour
Tue: Heartwatch
Wed: All-Star Professional Wrestling
Thurs: Once Upon a Turntable
Fri: Silip sa Karera
11 pm - IBC 11 O'Clock News
11:30 pm to 12:30 am - IBC Nighttime
4:30 pm - Bahay at Buhay
5:30 pm - Voltes V
6 pm - Candy Candy
6:30 pm - Voltron
7 pm - Saturday Blockbuster
9 pm - TVJ: Television's Jesters
10 pm - Ikaw ang Humatol
6 pm - Takeshi's Castle
7 pm - Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
8 pm - Totally Hidden Video
8:30 pm - Mongolian Barbecue
9:30 pm - Chairman of the Board
10:30 pm to 12;30 am - Movies When Movies


The Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC) was set up in 1975 from the powerheal scratch. From the humble beginnings, IBC-13 soon shot up to the top of the ratings and by early 1986, had established a chart of 20 television stations all over the country.

When a new management team took over the helm in 1990, however, IBC was already ranked last among the five television networks in viewership. Considering the broadcast giants lording it over the airwaves and the equally foreboding competition posed by a new TV station, the ascent back to the top looked tough and difficult indeed.

But not for IBC's new president, Gil. P. Balaguer. Backed up by a string of achievements in televiswion production and management. Mr. Balaguer's credentials adequately task of getting IBC back in shape.

The partnership of Islands Broadcasting Corporation with IBC in 1990 under Mr. Balaguer is considered a significant period in the network's history. Indeed, Channel 13 was in dire need of a good boost and Islands Broadcasting Corporation prove to be that propellant.

Succeeding a number of network managers who took turned in trying to improve the network's ratings since it plumineted in 1986. Mr. Balaguer in an eight month period, managed improve up IBC's ratings from last place to longtime the number one contender of the leading TV network. He did by interactimg remarkable chances in the network's programming, by reformatting it and by impeding new concepts and ideas.

Moreover, by broadcasting the scope of IBC's target market, the former CDE marketed oriented network now includes the sizeable AB pie. "The outdome," sccraffolding in a Philippine newspaper, "was a more extensive selection of television shows that meet the needs and wants of the viewers from all income brackets."

Gil. P. Balaguer

At present, IBC is still housed in the sprawling Broadcast City complex in Quezon City. It has 16 relay stations and three replay stations which will be soon expanded to seven. The network's operations is augmented by its FM radio station 89 DMZ, which plays the ultimate in dance music, and nine AM radio stations spearheaded by the new toast of the Metro Manila AM radio scene: IGB 1206.

A powerful satellite dish (above) and editing room (below: left)

A daily news report program.

Best of Shows is the description of IBC's TV shows and program. And Best of Shows it is indeed: Once Upon A Turntable, The Jazz Hour, Awitawanan and Chairman of the Board and Friends at Faces - evening musical treats that blend the standard, the comic and the upbeat. The challenging Islands Gamemasters, battle royale of the brains hosted by APO Hiking Society, the most durable and the most popular singing trio in Philippine Pop Music history. The bitting humor of the award-winning Mongolian Barbecue, where viewers are related to comedy relevant to the times.

For children, IBC presents its selection of all new cartoon progams shown every fourth day of the week in Berry Day Thursday, Widget, Denver, the Last Dinosaur and G.I. Joe.

The network also airs a well-loved anime classics like Voltes V, Voltron and Candy Candy. For comedy at its finest, IBC has the consistent top-rating TVJ: Television Jesters hosted by the verently funny comedians: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon. IBC also has the livelihood progams like More Than Export and Bahay at Buhay, as well as soaps, tear jerkers, musical and variety shows.

To give way for more shows, IBC has also extended its airtime and is now signing on as early as 7 a.m. with sign off at 1 a.m. Likewise, Mr. Balaguer has succeed the coming up with balanced programming beefing up the day time program strengthening its news bureau which now consists of the popular primetime IBC News 5 O'Clock Report and the late-night IBC News 11 O'Clock Report. Today, these news progams have broadcast crew from the anchorperson and reporters right down to the technical and production assistants that have consistently provided an exceptional line up of features and stories with mass appeal the way the new sought to be told.

Most of IBC's programs are now co-produced by the network. Blocktime programs - those that buy airtime from IBC - are few and are mostly film features.

That the network did "make it" in the ratings game using the limited resources they have in hand shows the attractiveness of their new programs.

However, the people behind production and programming do not stop with its present crop of materials. The group is constantly "on its toes" to spot new and exciting materials that will interest the everchanging taste of the televiewers. They constantly evaluate and rate each program. They avoid competing head-on; instead, IBC looks for its own niche and from there expand and attract attention.

As it is, IBC-13's niche has widened and grown. And will continue to widen and grow.

IBC News and Public Affairs

  • IBC News 5 O'Clock Report (Monday-Friday 5-6 pm)
  • IBC 11 O'Clock News (Monday-Friday 11-11:30 pm)
  • Agring-Agri (Monday-Friday 4:30-5 pm)
  • Heartwatch (Tuesday 10:30-11 pm)
  • Hotline sa Trese (Wednesday 7-8 pm)
  • Ikaw ang Humatol (Saturday 10-11 pm)
  • More Than Export (Saturday 9-10 am)
  • Bahay at Buhay (Saturday 4:30-5:30 pm)


  • Alagad (Monday 9-10 pm)
  • Aiko (Tuesday 8-9 pm)
  • Dear Teacher (Thursday 9-10 pm)
  • Ipaglaban Mo! (Friday 9-10 pm)


  • Daddy Ko, Daddy Ko (Tuesday 7-8 pm)
  • Bistek (Wednesday 8-9 pm)
  • TVJ: Television Jesters (Saturday 9-10 pm)
  • Mongolian Barbecue (Sunday 8:30-9:30 pm)


  • Islands Gamemasters (Monday 7-9 pm)
  • Takeshi's Castle (Sunday 6-7 pm)


  • Sine Silip (Monday-Friday 6-7 pm)
  • IBC Nighttime (Monday-Friday 11:30 pm-12:30 am)


  • The Jazz Hour (Monday 10:30-11 pm/Wednesday 9-9:30 pm)
  • Awitawanan (Friday 7-9 pm)
  • Once Upon a Turntable (Thursday 10-11 pm)
  • Chinese Variety Show (Sudnay 8:30-9:30 am)
  • Chairman of the Board (Sunday 9:30-10:30 pm)


  • All-Star Professional Wrestling (Wednesday 10-11 pm)
  • Silip sa Karera (Friday 10-11 pm)


  • Thursday Extravaganza (Thursday 7-9 pm)
  • Saturday Blockbuster (Saturday 7-9 pm)
  • Movies When Movies (Sunday 10:30 pm-12:30 am)


  • Video Fashion (Monday 10-10:30 pm)
  • Secrets and Mysteries (Wednesday 9:30-10 pm)
  • Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Sunday 7-8 pm)
  • Totally Hidden Video (Sunday 8-8:30 pm)


  • Berry Dauy Thursday
  • Widget (Monday-Friday 9-9:30 am)
  • Denver, the Last Dinosaur (Monday-Friday 9:30-10 am)
  • G.I. Joe (Monday-Friday 4-4:30 pm)
  • Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs


  • Voltes V (Saturday 5:30-6 pm)
  • Candy Candy (Saturday 6-6:30 pm)
  • Voltron (Saturday 6:30-7 pm)


  • Beautiful Sunday (Sunday 8-8:30 am)
  • Movie Eye (Mon-Fri 3:15-3:30 pm)


  • DIGB Radio - Islands Galing Broadkaster 1206
  • 89 DMZ (Danze Muzic Zone)

July 1992Edit


5:30 pm - IBC News 5:30 Report (Vince Alingod and Lee Andres)
6:30 pm - Usap-Usapan Live!
7 pm -
Mon: Piling-Piling Pelikula (9 pm)
Tue: Daddy Ko, Daddy Ko
Wed: Baltic and Co.
Thurs: Cinemax (until 9 pm)
Fri: Awitawanan
8 pm -
Tue: Aiko
Wed: Mama
Fri: Ipaglaban Mo!
9 pm -
Mon: Alagad
Tue: Obra Maestra ni Lino Brocka
Wed: Secrets and Mysteries (9:30 pm)
Thurs: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
Fri: Nang-Dahil sa Pag-Ibig
10 pm -
Mon: 10 pm - Video Fashion
10:30 pm - Phillip Morris Jazz Show
Tue: Heartwatch (10:30 pm)
Wed: All-Star Professional Wrestling
Thurs: TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes
Fri: Once Upon A Turntable
11 pm - IBC News 11 O'Clock Report (TG Kintanar and Katherine de Leon-Villar)


5 pm - Voltes V
5:30 pm - Candy Candy
6 pm - TVJ: Television's Jesters (Tito Soto, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon)
7 pm - Hollywood Blockbusters
9 pm - SOP (Saturday on Primetime)
10 pm - Thriller House
11 pm - Ikaw ang Humatol


7 pm - The World of Animation Presents: Classic Collections
8 pm - Totally Hidden Video
8:30 pm - Mongolian Barbecue
9:30 pm - Chairman of the Board (Bobby Ledesma, Eddie Mercado and Bert Nievera)
10:30 pm - Movies When Movies

The Best of Shows on Islands TV 13 (1992)Edit

Islands TV 13 continues its competitive edge in the ratings race!
The growth just can't be stopped! The station's upward trend continues!
Sadyang hindi na mapipigil ang pag-akyat nito sa tugatog ng tagumpay!
Islands TV 13...Soon to be the Number One Network of the Philippine Islands!

The Best of New Shows

Usap-Usapan Live! (Monday to Friday, 6:30 pm)
A public service program hosted by Mario Garcia and Jun Ricafrante.
Piling-Piling Pelikula Presents: The Best of Nora Aunor (Monday, 7:00 pm)
Critically-acclaimed box-office hits of the legendary Superstar.
Obra Maestra ni Lino Brocka (Tuesday, 9:00 pm)
A creative masterpiece by filmdom's multi-awarded director, Lino Brocka.
Baltic and Co. (Wednesday, 7:00 pm)
A sitcom SOON on Islands TV 13 featuring Prospero Luna.
Mama (Wednesday, 8:00 pm)
A drama anthology dedicated to all mothers.
Hosted by Barbara Perez.
Cinemax (Thursday, 7:00 pm)
Blockbuster movies are featured every week.
Nang Dahil sa Pag-Ibig (Friday, 9:00 pm)
Immortal love stories performed by first-rate actors and actresses.
(SOP) Saturday on Primetime (Saturday, 9:00 pm)
A musical variety show hosted by Gabby Concepcion, Dingdong Avanzado and Imeida Papin.
Thriller House (Saturday, 10:00 pm)
Horror series SOON to scare the wits in you.
The World of Animation Presents: Classic Collections (Sunday, 7:00 pm)
Well-loved cartoon classics featuring Robin Hood, Ivanhoe, and more.
Monday to Friday
IBC News 5:30 Report
IBC News 11 O'Clock Report

The Best of Primetime

Alagad (Monday, 9:00 pm)
Phillip Morris Jazz Show (Monday 10:30 pm)
Daddy Ko, Daddy Ko (Tuesday, 7:00 pm)
Aiko (Tuesday, 8:00 pm)
Aiko Meneldez
Heartwatch (Tuesday, 10:30 pm)
Secrets and Mysteries (Wednesday, 9:30 pm)
All-Star Professional Wrestling (Wednesday, 10:00 pm)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (Thursday, 9:00 pm)
TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes (Thursday, 10:00 pm)
Awitawanan (Friday, 7:00 pm)
Pilita and Reycard Duet
Once Upon A Turntable (Friday, 10:00 pm)
Totally Hidden Video (Sunday, 8:00 pm)
Mongolian Barbecue (Sunday, 8:30 pm)
Jun Urbano as Mr. Shooli

Keep on watching for the Best of shows

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 IBC-13 Schedule (May 24-30, 1993)Edit

05:30 - IBC News 5:30 Report (Vince Alingod and Lee Andres)
06:30 - Yogi Bear (Monday); Kid Co. (Tuesday); Robin (Wednesday); G.I. Joe (Thursday); Blue (Friday)
07:00 - T.O.D.A.S. Again (Joey de Leon, with Val Sotto, Yoyoy Villame, Debraliz Valasote and Almira Muhlach) (Monday); Four da Boys (Willie Revillame, Aga Muhlach, Tirso Cruz III and Cesar Montano, with Sunshine Cruz, Babalu and Cristy Fermin) (Tuesday); Aiko (Aiko Melendez) (Wednesday); Tangi Kong Pag-Ibig (Thursday)
07:30 - Awitawanan (Pilita Corales and Reychard Duet) (Friday)
08:00 - 50 Karats Daw, O Di Ba (Karla Estrada and Lou Veloso, with Gloria Romero, Nida Blanca and Charito Solis) (Monday); Pasikatan sa Trese (Imelda Papin, Eddie Mercado and Miguel Rodriguez) (Tuesday); Stars and Spies (Wednesday); Dear Manilyn (Manilyn Reynes) (Thursday)
09:00 - Alagad (Monday); Tuesday Movie Treat (Tuesday); Yafi (Wednesday); Hidden Video (Thursday); Reelin' and Rockin' (Friday)
09:30 - Once Upon A Turntable (Eddie Mercado) (Thursday)
10:00 - Land of Island Tropical (Monday); All-Star Wrestling (Wednesday); Silip sa Karera (Andy Jao) (Friday)
10:30 - Land of Tropical Splendor (Monday); Shopping Bug (Thursday)
11:00 - IBC News 11 O'Clock Report (TG Kintanar and Cory Aquino)
11:30 - El Shaddai (Monday/Tuesday/Friday); Travel & Leisure (Wednesday); UNICEF (Friday)
06:00 - Bioman
06:30 - Shaider
07:00 - Saturday Blockbuster
09:00 - Saturday Mega Movies
11:00 - More Than Export
12:00 - Jesus Miracle Crusade
06:00 - Mask Rider
06:30 - Machine Man
07:00 - Golden Harvest Theater: Fight to Win Again (May 30)
09:00 - Sunday Specials: Extremist 2 (May 30)
11:00 - Shopping Bug
11:30 - El Shaddai

August 30, 1993 (Monday)Edit

10 am - Shopping Today
11 am - Brodkast Worksyap
11:30 am - Hanep Buhay
12:30 pm - Movie Eye
1:15 pm - Merch Plugs
1:30 pm - The Hour of Truth
3 pm - Ang Dating Daan
4 pm - Box-Office Highlights
4:30 pm - The UNICEF Hour
5:30 pm - IBC News 5:30 Report
6:30 pm - Yogi Bear
7 pm - TODAS Again
8 pm - 50 Karats Daw, O Di Ba
9 pm - Southeast Asian Games Specials
11 pm - IBC 11'O Clock News
11:30 pm - El Shaddai