TV Patrol
TV Patrol Logo
Genre Newscast, Live action
Created by Freddie M. Garcia, Rolly Cruz (co-creator)
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Written by Baj Bajandre
Bimbo Papasin
Directed by Henry Ballesteros
Kits Fernandez
Presented by Primetime-anchors
Carlo Marasigan
Ted Failon
Joe Marasigan
Noli de Castro
Late-Night anchors
Carlo Marasigan
Pops Fernandez
Zsa-Zsa Padilla
Joe Marasigan
Narrated by Carlo Marasigan (2010–present)
Theme music composer Frank Gari
(Arranged by Jimmy Antiporda)
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino, Tagalog
Executive producer(s) Venancio Borromeo (Primetime)
Engelbert Apostol (Late-Night)
Producer(s) Engelbert Apostol
Location(s) ABS-CBN Newscenter Manila
Quezon City, Philippines
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60-minutes (Primetime)
60-minutes (Late-Night)
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480iSDTV
Original airing March 2,1987–present
Preceded by Balita Ngayon (as early evening newscast)
Balita Ngayon (as late-night newscast)
External links

TV Patrol is the flagship national network news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. It can be heard simultaneously on radio through DZMM and its television counterpart DZMM Teleradyo, and on provincial radio stations based in Palawan, Cebu, and Davao, with several MOR stations nationwide. It is also broadcast overseas via ABS-CBN's international brand, The Filipino Channel. It is the longest-running Filipino language Primetime-Newscast Evening-Newscast since its inception on March 2,1987-present Monday-Sunday 7:00-8:00PM Monday-Sunday 12:00-1:00AM


In the fourth quarter of 1986, ABS-CBN News executives, among them the then News Manager Angelo Castro, Jr.,[1][2][3][4] began holding meetings with higher-ups on plans to launch an all-new news program that will serve as a replacement to Balita Ngayon. On March 1, 1987, ABS-CBN announced the launch of TV Patrol during the public variety extravaganza "Ang Pagbabalik ng Bituin" (The Return of the Star) at Luneta Park, Manila.[5] TV Patrol premiered on March 2, 1987 at 7:00pm. Co-anchoring the newscast were Noli de Castro, a radio announcer for DZMM, Mel Tiangco and Robert Arevalo, both final anchors of Balita Ngayon.[6] De Castro began the pilot and subsequent episodes with his opening line, "Magandang Gabi....Bayan" ("Good evening, nation") and ended with his closing line, "Maraming Salamat, Magandang Gabi, Bayan" ("Thank you and good night, nation") to end the newscast. De Castro's signature line became a news magazine program which hosted by himself on the same name of a signature line. The signature line went popularized until November 19, 2004, the day Korina Sanchez first left the newscast, and again since November 8, 2010, the day of his return. Segment anchors included Ernie Baron, who served as the newscast's chief meteorologist and provided viewers trivia pertaining to science and history, and actress-personality Angelique Lazo, who first hosted Star News, an entertainment news segment.[7][8] The style of the newscast, according to De Castro, was eventually "Tabloid on the Air". Most of its segments were: "Wanted" (later became Pulis Report), & Lingkod ng Bayan: Ang Puso ng TV Patrol. However, Arevalo eventually left the newscast to host the morning show Magandang Umaga. Frankie Evangelista swapped for him in May 1987. Evangelista would later be notable for his TV Patrol discussion segment entitled PULSO: Pangkalahatang Ugnayan Laan Sa Opinyon (PULSE: Overall Correlation Reserved for Opinions).With the introduction of international broadcasts in 1989 to the Pacific islands of Guam and Saipan, and later with the birth of The Filipino Channel in 1994, TV Patrol became the first Philippine newscast and program to be broadcast overseas. It still does so today, now in an expanded reach through TFC and the live web streaming on its official webpage.In 1992, Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon temporarily took over Tiangco and Evangelista's chair until TV Patrol underwent changes on its theme and title card the same year. Christine Bersola joined the newscast a year later to host Star News until 1996. In 1995, Sanchez, who is from Hoy Gising replaced Tiangco to TV Patrol's anchor when the latter moved to GMA Network after being suspended from doing a TV commercial. Sanchez's substitute anchor then was Kata Inocencio, who would be also be placed in Tiangco's seat. The former continued anchoring Tiangco's Lingkod Bayan, a public service segment of the newscast. In the same year, Evangelista replaced by Failon. In 1996, the broadcast had begun to cut its airing time to 60-minutes and only a few months later, particularly on April 1, De Castro became the sole anchor of the newscast, becoming the first solo anchor on a newscast on the Philippine television also the newscast was reformatted, with brand new logo (constant version changes) and theme music. In 2000, TV Patrol started its simulcast over AM radio stations DZMM (Manila), DYAB (Cebu), and DXAB (Davao) and began an online presence through the ABS-CBN News website. On March 9, 2001, Noli De Castro left the newscast to run for Senator. On March 12, 2001, Korina Sanchez who returned to the newscast and she anchored it from 1995-1996 replacing Tiangco who transferred to GMA, Henry Omaga-Diaz who became Noli De Castro's substitute anchor from 1996-2001, and Aljo Bendijo, a former anchor of TV Patrol Southern Mindanao, took over the anchor chair vacated by De Castro.[9] Marc Logan was hired to become the news reader of trivial segments and features. Since then, the TV text in different fonts (Impact, Arial) was stil used & Patrol text font logo change to Handel Gothic, which still use until now. In 2002, TV Patrol began to reformat its studio set, by placing its city background large, it also added a Globe. During that time, Korina Sanchez was situated on news studio, while Aljo Bendijo anchored outside the studio. In April 21, 2003, TV Patrol relaunched its studio set, newsdesk, & graphics, along with the theme music & a silhouetted OBB. Julius Babao replaced Bendijo after several changes in the anchor chair.[10] Again, Korina Sanchez was still situated at the news studio, & Julius Babao was situated at Studio 7, inside the ABS-CBN building.Template:Citation neededTV Patrol still holds the record of having the highest rating newscast when then-anchor Korina Sanchez conducted an exclusive live interview with Kris Aquino regarding the latter's break-up with Joey Marquez. The September 24, 2003 edition, which featured Kris' interview, ate up most of the newscast's airtime, making it extend beyond its 7:00–8:00pm timeslot. According to AGB, the edition, the longest in its history back then, garnered a rating of 47.2% in Mega Manila.[11] In July 2004, The ratings of TV Patrol began to get low, since it face its new competitor 24 Oras. Thus, the ABS-CBN management needed to reformat the said news program. Korina Sanchez did her final broadcast on November 19, 2004, in line with the network's effort to regain top slot in the ratings, to make way for the launch of TV Patrol World.[10] On November 22, 2004, TV Patrol relaunched as TV Patrol World to give weight to reports from Filipino communities worldwide. Julius Babao was joined by Ted Failon and Karen Davila as its main anchors, while special segments are anchored by Ernie Baron, Phoemela Barranda, and Bernadette Sembrano (a colleague of Karen Davila in GMA). And for the first time, they do a stand-up news delivery until now. Ernie Baron died of heart attack on January 23, 2006 and months later, he was replaced by Kim Atienza as the newscast's resident weatherman. In April 8, 2005, TV Patrol World aired a special edition as a conclusion to ABS-CBN's all-afternoon live coverage of the burial of Pope John Paul II dubbed as "Paalam Ama Mula Sa Bayang Minahal Mo" ("Goodbye Pope, from the Country you Loved"). Korina Sanchez and Dong Puno anchored live from the ABS-CBN Newscenter in Quezon City as Julius Babao and Karen Davila joined Lynda Jumilla live from the Vatican City, and Henry Omaga-Diaz reported from the Papal memorial in Luneta Park, Manila.On June 5, 2006, TV Patrol World updated its logo design, soundtrack, opening billboard, and graphics but the news format remained the same. In January 2007, TV Patrol World started to celebrate its 20th anniversary by launchingBoto Mo I-Patrol Mo!, an expansion of the citizen journalism segment Citizen Patrol for the upcoming2007 midterm elections. On November 25, 2007, ABS-CBN aired a documentary special for TV Patrol's 20th anniversary entitled TV Patrol: 20 Taon ng Pagpapatrol (TV Patrol: 20 Years of Patrolling). It was produced by ABS-CBN and Jesuit Communications. Days after the documentary was aired, TV Patrol's November 29, 2007 edition morphed into News Patrol Special Edition covering the events surrounding the Manila Peninsula Siege. Anchored by Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez as part of the special ABS-CBN coverage of the rebellion during the day, the edition shocked millions as it featured live the last few hours of the rebellion, including the arrest of ABS-CBN newscaster/anchor Ces Oreña-Drilon and scores of local and foreign media personalities by the Philippine military for allegedly conspiring with the rebellion perpetrators. On March 31, 2008, TV Patrol unveiled its new set, graphics (with the same red, green, and blue hues identified with the ABS-CBN logo), opening billboard, and new segments, but it retained some of its old segments. The new look is accompanied by slight changes in Patrol's segments, particularly Citizen Patrol, and the introduction of Hulog ng Langit, which was specially anchored by Bernadette Sembrano.[12] The same year, Boto Mo I-Patrol Mo temporarily became Bayan Mo I-Patrol Mo. During this period, the newscast held the highest nationwide TV ratings record since Taylon Nelson Sofres (TNS) started conducting its nationwide TV ratings survey when its April 16, 2009 edition of the newscast featured the developing story of the tragedy involving the wife of anchor Ted Failon.[13] This tragedy was the reason of Ted Failon's leave that lasted until June 2009.On May 11, 2009, a year before the 2010 elections, TV Patrol World relaunched Boto Mo I-Patrol Mo with the battlecry Ako Ang SimulaOn August 5, 2009, TV Patrol World had its longest broadcast in its history that time as it covered at Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque the arrival and burial of the remains of President Corazon Aquino who died in the early hours of August 1. Julius Babao anchored the August 5 edition with Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez, with the two anchoring the ABS-CBN special broadcast "Salamat President Cory: Ang Huling Paalam" since morning. Karen Davila joined Henry Omaga Diaz and Ces Orena Drilon with other reporters stationed at Manila Memorial Park. Lasting from 6:30pm to close to 9:00pm, the edition was the most widely watched show in Mega Manila and nationwide on that day as cited by TNS and AGB.[14] In time for President-elect Noynoy Aquino's inauguration, on June 30, 2010, TV Patrol World reverted to the original debut title (TV Patrol) with a new logo (still using the RGB ABS-CBN colors, this time with ribbons), new opening titles (featuring the TV Patrol logos of the past and the present), and studio setup that will accommodate augmented reality technology alongside Bandila. TV Patrol also introduced their first main website, and also launched its Facebook and Twitter pages. Ted Failon, Karen Davila, and Julius Babao were retained as the anchors for the weeknight editions as well as Bernadette Sembrano and Alex Santos as anchors for the weekend edition. TV Patrol covered the Manila hostage crisis on August 23, 2010 with the longest telecast in its history, lasting for about two and a half hours from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. It was anchored by Ted Failon and Ces Orena-Drilon at the ABS-CBN Newscenter in Quezon City, and Julius Babao at the Quirino Grandstand where the hostage taking took place. The edition covered the tragic conclusion to the Manila hostage crisis to millions of viewers worldwide. The August 23 edition drew flak from various concerned viewers making ABS-CBN News revise its Code of Ethics. It eventually got a Finalist nod in the 2011 New York Festivals.On October 4 of the same year, a new program segment, Winner sa Life! with Winnie Cordero was launched with reports on lifestyle and tips on proper living. On November 3, 2010, ABS-CBN announced the return of former Vice President "Kabayan" Noli De Castro and Korina Sanchez as weeknight anchors of TV Patrol, they joined Ted Failon on November 8, 2010.[15] The reformat introduced some minor changes to the logo, graphics, title cards, opening billboard, and enhanced set design that reflects the "negative" color scheme used throughout the news program.On the same day as the relaunch, Gretchen Fullido replaced Phoemela Baranda as the segment host for Star Patrol, while Bernadette Sembrano was retained as segment host and reporter for Lingkod Kapamilya. A week later after the relaunch, Kim Atienza returned as a weather forecaster after a long absence since August due to heart problems, while Marc Logan was later reinstated as humor and features reporter.Another new innovation is the Pulso ng Bayan (People's Pulse) segment, aired on selected Fridays beginning on the same month as the relaunch, that aims to reach to the common people about the issues being raised and broadcast on the newscast. Noli De Castro always hosts this weekly segment and goes out into the streets to ask the people about their reactions about the important news of the week. In February 2011, TV Patrol launched its weekday text poll, the first in Philippine television news history, where texters can choose to agree or disagree at the current issues being broadcast in the program. The text poll happens from Monday to Thursday, but was soon expanded to Fridays. Before the end of the newscast, the three anchors give their opinions about the result of the text poll, similar to the PULSO segment popularized during the time when the late Frankie Evangelista and Mel Tiangco were still part of the anchor team with Noli De Castro. Later, new patriotic segments like Panalo 'To! (It's a Winner!) and Lakas ng Pinoy (Pinoy's Strength) debuted in April of the same year.On March 5, 2012, to celebrate TV Patrol's 25th anniversary, TV Patrol reformatted their graphics and introduced a new logo (still using the "ribbons" theme) and new opening titles (featuring the TV Patrol logos of the past and the present). A retrospective segment was also added in to commemorate the best events covered during the first 25 years. April 2, 2012 saw newly improved weather graphics and reporting (ABS-CBN Weather Center) (in a nod to earlier reports in the past) debut, including a five day forecast.Commemorative activities include 25 marker openings in various parts of the country to honor the many important events marked in the first 25 years, and a fund-raising drive aimed at giving back to those who became part of the news coverages through the years.A new segment, CCTV (Concerned Citizens Taking Videos) Patrol, was launched on June 25, 2012 aimed at citizen journalism and even utilizing CCTV footage and even cellphone footage from the public to convey the latest local news events. On July 29, 2012 TV Patrol's anniversary documentary premiered, it was replayed on August 12 due to public demand. Starting from September 17 of 2012, the brand new segment Kabayan Special Patrol anchored by De Castro himself continues the program's mission of bringing the latest issues to television viewers all over the nation and globally. On July 29, 2013, TV Patrol, alongside Bandila, reformatted their logo, opening titles, and graphics. The redesigned logo is still based on the "ribbons" theme, although more simplified. A new set was also seen with a brighter flooring and background. The program dropped the '25' on its official logo, and new segment icons debuted. However the Kabayan Special Patrol segment icon stayed the same.2014 saw the launch of an all new program segment, ABS-CBN News Investigative Reports, debuting from March the same year, giving viewers nationwide of an insight towards various scandals and problems in society. Henry Omaga-Diaz, Gigi Grande, and Raffy Santos usually filled their investigative reports in this segment. April 2015 witnessed the launch of the tourism-oriented Tara, Grets segment with Gretchen Fullido as anchor, itself a spin off of the Star Patrol segment. Aside from its all access and behind the scenes reports on ABS-CBN programs and network talents, it also promotes the Philippine's many tourist destinations. First aired on weekdays, some editions are now aired as part of the weekend bulletin. On May 15, 2015, actress and model Yam Concepcion filled in for Gretchen Fullido for the segment Star Patrol marking the first time in the newscast that a celebrity would fill-in for the anchor (unlike Conejero, Marie Lozano, and Tina Marasigan, who have been part of the News and Current Affairs Division). It earned praise from social media that some requested her to come back again on the newscast. [16] It occurred once more on August 5, 2015 with Loren Burgos of the Star Magic Angels substituting. [17] TV Patrol's opening biilboard and title card was slightly updated to reflect Joe Marasigan's promotion to main weeknight anchor. Sembrano permanently replaced Sanchez as she is on an indefinite leave due to the impending campaign of her husband Mar Roxas as president for the upcoming 2016 presidential elections and this marks her return to the anchor chair after 4 years she left her weekend anchor stint. Earlier in the year, given Sanchez's leave to pursue masteral studies, Sembrano and Ces Drilon served as substitute anchors for the national newscast. After a brief time in the late 1980s, TV Patrol first aired on weekends as an occasional special broadcast. Its first weekend broadcast in September 2001 featured news about the battle between the American forces and the Taliban-led Afghan forces during the Afghan War and also covered the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. It also covered the Oakwood mutiny on July 27, 2003.The weekend editions premiered on Sunday, May 9, 2004 as TV Patrol Linggo at 6:30pm and on Saturday, May 15, 2004 as TV Patrol Sabado at 7:30pm with Ces Oreña-Drilon and Henry Omaga-Diaz as its first anchors.Template:Citation needed It in time replaced ABS-CBN Weekend News as ABS-CBN's sole weekend newscast. During this period, the weekend editions used to occupy middle evening time slots between 8pm and 10pm. Ces Oreña-Drilon left the weekend edition for ABS-CBN Insider in 2005, and was replaced by Bernadette Sembrano.On July 8, 2006, Alex Santos replaced Henry Omaga-Diaz after the latter left the show for Bandila on July 2, 2006. The weekend editions stopped their simulcast over DZMM and moved to its present early evening time slot upon his arrival. However the Sunday telecast in several years remained in the mid-evening slots until early 2010. On July 3, 2010, three days after the first 2010 revamp, the two weekend editions merged into TV Patrol Weekend In recent editions, a new segment called Kuwentong Obrero (Workers' Story) is fitted into the newscast, which tackles the Philippines' great labor sector. On February 21, 2010, Alex Santos and Bernadette Sembrano were replaced by Joe Marasigan Carlo Marasigan.[18] Unlike on the daily edition on a stand-up news delivery, the anchors are in sitting on a newsdesk. New segments also debuted, like Kulang sa Pansin, giving attention to various neglected issues, and, for the first time in a national newscast, an oil price watch informing viewers of the latest oil and LPG prices.On the first day of the new graphics being used for the weekend telecasts (August 3, 2013), Daza and Marsigan began to stand like their weekday counterparts. However on the November 9 edition, the first one to be heard on DZMM after 6 years, both of them returned to sitting on the newsdesk.TV-Patrol originally used Vangelis's Pulstar as its very first theme music, using it from March 2, 1987 to a certain date in 1992.In 1993, when TV Patrol underwent revamps, Pulstar was replaced by Ryan Cayabyab's ABS-CBN News Theme. Such theme served as the theme of TV Patrol and the ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs division until March 29, 1996. The theme is currently used as a theme music for ANC's The World Tonight with slight and more modern re-composition.On April 1, 1996, when Noli de Castro began anchoring as a solo, the newscast adopted Gari Communications' Allegro from KPIX-TV, a CBS-owned TV station in San Francisco, California.On March 12, 2001, when De Castro left the show for the elections, leaving Korina Sanchez,Henry Omaga Diaz, & Aljo Bendijo as the new anchors, The Filipino composition of Allegro was doned, with elements of the orchestra version, it also added the rock guitar version.The theme underwent re-compositions in 2002, which was also used by TV Patrol Sabado/Linggo from 2004–06, 2004, and 2006, which was rearranged and composed by Jimmy Antiporda.The current theme music was introduced on June 30, 2010, which incorporates the elements of Pulstar and TV Patrol's 2001 theme as well as TV Patrol World's 2004 and 2006 theme music.




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