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The World Tonight
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The World Tonight's logo used since January 12, 2015.
Genre Newscast
Live action
Citizen journalism
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Directed by Henry Ballesteros
Presented by Primetime-anchors
Tony Velasquez
Yassi Pressman
Nadine Lustre
Carlo Marasigan
Starring Evening-anchors
Joe Marasigan
Zsa-Zsa Padilla
Pops Fernandez
Carlo Marasigan
Voices of

Angelo Castro Jr (Primetime Edition 1986–2012)

Joe Marasigan (Evening Edition 1995-present)
Narrated by

Tony Velasquez (Primetime Edition)

Joe Marasigan (Late-Night Edition)
Theme music composer ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra
Composer(s) Ryan Cayabyab
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Luz Rimban (supervising producer)
Annalisa Burgos (managing editor)
Jove Francisco (executive producer)
Producer(s) Carlo Marasigan
Location(s)

ABS-CBN Newscenter Manila

Quezon City Philippines
Running time

45-60 minutes (Primetime)

45-60 minutes (Late-Night)
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN (1986-present)
ABS-CBN News Channel (1996–present)                                                                                 
Picture format

480iSDTV

1080iHDTV
First shown in

First incarnation:

November 21, 1966–September 22, 1972
Original airing

Second incarnation:

September 15, 1986–present
Chronology
Preceded by Bandila (as Weekday Newscast)
The Weekend News (as Weekend Newscast)
The World Tonight and The World Tonight-Weekend is and English language primetime and late-night-newscast of the ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).It was the Primetime and Late-Night English newscast late-night English newscast of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN News Channel from November 21, 1966 to September 23, 1972 and from July 16,1986-present.It is aired Monday-Friday at 6:00-7:00pm. It is aired Monday-Friday at 11:00-12:00mn daily and.It is anchored by veteran-broadcasters Angelo Castro JrTina Monzon-Palma and Erwin Tulfo Carlo Marasigan Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman replaced-by Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano and joined with Carlo Marasigan and Tony Velasquez as a co-anchor and the newscast switched to English in order to compete with the other networks newscasts on Saturday-Sunday and Primetime-Edition 6:00-7;00pm and Saturday-Sunday Evening-Edition 12:00-1:00am.The World Tonight and The World Tonight-Weekend holds the record as the longest-running English newscast on Philippine television after RPN's NewsWatch's demise in October 2012.

Primetime-EditionEdit

The World Tonight premiered on November 21, 1966 at 6:00pm on CBN's (predecessor of ABS-CBN) DZXL-TV Channel 9 as the network's answer to ABC's The Big NewsThe News with Uncle Bob on RBS, and NewsWatch on RPN. Co-anchoring the newscast were Hal Bowie, a veteran announcer from ABS-CBN radio, Eric Eloriaga, and Henry Halasan, a former ABS-CBN Cebu talent who was transferred to the network's main offices in Manila as a sales executive. Bowie, who was in his 70s when the newscast first aired, later bowed out of the newscast due to health reasons and concentrated instead on producing news reports for the network. This left Halasan and Eloriaga as main anchormen of the program.The program was transferred to sister station DZAQ-TV ABS Channel 3 on the 6:00pm time slot a year later when ABS-CBN formally merged. This happened when Channel 9 premiered Newsbreak with Bong Lapira, who transferred from rival newscast The Big News on ABC.The newscast continued after Channel 3 moved to the present Channel 2 and Channel 9 moved to Channel 4 for Metro Manila in 1969 until ABS-CBN's closure by the Marcos government during the declaration of Martial Law on September 23, 1972.The roster of field reporters for the newscast in its pre-Martial Law days included Orly Mercado, Jun Bautista, Antonio Seva, Tony Lozano, Boo Chanco, Philip Pigao, Lito Tacujan and Danny Hernandez.The World Tonight returned on July 16, 1986, coinciding with the reopening of ABS-CBN after the People Power Revolution. It was anchored by Larry Ng (an ABS-CBN executive during the pre-Martial Law era), Angelo Castro Jr. (then the network's news director) and Loren Legarda. Ng left the newscast after a while, and was replaced by Korina Sanchez. However, Sanchez eventually left the newscast to concentrate on hosting the morning show Magandang Umaga (later Magandang Umaga Po), leaving Castro and Legarda as main anchors, with Ces Oreña-Drilon (business), Cathy Yap-Yang (business) and Dyan Castillejo (sports) joining in the '90s as segment anchors. Sanchez returned as an anchor but only on Saturday Edition along with Castro, Drillon, Castillejo additional segments with Angelique Lazo (entertainment) and Bon Vibar (alternating anchor with Castro).The noontime edition was replaced by ABS-CBN Weekend News in 1992-1998 which was also an English newscast until 1999-2006 when it was switched to Filipino language after The World Tonight ended due to low ratings.During the ABS-CBN era, it was also simulcast on the network's 24-hour news channel ABS-CBN News Channel, then known as the Sarimanok-News-Network from its launch on-May,1,1996. Legarda left the newscast On-December 12, 1997 to run for senator. She was replaced by Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano On-December 15, 1997,who used to anchor rival newscasts GMA Headline News (on GMA Network) and The Big News (on the reopened ABC).In-1998.the ratings of English late-night newscasts including The World Tonight of ABS-CBN began to get low when rival GMA introduced Filipino language late-night newscasts with GMA Network News since it debuted as a English newscast in 1992-1998 and was fasten to higher when it was switched to Filipino. Thus, the ABS-CBN management needed to move the said newscast to early evening slot and TV Patrol would move to late-night or move their English news reporting to its 24-hour cable news channel ABS-CBN News Channel and to its sister station Studio 23 airing News Central during that time.Pambansang Balita Ala-Onse made its final broadcast on the ABS-CBN television network on August 13,1999 when it was replaced by the network's first Filipino-language noontime-newscast, Pulso: Aksyon Balita to compete with GMA's Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco which was the replacement of GMA Network News and was premiered two weeks ago on August, 2,1999.This was the start of both ABS-CBN and GMA Network as all-Tagalog networks with rival ABC joined in 2004-2008 with Big News and Sentro switching from English to Filipino and starting the dawn of the 21st century by airing late-night news in Filipino language on television today.Two months later, The World Tonight and The World Tonight-Weekend premiered solely on the network's 24-hour news-channel ANC and ABS-CBN On-October 11,1999. Angelo Castro, Jr.Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano still remains as anchors at that time.The program continues to be one of the news channel's flagship newscasts.On-March 12, 2001, prior to the big changes in most programs of ABS-CBNThe World Tonight relaunched to its graphics and theme music.Castro retired as a news anchor on September 1, 2009 as Palma-Sermbrano went solo. However, he later returned on November 7, 2011, on a sporadic basis.He died on April 5, 2012 of lung cancer at the age of 67.Despite Angelo Castro, Jr.'s death,Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano Continued as solo anchor until now.In January,12, 2015,3-days before the Philippine visit of Pope Francis,The-World-Tonight reformatted as part of the "internationalization" of the ABS-CBN News Channel and ABS-CBN and move to an earlier timeslot at 6:00-7:00pm and expands into a 1-hour newscast to compete with PTV News Nationwide of People's Television Network & Newsnight of CNN PhilippinesIto Ang Balita of UNTV Aksyon of TV5 24 Oras of GMA-7 among other newscasts on the timeslot. New segments & reports with original content were also aired during the launching day.On March 31, 2017.Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano Left the newscast.the show was relaunched when Its-Showtime and ASAP host Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman She-joined Tony Velasquez and Carlo Marasigan was replaced Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano while She-appointed as and anchor of PTV News Nationwide with Erwin Tulfo and Daniel Razon who and the news team switched the newscast to Tagalog and Filipino.Ben Tulfo and Alex Santos.on the-other-hand.became a-co-host of Kilos Pronto public-service program featuring-different human-interest and entertainment stories (which also served as pre-programming to The World Tonight).Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman co-host on Umagang Kay Ganda and Bandila then joined the newscast as co-anchor, thus The World Tonight. was also dropped since then.were also added to the-news-program.as its-set-was-reformatted & running time was expanded to 60 minutes.

Evening-EditionEdit

The World Tonight premiered on November 21, 1966 at 11:00pm on CBN's (predecessor of ABS-CBN) DZXL-TV Channel 9 as the network's answer to ABC's The Big NewsThe News with Uncle Bob on RBS, and NewsWatch on RPN. Co-anchoring the newscast were Hal Bowie, a veteran announcer from ABS-CBN radio, Eric Eloriaga, and Henry Halasan, a former ABS-CBN Cebu talent who was transferred to the network's main offices in Manila as a sales executive. Bowie, who was in his 70s when the newscast first aired, later bowed out of the newscast due to health reasons and concentrated instead on producing news reports for the network. This left Halasan and Eloriaga as main anchormen of the program.The program was transferred to sister station DZAQ-TV ABS Channel 3 on the 11:00pm time slot a year later when ABS-CBN formally merged. This happened when Channel 9 premiered Newsbreak with Bong Lapira, who transferred from rival newscast The Big News on ABC.The newscast continued after Channel 3 moved to the present Channel 2 and Channel 9 moved to Channel 4 for Metro Manila in 1969 until ABS-CBN "s closure by the Marcos government during the declaration of Martial Law on September 23, 1972.The roster of field reporters for the newscast in its pre-Martial Law days included Orly Mercado, Jun Bautista, Antonio Seva, Tony Lozano, Boo Chanco, Philip Pigao, Lito Tacujan and Danny Hernandez.The World Tonight returned on July 16, 1986, coinciding with the reopening of ABS-CBN after the People Power Revolution. It was anchored by Larry Ng (an ABS-CBN executive during the pre-Martial Law era), Angelo Castro Jr. (then the network's news director) and Loren Legarda. Ng left the newscast after a while, and was replaced by Korina Sanchez.However, Sanchez eventually left the newscast to concentrate on hosting the morning show Magandang Umaga (later Magandang Umaga Po), leaving Castro and Legarda as main anchors, with Ces Oreña-Drilon (business), Cathy Yap-Yang (business) and Dyan Castillejo (sports) joining in the '90s as segment anchors. Sanchez returned as an anchor but only on Saturday Edition along with Castro, Drillon, Castillejo additional segments with Angelique Lazo (entertainment) and Bon Vibar (alternating anchor with Castro).The noontime edition was replaced by ABS-CBN Weekend News in 1992-1998 which was also an English newscast until 1999-2006 when it was switched to Filipino language after The World Tonight ended due to low ratings.During the ABS-CBN era, it was also simulcast on the network's 24-hour news channel ABS-CBN News Channel, then known as the Sarimanok-News-Network from its launch on-May,1,1996. Legarda left the newscast On-December 12, 1997 to run for senator. She was replaced by Pops Fernandez and Zsa-Zsa Padilla On-December 15, 1997,who used to anchor rival newscasts GMA Headline News (on GMA Network) and The Big News (on the reopened ABC).In late 1998,the ratings of English late-night newscasts including The World Tonight of ABS-CBN began to get low when rival GMA introduced Filipino language late-night news with GMA Network News since it debuted as a English newscast in 1992-1998 and was fasten to higher when it was switched to Filipino. Thus, the ABS-CBN management needed to move the said newscast to early evening slot and TV Patrol would move to late-night or move their English news reporting to its 24-hour cable news channel ABS-CBN News Channel and to its sister station Studio 23 airing News Central during that time.Pambansang Balita Ala-Onse made its final broadcast on the ABS-CBN television network on August 13,1999 when it was replaced by the network's first Filipino-language noontime-newscast, Pulso: Aksyon Balita to compete with GMA's Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco which was the replacement of GMA Network News and was premiered two weeks ago on August, 2,1999. This was the start of both ABS-CBN and GMA Network as all-Tagalog networks with rival ABC joined in 2004-2008 with Big News and Sentro switching from English to Filipino and starting the dawn of the 21st century by airing late-night news in Filipino language on television today.Two months later, The World Tonight and The World Tonight-Weekend premiered solely on the network's 24-hour news-channel ANC and ABS-CBN On-October 11,1999-prersent.Joe Marasigan.Zsa-Zsa Padilla Carlo Marasigan and Pops Fernandez still remains as anchors at that time. The program continues to be one of the news channel's flagship newscasts.On-March 12, 2001, prior to the big changes in most programs of ABS-CBNThe World Tonight relaunched to its graphics and theme music.Castro retired as a news anchor on September,1, 2009, as Padilla-Fernandez went solo.However, he later returned on November 7, 2011, on a sporadic basis. He died on April 5, 2012 of lung cancer at the age of 67.Despite Angelo Castro, Jr.'s death,Pops Fernandez and Zsa-Zsa Padilla continued as solo anchor until now.In January,12, 2015,3-days before the Philippine visit of Pope Francis,The-World-Tonight reformatted as part of the "internationalization" of the ABS-CBN News Channel and ABS-CBN and move to an earlier timeslot at 11:00-12:00mn and expands into a 1-hour newscast to compete with PTV News Headlines of People's Television Network & Newsroom of CNN PhilippinesWhy News of UNTV Aksyon Tonite of TV5 24 Oras and Saksi of GMA-7 among other newscasts on the timeslot. New segments & reports with original content were also aired during the launching day.

Weekday PrimetimeEdit

Straightforward reporting the views of events with an in-depth analyst of currently burning issues.Carefully and intelligently done with style. Keep up with the abreast and be apart of the most comprehensive news on Philippine television.The World Tonight your window to the nation and to the world.Anchored by today's new breed of men and women broadcasters:Tony Velasquez.Carlo Marasigan Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman.and move to and earlier timeslot at 6:00-7:00pm and expands into a 1-hour newscast to compete with PTV News Nationwide of People's Television Network & Newsnight of CNN PhilippinesIto Ang Balita of UNTV Aksyon of TV5 24 Oras and Saksi of GMA-7 among other newscasts on the timeslot. New segments & reports with original content were also aired during the launching day.On March 31, 2017.Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadttte Sermbrano Left the newscast.the show was relaunched when Its-Showtime and ASAP host Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman She-joined Tony Velasquez and Carlo Marasigan was replaced Tina Monzon-Palma and Bernadette Sembrano while She-appointed as and anchor of PTV News Nationwide with Erwin Tulfo and Daniel Razon who and the news team switched the newscast to Tagalog and Filipino.Ben Tulfo and Alex Santos.on the-other-hand.became a-co-host of Kilos Pronto public-service program featuring-different human-interest and entertainment stories (which also served as pre-programming to The World Tonight).Nadine Lustre and Yassi Pressman co-host on Umagang Kay Ganda and Bandila then joined the newscast as co-anchor, thus The World Tonight. was also dropped since then.were also added to the-news-program.as its-set-was-reformatted & running time was expanded to 60 minutes.

Weekday Late-NightEdit

Straightforward reporting the views of events with an in-depth analyst of currently burning issues.Carefully and intelligently done with style. Keep up with the abreast and be apart of the most comprehensive news on Philippine television.The World Tonight your window to the nation and to the world.Anchored by today's new breed of men and women broadcasters:Joe Marasigan.Zsa-Zsa Padilla Pops Fernandez and Carlo Marasigan.11:00-12:00mn and expands into a 1-hour newscast to compete with PTV News Headlines of People's Television Network & Newsroom of CNN PhilippinesWhy News of UNTV Aksyon Tonite of TV5 24 Oras and Saksi among other newscasts on the timeslot. New segments & reports with original content were also aired during the launching day.

Primetime-AnchorsEdit

Evening-AnchorsEdit

Substitute-AnchorsEdit

Former anchorsEdit