Ulat Bayan
Created by People's Television Network
Developed by PTV News and Public Affairs
Directed by John Cruz (Weeknight Edition)
Phillip Valdez (Weeknight Edition)
Boy Osoyos (Weekend Edition)
Presented by Weeknight anchors
Erwin Tulfo
Diane Querrer
Weekend anchors
Rocky Ignacio (Saturday)
Ralph Obina (Saturday)
Joseph Parafina (Sunday)
Eunice Samonte (Sunday)
Opening theme "Day Trader" by Giovanni Lodigiani, Proud Music [1]
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) KC Santos Juan (Weeknight Edition)
Dionisio Torres (Weekend Edition)
Juliet Caranguian (Sunday Edition)
Producer(s) Edgar S. Reyes (Head, News, Public Affairs and Sports)
Raquel Tobias (Weekday Edition) (Officer-in-Charge, News Department)
Rocky Ignacio (Weekday Edition) (Officer-in-Charge, News Department)
Location(s) PTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 75 minutes (Weeknights)
60 minutes (Weekends)
Original channel People's Television Network
Picture format 1080i 16:3 (HDTV)
Audio format Stereo (Virtual Surround)
Mono (High fidelity)
Original run July 10, 2017 – present
Preceded by PTV News (Primetime Edition)
Related shows Bagong Pilipinas
Daily Info
Sentro Balita
PTV Newsbreak
PTV News Headlines
Ulat Bayan (Filipino word for "nation report") is the flagship national network evening news program of the People's Television Network in the Philippines. It airs from Monday to Friday at 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (PST) while its weekend edition runs every Saturday and Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (PST). It is anchored by Erwin Tulfo and Diane Querrer, while its Saturday edition is anchored by Rocky Ignacio and Ralph Obina, and Sunday edition is anchored by Joseph Parafina and Eunice Samonte. The hour-long newscast is broadcast nationally via PTV-4 and simulcast on the government radio network DZRB Radyo Pilipinas 738 in Mega Manila and several of its Radyo Pilipinas stations nationwide. Ulat Bayan is also streamed live via Facebook on PTV's official Facebook account.


Ulat Bayan premiered on July 10, 2017 at 6:30pm, replacing PTV News (Primetime Edition) as part of programming changes brought by about the relaunch of PTV on June 28, 2017 as the network's premier early-evening newscast and the network's counterpart to ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, GMA's 24 Oras and IBC's Express Balita. PTV News primetime holdovers Aljo Bendijo was joined by Catherine Vital (formerly from 9:30 pm editon), joining them in one newscast, with Ice Martinez (PTV InfoWeather), Atty. Persida Rueda-Acosta (Tapang ng Batas) and Angel Atienza (PTV Sports) as segment anchors. The weekend edition also premiered on July 15, 2017 at 6:00pm and is anchored by Rocky Ignacio and Ralph Obina on Saturdays, and Joseph Parafina and Marita Moaje on Sundays, with Trixie Jaafar (PTV InfoWeather) as the weekend weather forecaster.

On September 4, 2017, Ulat Bayan extended its runtime to 75 minutes, from 6:30pm to 7:45pm on Monday to Friday. Also, on September 9, 2017, the weekend edition moved to a new timeslot at 6:30pm to complement the daily primetime slot.

On September 11, 2017, along with Daily Info  Sentro Balita and PTV News Headlines, Ulat Bayan will be using the full stand-up news delivery. These anchors are now standing with a large screen at their back.

On September 18, 2017, both Bendijo and Vital were replaced by the radio commentator and hard-hitting broadcaster Erwin Tulfo[2] (after he resigned from TV5, Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV) and seasoned news reporter and beauty queen Diane Querrer who came from Daily Info as the new weeknight anchors. Tulfo began the subsequent episodes with his signature opening line, "Magandang gabi Bayan, narito na ang detalye ng mga nagbabagang balita ngayong araw."


Weeknight editionEdit

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Weekend editionEdit

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Weekday anchorsEdit

  • Aljo Bendijo (July 10-September 15, 2017)
  • Catherine Vital (July 10-September 15, 2017)
  • Marita Moaje (Sunday) (July 16-September 10, 2017)


  • Ulat Pulis - Police Report
  • Serbisyong Bayan - Public Service
  • Traffic Watch - Traffic Update
  • GIoBalita - Foreign News
  • PTV InfoWeather - Weather Forecast
  • Tapang ng Batas - Legal Segment
  • PTV Sports - Sports News featuring the results of the UAAP.
  • Ang Linya ng Pagbabago (8888 Hotline Presendential Action Center) - Hosted by Sec. Salvador Panelo and Ms. Wheng Hidalgo.

Regional versions Edit

As part of the expansion of PTV's local programming, a 30-minute regional newscast, Ulat Bayan Mindanao was launched on October 16, 2017 and broadcast on PTVisMin Channel 11 Davao. It is anchored by Elric Ayop and Hannah Salcedo. The newscast airs from Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (before the network's public service program Kilos Pronto).

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