Balita Ngayon
Format Newscast
Live action
Created by ZTV 33
Developed by ZTV News and Public Affairs
Presented by Weeknights
Antonio "Ka Tony" Israel
Zaldy Lenon
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Running time 60 minutes (weeknights)
30 minutes (weekends)
Original channel ZTV 33
Original run October 13, 2008 – present
Balita Ngayon (lit: Balita Ngayon) is the flagship national network news program of ZTV 33 in the Philippines. It is anchored by ZTV News and Public Affairs head Antonio "Ka Tony" Israel, while its weekend edition is anchored by Zaldy Lenon. The program is broadcast weeknights at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (PST) and weekends at 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (PST). It can be heard simultaneously on AM radio via DZOZ Radyo Pinas 1206 and its cable and digital TV version RadyoviZion TV. Provincial Radyo Pinas AM radio stations nationwide (DWOZ Radyo Pinas 1572 Baguio, DYOZ Radyo Pinas 1033 Cebu and DXOZ Radyo Pinas 1020 Davao) likewise air in simulcast. Balita Ngayon is also streamed live via Facebook on ZTV News' official Facebook account

About the showEdit

Balita Ngayon premiered on October 13, 2008 at 6:00 pm with ZTV News and Public Affairs head, top-rate political commentator and veteran newscaster Antonio "Ka Tony" Israel, It is the first local newscast to report via Live-Pack in contrast to the OB Vans used by its competitors.

Israel began the pilot and subsequent episodes with his opening line, Isang gabi, Kumusta, ako po si Tony Israel, mula sa ZTV Newscenter, mga Balita Ngayon, (day/month/date), sa detalye and ended with his famous closing line, At 'yan po ang mga Balita Ngayon, mula sa ZTV Newscenter, ako ang inyong lingkod Tony Israel, karangalan po naming maglingkod sa bayan, Kapiling ako, maraming salamat po.

On April 5, 2010, Israel joins with model Aimee Bernice Unson as the program's entertainment news anchor.

On January 3, 2011, along with Maganda Morning Pinoy!,Headline 33 and ZTV NewsBreak, the newscast was updated their new studio set, new graphics, new title card and new opening billboard while began its simulcast on the newly launched ZTV Radyo Pinas 1044 kHz as the ZTV OB van radio booth studios.

Weekend editionEdit

Balita Ngayon's weekend edition, then called Balita Ngayon Weekend, premiered on February 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm, replacing the weekend newscast ZTV Weekend Balita. Zaldy Lenon.

Regional versionsEdit

Balita Ngayon has regional version air every late afternoons.



Weeknight anchorsEdit

Segment anchors

  • Ralph Ricahuerta - PAGASA weather forecaster for Panahong Muna
  • Aimee Bernice Unson - the entertainment news girl for StarBiz

Weekend anchorsEdit


  • Mga Ulo ng Balita - Top Stories of the Day before OBB.
  • Pulis Ngayon - Police Reports
  • Global Ngayon - Foreign News
  • CCTV Ngayon - CCTV Reports
  • Sports Ngayon (formerly Sports 33, 2008-2016) - Sports News
  • ZTV Weather - Weather Forecast (Ralph Ricahuerta)
  • Serbisyo Hotline - Public Service
  • StarBiz - Entertainment News (Aimee Bernice Unson)

See alsoEdit