ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
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ABS-CBN News (formerly ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs and ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs) is the news division of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering of its news programs.
In The Service of the Filipino |
Malasakit sa Isa't Isa Sa Lahat ng Panahon
It serves the main ABS-CBN, the Regional Network Group, the UHF sports channel S+A, the cable channels ABS-CBN News Channel and DZMM TeleRadyo, the flagship radio station DZMM and the regional radio networks DYAP 765 Palawan, DYAB 1512 Cebu and DXAB 1296 Davao and news websites news.abs-cbn.com and patrol.ph.
The oldest of the two components, the news division began as the news section of two radio stations - DZBC (opened 1949) and DZAQ (opened 1950) both in the Manila area, and DZRI (opened 1951) in Pangasinan, all under the Bolinao Eletronics Corporation and later under the Alto Broadcasting System, which broadcast news programs and commentary as part of their programming schedules. In 1956, the Chronicle Broadcasting Network, together with the first news broadcasts on DZXL, started the shortlived 24-hour station DZQL Radyo Reloj broadcasting news and current affairs until late 1959. When the two networks merged in 1957, first as part of Bolinao Eletronics Corporation and later on in 1961 adopting the ABS-CBN brand (which it changed its corporate name to ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in 1967), the news services of these four Manila stations, later reduced to three, were combined into a unified news service but then with separate programs, as the network began expanding with the purchase and later opening of additional stations, first in the Ilocos region and the Cordillera, and then into the Visayas islands, Mindanao, and southern parts of Luzon, with the national radio service broadcasting from the Chronicle Building along Aduana street, Intramuros, Manila, which began broadcasting the two Manila stations in 1958. Alongside them was a small television news service on DZAQ-TV 3 and DZXL-TV 9 with updates broadcast daily, owing to the lack of proper news programs from the beginning of broadcasts in late 1953, with both stations' news bureaus based in the television studios in Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City (opened in 1958).
Proper news programming on TV, however, would begin in 1960 when news coverages for the national elections began, followed by the first Filipino-language TV newscast, Balita Ngayon, in 1966 on Channel 3 and in the following year with the English-language newscast The World Tonight on late nights, which is today the longest running English-language national newscast. Channel 9 followed suit with the long running Newsbreak as well. By 1968, following the aftermath of the magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Casiguran (in which Manila was severely affected by the quake), leading to the collapse of the Ruby Tower in August that same year, the joint radio and color television coverage of which was the first time ever for a Philippine media company to do so, DZAQ was later converted into a 24-hour Filipino language news and current affairs radio station, adopting the DZAQ Radyo Patrol 960 branding under the initiative of former station manager Orly Mercado, veteran broadcaster Joe Taruc, Ben Aniceto, the then ABS-CBN program director and Chief Engr. Emil Solidum, whose efforts led to the recruitment of the first generation of mobile field reporters for news coverages and flash reports, a first for any radio station at that time.
Current affairs divisionEdit
The division operates mainly and headquartered at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex in Quezon City while the ABS-CBN regional stations also have their local news divisions, which is a big help in newsgathering for the whole network. It also has a news bureaus in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East with the help of The Filipino Channel (owned by ABS-CBN Global, Ltd.), these make ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs ahead among the other news organizations in the country as they were the largest and the most comprehensive when it comes to local and international newsgathering.
The division is currently headed by long-time journalist and former ABS-CBN’s North America Bureau Chief, and now ABS-CBN's Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes. It is further subdivided into different subgroups:
- Integrated News Operations Group, headed by veteran ABS-CBN journalist and former DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta reporter, Claude Vitug.
- News Gathering Group, headed by veteran ABS-CBN journalist, former DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta reporter and former Middle East News Bureau chief, Dindo Amparo.
- Current Affairs Group, headed by experienced news department staff, Dondi Ocampo.
- News Production Group, headed by core executive producer for some ABS-CBN's public affairs programmes, Cheryl Favila.
- Investigative and Research Group, headed by experienced news department staff and former reporter for Manila Standard Today, Chi Almario-Gonzales.
- ABS-CBN News Channel, headed by its Chief Operating Officer, Cilette Liboro-Co.
- Regional Network Group News and Current Affairs, headed by television journalist and former Head of News for ABS-CBN Iloilo, Stanley Palisada.
- ABS-CBN Weather Center is the weather forecasting division of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.
- DZMM Radyo Patrol Sais Trenta, ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station headed by station manager, Marah Faner-Capuyan.
- DZMM TeleRadyo, ABS-CBN's flagship AM radio station on Television headed by station manager, Marah Faner-Capuyan.
- DocuCentral is the producer of highly acclaimed documentaries that shown on ABS-CBN's platforms.
Aside from regular programming, it also operates the ABS-CBN News Channel, the first and the only 24-hour English language news service in the country. The division also operates a news website ABS-CBNnews.com in partnership with BusinessMirror.
Current programs on ABS-CBNEdit
- ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs Special Report
- Failon Ngayon
- News Patrol
- Pinoy True Stories
- Mission Possible
- My Puhunan
- Red Alert
- Sports U
- Tapatan ni Tunying
- Rated K
- Salamat Dok!
- S.O.C.O. (Scene of the Crime Operatives)
- Swak na Swak
- The Bottomline with Boy Abunda
- TV Patrol
- TV Patrol Weekend
- Umagang Kay Ganda
Current programs on ABS-CBN News ChannelEdit
- #BecomingFilipino: Your Travel Blog
- ANC Breaking News
- ANC Headlines
- ANC Live
- ANC Presents
- Asian Air Safari
- At The Table
- Beyond Politics with Lynda Jumilla
- Business Nightly
- Chasing Flavors
- CHInoy TV
- Dateline Philippines
- Early Edition
- Executive Class
- Future Perfect
- Galing Pook
- Graceful Living
- Green Living
- Headstart with Karen Davila
- Kerygma TV
- Local Legends
- LSS: The Martin Nievera Show
- Market Edge with Cathy Yang
- Modern Living TV
- News Now
- On The Money
- Philippine Realty TV
- Shop Talk
- Show Me The Market
- Square Off: The Firm Debates
- State of the Art
- The Art Show
- The Boss
- The Bureau
- The Game Changer Philippines
- The Wine Show
- The Word Exposed
- The World Tonight
- Trending with Kelly
- Top Story
Current programs on S+AEdit
Current programs on The Filipino ChannelEdit
Current programs on ABS-CBN RegionalEdit
- TV Patrol Bicol (ABS-CBN TV-11 Naga)
- TV Patrol North Luzon (ABS-CBN TV-2 Isabela, ABS-CBN TV-7 Laoag, ABS-CBN TV-3 Baguio and ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan)
- TV Patrol Palawan (ABS-CBN TV-7 Palawan)
- TV Patrol Southern Tagalog (ABS-CBN TV-10 Batangas)
- TV Patrol Central Visayas (ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu)
- TV Patrol Eastern Visayas (ABS-CBN TV-2 Tacloban)
- TV Patrol Negros (ABS-CBN TV-4 Bacolod)
- TV Patrol Panay (ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo)
- TV Patrol Chavacano (ABS-CBN TV-3 Zamboanga)
- TV Patrol North Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-2 Cagayan de Oro and ABS-CBN TV-11 Butuan)
- TV Patrol South Central Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-3 General Santos and ABS-CBN TV-5 Cotabato)
- TV Patrol Southern Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao)
Regional news bulletinsEdit
- News Patrol Central Visayas (ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu)
- News Patrol Davao (ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao)
- News Patrol Kapampangan (ABS-CBN TV-46 Pampanga)
Other regional programsEdit
- Bagong Umaga, Bagong Balita (ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan)
- Bagong Umaga, Sabado
- Maayong Buntag Kapamilya (ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu)
- Maayong Buntag Kapamilya Sabado
- Maayong Buntag Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao)
- Maayong Buntag Mindanao Sabado
- Magandang Umaga South Central Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-3 General Santos)
- Marhay na Aga Kapamilya (ABS-CBN TV-11 Naga)
- Naimbag Nga Morning Kapamilya (ABS-CBN TV-3 Baguio)
- Pamahaw Espesyal (ABS-CBN TV-2 Cagayan de Oro)
- Sikat Ka! Iloilo (ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo)
- Sikat Ka! Iloilo Sabado
- The Morning Show (ABS-CBN TV-4 Bacolod)
ABS-CBN News launched its own citizen journalism campaign during its coverage of the 2007 Philippine General Elections. Initially entitled Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Tagalog for Your Vote, You Patrol), it reflects upon the station's flagship newscast, TV Patrol. The campaign is now called Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Your Town, You Patrol) and is often abbreviated as BMPM.
An extension of the campaign BMPM: Ako ang Simula (I Am the Beginning) was launched on May 11, 2009 - and was its banner for the network's coverage of the 2010 Presidential Elections. A re-launch of the campaign was carried out in June 2009 by the network as part of its commemoration of Philippine Independence Day.
For 2013, the campaign evolves to BMPM: Tayo Na! (Tagalog for Let's Go!) as its citizen journalism arm for the network's coverage of the 2013 Elections. This campaign was kicked off last June 12, 2012.
What once started out as an arm that is mainly dependent on using SMS and MMS technologies, BMPM has provided more venues for "Patrollers" - people who submit reports to BMPM - through its digital and social media presences, including its Facebook account, Twitter account, and its redesigned website (where people could upload their reports through the website's "Submit" page or through using the Hashtag #BMPMTayoNa). BMPM also comes as a feature in two mobile apps - ABS-CBNnews.com's and COMELEC's - which are present in iOS, Android, and Windows.