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ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

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.

Company ABS-CBN
Country Philippines
Key people
  • Ging Reyes (Head, Integrated News and Current Affairs and Managing Director, ABS-CBN News Channel)
  • Claude Vitug (Head, Integrated News Operations)
  • Dindo Amparo (Head, News Gathering Group)
  • Dondi Ocampo (Head, News Variety, Infotainment and Talk)
  • Cheryl Favila (Head, News Production Group)
  • Chi Almario-Gonzales (Head, Investigative and Research Group)
  • Ces Oreña-Drilon (Head, Lifestyle Content Ecosystem)
  • Cilette Liboro-Co (Chief Operating Officer, ABS-CBN News Channel)
  • Stanley Palisada (Head, Bureaus and Regional Network Group News)
  • Marah Faner-Capuyan (Station Manager, DZMM Radyo Patrol 630)
Slogan 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 and



News divisionEdit

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 in partnership with BusinessMirror.

Logo used from 2000 to 2013.


Current programs on ABS-CBNEdit

Current programs on ABS-CBN News ChannelEdit

  • ANC Breaking News
  • ANC Headlines
  • ANC Live
  • ANC Presents
  • Beyond Politics with Lynda Jumilla
  • Business Nightly
  • Cityscape
  • Dayaw
  • Gametime
  • Dateline Philippines
  • Early Edition
  • Executive Class
  • Future Perfect
  • Green Living
  • Hardball
  • Headstart with Karen Davila
  • Market Edge with Cathy Yang
  • Mukha
  • News Now
  • Shop Talk
  • Talkback
  • The Boss
  • The World Tonight
  • Top Story

Current programs on S+AEdit

Current programs on The Filipino ChannelEdit

Current programs on ABS-CBN RegionalEdit

Note: All programming mentioned below can also be seen on the ABS-CBN Regional Channel.

Regional TV PatrolEdit




Other regional programsEdit

Agri Tayo Dito and Mag TV Na are produced, however, by the news division besides Kapamilya, Mas Winner Ka! (Visayas and Mindanao's regional game show).

Defunct programsEdit

iPatrol Mo!Edit

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 -'s and COMELEC's - which are present in iOS, Android, and Windows.

The network's two main competitors - GMA and TV5 - also have their own citizen journalism campaigns named YouScoop! and News5 Everywhere, respectively.

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