Ang Bagong Kampeon (transl. The New Champion) was a nationally televised amateur singing contest broadcast by Radio Philippines Network. Hosted by Bert Marcelo and Pilita Corrales, It aired from 1982 to October 1988.

Ang Bagong Kampeon
GenreTalent show
Created byWilma V. Galvante
Presented byBert Marcelo
Pilita Corrales
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesFilipino
Production locationsLive Studio 2, RPN Studio, Broadcast City, Quezon City
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time2 hours
Original release
NetworkRadio Philippines Network
Release1982 (1982) –
October 1988 (1988-10)



Ang Bagong Kampeon was created by Wilma V. Galvante.[1]

The competition has launched the careers of several successful singers, notably, Regine Velasquez and Donna Cruz.[2]

The show also had a contestant named Josephine "Banig" Roberto, who later defeated Christina Aguilera on the way to become Female Vocalist Champion in the 1989 edition of Star Search in the United States.

Following its conclusion in 1988, the show is later renamed to Tanghalan ng Kampeon after Galvante shifted to GMA Network. Marcelo and Corrales returned as the hosts.[3] However, RPN brought back "Ang Bagong Kampeon" for one more season despite the exodus of the hosts and Galvante. The short-lived season with the late comedian TV host Pepe Pimentel and another comedian singer actress Pinky Marquez as hosts.

Awards and recognitions

  • Best Talent Show Winner — PMPC Star Awards for Television (1987–1988)


  1. ^ Francisco, Butch. "What makes Star For a Night different". Retrieved February 8, 2024.
  2. ^ "Roxanne Barcelo: Living out a dream". January 10, 2003. Archived from the original on September 8, 2007.
  3. ^ Francisco, Butch. "Past memorable shows on GMA". Retrieved February 8, 2024.