News Light is the former flagship news program of Light TV - God's Channel of Blessings under ZOE Broadcasting Network in the Philippines.

News Light
Created byZOE Broadcasting Network
Developed byLight TV News and Public Affairs
Presented byPhoebe Dela Cruz-Cabral
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodesn/a (airs daily)
Production locationsZOE TV Studios, Ortigas, Pasig
Running time30 minutes
Original networkLight TV
Picture format480i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Original releaseMay 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) –
November 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)

With the tagline “Ang mga balitang dapat niyong malaman sa loob ng 30 minuto” (All the news that you need to know within 30 minutes), News Light aimed to deliver top stories and headlines, and gave viewers an alternative view of news.

News Light aired on Light TV Channel 33 during weekdays at 6:00 PM (PST), with five-minutes news updates at 11:30 AM and 2:00 PM.

News Light is replaced with News Light sa Umaga, which airs on weekdays at 8:30 am.


Former AnchorsEdit

  • Phoebe Dela Cruz-Cabral

Former Fill-in-AnchorsEdit

  • Sarah Lagsac[1]
  • Christian Mitra
  • Ace Cruz[2]

Former Anchors/ReportersEdit

  • Sheryl Hermosa
  • Jenna Serrano
  • Cel de Guzman
  • Joash Bermejo
  • Rhema Penaflor
  • Issa Esteban
  • Ivy Catucod
  • Raissa Puno-Diaz
  • Ron Dulay
  • Preciouc Pacho
  • Mark Makalalad
  • Amos Manalastas
  • Famila Nicor
  • Karen Garucha
  • Ar Vargas
  • Jeffrey Batlangao
  • Cecil Legaspi
  • Jaymie Dela Rosa
  • Xandra Cabigquez
  • Jamie Pancho
  • Glenn Batrina
  • Annie Bico
  • Lusset Cunanan
  • Ace Cruz
  • Christian Mitra

News Light sa UmagaEdit

News Light sa Umaga
Running time30 minutes
Country of originPhilippines
Home stationLight TV
Hosted byAnnie Bico-Cristobal
Ace Cruz
Created byZOE Broadcasting Network
Original releaseFirst incarnation:
March 4, 2019 – August 17, 2020
Second incarnation:
September 14, 2020
– present

News Light sa Umaga is the flagship news program of Light TV – God’s Channel of Blessings (Channel 33) under ZOE Broadcasting Network Inc. in the Philippines.

It began airing in 2019 on weekdays at 8:30 am under Light TV Radio, the news and public affairs unit of Light TV, with other programs namely Daylight Devotion, Bangon Na Pilipinas, and Straight from the Word.

News Light sa Umaga presents local news, global news (Balitang Abroad), sports news (Sports Light), and other human-interest stories (Good News, Good Vibes) in the light of the gospel.

With the tagline “Maghahatid ng 30-minutong balitaan ng mga dapat niyong malaman”, it aims to deliver complete, balanced, fair, and accurate news within 30 minutes.

The news program is anchored by Annie Bico-Cristobal, who also stands as the Head and Executive Producer of Light TV Radio, and Ace Cruz. Former anchors include Daniel Castro, Ar Vargas, Christian Mitra, Sarah Lagsac-Arsenio, Liam Eustaquio, and Aida Gonzales. Fill-in-anchors include Rose Ann Sibag.

It is simulcast nationwide via Light TV Channel 33, DZJV 1458 Radyo CALABARZON, and DWZB 91.1 FM in Palawan.


  • Annie Bico-Cristobal
  • Ace Cruz


  • Rose Ann Sibag


  • Mico Agustin
  • Giselle Crazo
  • Christopher Tirambulo
  • Billy Torres
  • Jomar Villanueva

Former AnchorsEdit

  • Daniel Castro
  • Ar Vargas
  • Christian Mitra
  • Sarah Lagsac-Arsenio
  • Liam Eustaquio
  • Aida Gonzales

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "NEWS LIGHT ( AUGUST 23, 2019 )".
  2. ^ "NEWS LIGHT: AUGUST 26, 2019".