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Pangunahing Balita (lit. 'Headliner') is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by ABC and PTV. it premiered on March 19, 1962, and concluded on ABC on September 22, 1972. The show returned on October 26, 1987, on PTV replacing Early Evening Report. The show concluded on October 30, 1998, it was replaced by Pambansang Balita Ala-Sais in its timeslot.
|Opening theme||We're on Your Side (Fast Breaking News Theme) (PTV 4)|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs daily)|
|Production locations||PTV 4:|
PTV Newscenter, Broadcast Center, Quezon City (1988–1992)
PTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City (1992–1998)
|Running time||15-30 minutes (1962–1972, 1987–1998)|
|Original network||ABC (now TV5)|
|Original release||ABC 5:|
March 19, 1962 – September 22, 1972
October 26, 1987 –
October 30, 1998
|Preceded by||PTV 4:|
Early Evening Report
|Followed by||ABC 5:|
Balitang Balita (1992-2004 prior to its re-launching)
Pambansang Balita Ala-Sais
ABC 5 (1962–1972)Edit
Premiered on March 19, 1962, Pangunahing Balita was the first Filipino-language late afternoon newscast of ABC 5 (now TV5). Anchored by Paul Lacanilao, the newscast aired the news of the day in the local and international scene. It also inspired other TV stations to introduce a Filipino-language newscast, for example Balita Ngayon of ABS-CBN, which aired from 1967 to 1972. On September 22, 1972, DZTM-TV 5 was closed down due to declaration of martial law.
It was aired in the late afternoon slot, and had 2 editions. The first edition aired at 4:30 pm, while the final edition aired at 5:45 pm.
PTV 4 (1987–1998)Edit
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