Sentro (Filipino word for "center") was an evening news broadcast of ABC 5 in the Philippines anchored by Martin Andanar.

Sentro logo used from March 10, 2008 to August 8, 2008.jpg
Information At Your Hands (Impormasyon sa iyong mga kamay)
Created byABC Development Corporation
Directed byRosario Andres
Presented byMartin Andanar
Narrated byMike Carreon
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino (April 12, 2004-June 22, 2007)
English (June 25, 2007-August 8, 2008)
Executive producer(s)Sonny Fernandez
Jackie Sierda
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)ABC News and Public Affairs
Original networkABC 5
Picture format480i SDTV
Audio formatMono
Original releaseApril 12, 2004 (2004-04-12) –
August 8, 2008 (2008-08-08)
Preceded byBalitang Balita (as early evening newscast)
Big News (as late night newscast)
Followed byTEN: The Evening News
Aksyon JournalisMO
Pilipinas News
Aksyon Tonite
The Big Story


The newscast premiered on April 12, 2004, replacing Balitang Balita. It was first anchored by John Susi who was held over from its predecessor Balitang Balita and former actress Ali Sotto. Sotto that time was with contract with GMA Network under its radio arm DZBB. On October 2, 2006, the newscast exchanged timeslots with Big News, the evening news program of the network. Susi and Sotto were replaced by Martin Andanar, who became the final anchor of the newscast.

On June 25, 2007, Sentro was reformatted as an all-English newscast answering to Q's News on Q, despite the retention of the name and some of the opening text and ending reminders still in Filipino. This used to be the language of Big News before its main language was changed to Filipino in 2004.

On August 8, 2008, Sentro, together with Big News, aired its final broadcast; it is also the last program to be aired on ABC-5 before it signed off for the last time at around 10:00pm and rebranded the next day as TV5.


  • John Susi (2004–2006)
  • Ali Sotto (2004–2006)
  • Martin Andanar (2006–2008)

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