TV Patrol

TV Patrol (also known as TVP) is a Philippine television newscast broadcast by ABS-CBN. The program is simulcasting on digital and cable channel DZMM TeleRadyo. It can be heard simultaneously on radio via DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and its provincial AM Radio stations, as well as on selected MOR FM Radio stations nationwide. It is also available worldwide via ABS-CBN's international channel TFC. The program is the network's flagship national newscast, TV Patrol is the longest-running Filipino language evening newscast since its debut on March 2, 1987. The newscast temporarily suspended airings on May 5, 2020 after ABS-CBN was forced to cease and desist its broadcasting operations given by the order of the NTC. On May 7, 2020, TV Patrol continued broadcast on cable channels ANC, TFC, online via ABS-CBN News' website, Facebook, YouTube and iWant. On May 8, 2020, the newscast began to broadcast on ABS-CBN TV Plus channels TeleRadyo and Cine Mo!.[1]

TV Patrol
TV Patrol 2016.png
Official logo since July 4, 2016.
Also known asTV Patrol World (2004-2010)
Live television
Created byFreddie M. Garcia
Angelo Castro Jr.
Rolly Cruz (co-creator)
Written byBaj Bajandre
Bimbo Papasin
Directed byHenry Ballesteros
Kits Fernandez
Presented byNoli de Castro
Bernadette Sembrano
Ted Failon
Voices ofPeter Musñgi
Narrated byNoli de Castro
Theme music composerFrank Gari (arranged by Neocolours's Jimmy Antiporda)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
Executive producer(s)Jabs Bolok
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time120 minutes
Production company(s)ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Original networkABS-CBN (1987–2020)
ANC (2020–present)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 2, 1987 (1987-03-02) –
present (present)
Preceded byBalita Ngayon
External links



Following the People Power Revolution in the fourth quarter of 1986, ABS-CBN News executives, among them the then News Manager Angelo Castro Jr.,[2][3][4][5] began holding meetings with higher-ups on plans to launch an all-new news program that will serve as a replacement to Balita Ngayon. On March 1, 1987, ABS-CBN announced the launch of TV Patrol during the public variety extravaganza "Ang Pagbabalik ng Bituin" (The Return of the Star) at Luneta Park, Manila.[6]

1987–2001: De Castro eraEdit

Noli de Castro
The 1987 logo of TV Patrol.

TV Patrol premiered on March 3, 1987 at 6:00 pm (UTC +8) with Noli de Castro, Mel Tiangco and Robert Arevalo as original anchors.[7]:321 While segment anchors included Ernie Baron, who served as the newscast's chief meteorologist and provided viewers trivia pertaining to science and history, and actress-personality Angelique who first hosted Star News, an entertainment news segment.[8][9]

However, on June 1, 1987, Arevalo left the newscast and was replaced by Frankie Evangelista who served as a segment host for PULSO: Pangkalahatang Ugnayan Laan Sa Opinyon (PULSE: Overall Correlation Reserved for Opinions).

With the introduction of international broadcasts in 1989 to the Pacific islands of Guam and Saipan, and later with the birth of The Filipino Channel in 1994, TV Patrol became the first Philippine newscast and program to be broadcast overseas. It still does so today, now in an expanded reach through TFC and the live web streaming on its official webpage.

In 1993, Christine Bersola joined the newscast to host Star News until 1996 replacing Lazo.

In 1995, Tiangco and Evangelista were replaced by Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon, continuing their respective segments. De Castro would eventually became the sole anchor of the newscast in 1996, reducing its airtime to 30 minutes.

On January 4, 1999, the newscast returned its airtime to one hour. On February 14, 2000, TV Patrol started its simulcast over AM radio stations DZMM (Manila), DYAB (Cebu), and DXAB (Davao) and began its online presence through the ABS-CBN News website. On February 12, 2001, De Castro left the newscast to run for Senator.

2001–2004: Sanchez eraEdit

Korina Sanchez at ABS-CBN studio in 2013

On March 12, 2001, Korina Sanchez, Henry Omaga-Diaz and Aljo Bendijo, took over as anchors.[10]

On April 21, 2003, Julius Babao replaced Omaga Diaz and Bendijo.[11]In the same year, TV Patrol also simulcasted on the Kapamilya Network's UHF station Studio 23 (now known as S+A), which lasted for a few months.

2004–2010: TV Patrol WorldEdit

On November 22, 2004, The program was relaunched as TV Patrol World with Julius Babao, Ted Failon and Karen Davila as its main anchors, while special segments are anchored by Ernie Baron, Phoemela Baranda, and Bernadette Sembrano. Baron died of a heart attack on January 23, 2006 and months later, he was replaced by Kim Atienza as the newscast's resident weatherman.

On November 25, 2007, ABS-CBN aired a documentary special for TV Patrol's 20th anniversary entitled TV Patrol: 20 Taon ng Pagpapatrol (TV Patrol: 20 Years of Patrolling). It was produced by ABS-CBN and Jesuit Communications.

2010-2015, relaunch and return of former anchorsEdit

On June 30, 2010, TV Patrol World was reverted to its original title (TV Patrol) and introduced their official website first main website, and also launched its Facebook and Twitter pages.

On October 4 of the same year, a new program segment, Winner sa Life! with Winnie Cordero was launched with reports on lifestyle and tips on proper living.

On November 3, 2010, ABS-CBN announced the return of former anchors "Kabayan" Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez as weeknight anchors of TV Patrol replacing Julius Babao and Karen Davila, and they joined Ted Failon on November 8, 2010.[12]

On July 29, 2012, a documentary special was aired in celebration of its 25th anniversary. It was replayed on August 12.[13]

2015–present: Failon, Sembrano, De Castro eraEdit

On August 3, 2015 Bernadette Sembrano was named as new co-anchor replacing Sanchez who initially went on an indefinite leave earlier in this year before eventually leaving the newscast for good.

On March 2, 2017, TV Patrol celebrated its 30th anniversary and it featured a live newscast in its studio in Manila, and its sister stations in Tacloban and Zamboanga. Sembrano was situated at the ABS-CBN studio in Manila while Failon was in Tacloban and De Castro in Zamboanga.

Beginning August 24, 2017, the show featured celebrities as Star Patrol guest anchors, a segment that has been returned after quite some time. Yassi Pressman, Toni Gonzaga, Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu, Bianca Gonzales, Erich Gonzales, Kylie Verzosa, Mariel de Leon, Janella Salvador, Aiko Melendez, Karylle, Karla Estrada, and Anne Curtis filled in the slot of Fullido occasionally. Earlier in 2015, actresses Yam Concepcion and Loren Burgos and athlete Gretchen Ho took the helm as pinchitters for the segment.[14][15][16]

April 2, 2018: Switch to high definition (HD)Edit

After 31 years of broadcasting in Standard Definition (480i, 4:3 SDTV) format, TV Patrol finally switched to High Definition (1080i, 16:9 HDTV) format starting on April 1, 2018, together with the other news programs Bandila, Umagang Kay Ganda, and News Patrol.

COVID-19 pandemicEdit

On March 16, 2020, TV Patrol began to air its replay on a late night timeslot temporary replacing the timeslot of late night newscast Bandila as provisional programming, which is part of the country’s enhanced community quarantine done to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. On the same day, it began to simulcast on the ABS-CBN News Channel, the first ever simulcast since its 1996 launch. The decision to adopt late night replays led to yet another adjustment, with the telecast frequently extending their airtime in at least two hours.

On April 1, 2020, TV Patrol added a Sign Language interpreter in the lower right part on the lower thirds during select reports, the fourth national newscast to do so. Five days later, it made history with the first ever report broadcast via the video conferencing services of Zoom Video Communications, which were pioneered by both DZMM TeleRadyo and ANC weeks prior.

May 2020: ABS-CBN shutdownEdit

On May 5, 2020, TV Patrol was the last program aired on ABS-CBN, MOR, DZMM (its television counterpart temporarily signed-off following SRO: Suhestyon, Reaksyon at Opinyon at 8:20 p.m.) and S+A before they signed-off indefinitely that night, after the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) to close its broadcasting operations of ABS-CBN as the network's broadcasting franchise expired the day before, the edition's only story is the cease and desist order of the NTC closing the network's broadcasting operations and featured statements by ABS-CBN president and chief executive officer Carlo Katigbak and chairman Mark López, appealing the cease and desist order. As a result, on May 7, 2020, the newscast temporarily migrated to ABS-CBN News Channel, The Filipino Channel, Cine Mo!, and social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, and iWant. Some regional newscasts also began to air live on their respective Facebook pages the following day, May 8, while on the very same day the newscast itself would return to the 6 p.m. slot, this time on TFC, ANC and the provisionally rebranded TeleRadyo for the first time since it moved timeslots to 6:30 p.m in 2003-2004.

TV Patrol WeekendEdit

TV Patrol Weekend
Title card since 2016
Also known asTV Patrol Sabado/Linggo (2004-2010)
Live television
Created byFreddie M. Garcia
Angelo Castro Jr.
Rolly Cruz (co-creator)
Written byBaj Bajandre
Bimbo Papasin
Directed byKits Fernandez
Presented byAlvin Elchico
Zen Hernandez
Voices ofPeter Musñgi
Narrated byAlvin Elchico
Theme music composerFrank Gari (arranged by Neocolours's Jimmy Antiporda)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
Executive producer(s)Joey Caburnida
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time45-60 minutes
Production company(s)ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Original networkABS-CBN (2004–2020)
ANC (2020–present)
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMay 9, 2004 (2004-05-09) –
present (present)
Preceded byThe Weekend News
External links

Initially aired during special occassions since its inception, the weekend editions premiered on May 9, 2004 at 6:30 pm, as TV Patrol Sabado and TV Patrol Linggo with Ces Oreña-Drilon and Henry Omaga-Diaz as its first anchors. At the beginning both editions complemented with The Weekend News as ABS-CBN's weekend newscasts until the latter cancelled three years later. During this period, the weekend editions used to occupy middle evening time slots between 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm. Ces Oreña-Drilon left the weekend edition for ABS-CBN Insider In 2005, and was replaced by Bernadette Sembrano.

On July 8, 2006, Alex Santos replaced Henry Omaga-Diaz.

On November 26, 2011, Santos and Sembrano were replaced by Pinky Webb and Alvin Elchico.[17]

On May 6, 2015, Webb left the network to join CNN Philippines[18]Zen Hernandez became her permanent replacement on July 9, 2016

On April 1, 2018, the weekend edition is also shown in High Definition.

Beginning March 21, 2020, the program expanded to 45 minutes in weekends, and on March 28 began airing on both DZMM TeleRadyo and the ABS-CBN News Channel for the first time in 16 years (Sundays only, with program beginning a Saturday broadcast on ANC beginning April 25 that same year). The broadcast's return to DZMM TeleRadyo was the first to be aired there after 7 years of absence.

On May 9, 2020, the weekend edition began to be aired in Cine Mo! after the expiration of its franchise, while on TeleRadyo it began to broadcast on Saturdays. The newscast also extended its broadcast time to 50 minutes, and later on to a full hour.


• Weekdays

  • Exclusive
  • Lingkod Kapamilya
  • Red Alert
  • Bayan Mo, I-Patrol Mo!
  • Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan
  • Kaunting Kaalaman
  • Kabayan Special Patrol (KSP)
  • Special Report
  • Weather Weather Lang
  • Winner sa Life
  • Sports Patrol
  • Star Patrol
  • Happinews
  • Pantawid ng Pag-ibig

• Weekends

  • Ronda Patrol
  • Busina sa Petrolyo
  • Hanap-Buhay
  • Tapat na Po
  • Miss Ko 'To
  • Sports Patrol
  • Star Patrol
  • Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan
  • Pantawid ng Pag-ibig
  • Kulang sa Pansin


Jasmine Romero and TV Patrol crew at Paco-Dilao Church

Weeknight anchorsEdit

Weekend anchorsEdit

Segment anchorsEdit

  • Marc Logan (1996–present; Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan anchor)
  • Kim Atienza (2005–present; Weather Weather Lang and Kaunting Kaalaman anchor)
  • Gretchen Fullido (2010–present; Star Patrol, Vir@l and Tara Grets anchor)
  • Winnie Cordero (2010–present; Winner sa Life anchor)

Former anchorsEdit

Weeknight anchors
Weekend anchors
Segment anchors

Regional editionsEdit

Since 1988, the provincial newscasts of TV Patrol Regional, delivered in their native dialects; are broadcasting on all ABS-CBN Regional stations nationwide, with simulcast on provincial Radyo Patrol AM Radio stations and selected MOR FM Radio stations. All regional editions airs at about 5:00 PM (right before the network's Primetime Bida evening block), with selected editions simulcast over The Filipino Channel for overseas viewers. Several newscasts were also aired nationwide from August 2016 to January 2018 on ABS-CBN Regional Channel via Sky Cable, Destiny Cable and Sky Direct. The ABS-CBN News YouTube page also included archived videos of past editions since recently for those who have not watched the program as well as for overseas viewers.






International broadcastEdit

TV Patrol Weekend airs in Australia with a delayed telecast the next morning on SBS at 8:05 AM and every Sunday and Monday on SBS One/SBSHD, with replays at 2:30 PM on SBS Two, while Bandila is aired every Tuesday to Saturday.

TV Patrol's weeknight and weekend editions are aired worldwide via The Filipino Channel, with the weeknight edition also broadcast to overseas Filipino viewers on KNLA-CD/KNLA (Crossings TV), KIKU-TV, KBTV-CD (Crossings TV), and KTSF/KCNZ-CD (Crossings TV).


The national TV Patrol and its anchors and reporters throughout the two decades of broadcast got various local, national, and even international recognitions, such as the Asian TV Awards, New York Festivals, and the International Emmy Awards, as reported in the ABS-CBN Corporate Annual Reports. On its 1987 launch, TV Patrol got a winning nod from the 1st Star Awards for Television formed by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC). Main anchor Noli de Castro won the Best Male News Anchor that year.[19] The provincial editions of TV Patrol Regional and their respective news teams also got notable local and national recognitions (including from KBP Golden Dove Awards and Catholic Mass Media Awards.) Among the award-winning provincial editions and regional news teams hail from TV Patrol North Luzon, TV Patrol Palawan, TV Patrol Panay, TV Patrol Negros, TV Patrol Central Visayas, TV Patrol Eastern Visayas, TV Patrol South Central Mindanao and TV Patrol Southern Mindanao.


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  9. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Star Patrollers join Dumauals' 25th wedding anniversary". ABS-CBN News.
  10. ^ "Aljo Bendijo: A promdi in the big city".
  11. ^ The New 'TV PATROL': Korina Sanchez Out, Karen Davila In w/ Julius Babao and Ted Failon. The Philippine Star. November 16, 2004. Archived from the original on April 27, 2006. Retrieved December 19, 2006.
  12. ^ "Karen, Julius bid goodbye to TV Patrol viewers". ABS-CBN News. November 5, 2010. Archived from the original on January 27, 2011.
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  14. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "Why 'TV Patrol' viewers praised Yam Concepcion". ABS-CBN News.
  15. ^ "Loren Burgos on Instagram: "Thanks again @tvpatrolabscbn2 @abscbnnews for choosing me as a guest presenter on Star Patrol! 😄 Blessed to have met and worked with these…"". Instagram.
  16. ^ News, ABS-CBN. "LOOK: Gretchen Ho's TV Patrol debut". ABS-CBN News.
  17. ^ Pinky Webb and Alvin Elchico anchor all-new TV Patrol Weekend retrieved via 11-28-2011
  18. ^ "Pinky Webb leaves ABS-CBN to join CNN Philippines?".
  19. ^ "Noli de Castro's Biography". Kabayan Noli de Castro Website. 2001. Archived from the original on 2009-01-25.

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