24 Oras

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24 Oras
24 Oras logo.jpg
24 Oras logo since November 10, 2014
Genre News program
Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Directed by Joel San Luis
Lirio Dayao
Presented by Weeknight anchors
Mel Tiangco
Mike Enriquez
Weekend anchors
Pia Arcangel
Jiggy Manicad
Various contributors
Theme music composer Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Camera setup multicamera setup
Running time 1 ½ hours (Weeknights)
45 minutes (Weekends)
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run March 15, 2004 – present
Preceded by Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco

24 Oras (24 HOURS) is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines. The newscast is also aired on radio thru DZBB 594 kHz in Mega Manila.



Launched in 2004, it is one of the most watched news programs in the country. The program airs at 6:30 PM PST on weekdays, and is also simulcast on GMA Pinoy TV. Special weekend editions are also being aired when it deemed necessary. On December 1, 2005, the coverage by 24 Oras of a siege of Camp Bagong Diwa was mentioned in the best news program category in the Asian Television Awards in Singapore.<ref>Asian Television Awards 2005 Winners</ref> The show relaunched in April 2006<ref>24 Oras Intro 2006 (Not May 2006 but April 2006) watch the FULL video</ref> with a new graphics package, and a new set with floating large rear projection screens that allow the anchors to virtually "talk" to correspondents in live feeds. Pia Guanio hosts the showbiz news segment of the program, "Chika Minute". PAGASA's Nathaniel Cruz anchors weather news during severe weather conditions. Joel Reyes Zobel is the voice over talent.

On August 11, 2008, the show was relaunched again with a new set, a new desk which is similar to the desk used by WNBC's News 4 New York, new graphics and titles.

On February 21, 2010, the show launched a weekend edition whose anchors were Pia Archangel and Jiggy Manicad.

April 2010, the show became the home of Vizrt Touchscreen system a real-time broadcast solutions system which is use in the YouScoop segment designed and developed by Paolo Jose of GMA New Media. It was been used by the Cable News Network (CNN) in the US Elections 2008. This will also be used in their most compresensive coverage of Eleksyon 2010.

On February 21, 2011, together with Unang Hirit & Saksi, it was relaunched with a new opening billboard, new title card, new graphics, & new set.

Main article: Gallery:24 Oras
24 Oras set as of February 21, 2011


Weekday Edition

Weekend Edition

24 Oras cast (from left to right: Pia Guanio, Mel Tiangco, and Mike Enriquez.

Segments (Weekdays)

  • Alerto 24 - Police Reports
  • Chika Minute - Entertainment News (formerly Showbiz Time in early days of 24 Oras)
  • Time Out - Sports News
  • Youscoop - Citizen Journalism
  • Good News
  • Kapusong Totoo - Public Service
  • News Flash - News Bulletins
  • Imbestigador ng Bayan - Investigative Journalism

Segments (Weekends)

  • Alerto 24 - Police Reports
  • Chika Minute - Entertainment News (formerly Showbiz Time in early days of 24 Oras)
  • Time Out - Sports News
  • Youscoop - Citizen Journalism
  • News Flash - News Bulletins
  • Good News
  • I Love Sabado/Linggo - Travel & Food Trippings

Regional Newscasts

Philippine Network Evening News   edit
ETC on RPN Solar Network News
GMA 24 Oras
CityTV Balitang Ngayon
IBC IBC News Team 13 Afternoon Edition
PTV News @ 6
Net 25 Mata ng Agila
UNTV Ito Ang Balita
TV5 Aksyon on TV5
PBTV Aksyon on PBTV

Awards and Recognitions

Asian Television Awards

  • 2005 Highly Recommended, Best News Programme - Camp Bagong Diwa Siege

PMPC Star Awards for Television

  • 2007 Winner, Best Female Newscaster (Mel Tiangco)<ref>Star Awards for TV winners, Journal Online, November 20, 2007</ref>
  • 2006 Winner, Best News Program (tied w/ TV Patrol World)

Catholic Mass Media Awards

  • 2007 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2003 Winner, Best News Program

New York Festivals

  • 2009 Winner, Gold World Medal for Coverage of an on-going story<ref name="philstar.com">[1], The Philippine Star, February 6, 2009</ref>
  • 2009 Winner, Silver World Medal for Best Newscast<ref name="philstar.com"/>

USTv Student Choice Awards

  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

Gawad Tanglaw

  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

See also


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External links

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