TV Patrol

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TV Patrol
TV Patrol Logo (November 2010)
Genre News program
Created by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Directed by Henry Ballesteros
Kits Fernandez
Presented by Weeknight anchors
Ted Failon
Korina Sanchez
"Kabayan" Noli de Castro
Weekend anchors
Alex Santos
Bernadette Sembrano
Various contributors
Theme music composer Frank Gari / Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Flag of the Philippines Philippines
Language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes N/A (airs daily)
Running time 1 hour and 25 minutes (Daily)
30 minutes (Weekends)
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run March 2, 1987 – January 1, 2021
Preceded by Balita Ngayon
External links
Official website

TV Patrol is the flagship national network news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. It can be heard simultaneously in DZMM its TV counterpart, DZMM TeleRadyo and the network's provincial radio stations in Cebu, Catbalogan and Davao. It is also aired worldwide via The Filipino Channel. It has been the longest running Filipino primetime newscast after its inception in 1987.

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De Castro era

When it debuted on 2 March 1987, it was known simply as TV Patrol. A youthful-looking Noli de Castro was one of the principal anchors of TV Patrol in its debut, along with Robert Arevalo who was eventually replaced by Frankie Evangelista after two months, with Mel Tiangco, and Angelique Lazo, and later Ted Failon and Christine Bersola-Babao in place of Angelique Lazo.<ref> (November 2006) Kapitan: Eugenio Lopez and the Making of ABS-CBN. ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. </ref> Also, Ernie Baron served as the newscast's chief meteorologist and provided viewers trivia pertaining to science and history. Mel Tiangco moved to GMA Network when she was suspended for doing a TV commercial. Eventually, De Castro became the sole anchor in 1997.

2001 revamp

When De Castro ran for the Philippine Senate in 2001, he was replaced by Korina Sanchez. She was joined by Henry Omaga-Diaz and Aljo Bendijo. Marc Logan served as the news reader of trivial segments and features. After several changes in the anchor chair, Julius Babao replaced Omaga-Diaz and Bendijo in 2003, until 19 November 2004, before being reintroduced to TV Patrol World.<ref> (November 16, 2004) The New 'TV PATROL': Korina Sanchez Out, Karen Davila In w/ Julius Babao and Ted Failon. The Philippine Star. </ref>

TV Patrol still holds the record of having the highest rating newscast when former anchor Korina Sanchez had an exclusive live interview with Kris Aquino regarding the latter's break-up with Joey Marquez. According to AGB, the interview garnered a rating of 47.2% in Mega Manila.<ref>"GMA-7 not bothered by ABS-CBN ratings surge", Philippine Daily Inquirer, September 28, 2003. </ref> It also holds the highest nationwide TV ratings record since Taylon Nelson Sofres (TNS) started conducting its nationwide TV ratings survey when its April 16, 2009 edition of the newscast featured the developing story of the tragedy involving the wife of TV Patrol news anchor Ted Failon.<ref>"TNS National TV Ratings (April 17–20): Kambal sa Uma bites its way to TV Daytime Supremacy", Philippine Entertainment Portal, April 21, 2009. </ref> Korina Sanchez is back to host the special coverage of the funeral of the late President Cory Aquino.

TV Patrol World

After renaming the newscast's title to "TV Patrol World" in 2004, Ted Failon, Julius Babao, and Karen Davila were made the main anchors, while special segments are anchored by Kim Atienza, Phoemela Barranda and Bernadette Sembrano. TV Patrol World updated its logo design, soundtrack and 3D graphic animation sets but the news format remain the same, with floating large projection screens that allow the anchors to virtually "talk" to correspondents in live feeds (usually used during weekend editions).

On 31 March 2008, TV Patrol unveiled its new set, graphics (with the same red, green, and blue hues identified with the ABS-CBN logo), opening billboard, and new segments, but it retained some of its old segments. The new look is accompanied by slight changes in Patrol's segments, particularly Citizen Patrol, and the introduction of Hulog ng Langit, which was specially anchored by Bernadette Sembrano.<ref>"TV Patrol World's 'refreshed' look coming Monday",, March 27, 2008. </ref>

Reverting to original title

In time for President-elect Noynoy Aquino's inauguration, on 30 June 2010, TV Patrol World reverted to the original title (TV Patrol) with a new logo, opening billboard and studio setup that will accommodate augmented reality technology. TV Patrol also introduced their first main website. Ted Failon, Karen Davila, and Julius Babao retained as the anchors for the weeknights edition and Bernadette Sembrano and Alex Santos retained as the anchors for the weekend edition.

Reformat and return of former anchors

tvp.JPG (TV Patrol using the augmented reality for live updates & live interviews) tvp2.JPG (TV Patrol's sample of TV Patrol Text Poll)

On November 3, 2010, ABS-CBN announced the return of former Vice President "Kabayan" Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez as weeknight anchors of TV Patrol. They joined Ted Failon on November 8, 2010. The reformat introduced some minor changes to the graphics, title cards, opening billboard, enhanced set design that reflects the "inverted" color scheme used throughout the news program. This is the period where the three main anchors started to give their opinions on a news item shortly before the newscast ends. The segment host of Star Patrol sometimes joins them in their commentaries as she is also in the studio with the three main anchors.

On the same day as the relaunch, Gretchen Fullido replaced Phoemela Baranda as the segment host for Star Patrol, while Bernadette Sembrano was retained as segment host and reporter for Lingkod Kapamilya. A week later after the relaunch, Kim Atienza returned as a weather forecaster after a long absence since August due to heart problems, while Marc Logan was later reinstated as humor and features reporter.

Another new innovation is the Pulso ng Bayan (People's Pulse) segment, aired on Fridays beginning on the same month as the relaunch, that aims to reach to the common people about the issues being raised and broadcast on the newscast. Noli De Castro always hosts this weekly segment and goes out into the streets to ask the people about their reactions about the important news of the week.

In February 2011, TV Patrol launched its weekday text poll, the first in Philippine television news history, where texters can choose to agree or disagree at the current issues being broadcast in the program. The text poll happens from Monday to Thursday. To choose the right answer or to vote, just type TVP (space) A or TVP (space) B through the use of cellphone and send to 2331 for Globe, Sun Cellular, & Touch Mobile Subscribers & 231 for the subscribers of Talk n' Text & Smart.

Weekend edition


TV Patrol first aired on weekends as an occasional special broadcast. Its first weekend broadcast in September 2001 featured news about the battle between the American forces and the Taliban-led Afghan forces during the Afghan War.

The weekend editions were launched in the first half of 2004 as TV Patrol Sabado and TV Patrol Linggo with Ces Oreña-Drilon and Henry Omaga-Diaz as its first anchors. During this period, the weekend editions used to occupy middle evening time slots between 8pm and 10pm. In 2005, Bernadette Sembrano replaced Oreña-Drilon when the latter left for ABS-CBN Insider.

On July 8, 2006, Alex Santos replaced Omaga-Diaz after the latter left the show for Bandila on July 2, 2006. The weekend editions stopped their simulcast over DZMM and moved to its present early evening time slot upon his arrival.

On July 3, 2010, three days after the first 2010 revamp, the two weekend editions merged into TV Patrol Weekend.

Theme music

Package Composer Years Used
Pulstar Vangelis March 2, 1987–June 29, 1992
1992 ABS-CBN News Theme Ryan Cayabyab June 30, 1992–January 17, 1997
Allegro Gari Communications, Inc. January 20, 1997–March 9, 2001
Battery 615 Music March 12, 2001–June 2, 2006
Always Worth Your Time 615 Music June 5, 2006–June 29, 2010
The CBS Enforcer Music Collection Gari Communications, Inc. June 30, 2010–present

TV PATROL Logos (by: Haroe721)


Weekday anchors

Weekend anchors

Former anchors

Segment Anchors

Current Segment Anchors

  • Bernadette Sembrano - Lingkod Kapamilya
  • Kim Atienza - Weather Weather Lang
  • Marc Logan - Mga kwento ni Marc Logan
  • Winnie Cordero - Winner sa Life
  • Gretchen Fullido - Star Patrol

Former Segment Anchors

  • Ernie Baron †
  • Niña Corpuz
  • Phoemela Baranda
  • Christine Bersola-Babao

Segments (Weekdays)

  • Ronda Patrol - Police Reports
  • Minute Patrol - News Flash in 1 minute
  • World Patrol - World News
  • Sports Patrol - Sports News
  • Bayan Mo/Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo!, Ako ang Simula - Citizen Journalism
  • Weather Weather Lang - Weather Reports & Trivias
  • Lingkod Kapamilya - Public Service
  • Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan - Funniest Video Clips courtesy from YouTube
  • Winner sa Life - Consumer & Lifestyle Tips
  • Star Patrol - Entertainment News
  • Health Alert - Health News
  • Pulso ng Bayan - Survey & Investigative Journalism
  • Panalo 'To! - Good News & Amazing News

Segments (Weekends)

  • World Patrol - World News
  • Sports Patrol - Sports News
  • Bayan Mo/Boto Mo, I-Patrol Mo!, Ako ang Simula - Citizen Journalism
  • Star Patrol - Entertainment News
  • Health Alert - Health News
  • Ronda Patrol - Police Reports
  • Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan - Funniest Video Clips courtesy from YouTube
  • Kwentong Obrero - Labor Stories & Investigative Journalism
  • Panalo 'To! - Good News & Amazing News

TV Patrol on ABS-CBN Regional Network Group





  • TV Patrol Northwestern Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-9 Pagadian)

Awards and recognitions

  • 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best News Program - Won
  • 1st MTRCB Awards: Best Newscast - Nominated
  • 7th Gawad Tanglaw Awards: Best News Program - Won
  • 2009 Anak TV Seal Award: Most Well-Liked TV Program - Won
  • 2009 Catholic Mass Media Awards: Best News Program - TV Patrol Northern Luzon - Won
  • 6th Gawad Tanglaw Awards: Best News Program - Won
  • 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best News Program - Won
  • 2008 Anak TV Seal Award: Most Well-Liked TV Program - Won
  • 4th USTv Students Choice Awards: Student's Choice of Local Newscast - Won
  • 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards: Best News Program - TV Patrol Central Visayas - Won
  • 3rd UPLB Gandingan Awards: Best News Program - Won
  • 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best News Program - Nominated
  • 12th Asian TV Awards: Best News Program (Taguig Hostage Crisis) - Nominated
  • 2007 Anak TV Seal Award: Most Well-Liked TV Program - Won
  • 2nd UPLB Gandingan Awards: Best News Program - Won
  • 1st UPLB Gandingan Awards: Best News Program - Won
  • 20th PMPC Star Awards for Television: Best News Program - Won

See also


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External links

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