PTV News (TV program)


PTV News is the flagship evening news program of PTV, which was aired from October 2, 1995 to October 30, 1998, replacing News on 4 and was replaced by National Network News. later from July 11, 2016 to July 9, 2017, replacing News @ 1, News @ 6, NewsLife and The Weekend News and was replaced by Sentro Balita, Ulat Bayan and PTV News Headlines and then from September 18, 2017, replacing the weekday edition of Ulat Bayan and was replaced by the weekday edition of Ulat Bayan.[1] The hour-long newscast is broadcast nationally via PTV-4 and simulcast on government radio network Radyo Pilipinas every Monday to Friday at 6:00 PM. PTV News is also streamed live via Facebook on PTV's official Facebook account.

PTV News
Created byPTV
Directed byJohn Cruz
Leo Docto
Boy Osoyos
Presented byAljo Bendijo
Diane Querrer
Alex Santos
Narrated byAljo Bendijo
Opening theme"Midnight Report Alt" by Rick Rhodes† and Michael Sinclair, SmartSound Music
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesEnglish (1995–1998, 2016–2017)
Filipino (2016–2017, 2017–2020)
Executive producerKC Santos Juan (Weekday Edition)
ProducersAngie Arguelles (OIC, News Division)
Production locationsPTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes
Original networkPeople's Television Network
Picture formatHDTV 1080i
Audio formatStereo (Virtual Surround)
Mono (High fidelity)
Original release
  • First incarnation:
    October 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) – October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30)
  • Second incarnation:
    July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) – July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
  • Third incarnation:
    September 18, 2017 (2017-09-18) – September 4, 2020 (2020-09-04)
Preceded byNews @ 1
News @ 6
The Weekend News
Followed bySentro Balita
Ulat Bayan
PTV News Headlines
Related showsBagong Pilipinas
Daily Info


PTV News (then also known as PTV News Nationwide) as the flagship late-night English language newscast was premiered on October 2, 1995 replacing News on 4 and originally anchored by Erik Espina, Chichi Fajardo-Forbes, Chiqui Roa-Puno and Daniel Razon. As part the rebranding of the channel as "PTV Network" during the Estrada administration, PTV News Nationwide is cancelled (as the first incarnation of PTV News) on October 30, 1998 replaced by National Network News until July 13, 2001.

The network formerly produced an afternoon (1:00pm), primetime (6:00pm), late night (9:15pm) and weekend editions of the newscast from July 11, 2016 to July 9, 2017 as a result of programming changes brought about by the assumption of Duterte Administration, taking over the timeslots of News @ 1, News @ 6, NewsLife and The Weekend News. This marked the second time that PTV's newscasts are in a single brand, the first being Teledyaryo which aired from 2001 to 2012.

It was initially replaced on July 10, 2017 by three newly revamped newscasts: Sentro Balita (afternoon), Ulat Bayan (weekday and weekend evenings) and PTV News Headlines (late night), which was happened few days after the re-branding of the channel on June 28, 2017.

Roughly two months later (September 18), PTV News returned as PTV's premier early-evening newscast while introducing new anchors: Erwin Tulfo (after he resigned from TV5, Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV) and Diane Querrer. Ulat Bayan then became PTV's weekend newscast.

As a result of sweeping restructuring changes brought about by a controversy surrounding Erwin Tulfo and his brother Ben with the Department of Tourism and PTV-4, Erwin was removed from the newscast shortly after the scandal broke out and a troika of rotating anchors (Aljo Bendijo, Ralph Obina, and Audrey Gorriceta) filled in for his slot until June 2018,

Alex Santos and Catherine Vital became the new anchors of PTV News on June 4, 2018, formally replacing Tulfo and Querrer, the latter being reassigned back to Daily Info with Audrey Gorriceta. A new headline sequence and title card for the program was introduced on July 16, 2018, barely a few days after PTV's relaunch.[2]

PTV News MindanaoEdit

As part of the expansion of PTV's local programming, a 45-minute regional newscast, PTV News Mindanao was launched on October 16, 2017 and airs on PTV Davao Channel 11 Davao. It is anchored by Jay Lagang and Hannah Salcedo.

Final AnchorsEdit

  • Aljo Bendijo (main anchor, 2018-2020; Evening Edition, 2016–2017)
  • Diane Querrer (main anchor, 2017–2020; Sunday anchor, 2016-2017)
  • Alex Santos (main anchor, 2018–2020; Afternoon Edition, 2017)

Final Fill-in AnchorsEdit

  • Audrey Gorriceta
  • Rocky Ignacio
  • Juliet Caranguian
  • Ceasar Soriano

Final Former anchorsEdit

  • Erik Espina (1995-1998)
  • Chichi Fajardo-Forbes (1995-1998)
  • Chiqui Roa-Puno (1995-1998)
  • Daniel Razon (1995-1998)
  • Jorge Bandola (2016, Saturday and Sunday Edition; now with DZXL RMN Manila 558)
  • Kirby Cristobal (2016, Afternoon Edition)
  • Audrey Gorriceta (2016-2017, Afternoon Edition)
  • Ria Fernandez (2016-2017, Evening and Saturday Edition; now with News5)
  • Waywaya Macalma (2016, Sunday Edition)
  • Princess Habibah Sarip-Paudac (2016-2017, Afternoon Edition)
  • Richmond Cruz (2016-2017, English Edition)
  • Catherine Vital (main anchor, 2018–2020, 2016–2017, English Edition; now with PTV News Tonight)
  • Charmaine Espina (2016-2017, English Edition)
  • Joseph Parafina (2016-2017, Saturday and Sunday Edition)
  • Ralph Obina (2016-2017, Saturday Edition, Former, Fill-in Anchors; now with DZBB GMA Super Radyo Manila 594)
  • Rocky Ignacio (2016-2017, Saturday Edition)
  • Kathy San Gabriel (2016-2017, Evening Edition)[3][4]
  • Erwin Tulfo (main anchor, 2017–2018)

Final Current SegmentsEdit

  • PTV InfoWeather

Final Former SegmentsEdit

  • Balitang Police/Law & Order
  • Ulat Malacañang/View From The Palace
  • GloBalita/One Global Village
  • Balitang Pambansa/The Nation In Review
  • BaIitang Panlalawigan/The CountrySide
  • Kalakalan/Business On The Move
  • PTV Sports
  • Ang Linya ng Pagbabago (8888 Hotline Presidential Action Center)
  • Digong Hotline 8888
  • Police Report
  • Inside Showbiz
  • PTV Traffic Center
  • PAGASA-DOST Weather Update

Final Former segment hostsEdit

  • Xiao Chua (Xiao Time segment, 2016–2017)
  • Atty. JJ Jimeno-Atienza (Bisig ng Batas segment, 2016–2017)
  • Angel Atienza (PTV Sports) (2017)
  • Meg Siozon (PTV Sports) (2017)
  • Wheng Hidalgo (Ang Linya ng Pagbabago) (2016-2017)
  • Salvador Panelo (Ang Linya ng Pagbabago) (2016-2017)
  • Ice Martinez-Pajarillo (PTV InfoWeather) (2016-2019)
  • Miguel Cruzada (Traffic Watch) (2018-2019)

Final ReportersEdit

National Correspondents and Beats
  • Bea Bernardo (AFP/PNP)
  • Louisa Erispe (General Assignments)
  • Mark Fetalco (City of Manila)
  • Allan Francisco (from DWIZ - City of Manila)
  • Deo De Guzman (General Assignments)
  • Bernard Jaudian Jr. (Police Beat)
  • Patrick De Jesus (General Assignments/NCRPO)
  • Mica Ella Joson (Southern Metro/MMDA)
  • Ryan Lesigues (from 104.7 Brigada News FM National - General Assignments)
  • Mela Lesmoras (Malacañang)
  • Daniel Manalastas (from News Light - House of Representatives)
  • Kenneth Paciente (Judiciary)
  • Cleizl Pardilla (Quezon City)
  • Sandra Samala (General Assignments)
  • Eunice Samonte (PTV Senior Correspondent - Senate)
  • Stephanie Sevillano (General Assignments)
  • Naomi Tiburcio (General Assignments/Foreign Affairs)
  • Karen Villanda (from CLTV 36 - General Assignments)
Final Regional and International Correspondents
  • John Aroa (PTV Cebu)
  • Breves Bulsao (PTV Cordillera)
  • Jorton Campana (PTV Cordillera)
  • Eddie Carta (PTV Cordillera)
  • Rachelle Garcia (PTV Cordillera)
  • Debbie Gasingan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Danielle Grace De Guzman (PTV Cordillera)
  • Regine Lanuza (PTV Davao)
  • Jay Lagang (PTV Davao)
  • Hughie Lenis (PTV Cebu)
  • Clodet Loreto (PTV Davao)
  • Julius Pacot (PTV Davao)
  • Rodirey Salas (PTV Davao)
  • Hannah Salcedo (PTV Davao)
  • Alah Sungduan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Dick Villanueva (PTV France News Stringer)

Final Former ReportersEdit

  • Jericho Aguiatan
  • Lala Babilonia-Lacsina (now with GMA News)
  • Jorge Bandola (now with DZXL)
  • Paolo Barcelon (now with CNN Philippines)
  • Arianne Cardiño (now with GMA Corporate Communications)
  • Kirby Cristobal (now with Manila Broadcasting Company)
  • Joana Cruz (now with Maritime Industry Authority)
  • Miguel Cruzada† (2017-2019)
  • John Levi Delima
  • Jed Del Rosario (now with DWIZ)
  • Karol Di
  • Anne Dizon
  • Julius Disamburun (now with Erwin Tulfo Media / Radyo Pilipinas 1)
  • JM Encinas (now with GMA News / Stand for Truth)
  • Rex Espiritu (now with DWIZ)
  • Kim Feliciano
  • Ria Fernandez (now with News5)
  • Dominique Guamos
  • Joy Gumatay (now with DOTr)
  • Rocky Ignacio (currently anchor for Ulat Bayan)
  • Elena Luna-Panganiban
  • Waywaya Macalma
  • Jervis Manahan (now with ABS-CBN News)
  • Jade Miguel (now with the office of Sen. Joel Villanueva)
  • Jarkie Miranda (now with Super Radyo DZBB)
  • Marita Moaje (now with Philippine News Agency)
  • Amee Olila
  • Shari Oliquino
  • Pauline Requesto (now with GMA News)
  • Sweeden Velado-Ramirez (now with Light Rail Manila Corporation)

Final Former Regional and International ReportersEdit

  • Eddy Arellano (PTV Davao)
  • Elric Ayop (PTV Davao)
  • Vicky de Guzman (PTV Davao)
  • Paola Esguerra (PTV Cordillera)
  • Annette Maligad (PTV Davao)
  • Rhodamae Hernandez Operations and Production Head (currently anchor from PTVisMin NewsBreak) (PTV Davao)
  • Jonathan Llanes (PTV Baguio (now; PTV Cordillera))

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Romero, Alexis. "Duterte pushes for law to make PTV-4 a public service broadcaster".
  2. ^ "Alex Santos replaces Erwin Tulfo as anchor of 'PTV News'".
  3. ^ "Kathy San Gabriel out at PTV4". Media Newser Philippines. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "PTV4 abruptly ends contract of anchor Kathy San Gabriel". Rappler. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.