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. 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.
|Directed by||John Cruz |
|Presented by||Aljo Bendijo |
|Narrated by||Aljo Bendijo|
|Opening theme||"Midnight Report Alt" by Rick Rhodes† and Michael Sinclair, SmartSound Music|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original languages||English (1995–1998, 2016–2017)|
Filipino (2016–2017, 2017–2020)
|Executive producer||KC Santos Juan (Weekday Edition)|
|Producers||Angie Arguelles (OIC, News Division)|
|Production locations||PTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City|
|Camera setup||Multicamera setup|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||People's Television Network|
|Picture format||HDTV 1080i|
|Audio format||Stereo (Virtual Surround)|
Mono (High fidelity)
|Preceded by||News @ 1 |
News @ 6
The Weekend News
|Followed by||Sentro Balita |
PTV News Headlines
|Related shows||Bagong Pilipinas |
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.
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.