Ulat Bayan


Ulat Bayan (transl. Report (to the) nation) is the flagship national primetime newscast of PTV, Originally anchored by Aljo Bendijo and Catherine Vital, it premiered on July 10, 2017, replacing PTV News and was replaced by the weekday edition of PTV News later will be back on September 7, 2020 replacing the weekday edition of PTV News. The newscast airs from Monday to Friday, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM and is streamed live on the network's Facebook and YouTube pages. It is also heard on Radyo Pilipinas 738. The weekday newscasts is now anchored by Aljo Bendijo, Diane Querrer, Audrey Gorriceta and Maan Macapagal currently serve as the anchors. The weekend editions, meanwhile, are anchored by Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Rocky Ignacio and PTV News Tonight anchor Joee Guilas every Saturday, and it is anchored by various PTV correspondents every Sunday.

Ulat Bayan
Live television
Created byPTV News
Directed byJohn Cruz
Boy Osoyos
Presented byWeeknight anchors
Aljo Bendijo
Diane Querrer
Audrey Gorriceta
Maan Macapagal
Saturday anchors
Rocky Ignacio
Joee Guilas
Sunday anchors
Various contributors
Narrated byErwin Tulfo (2020-2021)
Audrey Gorriceta (2021-present)
Aljo Bendijo (2021-present)
Opening theme"Headlight News" by 2B Studio [1]
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
Executive producersKiko Cueto (Weeknights)
KC Santos Juan (Weeknights)
Dionisio Torres (Weekends)
Juliet Caranguian (Weekends)
ProducersAngie Arguelles (OIC, News Division)
Production locationsPTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City (2017–2020)
PTV 4 Studio B, Quezon City (2020–present)
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time60 minutes (weekdays)
30-35 minutes (weekends)
Original networkPeople's Television Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatMono
Original releaseJuly 10, 2017 (2017-07-10) –
Preceded byPTV News Evening Edition
Followed byPTV News (as weeknight newscast)
Related showsRise and Shine Pilipinas
Sentro Balita
PTV Balita Ngayon
PTV News Tonight


Ulat Bayan started airing as a daily primetime newscast on July 10, 2017, replacing PTV News Primetime Edition, as part of programming changes brought about by the relaunch of PTV on June 28, 2017. PTV News holdover Aljo Bendijo and Catherine Vital (from the late-night edition) first served as anchors. Roughly after two months, the weekday edition was axed and reverted to PTV News, with anchoring changes also made in the chair. Tulfo and Querrer began anchoring the relaunched PTV News, while Ulat Bayan became a weekend newscast which aired on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:00 to 7:00 PM PST and with the Sunday edition being replayed every Monday from 6:00 to 7:00 AM PST. It was also simulcasted on government radio network Radyo Pilipinas.

Before its 2020 relaunch, the program was anchored by a rotation of weekend anchors which included Ignacio, Guilas, Ralph Obina (now with DZBB), Joseph Parafina, Juliet Caranguian, and a rotation of PTV News' Senior Correspondents.

It was slated to air again on weekday evenings beginning August 12, 2020, but was put on hold after COVID-19 infections in the People's Television Network, as well as disinfection procedures. This delayed the relaunch to almost a month, with the new Ulat Bayan plugs teasing Tulfo's return airing before September 7.

On its debut episode, Ulat Bayan, alongside new morning show Rise and Shine Pilipinas, afternoon newscast Sentro Balita, PTV Balita Ngayon and late-night news program PTV News Tonight, transferred to a revamped Studio B, while updating it's graphics, theme music, and title card, leaving PTV Studio A for use of the network's other programs including its public service program, Public Briefing: #LagingHandaPH and Digong 8888 Hotline. In addition, it adopted a new presenter format of four main presenters (as opposed to one or two to three presenters on other networks' news broadcasts), mirroring competitor TV Patrol on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Channel which adopted the four-presenter format in its broadcasts from 1987 to 1996.

On April 5, 2021, Aljo Bendijo left the show. leaving Tulfo and Querrer as the main anchor

From May 21, 2021, Tulfo was on self-quarantine, Given this Gani Oro serves as the Weeknight Co-Anchor along with Querrer & Santos, due to the reimposed enhanced community quarantine caused by the surge of COVID-19 cases in the Greater Manila Area as well as a full bed capacity in different Hospitals that started in March 2021.[citation needed]. Erwin Tulfo returned anchor to the Studio on July 19, 2021. Aljo Bendijo also returned to Ulat Bayan beginning October 29, 2021.

Santos and Tulfo's departureEdit

On December 2021, Alex Santos left the newscast as he moves to Net 25 as host for Responde, and anchor for Mata ng Agila. He was replaced by Audrey Gorriceta at the same year. as he rejoined Bendijo, and Querrer.

On December 2021, Erwin Tulfo bid farewell to the newscast to run for Partylist and his brother Raffy to run for senator in Halalan 2022. Maan Macapagal serves as replacement for Tulfo by March 2022.


Weekday anchorsEdit

  • Aljo Bendijo (2020–present)
  • Diane Querrer (2020–present)
  • Audrey Gorriceta (2021–present)
  • Maan Macapagal (2022–present)

Weekend anchorsEdit

  • Joee Guilas (Saturday anchor, 2020–present)
  • Rocky Ignacio (Saturday anchor, 2017–present)
  • Allan Francisco (Sunday anchor, 2020–present)
  • Daniel Amos Manalastas (Sunday anchor, 2020–present)
  • Kenneth Paciente (Sunday anchor, 2019–2020, 2020–present)
  • Patrick De Jesus (Sunday anchor, 2019–2020, 2020–present)
  • Eunice Samonte (Sunday anchor, 2017–2018, 2018, 2019, 2020–present)
  • Juliet Caranguian (Sunday anchor, 2019–present)
  • Naomi Tiburcio (Sunday anchor, 2020–present)
  • Mela Lesmoras (Sunday anchor, 2020–present)
  • Sweeden Velado-Ramirez (Sunday anchor, 2018, 2020–present)

Former anchorsEdit

  • Catherine Vital (2017)
  • Alex Santos (2020–2021)
  • Erwin Tulfo (2020–2022)
  • Ralph Obina (Saturday anchor, 2017–2019)
  • Joseph Parafina (Sunday anchor, 2017–2019)
  • Marita Moaje (Sunday anchor, 2017–2019)
  • Caesar Soriano (Saturday and Sunday anchor, 2019–2020)

Former segment anchorsEdit

  • Ice Martinez-Pajarillo (PTV InfoWeather Weekend)
  • Trixie Jaafar-Tiu (PTV InfoWeather Weekend)
  • Arrian Jeff Ignacio (Traffic Watch)
  • Greco Belgica (Pahirap Ang Korap: PACC in Action: 2021)




  • PTV Exclusive (since 2020)
  • Ulat Serye (since 2020)
  • Police Report (since 2017)
  • Metro Express (since 2020)
  • Salot na Droga (since 2020)
  • PTV InfoWeather (since 2017)
  • Government at Work (since 2020)
  • Pasada Probinsya (since 2020)
  • Ulat Abroad (since 2017)
  • Balitang ASEAN (since 2017)
  • PTV Sports (since 2017)
  • Patok sa Bayan (formerly Good News 2020-2022) (since 2020)
  • Trip Ko 'To (since 2022)


  • Batas at Katarungan (since 2020)
  • Ulat Negosyo (since 2017)
  • Salot na Droga (since 2018)
  • PTV InfoWeather (since 2017)
  • Ulat Abroad (since 2017)
  • Pasada Probinsya (since 2020)
  • Balitang ASEAN (since 2017)
  • PTV Sports (since 2017)
  • Patok sa Bayan (formerly Good News 2020-2022) (since 2020)


  • Trending Balita (2020-2021)


  • Serbisyo OFW (2020-2021)


National correspondents and beats
  • Alvin Barcelona (from Inquirer 990 Television - General Assignments)
  • Bea Bernardo (AFP/PNP)
  • Louisa Erispe (General Assignments)
  • Mark Fetalco (City of Manila)
  • Allan Francisco (from DWIZ PTV Senior Correspondent - City of Manila)
  • Dexter Ganibe (from TeleRadyo - General Assignments)
  • Joshua Garcia (from Golden Nation Network - General Assignments)
  • Gillian Geronimo (from Golden Nation Network - General Assignments)
  • Deo De Guzman (from RMN 558 Manila - General Assignments)
  • Catleya Jardenil-Antonio (General Assignments)
  • Bernard Jaudian Jr. (Police Beat)
  • Patrick De Jesus (General Assignments/NCRPO)
  • Mica Ella Joson (Southern Metro/MMDA)
  • Rod Lagusad (from Inquirer 990 Television - General Assignments)
  • Ryan Lesigues (from 104.7 Brigada News FM National - General Assignments)
  • Mela Lesmoras (Malacañang)
  • Maan Macapagal (from ABS-CBN - General Assignments)
  • Den Macaranas (from Inquirer 990 Television - General Assignments)
  • Daniel Manalastas (from News Light - House of Representatives)
  • Kenneth Paciente (PTV Senior Correspondent - Judiciary)
  • Cleizl Pardilla (Quezon City)
  • Sandra Samala (General Assignments)
  • Eunice Samonte (PTV Senior Correspondent - Senate)
  • Stephanie Sevillano (General Assignments)
  • Noel Talacay (from RMN 558 Manila - General Assignments)
  • Naomi Tiburcio (General Assignments/Foreign Affairs)
  • Sweeden Velado-Ramirez (PTV Senior Correspondent)
  • Karen Villanda (from CLTV 36 - General Assignments)
  • Cecille Villarosa (from DZBB - General Assignments)
Regional and international correspondents
  • John Aroa (PTV Cebu)
  • Glory Balegan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Breves Bulsao (PTV Cordillera)
  • Jorton Campana (PTV Cordillera)
  • Eddie Carta (PTV Cordillera)
  • Danielle Grace de Guzman (PTV Cordillera)
  • Rachelle Garcia (PTV Cordillera)
  • Debbie Gasingan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Regine Lanuza (PTV Davao)
  • Jay Lagang (PTV Davao)
  • Hughie Lenis (PTV Cebu)
  • Clodet Loreto (PTV Davao)
  • Jai Mondez (PTV Davao)
  • Julius Pacot (PTV Davao)
  • Florence Paytocan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Rodirey Salas (PTV Davao)
  • Hannah Salcedo (PTV Davao)
  • Alah Sungduan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Fevi Kate Valdez (PTV Cordillera)
  • Dick Villanueva (PTV France News Stringer)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Headlight News".