Bandila (TV program)
Logo used since July 29, 2013.
|Created by||ABS-CBN Corporation|
|Developed by||ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs|
|Directed by||Kits Fernandez|
|Presented by||Ces Oreña-Drilon
|Opening theme||"Isang Bandila" by Rivermaya|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs weeknights)|
|Executive producer(s)||Paul Henson|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||30–45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||July 3, 2006 – present|
|Preceded by||ABS-CBN Insider|
|Philippine late-night television newscasts|
|ANC||The World Tonight|
|GMA News TV||State of the Nation|
|IBC||News Team 13|
|Net 25||Eagle News International|
|Solar News Channel||Solar Nightly News|
|TV5 / AksyonTV||Pilipinas News|
Bandila (FLAG) is an International Emmy-nominated late night news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. The newscast is anchored by Julius Babao, Karen Davila, Ces Oreña-Drilon and Boy Abunda. It is aired Weeknights at 10:45–11:30 PM.
It features long story format about which the Center of Media Freedom and Responsibility stated, Bandila’s strength is its willingness to take a story and explore the various issues surrounding it. In addition, "it takes an issue to another level by adding perspective and analysis to it, thereby providing viewers a journalistic ingredient sorely lacking in many TV reports: context". Such objective causes the reports to be longer than usual.
On November 22, 2010, Bandila started letting viewers send their reactions on each news through Twitter or Facebook and later read by the anchors after each news items, thus making Bandila more interactive.
- 1 History
- 2 Format
- 3 Anchors
- 4 International broadcasts
- 5 Awards and citations
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
On July 3, 2006, Bandila replaced ABS-CBN Insider and returned Korina Sanchez to newscasting after nearly two years since she left TV Patrol. She was joined by Ces Oreña-Drilon and Henry Omaga-Diaz as original anchors of the program. During its pilot episode, it broadcast a video of General Danilo Lim organizing a coup d'état against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Maria Ressa, then-head of ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs explained Bandila as "three colors, three stars, three anchors" referring that of the Philippine flag having three colors. On the other hand, Luchi Cruz-Valdez, then head of Current Affairs, said that the title also depicts the news as "banner stories". They also said that they choose three anchors for the late-night newscast as referring to the three stars in the Philippine flag and chooses Sanchez, Omaga-Diaz and Oreña-Drilon as the anchors because they are the three of the most seasoned and experienced broadcast journalist in ABS-CBN.
During this period, Bandila covered the New Year Countdown for 2008 and 2009, after failing to air the 2007 New Year Countdown as New Year's Eve of 2006 fell on Sunday as Bandila airs Monday to Friday.
On 8 May 2009, Sanchez took an indefinite leave from Bandila and from her DZMM radio program Tambalang Failon at Sanchez in anticipation of her wedding to Senator Mar Roxas and his presidential bid for the 2010 Philippine elections, leaving Oreña-Drilon and Omaga-Diaz as the remaining anchors of the program.
Although December 31, 2009 fell on Thursday, Bandila once again failed to air the 2010 New Year Countdown as a separate Countdown broadcast anchored by Bernadette Sembrano and Jorge Cariño was aired right after the newscast.
A new and improved Bandila was introduced in time for President-elect Noynoy Aquino's inauguration, on June 30, 2010. This includes the logo, opening billboard and studio setup that will accommodate augmented reality technology. This was also the first time TV Patrol and Bandila shared a common studio set-up.
On November 3, 2010, ABS-CBN announced the appointment of outgoing TV Patrol anchors Julius Babao and Karen Davila to the late night newscast. Their arrival to the newscast was scheduled to November 8 but it did not took effect as Babao was on a vacation at that time. Instead, Bandila was given a new and enhanced studio set, which was exclusively done for TV Patrol.
On November 22, 2010, Babao and Davila finally arrived the newscast, joining Ces Oreña-Drilon and replacing Omaga-Diaz, who decided to return on field reporting. The same night, the show updated its graphics, opening billboard, and title card.
Sanchez, from being one of the original anchors of the program, was placed in TV Patrol in turn. The addition of Babao and Davila on Bandila falsified the rumor that they will leave ABS-CBN and transfer to a different TV network after being removed from TV Patrol.
Bandila covered the 2011 New Year Countdown Special, with Babao and Davila anchoring it from Luneta Park, Manila. This was the third time the newscast covered the New Year Countdown; the first two being at the beginning of 2008 and 2009.
On January 7, 2011, Bandila stopped its delayed simulcast over DZMM and DZMM TeleRadyo in preparation for the DZMM schedule revamps that occurred three days later, leaving TV Patrol as the only TV program to simulcast on DZMM.
On April 25, 2011, Bandila launched its official webpage as its additional online citizen journalism site.
On October 3, 2011, Bandila moved earlier timeslot with the addition of Boy Abunda as one of the anchors, upon which it focuses on entertainment. This result on updating their title cards and a new opening billboard. Another innovation for the newscast is by sending reactions through text messaging. Another addition is the segment Trending Balita, which focuses on different personalities in showbiz and Ikaw Na! where Abunda interviews showbiz personalities.
On July 29, 2013, Bandila, alongside TV Patrol, changed their indents and look. It was first revealed on their official Facebook account.
The original format of Bandila features Sanchez situated in the news studio, while Drilon and Diaz situating in the newsroom. The program starts with the segment "Mga Balitang Bumabandila" (lit. Banner News) that discusses the top stories of the day. Usually, Sanchez would start the program by saying "Sa mga balitang bumabandila" (lit. For the banner news). This tagline was used by Drilon upon departure of Sanchez in 2009 and this continued until 2010, after which, Julius Babao would said it at the start of the newscast. In 2011, that tagline would only be said upon the start of headlines. Other segments include "Patok!" (lit. Popular) that sets aside serious news and discusses other features and news that do not deal with politics and public affairs on a lighter note.
The addition of Babao and Davila on the program has seen some minor changes to the graphics, title cards, and opening billboard. They also added a desk which allows better interaction shots and more discussions especially now that the newscast strengthens their citizen journalism campaign. The major change in the current format is the addition of interactivity, which now lets viewers send in their reactions to each news through the use of Facebook and Twitter. The chosen reactions are later read by the anchors after each news items. The anchors also survey the people occasionally by asking a question that deals with one of the news stories (e.g. "What are you going to do if you won the lottery?").
The addition of Abunda on the program has seen some minor changes to the graphics, title cards, and opening billboard. They also added another desk separate from the desk used by three anchors. The major change in the current format is the addition of sending their reaction through text messaging also through Facebook and Twitter. The chosen reactions are later read by the anchors after each news items.
- Ces Oreña-Drilon (2006–present)
- Julius Babao (2010–present)
- Karen Davila (2010–present)
- Boy Abunda (2011–present)
The program airs on The Filipino Channel (TFC) in Asia Pacific, Australia, Canada, Europe, Middle East, and the United States with roughly one day delay.
In Australia, SBS first aired the program on delay the next morning at 6:50 am from Tuesdays to Saturdays, replacing PTV's Teledyaryo as the Filipino news service on Worldwatch. Bandila was also broadcast on the digital multichannel SBS World News Channel from Tuesdays to Saturdays on replay at 6:50 am, 3:00 pm and 9:35 pm. Its new timeslot on SBS One/SBSHD is at 8:05 am every Tuesday to Saturday with replays at 2:30 pm on SBS Two while every Sunday to Monday TV Patrol Weekend is shown.
Awards and citations
Bandila's coverage of the Subic Rape Case earned the news program a nomination for the Philippines on the International Emmy Awards spearheaded by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
- Henry Omaga Diaz was awarded as one of the Ten Outstanding Media Personalities by International Media Associates Inc. (IMAI) last November 29, 2006.
- Korina Sanchez was also included as one of the Most Well-Liked Female Personalities in the Anak TV Seal Awards 2006. In 2007, she was recognized in the same category, but she became number one among ten most well-liked female TV Personalities.
- Bandila earned for the Philippines its first ever nomination for an International Emmy Award for their report "The Subic Rape Case Promulgation". It was the first time that entry from the Philippines became a finalist on the award giving body. It became one of the four nominees in the News category out of the eight semi-finalists. Incidentally, TV Patrol World, the primetime news program of ABS-CBN, was also chosen as one of the eight semi-finalists for the news category.
- Bandila was awarded a Golden Dove Award for Best News Program during the 16th KBP Golden Dove Awards. Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas was established by the broadcast media practitioners to regulate the industry and elevate standards, promote social change, help disseminate government information, strengthen trade ties with the advertising industry, and promote the public welfare.
- Bandila won Best News Program category in the recent 2007 21st STAR Awards for TV.
- Bandila was hailed as the Best News Program during the 2007 Asian Television Awards, featuring their news coverage of the Subic Rape Case Promulgation
- Bandila was again awarded with a Golden Dove Award for Best News Program during the 19th KBP (Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas) Golden Dove Awards last November 25, 2010.
- Henry Omaga-Diaz was awarded with a Golden Dove Award as the "Best TV newscaster" during the 19th KBP Golden Dove Awards last November 25, 2010.
- List of Philippine television shows
- ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
- ABS-CBN News Channel
- TV Patrol
- The World Tonight
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