Bernadette Sembrano

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Bernadette Sembrano
Hailed as one of Best TV Anchors along with her partner, Alex Santos in 9th Gawad Tanglaw
Born Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano Aguinaldo
(1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 39)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Occupation Reporter, Journalist, Radio Broadcaster
Religion Roman Catholic
Spouse(s) Emilio Aguinaldo IV

Nicanor T. Sembrano (Father) Elaine D. Sembrano (Mother) Joseph Raymond D. Sembrano (Brother) Gemma E. Sembrano (Sister-in-law) Denise Danielle E. Sembrano (Niece) Mikhaela Nicole E. Sembrano (Niece) Nicanor D. Sembrano Jr. (Brother) Aleli M. Sembrano (Sister-in-law) Mark Gabriel M. Sembrano (Nephew) Lorin M. Sembrano (Niece)

Stanley Palisada (Cousin)

Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano Aguinaldo also known as Bernadette Sembrano or Ate B (born February 18, 1976) is a popular reporter, newscaster and television host in the Philippines.


Sembrano graduated elementary and high school from Angelicum School (now Angelicum College), a private Catholic school in Quezon City, Philippines. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.


Sembrano started with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation as a newscaster before in 1998 moving to GMA Network, Inc. in 2000-2005 where she was the anchor of the first wishing program of the country, Wish Ko Lang. She and GMA had issues with a TV show she is hosting - exposing alleged graft and corruption of a government official, which the network had delayed airing but with certain disclaimer that made her walk-out on an evening news cast. GMA terminated her contract on 20 December 2003 but she continued to worked on for Wish ko Lang until 14 February 2004.[1] She was then wooed by the rival ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation in where she hosted the public service show "Lukso ng Dugo", an OFW Drama Anthology entitled Nagmamahal, Kapamilya and the morning show Magandang Umaga Pilipinas and as a correspondent in the ABS-CBN longest investigative journalism show, The Correspondents. She is the current host of Salamat Dok, a weekend current affairs program focusing on medicine and health issues.

Sembrano is also a co-anchor in "TV Patrol Weekend", a newscaster in the DZMM radio station programs like Radyo Patrol Alas Dose, Gising Pilipinas with Nelson Lubao and currently anchoring Radyo Patrol Alas Kuwatro with Alex Santos when she replaced Jasmin Romero. And other news and public affairs programs of ABS-CBN.

And now, Sembrano was back to Umagang Kay Ganda as main anchor/host with Anthony Taberna after a few months when she left the show together with Rica Peralejo, Ginger Conejero and Bekimon. She replaced Pinky Webb, a former main anchor and host of Umagang Kay Ganda who already left the morning show last August 2011. She remains one of the more visible newscasters, television hosts, and correspondents of the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

Private life[edit]

Sembrano owns the B Good Store located inside the ELJ Tower bldg. of ABS-CBN. She was formerly the co-owner and founder of a bookstore specializing in hard-to-find books in Quezon City, Philippines. She formed this business partnership with colleagues in Philippine media and former classmates in college. She married Emilio "Orange" Aguinaldo IV, great-grandson of the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo.

In July 2011 she announced that she has Bell's Palsy and is undergoing therapy.[2]



Year Title Role Network
2012–present Top Story News Anchor ANC
2010–present Salamat Dok! Host ABS-CBN
2007–2011; 2011–present Umagang Kay Ganda Host ABS-CBN
2005–2007 Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas Host ABS-CBN
2005-2011 TV Patrol Weekend News Anchor ABS-CBN
2007–present TV Patrol: Nagmamahal Kapamilya Segment Host ABS-CBN
The Correspondents Correspondent ABS-CBN
2002–2004 Wish Ko Lang Host GMA

Radio Shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
DZMM Radyo Patrol News Anchor DZMM

Awards and Citations[edit]

  • Students’ Choice of Female News and Public Affairs Host:5th USTv Students Choice Awards
  • Best TV Anchor, 9th Gawad Tanglaw
  • Most Admired Female TV Personality (from 2005-2010), Anak TV Seal Awards
  • Hailed as One of Best Morning Show Host/s for Umagang Kay Ganda (from 2008-2011), Star Awards for TV
  • 2012 Anak TV Makabata Star Awardee(Female TV Personalities)
  • Best Public Service Program Host (Salamat Doc) 2012 6th Gandingan Awards
  • (Best Health Show Host),3rd EdukCircle Awards
  • Best TV Public Service Host award for Salamat Dok, 21st Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
  • Female Broadcast Journalist of the Year for TV-Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards 2014
  • (Best Health Show Host),4th EdukCircle Awards 2014
  • Best TV Anchor (Dateline ANC)-13th Gawad Tanglaw 2015


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