Kata Inocencio

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Kata Inocencio
Born Katherine Inocencio
(1960-09-15) September 15, 1960 (age 54)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Nationality Filipino
Other names Kata
Occupation broadcast journalist
Religion Christian

Kata Inocencio (born 15 September 1960) is a broadcast journalist, child rights advocate, and television host in the Philippines1. She was a candidate for Senator in the 2010 national elections under the Bangon Pilipinas Party of Bro. Eddie Villanueva.

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Kata Inocencio with Perfecto Yasay

Early life[edit]

A graduate of the University of the Philippines, Inocencio joined television network ABS-CBN in 1986. She covered President Corazon Aquino as a Malacanang Correspondent. She also anchored ABS-CBN's flagship newscast, TV Patrol with Noli De Castro and Frankie Evangelista from 1995 to 1997. Aside from ABS-CBN News, Inocencio was involved with ABS-CBN Foundation and hosted its television program, Bantay Bata 163, a docu-drama program that campaigned against child abuse.

On March 9, 2001, Inocencio left ABS-CBN with De Castro who became a senator. She joined the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) as Vice President for Production. She hosted The 700 Club Asia on QTV3 with Peter Kairuz, Coney Reyes, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Mari Kaimo, and Felici Pangilinan-Buizon. As host of 700 Club Asia, Kata produced several stories focusing on the plight of Overseas Filipino Workers2.

Inocencio also hosted the talk show Diyos at Bayan with Bro. Eddie Villanueva, aired on GMA News TV and GMA Network.

Political life[edit]

On November 30, 2009, Inocencio filed her Certificate of Candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec)4. Her platform focuses on the welfare of women and children, as well as fighting corruption.5 6

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Kata Inocencio with Nur Misuari and Bro. Eddie Villanueva

Personal life[edit]

Her grandfather, Lope K. Santos, was a senator and governor of Rizal Province and Nueva Vizcaya.

References[edit]

Philippine Senate election, 2010
ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
1. Bangon Pilipinas Candidates file respective candicacies
2. 700 Club Asia on QTV
3. 700 Club Hosts
4. Eddie Villanueva files candidacy
5. Inocencio for Women and Children
6. Bangon Pilipinas gives genuine change a face