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|Created by||Associated Broadcasting Company|
|Developed by||ABC News and Public Affairs|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs daily)|
|Running time||15 minutes|
|Original channel||Associated Broadcasting Company|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||February 5, 1962– September 23, 1972|
|Followed by||Balitang Balita|
Premiered in February 5, 1962, Pangunahing Balita is the first Filipino language late afternoon newscast of ABC 5. Anchored by Paul Lacanilao, the newscast airs the news of the day in the local and international scene. It was also became an inspiration to have other TV stations a Filipino-language newscast like Mga Balita Ngayon of ABS-CBN, which aired from 1969-1972.
It was aired in the late afternoon slot, and has 2 editions. The first edition airs at 4:30 pm, while the final edition airs at 5:45 pm.
In 1988, PTV 4 launches Pangunahing Balita as its Filipino-language newscast. It became the household name for their Tagalog newscast.
- Paul Lacanilao (ABC-5) (1962–1972)
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