Ratsada

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Ratsada
Ratsada gma.jpg
Format News
Created by GMA Iloilo
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Presented by Jonathan Gellangarin
Gerthrode Charlotte Tan
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Hiligaynon
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Production
Running time 30-45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Iloilo
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run October 1999 – present

Ratsada (Speed Away in English, Arangkada in Tagalog & Ilonggo) is a regional news program aired over GMA Iloilo in the Philippines. It provides news and features around Iloilo and the rest of Western Visayas. The newscast airs every Monday to Friday 4:30 to 5:30 pm is heard on a slightly delayed basis through DYSI 1323 AM. It is currently enjoying the number 1 spot in the most watched local newscast in Western Visayas, topping the 100 most watched programs airing both nationally and locally.

Present anchors are Gerthrode Charlotte Tan, a veteran anchor, and Jonathan Gellangarin, a long-time radio and TV anchor who crossed over to TV as a field reporter.

"Ratsada" has covered the whole of Western Visayas and has increased its ability to provide comprehensive, effective and reliable news gathering.

Area of Coverage[edit]

Current Reporters[edit]

  • Enrico Surita Jr.
  • Joecel Huesca
  • Mark Nunieza
  • Charlene Belvis
  • Fabienne Paderes
  • Carol Velagio
  • Alessa Quimsing
  • Jason Gregorio

Segments[edit]

  • Mata sg Banwa
  • Kapuso Kabarangay
  • Tsapa Reports
  • Ipa-Ratsada Mo!
  • Kapuso, Ayos 'Ta!
  • Bulig Kapuso
  • Ratsada Express

Current staff[edit]

  • Rexcel John Sorza - Program Manager
  • Julius Iron Belaca-ol - Supervising Producer
  • Jennifer Munieza Jumaquio - Senior Desk Editor
  • Nenita Hobilla - Junior Desk Editor
  • Erwin Cabarles - Associate Producer

Previous Anchors[edit]

  • Noly Calvo
  • Chris Misajon (died in 2004)

Present Anchors[edit]

  • Jonathan Gellangarin
  • Gerthrode Charlotte Tan

See also[edit]