TV Patrol Southern Mindanao

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TV Patrol Southern Mindanao
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Genre News
Created by ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Presented by Paul Palacio
Melanie Severino
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Cebuano
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Michelle Robin
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao
Original release April 17, 1989 (1989-04-17) – present

TV Patrol Southern Mindanao (formerly TV Patrol Mindanao and TV Patrol Davao) is the local news network broadcast of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Davao City. It has been the most watched news program in Davao City and Region 11. The newscast is a tabloid-style format, and delivers news headlines about the current events in Southern Mindanao.

It is aired live daily from ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao at 5:15 PM, from Monday to Friday, simulcast on TV-24 Mati, Davao Oriental. It is also shown abroad through The Filipino Channel. It is simulcast on radio via DXAB Radyo Patrol 1296.

TV Patrol Southern Mindanao maintains a 24-hour shift of reporters, cameramen and drivers with coverage over the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Occidental, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Southern Bukidnon and North Cotabato.


As TV Patrol Mindanao (1989–1997; 2001–2005)[edit]

The program was launched on April 17, 1989, with Annie Gacayan, Christina Banluta, Tina Junsay, Manny Casiple and Bert Gorgonio and was initially broadcast in Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Pagadian, Butuan, Gensan, Cotabato and Zamboanga. Dante Luzon later joined as its anchor after a few months. The language used was Cebuano. It had covered stories ranging from natural disasters, man-made disasters, religious conflicts, tribal conflicts, political controversies, social issues and crime stories in the entire Mindanao island. In 1993, Alex Santos, joined the newscast with Annie Gacayan and Bert Gorgonio. In 1994 the newscast was anchored by Art Bonjoc, Jr. In the 2001 reformat, it were anchored by Girlie Balaba (Revert to the TV Patrol Mindanao) and Stephen Manangan.

As TV Patrol Davao (1997–2001)[edit]

After Luzon left the program, it was reformatted and coverage was eventually reduced as other TV Patrol regional editions were being launched in other ABS-CBN regional stations in Mindanao. Its later anchors include are Cristina Banluta, Girlie Balaba, and Aljo Bendijo (who would later anchor TV Patrol in Manila from 2001 to 2003).

As TV Patrol Southern Mindanao (2005–present)[edit]

The program was renamed to its current name in 2005. In 2006, Dante Luzon returned to the regional newscast as an alternate anchor. In 2007, Stephen Manangan and Melanie Severino became the main anchors.

The newscenter set of TV Patrol Southern Mindanao uses Augmented Reality (AR) technology, similar to that of main newscast TV Patrol.

On November 12, 2010, both Manangan and Severino bowed out of the newscast. Manangan left the newscast to be hired by GMA Network as its news correspondent in Manila, while Severino left to concentrate on her duties as an anchor and reporter on DXAB.

On November 15, 2010, Paul Palacio took over the vacant anchor chair. The newscast had later introduced once again their new logo and set, making them the first regional group to do so since TV Patrol revamped a week earlier. During the 22nd Anniversary of TV Patrol Southern Mindanao, a new studio and a slight change on its opening billboard was unveiled. Augmented reality was also used for live reports, similar to that of the national TV Patrol. In May 2011, Melanie Severino returned to the newscast after a 6-month absence.

On August 19, 2013, TV Patrol Southern Mindanao updated its graphics similar to the main national newscast. On January 31, 2014, the program celebrated its 25th Anniversary, changed its opening billboard similar to the national newscast, and added a '25' to its title card.

Areas of Coverage[edit]

Current Anchors[edit]

Current Reporters[edit]

  • Bonna Pamplona
  • Vina Araneta-Pilapil - Sit in Anchor for Melanie Severino
  • Rodirey Salas
  • Claire Cornelio
  • Hernel Tocmo - Sit in Anchor for Paul Palacio
  • Danjo Revilla


  • Green Patrol - Environmental News
  • Ronda Patrol - Police Reports
  • Sports Patrol - Sports News
  • Star Patrol - Entertainment News
  • Bantay Patrol - Citizen's News

Former Anchors[edit]

Previous Reporters[edit]

  • Manny Casiple
  • Bert Gorgonio
  • Tina Junsay
  • Cristina Banluta
  • Annie Gacayan
  • Alex Santos - (now with DWIZ.)
  • Ben Tesiorna
  • Girlie Balaba
  • Ethel Cantor
  • Art Bonjoc
  • Darios Relatado - (currently program manager for GMA News and Public Affairs Davao)
  • Robert Borje
  • PJ dela Peña - (currently an anchor of TV Patrol Northern Mindanao)
  • Cheche Diabordo
  • Charisse Dagohoy
  • Kharen Serra
  • Jun Tariman - (presently a reporter of CNN Philippines)
  • Vincent Virtucio
  • Brix Pansacala
  • Mikael Aparri
  • Dimple Lupina
  • Paolo Anota - (currently a reporter of TV5 Davao)
  • Pamela Gonzales
  • Anette Maligad
  • Jorge Ungab
  • Kristin Cutin
  • Gem Avanceña-Arenas (currently a reporter of TV5 Davao)
  • Joel Ramirez - (transferred to ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro)
  • Diana Juaban
  • Darlene Dela Cruz
  • Francis Magbanua

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

Ateneo de Davao University Tao Awards

  • Favorite Local News Anchor – Stephen Manangan
  • TV Patrol Southern Mindanao – Favorite Local TV Newscast