24 Oras Southern Mindanao

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24 Oras Southern Mindanao
24 Oras Southern Mindanao titlecard.jpg
Created by GMA Davao
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Directed by Sayrue Aponar
Starring Tek Ocampo
Sarah Jane Hilomen-Velasco
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Cebuano
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Original channel GMA Davao
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run October 4, 1999 - November 7, 2014 (as Testigo)
November 10, 2014 – present

24 Oras Southern Mindanao formerly Testigo is a regional news program aired over GMA Davao. The newscast airs at 5:05 PM to 5:50 PM every Monday to Friday. It is also simulcast on radio via DXGM-AM.

Its main newscaster is Tek Ocampo. Tek started with Testigo in 1999 and made a name as a national reporter for GMA News when he left the show in 2002. After his stint with GMA Manila, he came back to Davao to anchor the program once more. It covers the entire Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN and Central Mindanao.

Testigo newscast ended its 15 year run on November 7, 2014 as it adopts the branding of its now-main newscast 24 Oras as 24 Oras Southern Mindanao effective November 10, following their change of graphics and theme music of the network's flagship newscast, 24 Oras.

Titlecard as Testigo used until 2009, when their theme and graphics were updated; and kept their former newscast's title until November 7, 2014.

Area of Coverage[edit]

Main Anchor[edit]


  • Tek Ocampo
  • Sarah Hilomen-Velasco


  • Cherry Maning



  • Jan Bautista
  • Jun Digamon - "Alerto" segment anchor
  • LJ Lindaan
  • Julius Pacot
  • Marlon Palma Gil - relief anchor for Tek Ocampo
  • Jett Pogoy
  • Jennifer Solis
  • Helen Quiñanola
  • John Paul Seniel
  • Real Sorroche
  • Donna Timbal-Senajon
  • Sheillah Vergara-Rubio


  • Vladimir Fernando
  • Solomon Gonzales
  • Brecil Kempis
  • Derf Maiz
  • Fem Nacario
  • Richy Nalagon
  • Mariz Posadas
  • Antoinette Principe - currently 3rd District councilor of Davao City
  • Leo Villareal - currently Davao CIO officer-in-charge


  • Alerto (Police Reports)
  • Balitang Showbiz
  • Balitang Business
  • Dear Kapuso
  • Time Out (Sports News)
  • Panahon Karon
  • Suroy Ta!
  • Special Report
  • Kastigador
  • Birada
  • Health Tips
  • Trabaho Karon
  • Bida Ka!

See also[edit]