Unang Hirit

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Unang Hirit
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Unang Hirit logo since March 3, 2014.
Format Morning news and talk show
Created by GMA Network
Directed by Noel Cabacungan
Starring Unang Hirit Barkada
Theme music composer Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (aired Weekdays)
Production
Executive producer(s) Amy Sy-Guevarra (Unang Hirit)
Don Dave Ventura (Unang Balita)
Camera setup multicamera setup
Running time 3 hours and 15 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run December 6, 1999 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Mornings @ GMA
(1998–1999)
External links
Website

Unang Hirit (literally First Response or First Strike in Filipino) is a Philippine morning news and talk show aired every weekday morning by GMA Network. Previously, it is aired weekdays at 5:15 to 8:30 AM (PST) then on September 19, 2011, the show started airing from 5:00 AM to 8:00 AM, But as of March 13, 2014, the show cut its time into 2 hours & 30 minutes, to give extension of GMA's Anime block "Astig Authority". It is also aired internationally thru GMA Pinoy TV at various times.

Background[edit]

Unang Hirit was first aired on GMA on December 6, 1999, replacing Mornings @ GMA. Mornings' hosts Lyn Ching, Suzi Entrata, Ryan Agoncillo with new faces of Mickey Ferriols, Arnold Clavio, and Miriam Quiambao started the show as the original hosts pitting up against ABS-CBN's Alas Singko Y Medya.

In July 15, 2002, Unang Hirit re-launched its studio set, & graphics. It changed its set & graphics again on March 15, 2004.

In 2005, UH host Daniel Razon left the show & reportedly resigned the network, Thus, later the show would later changed its logo with the clock mascot (used from 2005-2010).

On August 11, 2008, the show changed its set again, but the studio for Unang Balita was also used for QTV's Balitanghali & News on Q. Around 2009, Unang Hirit aired its special edition on Sunday for the typhoon coverage. On December 2009, the show celebrated its 10th anniversary by launching a new logo. On March 22, 2010, corresponding with the summer season, newly upgraded graphics have been shown with a summer aspect to it. This was also the day when Pia Archangel, Connie Sison, Luane Dy and Monica Verallo were formally announced on-air that they are officially part of the UH Barkada. A new OBB was also launched again corresponding with the summer season. On June 7, 2011, the new opening billboard is launched corresponding with the school opening. On January 3, 2011, the show was renamed or had an added tagline "Bagong Dekada" in the show's name.

On February 21, 2011, along with 24 Oras, Saksi and GMA Flash Report, the program introduced a new studio set, new graphics, new theme, and new OBB. On April 11, 2011, UH original host Edu Manzano returned to the show. A day later, Lhar Santiago accidentally broke his right arm and his injured right eyebrow during the show's game called "Tumbang Preso". He was later sent to the hospital. On October 19, 2012, Susan Enriquez left the show to anchor and host the newest morning newscast-commentary program Kape at Balita aired on GMA News TV beginning October 22, however, due to the cancellation of the show in 2013 later, Enriquez later returned the show. On October 22, 2012, the show updated its graphics and GMA reporter Jun Veneracion join the show as a replacement for Clavio less than a month when he comes back to the show on November 12, 2012.

On March 3, 2014, Unang Hirit re-introduced a new studio set in powerhouse-style, a newer & better graphics, & launched new segments suchs as: "UH Online Tambayan" (a segment where Suzi Entrata reads the comments of the users upon there opinion of today's top stories), "IM Ready: GMA Roadwatch" (with the part of GMA's newly launched website IM Ready Public Service Portal & Wazer), & Unang Selfie (a contest where the viewers then & now selfies will give away free grocery-packages). Since its news segment, Unang Balita, used foreign production music, a newly composed soundtrack created by GMA Music Publishing of Unang Balita was doned & for the first time, the newscast has a OBB which changed four times. Pia Arcangel was dropped out from the newscast, Ivan Mayrina & Susan Enriquez joined Clavio, Santos, & Sison. The show's jingle was corresponding with the summer season, in which, this time the jingle was performed by the UH Barkada in fiesta version, naming it self "Pambansang Morning Show" celebrating its 15th anniversary on the air. This is, for the first time, the only GMA News program that reformatted a new look, unlike other newscast such as 24 Oras & Saksi, and also, some GMA News TV newscast.

Unang Hirit Barkada[edit]

Current Hosts[edit]

  • Arnold Clavio (1999–present)
  • Lyn Ching-Pascual (1999–present)
  • Suzi Entrata-Abrera (1999–present)
  • Danilo Federez voice of Arn-Arn (2000–present)
  • Rhea Santos-De Guzman (2001-present)
  • Lhar Santiago (2001–present)
  • Love Añover (2003–present)
  • Atty. Gabby Concepcion (2003-present)
  • Prof. Solita "Mareng Winnie" Monsod (2005–present)
  • Susan Enriquez (2009-2012; 2013-present)
  • Luanne Dy (2010–present)
  • Connie Sison (2010–present)
  • Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz (2012-present)
  • Tonipet Gaba (2011-present)
  • Ivan Mayrina (2012-Present)
  • Regine Tolentino

Former Hosts[edit]

Former Segment Hosts[edit]

  • Eagle Riggs
  • Jackie Lou Blanco (Feel Good With J-lou)
  • Kat Manalo (Liga ng Kagandahan)
  • Fanny Serrano (Liga ng Kagandahan)
  • Cory Quirino
  • Rene Salud
  • Dr. Manny Calayan (Liga ng Kagandahan)
  • Dr. Pie Calayan (Liga ng Kagandahan)
  • Jerry Liao
  • Luchi Cruz-Valdez

Segments[edit]

  • Buena Manong Balita - Top News and Stories of the Day
  • GMA Weather - Weather Forecast (Nathaniel Cruz)
  • GMA Roadwatch - Traffic Reports with Wazer & IM Ready Public Service Portal (Ivan Mayrina)
  • Hirit ni Mareng Winnie (Winnie Monsod)
  • Kapuso sa Batas - Legal Issues (Atty. Gabby Concepcion)
  • Unang Balita - A Morning Newscast competing the two other morning news bulletins including Aksyon sa Umaga (aired on TV5) and Umagang Kay Ganda's: Umagang Balita (aired on ABS-CBN); anchored by Arnold Clavio, Rhea Santos, Ivan Mayrina, Susan Enriquez, and Connie Sison (5:50 and 7:00)
    • Breaking News
    • Ronda Reports - Police Reports
    • Ronda Probinsya - Provincial/Regional News
    • Huli Cam - CCTV Reports
    • Amazing Balita - Trending News
    • Unang Chika - Entertainment News (Luane Dy)
    • Unang Salang - Interview
  • Showbiz Hirit/Showbiz Bullets - Showbiz News (Lhar Santiago and Luane Dy)
  • Kitchen Hirit - Recipe of the Day
  • Unang Saya
  • UH Barangay Blowout - In the Barangay Blowout segment, loyal UH viewers in a certain barangay receives prizes from the morning show similar to Juan for All, All for Juan segment of the noontime show Eat Bulaga!
  • People, Places, and Events - Press/Media Releases
  • UH Online Tambayan
  • 2014 Horoscope - Fortune Telling Segment

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Catholic Mass Media Award[edit]

  • 2011 Best Public Service Program

PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

  • 2001 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2002 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2008 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 1999 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2000 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2003 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2004 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2005 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2006 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2007 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2009 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2013 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts

UP Gandingan Awards[edit]

  • 2008 Winner, Best Morning Show

Anak TV Seal[edit]

  • 2004 Anak TV Seal Awardee

See also[edit]

External links[edit]