24 Oras Ilokano

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24 Oras Ilokano
24 Oras Ilokano Titlecard.jpg
Also known asBalitang Ilokano
Presented byJorge Guerrero
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Ilocano
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA News and Public Affairs
Original networkGMA Ilocos
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 25, 2012 (2012-06-25) –
April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
Followed byBalitang Amianan

24 Oras Ilokano, formerly Balitang Ilokano is a Philippine television newscast show broadcast by GMA Network in the Ilocos Region. It premiered on June 25, 2012. The newscast concluded on April 24, 2015. It was replaced by Balitang Amianan in its timeslot.


The program delivers news and current events coming from the Ilocos provinces and Abra. It is initially aired live weekdays from GMA Ilocos studios in San Vicente, Ilocos Sur and was simulcasted on TV-5 Ilocos Norte and TV-7 Abra.

Premiered on June 25, 2012, the newscast began its airing weeks after the launch of GMA Ilocos. Former Balitang Amianan anchor Jorge Guerrero returned to his hometown in Ilocos just to anchor the said news program.[1]

Following the changes on its now-main newscast 24 Oras, Balitang Ilokano was rebranded as 24 Oras Ilokano since November 10, 2014.[2]

The newscast, suddenly got cancelled after more than two and a half years of broadcast (next to GMA Bicol's 24 Oras Bikol, formerly Baretang Bikol, which aired three months later in September 2012) due to the strategic streamlining happened to all provincial stations of the network. Following the cancellation was the retrenchment of its staff and personalities and the closure of the network's regional news department.[3]

Area of Coverage[edit]

Final Anchor[edit]

  • Jorge Guerrero

Final Reporters[edit]

  • Brigette Mayor - relief anchor for Jorge Guerrero
  • Argie Lorenzo - relief anchor for Jorge Guerrero; now with GMA Dagupan
  • Zion Palacay - now working at Mariano Marcos State University
  • Mark Masudog - now working at the OCD Region 1
  • Manny Morales - now a Barangay Kagawad in Laoag City

Former Reporters[edit]

  • Ivy Hernando - now with GMA Dagupan
  • Zenna Nacino
  • Franzes Ivy Carasi - now working as Public & Media Relations Officer at Civil Defense Cordillera


  1. ^ Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (June 18, 2012). "GMA-7 invests over P100 million to open broadcast facility in Ilocos". Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph). Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  2. ^ GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news lineup
  3. ^ GMA-7 lays off workers in regional stations