24 Oras Northern Mindanao

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24 Oras Northern Mindanao
24 Oras Northern Mindanao titlecard.jpg
Also known asTestigo Northern Mindanao
Presented byJoe Legaspina
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Cebuano
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA News and Public Affairs
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 5, 2013 (2013-02-05) –
April 24, 2015 (2015-04-24)
Preceded byNorthern Mindanao Isyu Karon
Followed byOne Mindanao

24 Oras Northern Mindanao, formerly Testigo Northern Mindanao is a Philippine television newscast show broadcast by GMA Network in the Northern Mindanao. It premiered on February 5, 2013 replacing Isyu Karon.[1] The newscast concluded on April 24, 2015. It was replaced by One Mindanao in its timeslot.


The program delivered news and current events coming from Northern Mindanao, Caraga and parts of Zamboanga Peninsula (including Isabela City, Jolo and Bongao). It was simulcasted on TV-12 Bukidnon, TV-5 Ozamis, TV-4 Dipolog and TV-3 Pagadian.

Testigo Northern Mindanao was premiered on February 5, 2013 after the launching of GMA Northern Mindanao, with Kenneth Ragpala as its first anchor. Ragpala was later joined by reporter Joe Legaspina as his co-anchor. Before the year 2013 ends, Ragpala left the newscast leaving Legaspina as the newscast's sole anchor.

This was also the first time that a regional newscast with the same name in Davao City had spun off into another regional newscast for Cagayan de Oro and Northern Mindanao viewers.

Following changes of its now-main newscast 24 Oras, Testigo Northern Mindanao was rebranded as 24 Oras Northern Mindanao effective November 10, 2014.[2]

However, that change suddenly cuts short when the newscast was abruptly cancelled on April 24, 2015 after more than two years of broadcast 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]

  • Joe Legaspina

Final Reporters[edit]

  • Jeik Compo
  • Joane Tabique-Abesamis - relief anchor for Joe Legaspina
  • Kaye Mercado
  • Francis Damit

Former Main Anchor and Reporters[edit]

  • Kenneth Ragpala
  • Christian Gonzales
  • Emily Rafols
  • Pia Abas
  • Jacky Cabatuan
  • Brecil Kempis


  1. ^ "GMA's Testigo Northern Mindanao to start airing today". www.CDODev.Com. February 5, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  2. ^ GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news lineup
  3. ^ GMA-7 lays off workers in regional stations