ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

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Company ABS-CBN Corporation
Country Philippines
Key people
  • Charo Santos-Concio (Present and CEO, ABS-CBN Corporation)
  • Ging Reyes (Head, Integrated News and Current Affairs and Managing Director, ANC)
  • Chi Almario-Gonzalez (Head, News Gathering Group)
  • Gen Reyes (Head, Current Affairs Group)
  • Cheryl Favila (Head, News Production Group)
  • Stanley Palisada (Head, Bureaus and Regional Network Group News)
  • Charie Villa (Head, Online and Mobile Group)
Slogan Malasakit sa Isa't-Isa (Devotion to Each Other)
Website www.abs-cbnnews.com

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs (formerly ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs; commonly ABS-CBN News), is the news division of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering of its news programs. Its current slogan is Malasakit sa Isa't-Isa (Tagalog for Devotion to Others). According to the SWS media trust survey, ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs topped the list among Philippines news and broadcast organizations, garnering 68% of the public trust.

It serves the main ABS-CBN, the Regional Network Group, the UHF sports channel ABS-CBN Sports+Action, the cable channels ABS-CBN News Channel and DZMM TeleRadyo, the flagship radio station DZMM and the regional radio networks DYAP 765 Palawan, DYAB 1512 Cebu and DXAB 1296 Davao and a news website ABS-CBNnews.com.

The division operates mainly and headquartered at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex in Quezon City while the ABS-CBN regional stations also have their local news divisions, which is a big help in newsgathering for the whole network. It also has a news bureaus in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East with the help of ABS-CBN Global Ltd., these make ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs ahead among the other news organizations in the country as they were the largest and the most comprehensive when it comes to local and international newsgathering.

The division is currently headed by long-time journalist and former ABS-CBN’s North America Bureau Chief, and now ABS-CBN's Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes. It is further subdivided into different subgroups:

  • News Gathering Group, headed by veteran print media journalist and former investigative reporter for The Manila Times and Today, Chi Almario-Gonzalez.
  • Current Affairs Group, headed by experienced news department staff, Gen Reyes.
  • News Production Group, headed by core executive producer for some ABS-CBN's public affairs programmes, Cheryl Favila.
  • Regional Network Group News and Current Affairs, headed by television journalist and former Head of News for ABS-CBN Iloilo, Stanley Palisada.
  • Online and Mobile Group, headed by seasoned journalist and former Reuters correspondent in the Philippines, Charie Villa.
  • ABS-CBN Weather Center is the weather forecasting division of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.
  • DocuCentral is the producer of highly acclaimed documentaries that shown on ABS-CBN's platforms.

Aside from regular programming, it also operates the ABS-CBN News Channel, the first and the only 24-hour English language news service in the country. The division also operates a news website ABS-CBNnews.com in partnership with BusinessMirror.

Logo used from 2000 to 2013.


Current programs on ABS-CBN[edit]

Current programs on ABS-CBN News Channel[edit]

Current programs on ABS-CBN Sports+Action[edit]

Current programs on The Filipino Channel[edit]

Current programs on ABS-CBN Regional Network Group[edit]

Regional TV Patrol[edit]




Defunct programs[edit]

iPatrol Mo![edit]

ABS-CBN News launched its own citizen journalism campaign during its coverage of the 2007 Philippine General Elections. Initially entitled Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Tagalog for Your Vote, You Patrol), it reflects upon the station's flagship newscast, TV Patrol. The campaign is now called Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Your Town, You Patrol) and is often abbreviated as BMPM.

An extension of the campaign BMPM: Ako ang Simula (I Am the Beginning) was launched on May 11, 2009 - and was its banner for the network's coverage of the 2010 Presidential Elections. A re-launch of the campaign was carried out in June 2009 by the network as part of its commemoration of Philippine Independence Day.

For 2013, the campaign evolves to BMPM: Tayo Na! (Tagalog for Let's Go!) as its citizen journalism arm for the network's coverage of the 2013 Elections. This campaign was kicked off last June 12, 2012.

What once started out as an arm that is mainly dependent on using SMS and MMS technologies, BMPM has provided more venues for "Patrollers" - people who submit reports to BMPM - through its digital and social media presences, including its Facebook account, Twitter account, and its redesigned website (where people could upload their reports through the website's "Submit" page or through using the Hashtag #BMPMTayoNa). BMPM also comes as a feature in two mobile apps - ABS-CBNnews.com's and COMELEC's - which are present in iOS, Android, and Windows.

The network's two main competitors - GMA and TV5 - also have their own citizen journalism campaigns named YouScoop! and News5 Everywhere, respectively.

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