Alvin Elchico

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Alvin Elchico
Born Alvin Elchico
(1974-01-30) January 30, 1974 (age 42)
Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines
Occupation Reporter, Journalist, Host, Radio Commentator
Known for ABS-CBN news reporter (1992-present)
Salamat Dok host (2011-present)
TV Patrol Weekend anchor (2011-present)

Alvin Elchico (born January 30, 1974, in Talisay City, Negros Occidental) is a Filipino field reporter, newscaster and television host working for ABS-CBN and DZMM.


Elchico graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City.


Elchico started his career as a news anchor and field reporter for TV Patrol Bacolod as TV Patrol Western Visayas from 1992 to 1998. In 1999, he transferred to Manila and first became a news writer at ABS-CBN's DZMM; then in 2000, he became a newsbreak (now News Patrol) anchor and eventually a field reporter. Since November 26, 2011, he anchors TV Patrol Weekend alongside Pinky Webb, replacing Alex Santos and Bernadette Sembrano. He is also the senior business reporter of ABS-CBN. A former narrator in TV Patrol and Bandila, he still narrates on Bandila vignettes.

At DZMM, he anchors Konsyumer ATBP alongside Usec. Zeny Maglaya, and SRO or Suhestiyon, Reaksyon, Opinyon with Doris Bigornia.

Since July 23, 2011, he is one of the hosts of the weekend medical morning program Salamat Dok! together with Bernadette Sembrano.[1]

Television programs[edit]

Year Title Network
2011–Present TV Patrol Weekend ABS-CBN
2011–Present Salamat Dok! ABS-CBN
2000–Present ANC Headlines ANC
2000–Present Dateline Philippines Weekend ANC
Present Konsyumer ATBP. DZMM
Present S.R.O.:Suhestyon, Reaksyon, Opinyon DZMM
2005-2009 Gising Pilipinas DZMM
1996-2005 The Weekend News (ABS-CBN) (now ABS-CBN Weekend News) ABS-CBN
1997-2002 Alas Singko y Medya ABS-CBN
1998-2001 TV Patrol Western Visayas ABS-CBN Bacolod

He remains one of the more visible newscasters, television hosts, and correspondents of the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

Awards and Citations[edit]

  • 2012 Best Public Service Program Host: Salamat Dok! (Along with Bernadette Sembrano) - 6th UPLB Gandingan Isko't Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards


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