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January 30, 1974
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)
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.
|2011–Present||TV Patrol Weekend||ABS-CBN|
|2000–Present||Dateline Philippines Weekend||ANC|
|Present||S.R.O.:Suhestyon, Reaksyon, Opinyon||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
- 2012 Best Public Service Program Host: Salamat Dok! (Along with Bernadette Sembrano) - 6th UPLB Gandingan Isko't Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards