Balitaang Tapat

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Balitaang Tapat
Balitaang Tapat 2010.jpg
Created by TV5 Network, Inc.
Developed by News5
Directed by Irco Cornel
Presented by Raffy Tulfo
Amelyn Veloso
Narrated by Amy Perez
Opening theme "Balitaang Tapat theme" composed by Reev Robledo
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Naomi Dayrit
Running time 30 minutes
Original network TV5
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Audio format Mono
Original release November 1, 2010 – May 11, 2012
Followed by Aksyon sa Tanghali (2014)
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Balitaang Tapat (The Loyal News) is now defunct afternoon newscast of TV5 produced by News5. The newscast is anchored by Raffy Tulfo and Amelyn Veloso. It is aired on every Monday to Friday at exactly 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM (PST).


The newscast is known for its Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo segment, where anchor Raffy Tulfo tries to solve community or government problems and other complains that are sent to them either via email or text messaging. In addition, Atty. Mel Sta. Maria (a legal counsel for Associated Broadcasting Company) was the segment host for Sabi ni Attorney, may K ka. However, unlike all other newscasts of News 5, Balitaang Tapat focuses on crime and police reports (especially in Metro Manila), and national news stories come last.

Balitaang Tapat stopped their simulcast over AksyonTV and Radyo5 and ceased airing altogether on May 11, 2012. two years later, News5 returned to noontime newscasting with Aksyon sa Tanghali, with former Balitaang Tapat anchor Raffy Tulfo and former Pilipinas News anchor Cherie Mercado.


Segment Host[edit]

  • Atty. Mel Sta. Maria (Sabi ni Attorney, may K ka! segment host)
  • Pat Fernandez (Aksyon Weather anchor)
  • Claudine Trillo (Aksyon Weather anchor)
  • Lia Cruz (Short Time segment anchor)
  • Roda Magnaye (Bargain Hunter and Chow Time segment anchor)
  • Ferdinand "Makata Tawanan" Clemente (Makatang Gala segment anchor)

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