Balitang Amianan

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Balitang Amianan
Balitang Amianan new title card (2017).png
Logo used since January 2, 2017
Created by GMA Dagupan
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Directed by Nestor Casela
Presented by CJ Torida
Faye Centeno
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Running time 30-45 minutes
Original network GMA Dagupan
GMA Ilocos
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release First Incarnation
May 5, 2008 - November 7, 2014
November 10, 2014 - August 28, 2015 (as 24 Oras North Central Luzon)
August 31, 2015 - January 29, 2016 (as 24 Oras Amianan)
Second Incarnation
February 1, 2016 – present

Balitang Amianan, formerly 24 Oras North Central Luzon and 24 Oras Amianan, is a regional news broadcast aired over GMA North and Central Luzon stations (GMA Dagupan Channel 10 and GMA Ilocos Channels 5 and 48), which is first aired on May 5, 2008. The program delivers news headlines about the current events in the entire Ilocos (Pangasinan, La Union, Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur) and Cordillera Administrative Regions (Benguet including Baguio City, Abra, Apayao, Ifugao, Kalinga and Mountain Province) along with the provinces in the northern part of Central Luzon namely Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, and Zambales. It is aired live daily simulcast on TV-10 Baguio and Olongapo, TV-5 Laoag, Mountain Province and Baler, TV-7 Abra and TV-48 Ilocos Sur from Monday to Friday from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM at the GMA Dagupan Broadcast Center in Malued District, Dagupan City. This is the first Filipino-speaking regional newscast of GMA Regional TV.


It first aired on Channel 10 in Dagupan and its former news anchor of TV Patrol Dagupan (now TV Patrol North Central Luzon), TV Patrol Laoag (now TV Patrol Ilocos) and Dateline Northern Luzon (now defunct) Jorge Guerrero. In June 2012, Jorge Guerrero left the show and moved to GMA Ilocos to become the solo anchor of Balitang Ilokano (later 24 Oras Ilokano). He is replaced by CJ Torida. In May 2013, reporter Joyce Segui joined as Torida's co-anchor. The channel's biggest expose so far is about a casino which was established in Poro, San Fernando City, La Union.

To strengthen its commitment of bringing the latest, most credible and most comprehensive news from the region, in July 2013, Balitang Amianan started its international broadcast on GMA News TV International alongside other newscasts Balitang Bisdak and 24 Oras Davao.[1]

Following changes of its now-main newscast 24 Oras, Balitang Amianan was rebranded as 24 Oras North Central Luzon effective November 10, 2014.

On August 31, 2015, 24 Oras North Central Luzon retitled as 24 Oras Amianan (after Ratsada 24 Oras of GMA Iloilo since July 20) with an additional segment called "Trivia ni Araguy".

On February 1, 2016, however, 24 Oras Amianan reverted to its branding Balitang Amianan, after more than a year hiatus. On April 18, 2016, Faye Centeno joined as Torida's co-anchor in the newscast.

Since October 3, 2016, Balitang Amianan started its simulcast on GMA TV-5 Ilocos Norte and GMA TV-48 Ilocos Sur and Abra as it expands its coverage area to the Ilocos provinces and some parts of the Cordilleras.[2]

Titlecard as Balitang Amianan used from 2011 until November 7, 2014 and from February 1 until December 30, 2016

On January 2, 2017, the newscast updated its opening billboard and lower third graphics similar to 24 Oras, together with other newscasts Balitang Bisdak and 24 Oras Davao.[3]

Area of coverage[edit]


Main anchors[edit]

  • CJ Torida
  • Faye Centeno

Main reporters[edit]

  • Joanne Ponsoy - relief anchor for Faye Centeno
  • Alfie Tulagan - relief anchor for CJ Torida
  • Jasmin Gabriel-Galban - relief anchor for CJ Torida
  • Michael Sison
  • Glam Calicdan
  • Russel Simorio
  • Maureen Galapon - Program Manager
  • Marjorie Maggie Padua - Associate Producer
  • Junjun Sy - Nueva Ecija correspondent
  • Vic Alhambra - La Union correspondent
  • Argie Lorenzo - Abra correspondent; formerly with the now-defunct 24 Oras Ilokano
  • Dennis Alipio - Ilocos Norte correspondent; formerly with the now-defunct 24 Oras Ilokano; also with DZRH and DZJC Aksyon Radyo Laoag

Former personalities[edit]

  • Jorge Guerrero - (moved to GMA Ilocos as anchor of Balitang Ilokano, and later of 24 Oras Ilokano; former correspondent of CNN Philippines, and currently a program officer of the DAR Region 1 and anchor of DWFB Radyo ng Bayan Laoag)
  • Jessica Manwi-it - (died on June 2016)
  • Charmaine Alvarado - (now a PLDT Frontliner)
  • Lilian Bautista-Tiburcio (moved to GMA 7 Manila and now a news producer for Unang Hirit)
  • Mike Sabado - (now a Public Information Officer of the OCD Region 1)
  • Hazel Cawaing
  • Jeeson Alamar
  • Peha Lagao - (now a Media Officer at Region 1 Medical Center)
  • Charisse Victorio
  • Joyce Segui - (now an Information Officer of the DTI Region 1)
  • Anthony Ron Allister "Ka Tonying" Tañedo a.k.a. Araguy - Trivia ni Araguy Segment Host
  • Claire Lacanilao
  • Jette Arcellana - (now a lawyer)

See also[edit]