24 Oras Bikol
|24 Oras Bikol|
|Also known as||Baretang Bikol (2012-2014)|
|Created by||GMA Bicol|
|Developed by||GMA News and Public Affairs|
|Directed by||Julius Lilao|
|Presented by||Elmer Caseres|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||n/a (airs daily)|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Original release||September 17, 2012
– November 7, 2014 (as Baretang Bikol)|
November 10, 2014 –
April 24, 2015
|Preceded by||Bicolandia Isyu Ngonian|
24 Oras Bikol, formerly Baretang Bikol, was the regional newscast of GMA Bicol. The program delivers news and current events coming from the entire Bicol Region. It was aired live every weekdays from GMA Bicol studios in Naga City and was simulcasted in TV-12 Legazpi, TV-8 Daet, TV-2 Sorsogon, TV-7 Masbate and TV-13 Catanduanes. It ended on April 24, 2015 due to GMA Network's mass retrenchment of its employees and streamlining of all of its regional stations.
Prior to the launch of the newscast, GMA Bicol aired Flash Bulletin, a daily news bulletin program aired several times from Monday to Friday from September 10, 2010 in order to provide local news, significantly during the Peñafrancia Festival. It was followed by the launch of another daily program, Isyu Ngonian on November 22 of the same year.
2012-2014: As Baretang Bikol
The newscast was launched on September 17, 2012, several weeks after the launch of GMA Bicol as an originating station, and expanded its coverage to the entire Bicol region. Its main anchor, Elmer Caseles, used to anchor the two preceding programs of the regional station.
2014-2015: As 24 Oras Bikol
Following changes in now-main newscast 24 Oras, Baretang Bikol was rebranded as 24 Oras Bikol since November 10, 2014. However, the newscast was suddenly got cancelled after more than two years of broadcast (opposite GMA Ilocos' 24 Oras Ilokano, formerly Balitang Ilokano, which aired in June 2012) due to the strategic streamlining happened to all provincial stations of the network. Following the cancellation was the retrenchment of its staff and personalities and the closure of the network's regional news department.
Area of Coverage
- Naga City and Camarines Sur
- Legazpi City and Albay
- Daet and Camarines Norte
- Virac and Catanduanes
- Masbate City and Masbate
- Sorsogon City and Sorsogon
Final Field Reporters
- Avril Daja
- Mark Bongat
- Kaye Botastas (now with Caritas Mariae DWRV FM 98.3 Naga)
- Chariza Pagtalunan
- Michelle Chua
- Maila Aycocho
- Michael Biando (from 90.3 Star FM Naga and MOR 93.5 Naga) (Now a GMA News Stringer in the Rinconada area)
Former Field Reporters
- Michael Jaucian (also with Philippine Daily Inquirer Southern Luzon and GMA News Stringer Albay)
- "GMA Network boosts Luzon viewership, opens Ilocos and Bicol stations". GMANetwork.com. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- "GMA-7 launches originating station in Bicol; Kapuso Day will take place this Sunday in Legazpi". Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph). 9 August 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
- GMA News and Public Affairs announces big changes in news lineup
- GMA-7 lays off workers in regional stations
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