Bernadette Sembrano

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Bernadette Sembrano
Sembrano during the 9th Gawad Tanglaw as she receives the Best TV Anchor award
Born Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano
(1976-02-18) February 18, 1976 (age 42)
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Other names Bernadette Sembrano-Aguinaldo
Ate B
Occupation Reporter, journalist, radio broadcaster
Spouse(s) Emilio Aguinaldo IV (m. 2008)
Family Stanley Palisada (cousin)

Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano Aguinaldo (born February 18, 1976), better known as Bernadette Sembrano, is a Filipina reporter, newscaster, and television host.


Sembrano started with IBC as a newscaster in 1997 before moving to the GMA Network in 1998, where she was the anchor of the first wishing program of the country, Wish Ko Lang. She and GMA had issues with a TV show she was hosting - exposing alleged graft and corruption of a government official - which the network delayed airing but with a certain disclaimer that caused her to walk-out on an evening news cast. GMA terminated her contract on 20 December 2003 but she continued to worked on for Wish ko Lang until 14 February 2004.[1] She was then wooed by the rival ABS-CBN in 2004 where she hosted the public service show "Lukso ng Dugo", an OFW Drama Anthology entitled Nagmamahal, Kapamilya and the morning show Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas. She also served as a correspondent for ABS-CBN's longest investigative journalism show, The Correspondents. She is the current host of Salamat Dok, a weekend current affairs program focusing on medicine and health issues.

Sembrano is a co-anchor on TV Patrol, a newscaster on the DZMM radio station programs like Radyo Patrol Alas Dose, Gising Pilipinas with Nelson Lubao and currently anchoring Radyo Patrol Alas Kuwatro with Alex Santos when she replaced Jasmin Romero. And other news and public affairs programs of ABS-CBN.

And now, Sembrano was back to Umagang Kay Ganda as main anchor/host with Anthony Taberna after a few months when she left the show together with Rica Peralejo, Ginger Conejero and Bekimon. She replaced Pinky Webb, a former main anchor and host of Umagang Kay Ganda who already left the morning show last August 2011.

On August 3, 2015, she was named permanent co-anchor of the weekday editions of the said flagship national evening newscast, succeeding Korina Sanchez who left due to Mar Roxas's impending presidential campaign, according to news website

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

Personal life[edit]

Sembrano owns the B Good Store located inside the Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Communications Center of ABS-CBN. She was formerly the co-owner and founder of a bookstore specializing in hard-to-find books in Quezon City, Philippines. She formed this business partnership with colleagues in Philippine media and former classmates in college. In June 2008, she married Emilio "Orange" Aguinaldo IV, the great-grandson of the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo.[2]

In July 2011, she announced that she has Bell's palsy and is undergoing therapy.[3]


Sembrano graduated elementary and high school from Angelicum School (now Angelicum College), a private Catholic school in Quezon City, Philippines. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

Awards and Citations[edit]

  • Students' Choice of Female News and Public Affairs Host:5th USTv Students Choice Awards
  • Best TV Anchor, 9th Gawad Tanglaw
  • Most Admired Female TV Personality (from 2005-2010), Anak TV Seal Awards
  • One of Best Morning Show Hosts for Umagang Kay Ganda (from 2008-2011), Star Awards for TV
  • 2012 Anak TV Makabata Star Awardee(Female TV Personalities)
  • Best Public Service Program Host (Salamat Doc) 2012 6th Gandingan Awards
  • (Best Health Show Host),3rd EdukCircle Awards
  • Best TV Public Service Host award for Salamat Dok, 21st Golden Dove Awards of the Kapisanan ng Broadkaster ng Pilipinas (KBP)
  • Female Broadcast Journalist of the Year for TV-Rotary Club of Manila Journalism Awards 2014
  • (Best Health Show Host),4th EdukCircle Awards 2014
  • Best TV Anchor (Dateline ANC)-13th Gawad Tanglaw 2015
  • Best Female Morning Host (Umagang Kay Ganda)-2016 Paragala Awards
  • Best Female News Anchor- (TV Patrol) Golden LAurel LPU Batangas Media Awards 2017


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