Magandang Gabi, Bayan

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Magandang Gabi, Bayan
Genre News magazine
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Noli de Castro (1988–2001, 2001–2004)
Kat de Castro (2004–2005)
Erwin Tulfo (2004–2005)
Henry Omaga-Diaz (2001, 2004–2005)
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 898
Running time 60 minutes (1988–1991, 2004–2005)
90 minutes (1991–2004)
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release August 21, 1988 (1988-08-21) – December 31, 2005 (2005-12-31)
Related shows XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé
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Magandang Gabi, Bayan (Good Evening, Nation) named after the signature open and close of Noli de Castro, is a news magazine program in the Philippines. The show's last broadcast was on December 31, 2005 aired on ABS-CBN.


The program started on August 21, 1988, with its first anchor "Kabayan" ("compatriot" or "fellow countryman") Noli de Castro. The program's aim is to expose illegalities of some Philippine government officials as well as to render public service to the Filipinos. It continues to hold the title for the leading and longest public service program in the Philippines.

The program was styled in the lines of US news magazine programs 60 Minutes and Dateline. The program was also known for its famous Halloween specials featuring various horror stories from in and around the Philippines.

After de Castro's election to the Vice President of the Philippines in 2004, the program brought in new hosts Katherine "Kat-Kat" de Castro (De Castro's daughter), Erwin Tulfo and Henry Omaga-Diaz.

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