Martin Andanar

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Martin Andanar
Born Martin Marfori Andanar
(1974-08-21) August 21, 1974 (age 41)
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Occupation Journalist, Radio Commentator
Years active 1995-present
Spouse(s) Alelee Aguilar-Andanar

Martin Andanar (born August 21, 1974) is a Filipino TV media executive, news anchor, radio commentator, podcaster, audio blogger and voice over artist in TV5. He is the head of News5 Everywhere, the online news video and audio portal of Tv5. He currently anchors Aksyon sa Umaga on Tv5 and Punto Asintado Radio Show on Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV, sister stations of TV5. He is also a voice-over talent of News5, AksyonTV, and Radyo5 92.3 News FM. He studied at Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Georgetown University, Northern Illinois University, Asian Institute of Management, National University of Singapore and Federation University Australia. [1]

Personal Info[edit]

Early life[edit]

Martin Andanar is currently a Media Executive and News Anchorman of Tv5. He hosts the following Tv5 news programs; Punto Asintado (Radyo 5 & Aksyon TV) and Aksyon sa Umaga (Tv5 Morning Show) and Crime Klasik on Aksyon TV. He is also the official voice over of all News5 platforms.

Martin’s Tv5 management role focuses on developing and championing pioneering projects. Among the projects he developed and currently heads are 1. News 5 Everywhere, the first Filipino Online News TV and Radio Everywhere in the Philippines 2. News5 Kontrabando Online Tabloid and 3. Online Newspaper.

As a Community Worker, he founded Sons of Surigao Youth in 2006. Sons Of Surigao Youth’s core programs include: Books for Siargao, a program that sets up children’s libraries in poor barangays in Siargao Island and Youth Leaders for Democracy Seminars, a module that teaches poor communities the importance of volunteerism and good governance to communities. SOS youth has established 36 libraries since 2006.

In 2010, Martin founded “Move My Muntinlupa”, a civic organization that advocates volunteerism, ethical leadership and good governance in Muntinlupa City. MMM works closely with Kaya Natin Movement, a good governance organization.

Martin’s social work won him a US State Department “civic participation leadership training” scholarship at the Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois last May 26-June 28, 2008.

As a broadcaster, one of his advocacies is citizen empowerment through Internet citizen journalism. In September 2009, he gathered like-minded people, convinced his TV boss and AIM classmate and developed (defunct), a 2010 presidential website that listens to the voices and opinions of Internet citizen journalists.

Martin finished his Master in Entrepreneurship with honors at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila and completed college at the Federation University Australia in Ballarat, Australia.

On June 2009, he joined social entrepreneurs from all over the world at Georgetown University in Washington DC for an intensive scholarship on Non Profit Management at the Center for Public and Non Profit Leadership.

He completed his Senior Executive Fellows Program at the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University on March 2010.

In his downtime he manages and an independent podcast production and audio blog Martin initiated. Martin also host's his own podcast show called Martin's Mancave on

Other Training and Convention

"Attended, Lee Kuan Yew, Microsoft & AIM Information & Communication Technology Seminar 2015"

"Speaker, Podcasting, Broadcast Asia 2015"

"Speaker, Online Video Delivery, Broadcast Asia 2015"

"NMX 2015, New Media Revolution, Las Vegas, USA"

"NAB 2015, Las Vegas, USA"

Speaker at Broadcast Asia 2014, Leveraging Online TV to Increase Eyeballs, Singapore

Panelist at UbiFrance 2014, OTT & Next Generation TV, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Speaker at Graphics Expo 2014, How to increase web traffic by using online videos, Manila

Moderator and Host Dcom Summit 2014: The road ahead for e-Commerce in the Philippines, SMX Aura, Philippines

Moderator at the ASEAN PLDT Future Talks 2014 Solaire Resorts Manila.

Speaker at de Lasalle University, Social Media and Public Service

Speaker at Comguild 2014, Social Awareness: A shared responsibility of the media 7 community. Philippines

Speaker at Centro Escolar Univ., Manila, 2014, Comm Arts Society (Media Transparency & Accountability)

Broadcast Asia 2014, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

RAIN Summit West 2014, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino,

NAB 2014, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas

Fierce Cable 2014: Profiting from IP VIdeo, Encore, Las Vegas

Panelist at Semcon2013, Social TV Panelist, Intercon Makati

Digital Journalism World 2013, M Hotel, Singapore

RAIN Summit West 2013, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino,

NAB 2013, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas,

Broadcast Asia 2013, Singapore

Social TV Summit 2013, Los Angeles, USA

TDG 2012, Santa Clara, Ca

Multi-screen Conference

Next TV 2012, Santa Clara, Ca

Multi-screen Conference

NAB 2012, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

RAIN Summit West 2012, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada,

Personal life[edit]

Martin lives with his wife, Alelee, and 2 kids in Manila.



Year Title Character Network
2014–present Aksyon sa Umaga Host/Anchor TV5
2011–2014 Andar ng mga Balita News Anchor
2011–2013 Crime Klasik Host AksyonTV
2010–2011 Dokumentado Host AksyonTV/TV5
2010–2012 Sapul sa Singko Host/Anchor TV5
2010–2011 Aksyon JournalisMO News Anchor
2010 Aksyon Weekend News Anchor
2008–2010 TEN: The Evening News News Anchor
2008–2009 Pulis! Pulis! Host
2006–2008 Sentro News Anchor ABC
2004–2006 Big News News Anchor
1999–2002 Unang Hirit Host GMA Network
1999–2002 GMA Network News Weekend News Anchor


Year Title Character Network
2012–present Punto Asintado Host 92.3 News FM
2010–2012 Andar ng mga Balita Anchor

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2004 18th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male Newscaster Big News Won
2008 22nd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Male Newscaster Sentro Nominated