PTV News (TV program)

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PTV News
Created byPTV
Directed byJohn Cruz
Leo Docto
Boy Osoyos
Presented byAljo Bendijo
Diane Querrer
Alex Santos
Narrated byAlex Santos (2018–2020)
Aljo Bendijo (2020)
Opening theme"Midnight Report Alt" by Rick Rhodes† and Michael Sinclair, SmartSound Music
Country of originPhilippines
Original languagesEnglish (1995–1998, 2016–2017)
Filipino (2016–2017, 2017–2020)
Executive producerKC Santos Juan (Weekday Edition)
ProducersAngie Arguelles (OIC, News Division)
Production locationsPTV 4 Studio A, Quezon City
Camera setupMulticamera setup
Running time60 minutes
Original release
NetworkPeople's Television Network
ReleaseOctober 2, 1995 (1995-10-02) –
October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30)
ReleaseJuly 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) –
July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
ReleaseSeptember 18, 2017 (2017-09-18) –
September 4, 2020 (2020-09-04)
Bagong Pilipinas
Daily Info

PTV News is the flagship evening news program of PTV that aired from October 2, 1995 (replacing News on 4) to October 30, 1998. It was replaced by National Network News. PTV News returned on July 11, 2016 (replacing News @ 1, News @ 6, NewsLife and The Weekend News) until July 9, 2017 and was replaced by Sentro Balita, Ulat Bayan and PTV News Headlines. The newscasts returned as a weekday primetime newscast from September 18, 2017 to September 4, 2020 anchored by Aljo Bendijo, Diane Querrer and Alex Santos serves as final anchors, replacing the weekday edition of Ulat Bayan and was replaced by the weekday edition of Ulat Bayan.[1] The hour-long newscast aired nationally via PTV-4 and simulcast on government radio network Radyo Pilipinas every Monday to Friday at 6:00 PM.


PTV News (then also known as PTV News Nationwide), the flagship late-night English language newscast of PTV, premiered on October 2, 1995, replacing News on 4 and originally anchored by Erik Espina, Chichi Fajardo-Forbes, Chiqui Roa-Puno and Daniel Razon. As part the rebranding of the channel as "PTV Network" during the Estrada Administration, PTV News Nationwide is cancelled (as the first incarnation of PTV News) on October 30, 1998, replaced by National Network News until July 13, 2001.

The network produced afternoon edition (1:00pm) is anchored by Audrey Gorriceta (now replaced by Alex Santos) and Princess Habibah Sarip-Paudac, primetime edition (6:00pm) is anchored by Kathy San Gabriel and Aljo Bendijo, late night edition (9:15pm) is anchored by Catherine Vital, Richmond Cruz and Charms Espina and weekend editions (6:00pm) anchored by Rocky Ignacio, Ralph Obina, Joseph Parafina and Diane Querrer of the newscast from July 11, 2016, to July 9, 2017, as a result of programming changes brought about by the assumption of Duterte Administration, taking over the timeslots of News @ 1, News @ 6, NewsLife and The Weekend News. This marked the second time that PTV's newscasts are in a single brand, the first being Teledyaryo which aired from 2001 to 2012.

It was initially replaced on July 10, 2017, by three newly revamped newscasts: Sentro Balita (afternoon), Ulat Bayan (weekday and weekend evenings) and PTV News Headlines (late-night), which was happened few days after the re-branding of the channel on June 28, 2017.

2017-18: Tulfo and Querrer era[edit]

Roughly two months later (September 18), PTV News returned as PTV's premier early-evening newscast while introducing new anchors: Erwin Tulfo (after he resigned from TV5, Radyo5 92.3 News FM and AksyonTV) and Diane Querrer. Ulat Bayan then became PTV's weekend newscast.

As a result of sweeping restructuring changes brought about by a controversy surrounding Erwin Tulfo and his brother Ben with the Department of Tourism and PTV-4, Erwin was removed from the newscast shortly after the scandal broke out and a troika of rotating anchors (Aljo Bendijo, Audrey Gorriceta and Ralph Obina) filled in for his slot until June 2018.

2018-20: Santos and Vital, later Bendijo and Querrer era[edit]

Alex Santos and Catherine Vital became the new anchors of PTV News on June 4, 2018, formally replacing Tulfo and Querrer, the latter being reassigned returning to Daily Info with Audrey Gorriceta. A new headline sequence and title card for the program was introduced on July 16, 2018, barely a few days after PTV's relaunch.[2] On March 18, 2020, Vital left also the newscast leaving Santos as the only anchors.

On May 11, 2020, Aljo Bendijo and Diane Querrer, who return to weeknight anchor of PTV News replacing Vital transferred to late-night newscast of PTV News Headlines and as rejoins Santos. PTV News was final this aired until on September 4, 2020 to make way for Ulat Bayan on September 7, 2020.

PTV News Mindanao[edit]

As part of the expansion of PTV's local programming, a 45-minute regional newscast, PTV News Mindanao was launched on October 16, 2017, and airs on PTV Davao Channel 11 Davao. It is anchored by Jay Lagang and Hannah Salcedo.

Final Anchors[edit]

  • Aljo Bendijo (main anchor, 2017, 2018–2020; Evening Edition, 2016–2017)
  • Diane Querrer (main anchor, 2017–2020; Sunday anchor, 2017)
  • Alex Santos (main anchor, 2018–2020; Afternoon Edition, 2017)

Fill-in Anchors[edit]

  • Audrey Gorriceta

Former anchors[edit]

  • Erik Espina (1995-1997)
  • Chichi Fajardo-Forbes (1995-1997)
  • Chiqui Roa-Puno (1995-1997)
  • Daniel Razon (1995-1997)
  • Kirby Cristobal (2016, Afternoon edition)
  • Audrey Gorriceta (2016-2017, Afternoon edition)
  • Princess Habibah Sarip-Paudac (2016-2017, Afternoon edition)
  • Ria Fernandez (2016-2017, Evening and Saturday edition; now with News5)
  • Kathy San Gabriel (2016-2017, Evening edition, now with GMA 's Super Radyo DZBB 594 Mega Manila)[3][4]
  • Erwin Tulfo (main anchor, 2017–2018)
  • Catherine Vital (main anchor, 2018–2020, 2016-2017, English edition)
  • Charms Espina (2016-2017, English edition)
  • Richmond Cruz (2016-2017, English edition)
  • Rocky Ignacio (2016-2017, Saturday edition, Former Fill-in anchors)
  • Ralph Obina (2016-2017, Saturday edition, Former Fill-in anchors and now with GMA Super Radyo DZBB 594 Mega Manila)
  • Joseph Parafina (2016-2017, Saturday and Sunday edition)
  • Jorge Bandola (2016, Saturday and Sunday edition, now with DZME)
  • Waywaya Macalma (2016, Sunday edition)

Final Current Segments[edit]

  • PTV InfoWeather

Final Former Segments[edit]

  • Balitang Police/Law & Order
  • Ulat Malacañang/View From The Palace
  • GloBalita/One Global Village
  • Balitang Pambansa/The Nation In Review
  • BaIitang Panlalawigan/The CountrySide
  • Kalakalan/Business On The Move
  • PTV Sports (2017)
  • Ang Linya ng Pagbabago (8888 Hotline Presidential Action Center)
  • Digong Hotline 8888
  • Police Report
  • Inside Showbiz
  • PTV Traffic Center
  • PAGASA-DOST Weather Update

Final Former segment hosts[edit]

  • Xiao Chua (Xiao Time segment, 2016–2017)
  • Atty. JJ Jimeno-Atienza (Bisig ng Batas segment, 2016–2017)
  • Angel Atienza (PTV Sports) (2017)
  • Meg Siozon (PTV Sports) (2017)
  • Wheng Hidalgo (Ang Linya ng Pagbabago) (2016-2017)
  • Salvador Panelo (Ang Linya ng Pagbabago) (2016-2017)
  • Ice Martinez-Pajarillo (PTV InfoWeather) (2016-2019)
  • Miguel Cruzada (Traffic Watch) (2018-2019)

Final Reporters[edit]

National Correspondents and Beats
  • Bea Bernardo (AFP/PNP)
  • Louisa Erispe (General Assignments)
  • Mark Fetalco (City of Manila)
  • Allan Francisco (from DWIZ - City of Manila)
  • Deo De Guzman (General Assignments)
  • Bernard Jaudian Jr. (Police Beat)
  • Patrick De Jesus (General Assignments/NCRPO)
  • Mica Ella Joson (Southern Metro/MMDA)
  • Ryan Lesigues (from 104.7 Brigada News FM National - General Assignments)
  • Mela Lesmoras (Malacañang)
  • Daniel Manalastas (from News Light - House of Representatives)
  • Kenneth Paciente (Judiciary)
  • Cleizl Pardilla (Quezon City)
  • Sandra Samala (General Assignments)
  • Eunice Samonte (PTV Senior Correspondent - Senate)
  • Stephanie Sevillano (General Assignments, now with Philippine News Agency)
  • Naomi Tiburcio (General Assignments/Foreign Affairs)
  • Karen Villanda (from CLTV 36 - General Assignments)
Final Regional and International Correspondents
  • John Aroa (PTV Cebu)
  • Breves Bulsao (PTV Cordillera)
  • Jorton Campana (PTV Cordillera)
  • Eddie Carta (PTV Cordillera)
  • Rachelle Garcia (PTV Cordillera)
  • Debbie Gasingan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Danielle Grace De Guzman (PTV Cordillera)
  • Regine Lanuza (PTV Davao)
  • Jay Lagang (PTV Davao)
  • Hughie Lenis (PTV Cebu)
  • Clodet Loreto (PTV Davao)
  • Julius Pacot (PTV Davao)
  • Rodirey Salas (PTV Davao)
  • Hannah Salcedo (PTV Davao)
  • Alah Sungduan (PTV Cordillera)
  • Dick Villanueva (PTV France News Stringer)

Final Former Reporters[edit]

  • Jericho Aguiatan (now with News5)
  • Lala Babilonia-Lacsina (now with GMA News)
  • Jorge Bandola (now with DZXL)
  • Paolo Barcelon (now with Radyo Pilipinas 2)
  • Arianne Cardiño (now with GMA Corporate Communications)
  • Kirby Cristobal (now with 105.1 Brigada News FM Manila)
  • Joana Cruz (now with Maritime Industry Authority)
  • Miguel Cruzada† (2017-2019)
  • John Levi Delima
  • Jed Del Rosario (now with DWIZ)
  • Karol Di
  • Anne Dizon
  • Julius Disamburun (now with Erwin Tulfo Media / Radyo Pilipinas 1)
  • JM Encinas (now with GMA News / Stand for Truth)
  • Rex Espiritu (now with CNN Philippines)
  • Kim Feliciano
  • Ria Fernandez (now with News5)
  • Dominique Guamos
  • Joy Gumatay (now with DOTr)
  • Rocky Ignacio
  • Elena Luna-Panganiban
  • Waywaya Macalma
  • Jervis Manahan (now with ABS-CBN News)
  • Jade Miguel (now with the office of Sen. Joel Villanueva)
  • Jarkie Miranda (now with Super Radyo DZBB)
  • Marita Moaje (now with Philippine News Agency)
  • Amee Olila
  • Shari Oliquino
  • Pauline Requesto (now with GMA News)
  • Sweeden Velado-Ramirez (now with Light Rail Manila Corporation)

Final Former Regional and International Reporters[edit]

  • Eddy Arellano (PTV Davao)
  • Elric Ayop (PTV Davao)
  • Vicky de Guzman (PTV Davao)
  • Paola Esguerra (PTV Cordillera)
  • Annette Maligad (PTV Davao)
  • Rhodamae Hernandez Operations and Production Head (currently anchor from PTVisMin NewsBreak) (PTV Davao)
  • Jonathan Llanes (PTV Cordillera)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Romero, Alexis. "Duterte pushes for law to make PTV-4 a public service broadcaster".
  2. ^ "Alex Santos replaces Erwin Tulfo as anchor of 'PTV News'".
  3. ^ "Kathy San Gabriel out at PTV4". Media Newser Philippines. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.
  4. ^ "PTV4 abruptly ends contract of anchor Kathy San Gabriel". Rappler. June 30, 2017. Retrieved June 30, 2017.