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Information At Your Hands (Impormasyon sa iyong mga kamay)
Created by ABC Development Corporation
Developed by ABC News and Public Affairs
Presented by Martin Andanar
Narrated by Mike Carreon
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino (April 12, 2004-June 22, 2007)
English (June 25, 2007-August 8, 2008)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Sonny Fernandez
Jackie Sierda
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC-5
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Mono
Original release April 12, 2004 – August 8, 2008
Preceded by Balitang Balita (as early evening newscast)
Big News (as late night newscast)
Followed by TEN: The Evening News
Aksyon JournalisMO
Pilipinas News
Aksyon Tonite

Sentro (Filipino word for "center") was an evening news broadcast of ABC-5 in the Philippines anchored by Martin Andanar.


The newscast premiered on April 12, 2004, replacing Balitang Balita. It was first anchored by John Susi and Ali Sotto. On October 2, 2006, the newscast exchanged timeslots with Big News, the evening news program of the network. Susi and Sotto were replaced by Martin Andanar, who became the final anchor of the newscast.

On June 25, 2007, Sentro was reformatted into an all-English news show, despite the retention of the name and some of the opening text and ending reminders still in Filipino. This used to be the language of Big News from 1962 until 1972 and again from 1992 until 2004 before its main language was changed to Filipino in 2004.

On August 8, 2008, Sentro, together with Big News aired its final broadcast and rebranded the next day as TV5.


  • John Susi (2004-2006)
  • Ali Sotto (2004-2006)
  • Martin Andanar (2006-2008)

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