TV Patrol Central Visayas

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TV Patrol Central Visayas
Nagabalita ug Nagaalagad Bisan Asa sa Central Visayas
Created by ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Directed by Maryann Uy
Starring Leo Lastimosa
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Cebuano
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Maryann Uy
Running time 40 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu
ABS-CBN Regional Channel
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV)
Audio format Stereo (Virtual Surround)
Mono (High fidelity)
Original release August 29, 1988 (1988-08-29) – present

TV Patrol Central Visayas (formerly TV Patrol Cebu) is the local news program of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Mandaue City. It has been the most watched news program in Metro Cebu and Central Visayas as well as Dumaguete and Negros Oriental (although the latter two was formally transferred to the newly created Negros Island Region). The program delivers news headlines about the current events in Central Visayas and Dumaguete. It is aired live daily from the ABS-CBN Newscenter Cebu at 5:00 PM, from Monday to Friday with simulcast over Channel 9 Bohol and Channel 12 Dumaguete and on radio through DYAB Radyo Patrol 1512 Cebu, with replays at 7:00 PM on Sky Cable Cebu Community Channel 53 and nationwide via ABS-CBN Regional Channel on 11:30 PM from Mondays to Fridays & 7:30 AM from Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Anchored by Leo Lastimosa, TV Patrol Central Visayas had been recognized by Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) as the Best TV News Program in 2005 and in 2008. It was further given recognition by Cebu Archdiocesan Mass Media Awards (CAMMA) as the Best TV News Program in 2007 and 2009.

In addition, it is the only newscast in the Philippines with a using video traffic system and sign language of the news for audience with visual difficulties along with TV Patrol Palawan.

They close the program saying "Usa Ta, Kapamilya!" literally, "we are One kapamilyas!"


As TV Patrol Cebu (1988–2001)[edit]

TV Patrol Cebu premiered on August 29, 1988 with Titus Borromeo as the first anchor of the regional newscast, making it to be the first and the longest running regional TV Patrol in the Philippines. Since them, it had covered stories raging from natural disasters, man-made disasters, religion conflicts, tribal conflicts, political controversies, social issues and crime stories that are in Cebuano. After T. Borromeo left the program it opens along with the launching of TV Patrol Dumaguete Anchor. On August 14, 1995 replacing anchors with Dante Luzon, Rosemarie Borromeo and Nanette Tapayan on the show. In June 15, 1998 Haide Acuña and Harry Gasser replaced Luzon, Tapayan and R. Borromeo while both appointed as an anchor of TV Patrol Dumaguete with Titus Boprromeo who and news team of ABS-CBN Dumaguete.

As TV Patrol Dumaguete (1995–2006)[edit]

On August 14, 1995, ABS-CBN Dumaguete opens along with the launching of TV Patrol Dumaguete. Titus Borromeo is also the pioneer anchor for the newscast since he left from Cebu.

As TV Patrol Central Visayas (2001–present)[edit]

On July 2, 2001, TV Patrol Cebu relaunches to TV Patrol Central Visayas. with Harry Gasser and Haide Acuña The newscast continues to earn local and national awards, including the Catholic Mass Media Awards. On October 19, 2001 Gasser left the newscast replaced Dante Luzon to TV Patrol Central Visayas after a 3-year absence This was also the beginning simulcasting the newscast on the network's radio station DYAB Radyo Patrol Cebu 1512 kHz. On July 14, 2003 Luzon left the show replaced with Leo Lastimosa as an anchor of the show joining Acuña it relaunched on the program and on January 2, 2006 upon its merger with Cebu-based newscast itself on ABS-CBN TV-12 Dumaguete.

In 2008, TV Patrol Central Visayas celebrates 20 years of public service to Central Philippines. It has covered news events like events around the administration Cebu's political families (Osmeña, Garcia & Rama). Peace and order situations in far-flung towns and cities outside Cebu City. Events that were on national scale: the 1989 nationwide coup, the 1991 Ormoc floods, the 1997 Chiong sisters case, the 2004 Presidential Inauguration in Cebu, The 2005 Bohol cassava cake poisoning, the 2006 Southern Leyte landslide and the 2007 ASEAN Summit.

TV Patrol Central Visayas celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013. The same year, the newscast updated their graphics, OBB, studio set and video and audio packages.

In August 2016, TV Patrol Central Visayas updated their logo, graphics (with the font of the lower thirds and ticker now with Gotham) and video packages (except for Police Patrol, Eco Patrol and Campus Patrol, which is made in-house), now matching the national TV Patrol. This is the second regional TV Patrol newscast to update its graphics and exactly match the new graphics to the national newscast next to TV Patrol Socsksargen on the 8th of the same month.

From February 6 to March 27, 2017, the newscast would later situated outside the ABS-CBN Cebu Broadcast Complex as the main studio underwent renovations.

On March 28, 2017, TV Patrol Central Visayas now broadcasting in a newly renovated set, which includes Augmented Reality and a large wall with the logo of the said newscast.

Area of coverage[edit]


  • Police Patrol (Police Reports)
  • Sports Patrol (Sports News)
  • Ronda Patrol (Breaking News)
  • Halad sa Kapamilya (Public Service)
  • Star Patrol (Showbiz News)
  • Eco Patrol (Environmental News)
  • Maayong Balita (Good News)
  • World Patrol (Foreign News)
  • Campus Patrol (School News)
  • Choose Philippines



  • Leo Lastimosa (2003–present)
  • Phoebe Fernandez (Star Patrol anchor)


  • Ina Reformina (2000-2002) (now a reporter for ABS-CBN Manila)
  • Harry Gasser† (1998-2001)
  • Vicky Hermosisima
  • Robinson Yap (now a reporter for GMA Manila and News Anchor Radio Manager of Super Radyo DZBB 594)
  • Nanette Tapayan (1995-1998)
  • Bingo Gonzales
  • Rosemarie Borromeo (1995-1998)
  • Dante Luzon (Now with DYRC) (1989-1998, 2001-2003)
  • Titus Borromeo (1988-1995) (now with TV5 Manila)
  • Haide Acuña (1997-1998, 2006-2012)
  • Shella Gallardo



  • Maryann Uy - Executive Producer / Director
  • Vilma Andales - Sit-in anchor for Leo Lastimosa
  • Randy Jainar
  • Joworski Alipon - Sit-in anchor for Leo Lastimosa besides Vilma Andales
  • Carine Asutilla
  • Edgar Escalante
  • Aiza Layague
  • Junrey Nadela
  • Jude Torres
  • Annie Perez
  • Donna Lavares
  • Leleth Rumaguera - Teleprompter Operator / Segment Producer
  • Charry Coronel


  • Bob Malazarte
  • Juve Villar
  • Jun Tariman (now with CNN Philippines)
  • Rosemarie Holganza-Borromeo
  • Gil Denuro
  • Shella Gallardo
  • Ina Reformina - currently an ABS-CBN News reporter in Manila
  • Fil Lamberang
  • Kim Quilinguing
  • Noemi King
  • RJ Leduna (now a spokesperson of SM City Cebu)
  • Nancy Bacalso-Ferrer
  • DX Lapid (now with DYAB 1512 and DYAB TeleRadyo)
  • Ramil Ayuman
  • Kara Mae Noveda
  • Cathy Gabronino
  • Marlon Bellita† - (1971 – November 13, 2012)
  • Rachelle Dangin (now with BPI)
  • Liza Cabrera
  • Reno Tallada (now with Bayon TV in Cambodia)
  • Joy Montero
  • Jesse Atienza (now on GMA Cebu)
  • Rico Lucena (1998-2014)

See also[edit]