TV Patrol Central Visayas

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TV Patrol Central Visayas
TV Patrol central visayas logo.jpg
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 45 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu
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 thru DYAB Radyo Patrol 1512 Cebu.

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 "Mabuhi Ka, Kapamilya!" literally, "long live the kapamilyas!".


As TV Patrol Cebu (1988–2001)[edit]

TV Patrol Cebu premiered on August 29, 1988. Titus Borromeo was the first anchor of the regional newscast, making it to be the first and the longest running regional TV Patrol in the Philippines.

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

On August 28, 1995, ABS-CBN Dumaguete opens along with its flagship show TV Patrol Dumaguete. Titus Borromeo is also the pioneer anchor for the newscast.

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

On July 2, 2001, TV Patrol Cebu relaunches to TV Patrol Central Visayas. The newscast continues to earn local and national awards, including the Catholic Mass Media Awards. On June 30, 2006, TV Patrol Dumaguete was cancelled to merge with TV Patrol Central Visayas.

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, 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.

Area of coverage[edit]

Note: Negros Occidental is mainly served by TV Patrol Negros while Negros Oriental and its provincial capital was formally transferred to the Negros Island Region.


  • 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 (She is now a reporter for ABS-CBN Manila) (2000-2002)
  • Harry Gasser† (1999-2001)
  • Vicky Hermosisima
  • Robinson Yap
  • Nanette Tapayan
  • Bingo Gonzales
  • Rosemarie Borromeo
  • Dante Luzon (Now with DYRC) (1989-1999, 2001-2003)
  • Haide Acuña (1997-1998, 2006-2013)
  • Shella Gallardo



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


  • Lorenzo Luzon (resigned at ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro but soon to be confirmed replacing Rico Lucena who left the station according to the manager)


  • Titus Borromeo (now with TV5 Cebu)
  • 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, DYAB TeleRadyo of ABS-CBN Cebu)
  • Ramil Ayuman
  • Kara Mae Noveda
  • Cathy Gabronino
  • Marlon Bellita† - (1971 – November 13, 2012)
  • Rachelle Dangin (now with BPI)
  • Liza Cabrera
  • Reno Tallada (TV News Producer, BAYON TV NEWS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia who is now speaking Khmer)
  • Joy Montero
  • Jesse Atienza (now on GMA Cebu)
  • Rico Lucena

See also[edit]