TV Patrol Ilocos

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TV Patrol Ilocos
Created by ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Grace Alba
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Ilocano
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Randy Menor
Running time 40 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN TV-7 Laoag
Original release September 1, 1997-present

TV Patrol Ilocos (formerly TV Patrol Laoag) is the local news program of ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in the Ilocos Region, shown in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Abra. It is a tabloid-style format delivering news and current affairs issues in Ilocano.

It is aired live daily from ABS-CBN Laoag Newscenter at 5:00 PM, from Monday to Friday, simulcast over ABS-CBN TV-11 Vigan.

Logo used from 2013 to 2016; still seen in OBB after the 2016 rebranding.


ABS-CBN Laoag opens as a relay TV station (TV-7) since 1992. It launches TV-7 as an originating TV station in 1997. Meeting the need of Ilocanos for news in and out of Laoag and in the Ilocano language, TV-7 premiers its own TV Patrol on September 1. It launches its new radio station MOR 95.5 Laoag in 1999 and in 2008, it opens its relay station TV-11 / 34 Vigan.

Guerrero-Andal era[edit]

TV Patrol Laoag premiered on September 1, 1997 with veteran journalist Jorge Guerrero as first anchor. It was then the first Ilocano-language newscast seen entirely in the province of Ilocos Norte and some parts of Ilocos Sur and Cagayan. When Guerrero left the newscast to join GMA 7, Senior Reporter Victor Andal became anchor in May 2001. Andal dominated all local newscasts in the province and nominated for "Best Regional TV Anchor" nationwide. He was also a correspondent of DZMM TeleRadyo, a 24-hour news/talk radio station of ABS-CBN in Mega Manila that is broadcast simultaneously on radio and television worldwide via The Filipino Channel, Sky Cable, Destiny Cable and digital free TV.

Andal-Soriano era[edit]

On October 27, 2008 TV Patrol Laoag was renamed TV Patrol Ilocos to signify a wider coverage in the establishment of News Bureau in Ilocos Sur. Reporter Monette Soriano joins Victor Andal anchoring the newscast. Andal later left the newscast and migrated to Canada and followed by the management decision to terminate contract of then remaining anchor Monette Soriano.

Realgo and Rieta era[edit]

On December 14, 2009, TV Patrol Ilocos introduced Ilocos Sur reporter Bryan Realgo as sole anchor. When Realgo decided to focus news operations in Ilocos Sur and became Senior Reporter then newly hired Hadji Rieta replaced him. Rieta anchored the newscast for one year from March 1, 2010 to 2011 then later transferred to GMA 7.

Alba era[edit]

Also in 2011, then newly hired reporter Grace Alba became the sole anchor of the newscast replacing Rieta.

In 2013, TV Patrol Ilocos reformatted their logo, opening titles, and graphics similar to the main newscast.

In 2016, TV Patrol Ilocos updated their logo, graphics (with the font of the lower thirds and ticker now with Gotham and video packages, now matching the national TV Patrol), while retaining its 2013 logo on its opening billboard. This is the sixth newscast to update its graphics and exactly match the new graphics to the national newscast after TV Patrol Central Visayas, TV Patrol Socsksargen, TV Patrol Central Mindanao and TV Patrol Chavacano.

Area of Coverage[edit]


  • Grace Alba (2011-present)

Current reporters[edit]

  • Bryan Realgo
  • Dianne Dy
  • Kim Lorenzo
  • Denis Agcaoili
  • Ria Galiste

Previous anchors[edit]

  • Jorge Guerrero (1997-2000)
  • Victor Andal (2001-2009)
  • Monette Soriano (2008) - now with MBC
  • Bryan Realgo (2009-2010)
  • Hadji Rieta (2010-2011)

Previous reporters[edit]

  • Randy Menor
  • April Rafales - now ABS-CBN Manila reporter
  • Imee Guerrero-Nicolas
  • Rezlyn Salud - now with MBC Laoag
  • Anna Lyn Bagaoisan
  • Ellen Lagat - now with MBC Laoag
  • May Ann Martin
  • Mark Magdirilla
  • Marsman Daguio


  • Papaulo Dagiti Bumabara A Damdamag
  • Ronda Probinsia
  • Sungbatan Tayo
  • Ronda Patrol
  • Kalusugan Patrol
  • Bida Ka Ditoy
  • Lingkod Kapamilya

See also[edit]