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TV Patrol
File:TV Patrol 2016.png
Official logo since July 4, 2016
Live television
Created byFreddie M. Garcia
Angelo Castro Jr.
Rolly Cruz (co-creator)
Written byBaj Bajandre
Bimbo Papasin
Directed byHenry Ballesteros
Kits Fernandez
Presented byWeeknight anchors
Noli de Castro
Bernadette Sembrano
Ted Failon
Weekend anchors
Alvin Elchico
Zen Hernandez
Voices ofPeter Musngi
Narrated byNoli de Castro (weeknights)
Alvin Elchico (weekends)
Theme music composerFrank Gari (arranged by Neocolours's Jimmy Antiporda)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
Executive producer(s)Jabs Bolok (weeknights)
Joey Caburnida (weekends)
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time80 minutes (weeknights)
30 minutes (weekends)
Production company(s)ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 2, 1987 (1987-03-02) –
Preceded byBalita Ngayon (as early evening newscast)
The Weekend News (as weekend newscast)
External links

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TV Patrol (also known as TVP) is a Philippine television newscast broadcast by ABS-CBN. The program is simulcasting on digital and cable channel DZMM TeleRadyo. It can be heard simultaneously on radio via DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and its provincial AM Radio stations, as well as on selected MOR FM Radio stations nationwide. It is also available worldwide via ABS-CBN's international channel TFC. The program is the network's flagship national newscast, TV Patrol is the longest-running Filipino language evening newscast since its debut on March 2, 1987.



Following the People Power Revolution in the fourth quarter of 1986, ABS-CBN News executives, among them the then News Manager Angelo Castro Jr.,[1][2][3][4] began holding meetings with higher-ups on plans to launch an all-new news program that will serve as a replacement to Balita Ngayon. On March 1, 1987, ABS-CBN announced the launch of TV Patrol during the public variety extravaganza "Ang Pagbabalik ng Bituin" (The Return of the Star) at Luneta Park, Manila.[5]

1987–2001: De Castro era[edit]

Noli de Castro as Vice President in 2009.
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The 1987 logo of TV Patrol.

TV Patrol premiered on March 2, 1987 at 6:00 pm. Co-anchoring the newscast were Noli de Castro, a radio announcer for DZMM, Mel Tiangco and Robert Arevalo, both final anchors of Balita Ngayon.[6] De Castro began the pilot and subsequent episodes with his iconic opening line, "Magandang Gabi....Bayan" ("Good evening, nation") and ended with his closing line, "Maraming Salamat, Magandang Gabi, Bayan" ("Thank you and good night, nation") to end the newscast. De Castro's signature line became a news magazine program which hosted by himself on the same name of a signature line. The signature line went popularized until November 19, 2004, the day Korina Sanchez first left the newscast, and again since November 8, 2010, the day of his reinstatement.

Segment anchors included Ernie Baron, who served as the newscast's chief meteorologist and provided viewers trivia pertaining to science and history, and actress-personality Angelique Lazo (now with PTV), who first hosted Star News, an entertainment news segment.[7][8]

The style of the newscast, according to De Castro, was eventually "Tabloid on the Air". Most of its segments were: "Wanted" (later became Pulis Report), & Lingkod Bayan: Ang Puso ng TV Patrol.

However, Arevalo eventually left the newscast to host the morning show Magandang Umaga Po (previously known as Good Morning, Philippines and Magandang Umaga). Frankie Evangelista swapped for him on June 1, 1987. Evangelista would later be notable for his TV Patrol discussion segment entitled PULSO: Pangkalahatang Ugnayan Laan Sa Opinyon (PULSE: Overall Correlation Reserved for Opinions).

With the introduction of international broadcasts in 1989 to the Pacific islands of Guam and Saipan, and later with the birth of The Filipino Channel in 1994, TV Patrol became the first Philippine newscast and program to be broadcast overseas. It still does so today, now in an expanded reach through TFC and the live web streaming on its official webpage.

In 1992, both Korina Sanchez and Ted Failon temporarily took over Tiangco's and Evangelista's chairs until TV Patrol underwent changes on its theme and title card the same year. Christine Bersola joined the newscast a year later to host Star News until 1996.

In 1995, Korina Sanchez, who is from Hoy Gising replaced Tiangco to TV Patrol's anchor when the latter moved to GMA Network after being suspended from doing a TV commercial. Sanchez's as anchor then who would also be placed in Tiangco's seat. The former continued anchoring Tiangco's Lingkod Bayan, a public service segment of the newscast. Ted Failon replaced Evangelista in TV Patrol and continued anchoring Evangelista's PULSO: Pangkalahatang Ugnayan Laan Sa Opinyon (PULSE: Overall Correlation Reserved for Opinions).

In 1996, the broadcast had begun to cut its airing time to 30 minutes when Noli de Castro became the sole anchor of the newscast with Henry Omaga-Diaz as his substitute anchor. The newscast was reformatted with a brand new logo (constant version changes) and theme music. This style became identical to the American television network news programs ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. Marc Logan was hired to become the news reader of trivial segments and features. On January 4, 1999, the newscast returned its airtime to one hour. On February 14, 2000, TV Patrol started its simulcast over AM radio stations DZMM (Manila), DYAB (Cebu), and DXAB (Davao) and began its online presence through the ABS-CBN News website. On February 23, 2001, De Castro left the newscast to run for Senator. Diaz would later become the interim anchor that month in preparation of De Castro's run as independent senator.

2001–2004: Sanchez era[edit]

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Korina Sanchez at ABS-CBN studio in 2013

On March 12, 2001, Korina Sanchez who returned to the newscast and she anchored it from 1995-1996 replacing Tiangco who transferred to GMA, Henry Omaga-Diaz who became Noli De Castro's substitute anchor from 1996-2001, and Aljo Bendijo, a former anchor of TV Patrol Southern Mindanao, took over the anchor chair vacated by De Castro.[9] Since then, the TV text in different fonts (Impact, Arial) was still used & Patrol text font logo change to Handel Gothic, which still use until now.

In 2002, TV Patrol began to reformat its studio set, by placing its city background large, it also added a Globe. During that time, Sanchez was situated on news studio, while Bendijo anchored outside the studio.

On April 21, 2003, TV Patrol relaunched its studio set, newsdesk and graphics, along with the theme music & a silhouetted OBB. Julius Babao replaced Bendijo after several changes in the anchor chair.[10] Again, Korina Sanchez was still situated at the news studio, & Julius Babao was situated at Studio 7, inside the ABS-CBN Building. In the same year, TV Patrol also simulcasted on the Kapamilya Network's UHF station Studio 23 (now known as S+A), which lasted for a few months.

TV Patrol still holds the record of having the highest rating newscast when then-anchor Korina Sanchez conducted an exclusive live interview with Kris Aquino regarding the latter's break-up with Joey Marquez. The September 24, 2003 edition, which featured Kris' interview, ate up most of the newscast's airtime, making it extend beyond its 6:30–8:00pm time slot. According to AGB, the edition, the longest in its history back then, garnered a rating of 47.2% in Mega Manila.[11]

In 2004, Julius Babao later joined the news studio, which would expand the set with a video wall. Aside from its reformat, TV Patrol launches its new slogan "Subok nang Maasahan" based on ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs 2004 slogan.

In September 2004, the ratings of TV Patrol started to decline, since it faced with rival GMA Network's new early evening newscast 24 Oras. Thus, the ABS-CBN management needed to relaunch TV Patrol before the year ends. Korina Sanchez left the newscast on November 19, 2004, in line with the network's effort to regain top slot in the ratings and to make way for the relaunch of the newscast as TV Patrol World.[10]

2004–2010: TV Patrol World[edit]

On November 22, 2004, TV Patrol relaunched as TV Patrol World to give weight to reports from Filipino communities worldwide. Julius Babao was joined by Ted Failon and Karen Davila as its main anchors, while special segments are anchored by Ernie Baron, Phoemela Baranda, and Bernadette Sembrano, Davila's colleague from GMA Network. The name "World" became related to ABS-CBN's former English language late-night newscast The World Tonight which was later transferred to ABS-CBN News Channel in 1999 and it airs until this day. For the first time, the newscast used a full stand-up delivery. Ernie Baron died of a heart attack on January 23, 2006 and months later, he was replaced by Kim Atienza as the newscast's resident weatherman.

On April 8, 2005, TV Patrol World aired a special edition as a conclusion to ABS-CBN's all-afternoon live coverage of the burial of Pope John Paul II dubbed as "Paalam Ama Mula Sa Bayang Minahal Mo" ("Goodbye Pope, from the Country you Loved"). Korina Sanchez and Dong Puno anchored live from the ABS-CBN Newscenter in Quezon City as Julius Babao and Karen Davila joined Lynda Jumilla live from the Vatican City, and Henry Omaga-Diaz reported from the Papal memorial in Luneta Park, Manila.

On June 5, 2006, TV Patrol World updated its logo design, soundtrack, opening billboard, and graphics but the news format remained the same.

In January 2007, TV Patrol World started to celebrate its 20th anniversary by launching Boto Mo I-Patrol Mo!, an expansion of the citizen journalism segment Citizen Patrol for the upcoming 2007 midterm elections.

On November 25, 2007, ABS-CBN aired a documentary special for TV Patrol's 20th anniversary entitled TV Patrol: 20 Taon ng Pagpapatrol (TV Patrol: 20 Years of Patrolling). It was produced by ABS-CBN and Jesuit Communications.

Days after the documentary was aired, TV Patrol's November 29, 2007 edition morphed into News Patrol Special Edition covering the events surrounding the Manila Peninsula siege. Anchored by Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez as part of the special ABS-CBN coverage of the rebellion during the day, the edition shocked millions as it featured live the last few hours of the rebellion, including the arrest of ABS-CBN newscaster/anchor Ces Oreña-Drilon and scores of local and foreign media personalities by the Philippine military for allegedly conspiring with the rebellion perpetrators.

On March 31, 2008, TV Patrol unveiled its new set, graphics (with the same red, green, and blue hues identified with the ABS-CBN logo), opening billboard, and new segments, but it retained some of its old segments. The new look is accompanied by slight changes in Patrol's segments, particularly Citizen Patrol, and the introduction of Hulog ng Langit, which was specially anchored by Bernadette Sembrano.[12] The same year, Boto Mo I-Patrol Mo temporarily became Bayan Mo I-Patrol Mo.

During this period, the newscast held the highest nationwide TV ratings record since Taylon Nelson Sofres (TNS) started conducting its nationwide TV ratings survey when its April 16, 2009 edition of the newscast featured the developing story of the tragedy involving the wife of anchor Ted Failon.[13] This tragedy was the reason of Ted Failon's leave that lasted until June 2009.

On May 11, 2009, a year before the 2010 elections, TV Patrol World relaunched Boto Mo I-Patrol Mo with the battlecry Ako Ang Simula. On August 5 of the same year, TV Patrol World had its longest broadcast in its history that time as it covered at Manila Memorial Park in Parañaque the arrival and burial of the remains of President Corazon Aquino who died four days earlier. Julius Babao anchored the August 5 edition with Ted Failon and Korina Sanchez, with the two anchoring the ABS-CBN special broadcast "Salamat President Cory: Ang Huling Paalam" since morning. Karen Davila joined Henry Omaga Diaz and Ces Orena Drilon with other reporters stationed at Manila Memorial Park. Lasting from 6:30pm to close to 9:00pm, the edition was the most widely watched show in Mega Manila and nationwide on that day as cited by TNS and AGB.[14]

2010: Revert to debut title[edit]

In time for President-elect Noynoy Aquino's inauguration, on June 30, 2010, TV Patrol World was reverted to its original title (TV Patrol) with a new logo (still using the RGB ABS-CBN colors, this time with ribbons), new opening titles (featuring the TV Patrol logos of the past and the present), and studio setup that will accommodate augmented reality technology alongside Bandila. TV Patrol also introduced their first main website, and also launched its Facebook and Twitter pages. Ted Failon, Karen Davila, and Julius Babao were retained as the anchors for the weeknight editions as well as Bernadette Sembrano and Alex Santos as anchors for the weekend edition.

TV Patrol covered the Manila hostage crisis on August 23, 2010 with the longest telecast in its history, lasting for about two and a half hours from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. It was anchored by Ted Failon and Ces Orena-Drilon at the ABS-CBN Newscenter in Quezon City, and Julius Babao at the Quirino Grandstand where the hostage taking took place. The edition covered the tragic conclusion to the Manila hostage crisis to millions of viewers worldwide. The August 23 edition drew flak from various concerned viewers making ABS-CBN News revise its Code of Ethics. It eventually got a Finalist nod in the 2011 New York Festivals.

On October 4 of the same year, a new program segment, Winner sa Life! with Winnie Cordero was launched with reports on lifestyle and tips on proper living.

2010–2012: Return of former anchors[edit]

On November 3, 2010, ABS-CBN announced the return of former Vice President "Kabayan" Noli de Castro and Korina Sanchez as weeknight anchors of TV Patrol replacing Julius Babao and Karen Davila, and they joined Ted Failon on November 8, 2010.[15] The reformat introduced some minor changes to the logo, graphics, title cards, opening billboard, and enhanced set design that reflects the "white" color scheme used throughout the news program.

On the same day as the relaunch, Gretchen Fullido replaced Phoemela Baranda as the segment host for Star Patrol, while Bernadette Sembrano was retained as segment host and reporter for Lingkod Kapamilya. A week later after the relaunch, Kim Atienza returned as a weather forecaster after a long absence since August due to heart problems, while Marc Logan was later reinstated as humor and features reporter.

Another new innovation is the Pulso ng Bayan (People's Pulse) segment, aired on selected Fridays beginning on the same month as the relaunch, that aims to reach to the common people about the issues being raised and broadcast on the newscast. Noli De Castro always hosts this weekly segment and goes out into the streets to ask the people about their reactions about the important news of the week.

In February 2011, TV Patrol launched its weekday text poll, the first in Philippine television news history, where texters can choose to agree or disagree at the current issues being broadcast in the program. The text poll happens from Monday to Thursday, but was soon expanded to Fridays. Before the end of the newscast, the three anchors give their opinions about the result of the text poll, similar to the PULSO segment popularized during the time when the late Frankie Evangelista and Mel Tiangco were still part of the anchor team with Noli De Castro. Later, new patriotic segments like Panalo 'To! (It's a Winner!) and Lakas ng Pinoy (Pinoy's Strength) debuted in April of the same year.

March 5, 2012: 25th Anniversary special reformat[edit]

On March 5, 2012, to celebrate TV Patrol's 25th anniversary, TV Patrol reformatted their graphics and introduced a new logo (still using the "ribbons" theme) and new opening titles (featuring the TV Patrol logos of the past and the present). A retrospective segment was also added in to commemorate the best events covered during the first 25 years. April 2, 2012 saw newly improved weather graphics and reporting (ABS-CBN Weather Center - in a nod to earlier reports in the past) debut, including a five-day forecast.

Commemorative activities include 25 marker openings in various parts of the country to honor the many important events marked in the first 25 years, and a fund-raising drive aimed at giving back to those who became part of the news coverages through the years.

A new segment, CCTV (Concerned Citizens Taking Videos) Patrol, was launched on June 25, 2012 aimed at citizen journalism and even utilizing CCTV footage and even cellphone footage from the public to convey the latest local news events.

On July 29, 2012, TV Patrol's anniversary documentary premiered, it was replayed on August 12 due to public demand.

On September 17, 2012, the brand new segment Kabayan Special Patrol anchored by De Castro himself continues the program's mission of bringing the latest issues to television viewers all over the nation and globally.

2013–2015: New reformat[edit]

On July 29, 2013, TV Patrol, alongside Bandila, reformatted their logo, opening titles, and graphics. The redesigned logo is still based on the "ribbons" theme, although more simplified. A new set was also seen with a brighter flooring and background. The program dropped the '25' on its official logo, and new segment icons debuted. However the Kabayan Special Patrol segment icon stayed the same.

On 2014 saw the launch of an all new program segment, ABS-CBN News Investigative Reports, debuting from March the same year, giving viewers nationwide of an insight towards various scandals and problems in society. Henry Omaga-Diaz, Gigi Grande, and Raffy Santos usually filled their investigative reports in this segment.

On April 2015 witnessed the launch of the tourism-oriented Tara, Grets segment with Gretchen Fullido as anchor, itself a spin off of the Star Patrol segment. Aside from its all access and behind the scenes reports on ABS-CBN programs and network talents, it also promotes the Philippines' many tourist destinations. First aired on weekdays, some editions are now aired as part of the weekend bulletin.

On May 15, 2015, actress and model Yam Concepcion filled in for Gretchen Fullido for the segment Star Patrol marking the first time in the newscast that a celebrity would fill-in for her (unlike Ginger Conejero, Marie Lozano and Tina Marasigan, who have been part of the News and Current Affairs Division). It earned praise from social media that some requested her to come back again on the newscast.[16]

2015–present: Failon, Sembrano, De Castro era[edit]

TV Patrol's opening billboard and title card was slightly updated on August 3, 2015 to reflect Bernadette Sembrano's promotion to main weeknight anchor. Sembrano permanently replaced Sanchez as she is on an indefinite leave due to the impending campaign of her husband Mar Roxas as president for the upcoming 2016 presidential elections. This also marks her return to the anchor chair after 4 years she left her weekend anchor stint. Earlier in the year, given Sanchez's leave to pursue master's studies, Sembrano and Ces Drilon served as substitute anchors for the national newscast.

Like Concepcion, on August 5, 2015, Loren Burgos of the Star Magic Angels substituted for Fullido on Star Patrol and on September 18, 2015, Ateneo volleyball player Gretchen Ho also did the same thing, this time doing the Star and Sports Patrol reports respectively (making her the first ever guest sports reporter in the program's history and the first to do 2 segment reports) which earned praises in social media.[17][18]

From June 25 to July 3, 2016, the main studio for this program (including the weekend edition) and Bandila underwent major renovations, that caused both programs to be broadcast temporarily from the ABS-CBN News' newsroom (the June 30 edition of this program was broadcast from the newsroom where ANC's newscasts are located and from the ABS-CBN News newsroom).

On July 4, 2016, as a part of their new trio and new era, TV Patrol and Bandila revamped its opening billboards, graphics, lower thirds; while the logos for both programs remained the same, the logos were presented in a 3D-like format. Also, both programs are broadcast in a newly renovated set, which includes a large screen display, Augmented Reality and green chroma set. And for the first time since 2004, this program is now presented in a hybrid news delivery format (most of the show will be presented in a standup format while some will be delivered in a sit down format, mostly for de Castro parts). New segment icons debuted to match the new set. (The Kabayan Special Patrol and Winner sa Life new segment icons would later come in September).

On October 19, 2016, Kim Atienza got his own studio set for the weather reports being shown on the program.

March 2, 2017: 30th Anniversary[edit]

On March 2, 2017, TV Patrol celebrated its 30th anniversary and it featured a live newscast in its studio in Manila, and its sister stations in Tacloban and Zamboanga. Sembrano was situated at the ABS-CBN studio in Manila while Failon was in Tacloban and De Castro in Zamboanga.

Part of the celebrations included the debut of new segments: Red Alert with Atom Araullo (emergency preparednesses, later replaced by Jeff Canoy), How to be You Po, Fast Talk and Tarang-Tanong (celebrity interviews during the Star Patrol segment) and DyanFit (physical fitness tips). In June, a new music video debuted to mark the event.

Beginning August 24, 2017, the show featured celebrities as Star Patrol guest anchors, a segment that has been returned after quite some time. Yassi Pressman, Toni Gonzaga, Bela Padilla, Kim Chiu, Bianca Gonzales, Erich Gonzales, Kylie Verzosa, Mariel de Leon, Janella Salvador, Aiko Melendez, Karylle, Karla Estrada, and Anne Curtis filled in the slot of Fullido occasionally. This anniversary year has seen the newscast using augumented graphics for several news stories being featured.

April 2, 2018: Switch to high definition (HD)[edit]

After 31 years of broadcasting in Standard Definition (480i, 4:3 SDTV) format, TV Patrol finally switched to High Definition (1080i, 16:9 HDTV) format starting on April 1, 2018, together with the other news programs Bandila, Umagang Kay Ganda, and News Patrol. Together with the switch to full HD came a new weekly segment after Kim Atienza's weather report, Ayos Ka Kid, featuring young and talented kids, airing on Fridays. In time for the Christmas holidays, another segment featuring good news items, Happinews, debuted in December 2018, previously the segment featured reports from the namesake tour which began in April in several Metro Manila area universities.

On April 21, 2019, TV Patrol, along with Bandila, was transferred back to the ABS-CBN Newsroom as Studio 7 is being prepared for the network's coverage of the 2019 midterm election titled as Halalan 2019. (News Patrol & Headline Pilipinas, was relocated to Studio 12 where the former studio of S+A's The Score is based). The newscast returned to the newly-renovated studio on May 13 during the aforementioned coverage while retaining its OBB, logo, and graphics in which that its used since 2016, as well as theme song which is used since 2010.

Weekend edition[edit]

After a brief time in the mid-1980s and 1990s, TV Patrol first aired on weekends as an occasional special broadcast. Its first weekend broadcast In September 2001 featured news about the battle between the American forces and the Taliban-led Afghan forces during the War in Afghanistan and also covered the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York. It also covered the Oakwood mutiny on July 27, 2003.

The weekend editions premiered on Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 7:30 pm, and on Sunday, May 9, 2004 at 6:30 pm, as TV Patrol Sabado and TV Patrol Linggo with Ces Oreña-Drilon and Henry Omaga-Diaz as its first anchors. It is complemented with The Weekend News as ABS-CBN's weekend newscasts until the latter cancelled three years later. During this period, the weekend editions used to occupy middle evening time slots between 8:00 pm, and 10:00 pm, Ces Oreña-Drilon left the weekend edition for ABS-CBN Insider In 2005, and was replaced by Bernadette Sembrano.

On July 8, 2006, Alex Santos replaced Henry Omaga-Diaz after the latter left the show for Bandila on July 2. The weekend editions stopped their simulcast over DZMM and moved to its present early evening time slot upon his arrival. However the Sunday telecast in several years remained in the mid-evening slots until 2010.

In 2010, three days after the first 2010 revamp, the two weekend editions merged into TV Patrol Weekend.

In recent editions, a new segment called Kuwentong Obrero (Workers' Story) is fitted into the newscast, which tackles the Philippines' great labor sector.

On November 26, 2011, Alex Santos and Bernadette Sembrano were replaced by Pinky Webb and Alvin Elchico.[19] Unlike on the daily edition and previously on the weekend edition on a stand-up news delivery, the anchors are in sitting on a newsdesk. New segments also debuted, like Kulang sa Pansin, giving attention to various neglected issues, and, for the first time in a national newscast, an oil price watch informing viewers of the latest oil and LPG prices.

On the first day of the new graphics being used for the weekend telecasts (August 3, 2013), Webb and Elchico began to stand like their weekday counterparts. However, on the November 9 edition, the first one to be heard on DZMM after 6 years, both of them returned to sitting on the newsdesk.

On May 6, 2015, in an article published by the Philippine Entertainment Portal and other websites, rumors have been circulated that Webb had resigned from the network and will be moving to CNN Philippines. With this, viewers didn't see her on the newscast and she was temporarily replaced alternately by May 4, Zen Hernandez until those rumors have been answered.[20]

On July 9, 2016, prior to the revamp of the opening billboards, graphics and set which were launched on July 4, Zen Hernandez was named the permanent replacement of Webb, joining Elchico. After 3 years, they were seen standing to deliver the newscast instead of using the newsdesk.

On April 1, 2018, the weekend edition is now also shown in High Definition.

Theme music[edit]

TV Patrol originally used Vangelis's "Pulstar" as its very first theme music, from March 2, 1987 until November 4, 1994.

In November 7, 1994, "Pulstar" was replaced by Ryan Cayabyab's "ABS-CBN News Theme", which served as the theme of TV Patrol and the ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs division until 1996. The theme is currently used as a theme music for The World Tonight which was moved to ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) in 1999, with slight and more modern re-composition.

In 1996, when Noli de Castro became the sole anchor of the newscast, it adopted Gari Communications' "Allegro" from KPIX-TV, a CBS-owned TV station in San Francisco, California. Although, the news theme had also been used by KBAK-TV, a former ABC and currently a CBS affiliate in Bakersfield, California until 1997.

On March 12, 2001, when De Castro left the show for the elections and Korina Sanchez, Henry Omaga Diaz and Aljo Bendijo replaced him as the new anchors, the Filipino composition of Allegro was done with elements from the orchestra version and combines the elements of the original 1996-2001 version, the 1994-1996 ABS-CBN News Theme, and the ABS-CBN's jingle.

The theme underwent re-compositions in 2002, which was also used by TV Patrol Sabado/Linggo from 2004–06, 2004, and 2006, which was rearranged and composed by Neocolours's Jimmy Antiporda.

The theme music from June 30, 2010 to present, which incorporates the elements of "Pulstar", TV Patrol's 2001 theme, and TV Patrol World's 2004 and 2006 theme music.


Jasmine Romero and TV Patrol crew at Paco-Dilao Church

Weeknight anchors[edit]

  • Noli de Castro (main anchor, 1987–2001, 2010–present)
  • Bernadette Sembrano (weekend anchor, 2005–2011; Lingkod Kapamilya anchor, 2005–present; main anchor, 2015–present)
  • Ted Failon (substitute anchor, 1992, 1995-1996; main anchor, 2004–present)

Weekend anchors[edit]

  • Alvin Elchico (weekend anchor, 2011–present; current relief anchor for De Castro and Failon)
  • Zen Hernandez (weekend anchor, 2015–present; current relief anchor for Sembrano)

Segment anchors[edit]

  • Marc Logan (1996–present; Mga Kwento ni Marc Logan anchor)
  • Kim Atienza (2005–present; Weather Weather Lang and Kaunting Kaalaman anchor)
  • Gretchen Fullido (2010–present; Star Patrol, Vir@l and Tara Grets anchor)
  • Winnie Cordero (2010–present; Winner sa Life anchor)
  • Ganiel Krishnan (2018–present; substitute anchor for Fullido on Star Patrol)
  • Gretchen Ho (2016–present; substitute anchor for Fullido on Star Patrol)
  • MJ Felipe (2018–present; substitute anchor for Fullido on Star Patrol)

Former anchors[edit]

Weeknight anchors
Weekend anchors
Segment anchors

TV Patrol on ABS-CBN Regional Network Group[edit]

Since 1988, the provincial newscasts of TV Patrol Regional are broadcasting on all ABS-CBN Regional stations nationwide, with simulcast on provincial DZMM Radyo Patrol AM Radio stations and selected MOR FM Radio stations. All regional editions airs at about 5:00 PM (right before the network's Primetime Bida evening block), with selected editions simulcast over The Filipino Channel for overseas viewers. Several newscasts were also aired nationwide from August 2016 to January 2018 on ABS-CBN Regional Channel via Sky Cable, Destiny Cable and Sky Direct. The ABS-CBN News YouTube page also included archived videos of past editions since recently for those who have not watched the program as well as for overseas viewers.

In June 2018, the Regional division merged selected newscasts into super regions. The cutbacks initially left the Southern Luzon (Bicol, Southern Tagalog, Palawan), the Visayas (Panay, Negros, Central Visayas and Eastern Visayas), Chavacano and Southern Mindanao editions unchanged; standalone newscasts in North Central Luzon, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Caraga and Central Mindanao officially ended their telecasts on June 29, and were merged to their relevant control hubs in Baguio, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos from July 2. The merger was compensated by adding daily News Patrol bulletins in its respective super regions.

The Pampanga newscast was also axed after its June 29 edition; however, as TV-46 Pampanga was downgraded into a semi-satellite station for Channel 2 Manila, the newscast was then scaled down as a short local News Patrol bulletin in July 2.[21] News reports from there were later included, either as part of the North Luzon edition or integrated to the national newscast itself from August of the same year (Pampanga reports for the North Luzon edition were shelved one month later). The same News Patrol edition was eventually merged with the North Luzon edition itself, effective from May 20, 2019 (11 months after being axed), but was added a Kapampagan opt-out aired exclusively for TV-46 Pampanga.

ABS-CBN voiceover Peter Musngi uses the regional TV Patrol in Cebuano (TV Patrol North Mindanao and TV Patrol Southern Mindanao), Filipino (TV Patrol Palawan) and Kapampangan (TV Patrol Pampanga, after nearly a decade from 2006 to 2018 which lasted for 12 years.)

Current regional editions[edit]





Previous regional editions[edit]

International broadcast[edit]

TV Patrol Weekend airs in Australia with a delayed telecast the next morning on SBS at 8:05 AM and every Sunday and Monday on SBS One/SBSHD, with replays at 2:30 PM on SBS Two, while Bandila is aired every Tuesday to Saturday.

TV Patrol's weeknight and weekend editions are aired worldwide via The Filipino Channel, with the weeknight edition also broadcast to overseas Filipino viewers on KNLA-CD/KNLA (Crossings TV), KIKU-TV, KBTV-CD (Crossings TV), and KTSF/KCNZ-CD (Crossings TV).


The national TV Patrol and its anchors and reporters throughout the two decades of broadcast got various local, national, and even international recognitions, such as the Asian TV Awards, New York Festivals, and the International Emmy Awards, as reported in the ABS-CBN Corporate Annual Reports. On its 1987 launch, TV Patrol got a winning nod from the 1st Star Awards for Television formed by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC). Main anchor Noli de Castro won the Best Male News Anchor that year.[22] The provincial editions of TV Patrol Regional and their respective news teams also got notable local and national recognitions (including from KBP Golden Dove Awards and Catholic Mass Media Awards.) Among the award-winning provincial editions and regional news teams hail from TV Patrol North Luzon, TV Patrol Palawan, TV Patrol Panay, TV Patrol Negros, TV Patrol Central Visayas, TV Patrol Eastern Visayas, TV Patrol South Central Mindanao and TV Patrol Southern Mindanao.


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