GMA News and Public AffairsGMA News and Public Affairs300px-GMANewsLogo2010.png Created by GMA NetworkCountry Flag of the Philippines PhilippinesKey people Marissa Flores, Head - News & Public Affairs Jessica Soho, Head - News Programs Clyde Mercado, Head - GMA Public Affairs Nessa Valdellon, Head - GMA News TV Florian Balmes, Head - GMA News Research Grace dela Peña, Head - News Operations Rikki Escudero, Head - Regional TVSlogan Walang Kinikilingan, Walang Pinoprotektahan, Walang Kasinungalingan, Serbisyong Totoo Lamang (Nothing is Favored, Nothing is Protected, No Lies, True Service Only)Website GMA NewsGMA News and Public Affairs (formerly RBS News Department, GMA Radio-Television News and GMA Rainbow Satellite News) is the news department of the Philippine broadcaster GMA Network and its sister network GMA News TV. It produces news and infotainment programs for all GMA Network owned and affiliated television and radio stations in the Philippines, and internationally through GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV. GMA News and Public Affairs is currently headed by Marissa Flores. It is headquartered at the Ground Floor of GMA Network Center in Quezon City.Contents [hide] 1 History1.1 News division1.2 Public Affairs division1.3 Accolades2 Programs2.1 Currently aired2.1.1 GMA shows2.1.2 GMA News TV shows2.2 Regional Newscasts2.3 Regional Public Affairs Shows2.4 Defunct3 News and Public Affairs personalities3.1 The Six Pillars of GMA News and Public Affairs3.2 Newscasters3.3 News Reporters3.4 Public Affairs personalities3.5 Regional Personalities3.5.1 Dagupan3.5.2 Santiago, Isabela3.5.3 Iloilo3.5.4 Cebu3.5.5 Davao3.6 Former Staff4 See also5 References6 External linksHistory GMA News and Public Affairs logo with the "Serbisyong Totoo" tagline.News divisionThe GMA News division traces its origin from the Republic Broadcasting System, established by Robert Stewart in 1959. Programming of its radio station, DZBB depended on mostly on news reports. The station covered the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in 1951, and the election and death of former President Ramon Magsaysay. While RBS Channel 7 was established in 1961, it was in 1970s that GMA became one of the most-watched television news source in the country. In 1983, Channel 7 was the first to break the news of Ninoy Aquino's death, and later would be the only television station to broadcast his funeral. The channel also became the first station to broadcast the Ramos-Enrile break-away that led to the People Power Revolt.In 1998, GMA teamed up with the Philippine Daily Inquirer to produce election coverage. Its flagship newscast, Saksi, won the 1999 Asian Television Awards and 2002 New York Festival awards for Best Newscast. In 2006, GMA News was praised by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo for its news coverage, and said that it was the reason for the network's high ratings. In the 2006 SWS Media Trust survey, GMA News garnered 60% of public trust, second only to rival ABS-CBN with 68%. But a similar Pulse Asia survey shows that GMA News is the more credible in the country and to key demographics. GMA News became a pioneer in local television news in many ways. GMA was one of the pioneers of women in broadcast journalism. Tina Monzon-Palma was one of the first women co-anchors when she first presented News at Seven, one of the most-watched news programs in the 1970s and . Helen Vela was the first woman to anchor news in Tagalog for GMA Balita, and Mel Tiangco was the first late-night solo anchor for Frontpage. GMA was the first to broadcast an hourly news program, GMA News Live which is known today as the GMA Flash Report, and the first station to use a ticker for breaking news and traffic information. GMA News was also the first to use Electronic News Gathering Vans in the country in 1995. In 2004, it regularly began to use Satellite News Gathering facilities to reach more remote areas. It also covered major events in the country, such as the 1995 World Youth Day, 2003 World Meeting of Families, and 2000 Today.In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, GMA airs Limang Dekada: The GMA News 50th Anniversary Special on January 10, 2010 on GMA and January 31, 2010 on Q.Public Affairs divisionGMA’s Public Affairs division was established in 1987 when Tina Monzon-Palma, then head of GMA News recognized that a 30 minute newscast was not adequate and sufficient to inform the general Filipino public on what is happening to the recently established Aquino government after the historic People Power Revolution in February 1986. It started with five news personnel including Marissa La Torre Flores (now handles GMA News and Public Affairs as senior vice president) and held office inside the cameramen’s locker room before moving into the state-of-the-art GMA Network Center with no experience, equipment, camera and an improvised set broadcasting at the old GMA building in Edsa with only a passion to work attitude. Now with more than 500 news personnel—here and abroad—and producing 16 of the most awarded programs on Philippine television today.The public affairs program Weekend With Velez, was the first network-produced program on GMA, afterward renamed to Velez This Week and was hosted by Jose Mari Velez. Later that year it was joined with other public affairs shows such as Firing Line with Teddy Benigno (later on hosted by Oscar Orbos); View Point with Dong Puno; Straight from the Shoulder hosted by Louie Beltran and The Probe Team by Che-Che Lazaro and Issues and Answers hosted by Art Borjal.From a makeshift and improvised set, the once GMA News garnered several honors and recognitions from local and international award-giving bodies, including two gold medals in the New York Festivals and their first Peabody Award in 1999, one of the most distinguished merit in the broadcast industry, the only one awarded to an Asian country. The first Peabody was given for Kidney for Sale, an investigative work on the selling of kidneys in a depressed area along the coast of Manila Bay. The award also recognizes Marissa Flores as the executive producer and a team of producers, writers, directors and reporters, as well as Jessica Soho, Michelle Seva-Recto, Jay Taruc, Leogarda Sanchez and Rowel Cornejo, Melchor Quintos and Gregg Gonzales.When longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! celebrated its silver anniversary in 2004, Public Affairs co-produced Eat Bulaga history with noontime show's production company Television and Production Exponents, Inc. or TAPE, Inc., because one of News and Public Affairs personalities Mr. Arnold Clavio was a contestant in a former segment of noontime show. He hosted it and was co-hosted by his Unang Hirit co-host, Ms. Rhea Santos.Coinciding with its 20th anniversary in broadcasting excellence, GMA News and Public Affairs aired a documentary entitled 20: Dalawampung Taon ng GMA Public Affairs (20: Twenty Years of GMA Public Affairs) on October 28, 2007.The Public Affairs division of GMA is now headed by Nessa Valdellon as Vice President for Public Affairs.In 2010, The I-Witness win the George peabody award. The show is the documentary of Kara David.AccoladesOn December 9, 2003 the Philippine House of Representatives’ 12th Congress commended GMA News and Public Affairs through Resolution 787 authored by Rep. Rodolfo Plaza for its efforts in uplifting the standards of the Philippine broadcast industry by receiving the first Peabody Award gold medal for television news awarded to an Asian country in 1999.Programs Currently airedGMA shows24 OrasAha!Art AngelBorn to Be WildGMA Flash ReportHanep BuhayI-WitnessImbestigadorKapuso Mo, Jessica SohoKapwa Ko Mahal KoMisteryoPinoy MDReporter's NotebookRescueSaksiTunay na BuhayUnang HiritWish Ko LangGMA News TV showsAng Pinaka...Balita PilipinasBalitanghaliBawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng WinnieBest MenBrigadaDay OffDobol B sa News TVFashbookLife and Style with Gandang Ricky ReyesFront RowFull Time MomsGMA News TV All SportsGame!Good News Kasama si Vicky MoralesGo Negosyo Kaya MoI JuanderIn the LimelightInvestigative DocumentariesMay Tamang BalitaMommy Elvie @ 18News to GoNews TV LiveOn Call: Balita Serbisyo NgayonPop TalkPower HouseReel TimeSarap at HomeState of the Nation with Jessica SohoThe SmithsTonight with Arnold ClavioTweetbiz InsidersWeekend GetawayRegional NewscastsRatsada (GMA-6 Iloilo,GMA-5 Roxas, GMA-2 Kalibo, GMA-10 Sipalay and GMA-13 Bacolod)Balitang Bisdak (GMA-7 Cebu)Testigo (GMA-5 Davao)Balitang Amianan (GMA-10 Dagupan and GMA-10 Baguio)Balitang Isabela (GMA-7 Isabela)Regional Public Affairs ShowsArangkada (GMA-6 Iloilo, GMA-13 Bacolod)Buena Mano (GMA-7 Cebu)Una Ka BAI (GMA-7 Davao)Primera Balita (GMA-10 Dagupan and GMA-10 Baguio)Ilonggo Isyu Subong- GMA IloiloNegrense Isyu Subong- GMA BacolodIsyu Karon Central Visayas - GMA CebuIsyu Karon Southern Mindanao - GMA DavaoIsyu Ngayon North and Central Luzon - GMA Dagupan/BaguioBicolandia Isyu Ngonian - GMA NagaIsyu Karon Northern Mindanao - GMA Cagayan de OroIsyu Karon SOCSKSARGEN - GMA General SantosDefunctMain article: List of shows previously aired by GMA Network#GMA News and Public AffairsMain article: List of shows previously aired by Q#News and Public Affairs programsNews and Public Affairs personalities The Six Pillars of GMA News and Public AffairsMel Tiangco (Chief Operating Officer, GMA Kapuso Foundation)Mike Enriquez (President & CEO, Radio GMA (RGMA))Jessica Soho (Vice-President for News Programs, GMA News & Public Affairs)Arnold ClavioVicky Morales-ReynoHowie Severino (Editor-in-chief, GMA News Online)NewscastersLei Alviz (GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Pia Arcangel-Halili (Balitanghali, 24 Oras Weekend, Unang Hirit)Bea Binene (Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales)Ruth Cabal (GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Nelson Canlas (In the Limelight)Aubrey Carampel (In the Limelight)Arnold Clavio (Balita Pilipinas, Saksi, Unang Hirit)Kara David (News to Go)Luanne Dy (24 Oras Weekend, Unang Hirit)Mike Enriquez (24 Oras, Dobol B sa News TV)Susan Enriquez (GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Pia Guanio (24 Oras)Grace Lee (24 Oras Weekend)Jiggy Manicad (24 Oras Weekend)Ivan Mayrina (News TV Live, On Call: Balita. Serbisyo. Ngayon., Unang Hirit)Tina Panganiban-Perez (GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Rhian Ramos (In the Limelight)Rida Reyes (News TV Live)Lala Roque (GMA Flash Report)Vicky Morales-Reyno (Good News Kasama si Vicky Morales, Saksi)Mark Salazar (GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Rhea Santos (Unang Hirit)Jessica Soho (State of the Nation with Jessica Soho)Mel Tiangco (24 Oras)Howie Severino (News to Go)Connie Sison (On Call: Balita. Serbisyo. Ngayon., Unang Hirit)Valerie Tan (On Call: Balita. Serbisyo. Ngayon)Raffy Tima (Balitanghali)Mariz Umali (Balitanghali Weekend, GMA Flash Report, News TV Live)Jun Veneracion (Balitanghali Weekend)News ReportersMarisol AbdurahmanSandra AguinaldoMaria AusenteCyrian AgujoLei AlvizTheresa AndradaCesar ApolinarioPia ArcangelRuth CabalNelson CanlasAubrey CarampelCedric CastilloJohn ConsultaRosetti RiveraRawnna CrisostomoIan CruzKara DavidSteve DailisanClaire DelfinSusan EnriquezMichael FajatinChino GastonLia MañalacJiggy ManicadIvan MayrinaJoseph MorongDeo BugawisanGrace dela PenaMaki PulidoOscar OidaTina Panganiban-PerezMicaela PapaValerie TanDante PerelloSaleema RefranBernadette ReyesRida ReyesLala RoqueMark SalazarLhar SantiagoRhea SantosJamie SantosJulius SegoviaJam SisanteConnie SisonJP SorianoEmil SumangilJay TarucDano TingcungcoRaffy TimaSherrie Ann TorresChino Trinidad (Sports)James VelasquezJun VeneracionJosh VillanuevaMark ZambranoTricia ZafraKata TibayanHadji RietaPublic Affairs personalitiesMiss A (Fashbook)Sandra Aguinaldo (i-Witness)Dr. David Ampil II (Pinoy MD)Connie Angeles (Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko)Love Añover-Llanko (Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie, Unang Hirit, Hanep Buhay)Cesar Apolinario (I Juander)Pia Arcangel-Halili (Unang Hirit)Drew Arellano (Weekend Getaway, Unang Hirit, Aha!)Dr. Oyie Balburias (Pinoy MD)Florian Balmes (Investigative Documentaries)Roxanne Barcelo (Art Angel)Maey Bautista (May Tamang Balita)Ramon Bautista (May Tamang Balita)Gelli de Belen (Tweetbiz Insiders)Ronnie Carrasco (Tweetbiz Insiders)Reema Chanco (Game!)Lyn Ching-Pascual (Unang Hirit)Arnold Clavio (Rescue, Tonight with Arnold Clavio)Gaby Concepcion (Unang Hirit)Shiela Coronel (Investigative Documentaries)Kara David (i-Witness)Grace dela Peña (Investigative Documentaries)Luane Dy (Unang Hirit)Ryan Eigenmann (Misteryo)Chef Tristan Encarnacion (Unang Hirit)Mike Enriquez (Imbestigador)Susan Enriquez (I Juander, Unang Hirit)Suzie Entrata-Abrera (Full Time Moms, Unang Hirit)Rovilson Fernandez (Ang Pinaka...)Jace Flores (Best Men)Tonipet Gaba (Art Angel, Pop Talk)Sheena Halili (May Tamang Balita)Solenn Heussaff (Fashbook)Fabio Ide (Tweetbiz Insiders)Christine Jacob-Sandejas (Full Time Moms)RJ Ledesma (Best Men)Ed Lingao (Investigative Documentaries)Malou Mangahas (Investigative Documentaries)Jiggy Manicad (Reporter's Notebook)Dr. Jean Marquez (Pinoy MD)Jigs Mayuga (Fashbook)Winnie Monsod (Bawal ang Pasaway kay Mareng Winnie)Vicky Morales-Reyno (Wish Ko Lang)Mike "Pekto" Nacua (Day Off)Eric Poliquit (Fashbook)Maki Pulido (Reporter's Notebook)Dr. Raul Quillamor (Pinoy MD)Dr. Ferdz Recio (Born to be Wild, Unang Hirit)Jai Reyes (Unang Hirit)Gorgy Rula (Tweetbiz Insiders)Kiko Rustia (Born to be Wild)Suzuki Sadatsugu (Tweetbiz Insiders)Danzen Santos (Tweetbiz Insiders)Rhea Santos-de Guzman (Tunay na Buhay)Howie Severino (Investigative Documentaries, i-Witness)Connie Sison-Escudero (Pinoy MD)Beebop Smith (The Smiths)Pepe Smith (The Smiths)Queenie Smith (The Smiths)Sanya Smith (The Smiths)Jessica Soho (Brigada, Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho)Lolit Solis (Tweetbiz Insiders)Chariz Solomon (Tweetbiz Insiders)Jay Taruc (i-Witness)Chris Tiu (Hanep-Buhay)Chino Trinidad (Game!)Jun Veneracion (Best Men)Monica Verallo (Unang Hirit)Carmina Villaroel (Day Off)Marites Vitug (Investigative Documentaries)Tim Yap (Tweetbiz Insiders)Mark Zambrano (Game!)Elvira "Mommy Elvie" Villasanta (Mommy Elvie @ 18)Ariel Villasanta (Mommy Elvie @ 18)Ricky Reyes (Life and Style with Gandang Ricky Reyes)Gladys Reyes (Go Negosyo Kaya Mo)Regional PersonalitiesDagupanJorge GuerreroJoyce Ann SeguiCJ ToridaAlfie TulaganCharisse VictorioShiela Mae FinuliarJette ArcellanaSantiago, IsabelaJun FelipeEddie SantosNoel CruzJenny EstebanMaricel Dela CruzIloiloBernard BernalJoecel HuescaMark NuniezaEnrico Surita, Jr.Julius Belaca-olCharlene BelvisFabienne PaderesJoan JalandoniCarol Velagio-SobejanoNenita Abarro-HobillaJonathan GellangarinGerthrode Charlot TanCebuBobby NalzaroRose VersozaJun VeliganioVic SernaLalaine GoLou Anne Mae RondinaChona CarreonAlan DomingoCecille QuibodMonching AuxteroNikko SerenoDarlene Sino-CruzAna DesamparadoDavaoTek OcampoRose BernalesMargie Montejo-DacanayVladimir FernandoSolomon GonzalesBrecil KempisDerf MaizRichy NalagonDarios RelatadoJohn Paul SenielDonna TimbalSheillah VergaraFormer StaffPaolo Abrera (1995–1999; 2005–2009)Ryan Agoncillo (1999)Kat AlanoHannah AlcosebaRobert AlejandroHeherson AlvarezCarlito Gonzaga (1972-1987)Martin Andanar (1999–2004)Boots Anson-RoaLito AtienzaAtom AraulloManny AyalaPinty Gonzaga (1972-1987)Julius BabaoInday Badiday† (1988–1997)Veronica Baluyut-JimenezJorge BandolaRobert Barbers†Jejomar BinayPhoemela BarandaJun BautistaPaolo Bediones (1998–2009)Butch BelgicaLouie Beltran†Teddy Benigno†Jackielou BlancoEthel BoobaArt BorjalCher CalvinNina CastroDan Campilan†Rene Cayetano†Israel CandoMarilen CawadDavid CeldranJay Cesora OrenseIris CruzMich CruzLuchi Cruz-Valdez (1988–2002)Anne CurtisMarky Cielo†Karen Davila (1995–2000)Randy DavidGin de MesaGina de VeneciaMao dela CruzJaime dela Rosa†Rachel Del MarRomie Del MoroSunshine DizonLeslie EspinoChristian EstebanEdwin EusebiMickey FerriolsLouie GarciaRomi GarduceHelen GamboaMelissa GecoleaJimmy GilCandice GironBobby GuanzonTeofisto GuingonaRalph GuzmanHenry HalasanRico HizonRisa Hontiveros-BaraquelEddie IlardeMon IsbertoTeresa InocentesJayaRene JoseJaileen JimenoChina JocsonMari KaimoMike LacanilaoNick LalogRey Langit (1992–1994)Bong LapiraChe Che Lazaro (1988–2004)Angelique LazoAnna Theresa LicarosNikki LiuDante LibanCarlo LorenzoIsa LorenzoMeanne Los BañosTony LozanoJolina MagdangalMalou MangahasTJ ManotocEdu ManzanoRaffy MarceloAbner MercadoLucky MercadoOrly MercadoJohnny MidnightHans MontenegroTina Monzon-Palma (1976–1992)Bernie Morales†Christine OngOscar OrbosGani OroMarga OrtigasRey PachecoObet PagdangananIra PanganibanCarlos PadiliaQueenie PadillaAmado PinedaCristina PecsonRicardo "Dong" Puno (1983–1995)Miriam QuiambaoDaniel RazonMaverick RelovaMaria Ressa (1988–1995)Ping RestorJun Ricafrente†Eagle RiggsMarian RiveraMariel RodriguezArman Roque†Gabriel RoxasMargaux SalcedoBernadette SembranoAntonio SevaTisha SilangAllan SisonAndy SmithJay SonzaAli SottoTito SottoRichelle SyJoe TarucDr. Jai TeGeorgette TengcoAkiko ThomsonAlex TinsayMechel TionMike ToledoMarvin TomandaoDr. Dean TornoJoaquin ValdezAlfred VargasHelen Vela† (1986–1991)Jose Mari Velez† (1983–1990)Bon Vibar (1990)Augusto Victa†Lito Villarosa†Ariel VillasantaMaggie WilsonSherryl YaoPaeng Yabut†Tony Zarrilla†DeceasedSee also GMA NetworkList of programs broadcast by GMA NetworkList of programs broadcast by QSuper Radyo DZBB 594 kHz AMABS-CBN News and Current AffairsTV5 News and InformationReferences
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