ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
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Company ABS-CBN
Country Philippines
Key people Ging Reyes
(Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs)
Chi Almario-Gonzalez
(Head - News Gathering Group)
Gen Reyes
(Head - Current Affairs Group)
Chari Villa
(Head - Online and Mobile Group)
International bureaux North America
Middle East
Slogan Panig sa Katotohanan, Panig sa Pagbangon ng Bayan (Sides for the Truth, Sides for the Rise of the Nation)
Website ABS-CBN News

ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs (formerly ABS-CBN News and Public Affairs) is the news division of Philippine media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering of its news programs. Its current slogan is Panig sa Katotohanan, Panig sa Pagbangon ng Bayan (Tagalog for Sides for the Truth, Sides for the Rise of the Nation). According to the SWS media trust survey, ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs topped the list among Philippines news and broadcast organizations, garnering 68% of the public trust.

It serves the main ABS-CBN Channel 2, the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group, Studio 23, ABS-CBN News Channel, DZMM TeleRadyo, the flagship radio stations, DZMM and Tambayan 101.9 HD, a news website named ABS-CBNNEWS.COM and the regional radion networks MOR, DYAB, and DXAB. The division operates mainly and headquartered at ABS-CBN Broadcast Complex in Quezon City while the ABS-CBN regional stations also have their local news divisions, which is a big help in newsgathering for the whole network. It also has a news bureaus in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East with the help of ABS-CBN Global Ltd., these make ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs ahead among the other news organizations in the country as they were the largest and the most comprehensive when it comes to local and international newsgathering.



The division is currently headed by experienced journalist and former ABS-CBN’s North America Bureau Chief, and now ABS-CBN's Senior Vice President for News and Current Affairs Ging Reyes. It is further subdivided into 3 divisions:

  • News Gathering Group, headed by veteran print media journalist and former investigative reporter for The Manila Times and Today, Chi Almario-Gonzales.
  • Current Affairs Group, headed by a balik kapamilya Gen Reyes
  • Online and Mobile Group, headed by seasoned journalist and former Reuters correspondent to the Philippines, Chari Villa.

Aside from regular programming, it also operates the ABS-CBN News Channel, currently the first and the only English 24 hour news channel in the country. The division also operates a news website ABS-CBN News in partnership with The Philippine Star and The Manila Times.


Current programs on ABS-CBN

  • Trip na Trip
  • TV Patrol
  • TV Patrol Weekend
  • Umagang Kay Ganda
  • Urban Zone
  • XXX: Exklusibong, Explosibong, Exposé

Current programs on ABS-CBN News Channel

  • Strictly Politics
  • Talkback with Tina Palma
  • Tamano Perspective
  • Tease
  • The World Tonight
  • Top Story
  • Travel Time
  • View from the Top

Current programs on Studio 23

Current programs on The Filipino Channel

Current programs on ABS-CBN Regional Network Group


  • TV Patrol Northern Luzon (ABS-CBN TV-3 Baguio and TV-11 Mountain Province)
  • TV Patrol Ilocos (ABS-CBN TV-7 Laoag, TV-34 Vigan)
  • TV Patrol Cagayan Valley (ABS-CBN TV-3 Tuguegarao and TV-2 Isabela)
  • TV Patrol North Central Luzon (ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan, Tarlac and Cabanatuan, TV-34 Bulacan and TV-22 Baler)
  • TV Patrol Pampanga (ABS-CBN TV-46 Pampanga)
  • TV Patrol Palawan (ABS-CBN TV-7 and TV-23 Palawan)
  • TV Patrol Southern Tagalog (ABS-CBN TV-10 Batangas, TV-38 Lipa, TV-21 Calapan , TV-46 San Pablo, TV-24 Lucena)
  • TV Patrol Bicol (ABS-CBN TV-11 Naga, TV-23 Daet, TV-9 Sorsogon, TV-11 Virac and TV-10 Masbate)


  • TV Patrol Negros (ABS-CBN TV-4 Bacolod)
  • TV Patrol Panay (ABS-CBN TV-10 Iloilo, TV-23 Kalibo and TV-21 Roxas)
  • TV Patrol Central Visayas (ABS-CBN TV-3 Cebu and TV-9 Bohol)
  • TV Patrol Tacloban (ABS-CBN TV-2 Tacloban, TV-7 Catbalogan and TV-10 Calbayog)


  • TV Patrol Western Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-42 Dipolog and TV-9 Pagadian)
  • TV Patrol Chavacano (ABS-CBN TV-3 Zamboanga and TV-10 Jolo)
  • TV Patrol Northern Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-2 Cagayan de Oro, TV-2 Bukidnon, TV-7 Ozamiz and TV-4 Iligan)
  • TV Patrol Southern Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-4 Davao)
  • TV Patrol Socsksargen (ABS-CBN TV-3 General Santos, TV-24 Koronadal and TV-4 Kidapawan)
  • TV Patrol Central Mindanao (ABS-CBN TV-5 Cotabato)
  • TV Patrol Caraga (ABS-CBN TV-11 Butuan and TV-12 Surigao)

Defunct programs


  • "ABS-CBN News and Public/Current Affairs in the Service of the Filipino" (1986–2002) This slogan was based on the network's corporate slogan.
  • "Karangalan Po Naming Maglingkod Sa Bayan" (2002)
  • "Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan, Maaasahan" (2003)
  • "Maaasahan, Hindi Lamang Sa Salita, Subok na sa Gawa" (2004)
  • "Naglilingkod Sa Inyo, Saan Man Sa Mundo" (2004–2005) This slogan was inspired by the reformat of TV Patrol to TV Patrol World.
  • "Panig Sa Katotohanan, Panig Sa Bayan" (2006–2010) This current slogan was translated in various local languages.
  • "Panig Sa Katotohanan, Panig Sa Pagbangon ng Bayan" (2010–present)

iPatrol Mo!

ABS-CBN News launched its own citizen journalism campaign during its coverage of the 2007 Philippine General Elections. Initially entitled Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Tagalog for Your Vote, You Patrol), it reflects upon the station's flagship newscast, TV Patrol.

The campaign is now called Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo! (Your Town, You Patrol) which runs out of a blog. Submission of news items from the general public is across a variety of platforms, mainly using SMS and MMS technologies.

An extension of the campaign Ako ang Simula (I Am the Beginning) was launched on May 11, 2009 - and was its banner for the network's coverage of the 2010 Presidential Elections. A re-launch of the campaign was carried out in June 2009 by the network as part of its commemoration of Philippine Independence Day.

As answer to ABS-CBN's Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo!, the other two main competitor GMA and TV5 both followed and had their own version of citizen journalism campaign named YouScoop! and JournalisMO! respectively.

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