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|Division of||GMA Network|
|Headquarters||GMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines|
|Slogan||Walang Kinikilingan, Walang Pinoprotektahan, Walang Kasinungalingan, Serbisyong Totoo Lamang|
(English: Nothing is Favored, Nothing is Protected, No Lies, Just True Service)
Ang News Authority ng Pilipino
(English: The News Authority of the Filipino)
Sagot Namin ang Balita, Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan
(English: We Take Care of the News, Anywhere, Anytime)
Redefining News for the Filipino
GMA News and Public Affairs (formerly known as RBS News Department, GMA Radio-Television News and GMA Rainbow Satellite News; and commonly GMA News) is the news and public affairs programming division of the GMA Network Inc.
The division produces news, public affairs, infotainment, and lately, sports and entertainment programs for free-to-air TV channels (GMA Network and GTV), national radio station (Super Radyo DZBB 594) owned and affiliated regional television and radio stations in the Philippines, and international TV channels (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International).
The GMA News division traces its origin from the Republic Broadcasting System (RBS), established by Robert Stewart in 1950. The programming of its flagship AM radio station, DZBB, depended mostly on news reports. The station covered the eruption of Mt. Hibok-Hibok in 1951 and the election and death of the former Philippine president Ramon Magsaysay.
While RBS Channel 7 was established in 1961, it was in the 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 Revolution, also known as EDSA Revolution. In 1998, GMA teamed up with The Philippine Daily Inquirer to produce the coverage of that year's election.
GMA News became a pioneer in local television news in many ways. GMA became the first TV network to be fully reporting the news in Filipino language with their late-night newscast GMA Network News in 1998 which was anchored by Mike Enriquez and Vicky Morales. GMA was one of the pioneers of women in broadcast journalism. Tina Monzon-Palma (who moved to TV5, later ABS-CBN) was one of the first female co-anchors when she first presented News at Seven , one of the most-watched news programs in the 1970s, Helen Vela was the first woman to anchor news in Filipino for GMA Balita in 1986 and Mel Tiangco was the first late-night sole anchor for Frontpage in 1999. During the time of Martial Law by then-President Ferdinand Marcos, GMA was the first to broadcast an hourly news bulletin program. GMA News Roundup aired from 1974 to 1976. The program was later replaced by GMA News Digest in 1976, GMA News Live in 1987, GMA Flash Report in 2002, GMA News Update in 2016 and in 2020 it was now rebranded as 24 Oras News Alert. In the 1980s, GMA also took the lead becoming the first ever television network to broadcast on weekday latenights and weekend primetime.
The station was also the first to use a ticker for breaking news and traffic information. In 1995, GMA News was the first to use Electronic News Gathering Vans in the country. In 2004, it regularly began to use Satellite News Gathering facilities to reach more remote areas. GMA News also covered major events in the country such as the World Youth Day 1995, 2000 Today and 2003 World Meeting of Families.
In 2006, GMA News was praised by the former 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’s Public Affairs division was established in 1987when 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. The public affairs division 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. Today this division, with more than 500 news personnel—both locally based and with international assignments—and producing 16 of the most awarded programs on Philippine television today, is one of the more active.
Weekend with Velez was the first network-produced public affairs program on GMA, afterwards renamed Velez This Week and was hosted by Jose Mari Velez.Later that year it was joined by other public affairs shows such as Firing Line with Teddy Benigno (later on co-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 merits 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 the Philippine longest-running noontime show, Eat Bulaga! , celebrated its silver anniversary in 2004, Public Affairs co-produced Eat Bulaga!: Silver Special with the noontime program's production company, TAPE Inc. Arnold Clavio hosted the program with his fellow Unang Hirit host Rhea Santos. Clavio was a contestant in a former segment of the noontime show.
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.
In the recent years, GMA Public Affairs has started producing scripted drama serials that usually tackles various issues that affect the Filipino populace.
On April 27, 2020, GMA News and Public Affairs Digital launched a podcast channel available in Spotify and Apple Podcast.
GMA Network's then flagship newscast, Saksi , won the 1999 Asian Television Awards and 2002 New York Festival awards for Best Newscast.
In 1999, George Foster Peabody Award recognized the documentaries "Kidneys for Sale" and "Kamao" by Jessica Soho and the I-Witness team and Jay Taruc’s child labor story on Brigada Siete .On 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 for television news awarded to an Asian country in 1999. In 2010, Kara David's I-Witness documentary, "Ambulansiyang de Paa," won GMA News and Public Affairs second Peabody Award. GMA News TV's documentary program Reel Time's "Salat" episode received a Peabody Award in 2013. In 2014, Peabody awards recognized GMA News' State of the Nation with Jessica Soho , 24 Oras , Saksi , 24 Oras Weekend and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho for its coverage of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).
IMReady is a public safety and preparedness campaign of GMA News and Public Affairs launched on 2010. It is the country’s first 24/7, one-stop shop for public safety information.
IMReady was forged through a partnership between GMA and several government agencies including DOST-PAGASA and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It also draws support from GMA’s collaboration with Google and Waze, the leading traffic navigation app.
On 2014, GMA New Media, the technology and digital arm of GMA launched a mobile application where in users can see real-time information and updates including weather, traffic situations, and news alerts. It is available on iOS and Android phones.
(officially branded as GMA News and Public Affairs Digital and GMA Online Exclusives)
One Mindanao is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA Davao and GMA Northern Mindanao. Anchored by Tek Ocampo, Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and Real Sorroche, it premiered on August 28, 2017.
ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, known on-air as ABS-CBN News, is the news and current affairs programming division of ABS-CBN. The organization is responsible for the daily news and information gathering of its news programs.
DYXX-TV, channel 6, is a commercial VHF television station of Philippine television network GMA Network Inc.. It is owned by Asian-Pacific Broadcasting Company under the operations of the same network. Its studios are located at the GMA Compound, Phase 5, Alta Tierra Village, MacArthur Drive, Barangay Quintin Salas, Jaro, Iloilo City, while its transmitters are located at Piña-Tamborong-Alaguisoc Road, Jordan, Guimaras with the power of 30,000 watts and with effective radiating power of 72,000 watts. It covers the entire Western Visayas. GMA Iloilo's audio signal is heard on 87.75 MHz FM band in Iloilo City.
DXMJ-TV, channel 5, is a commercial VHF television station of Philippine television network GMA Network Inc.. Its studios and transmitter are located at GMA Complex, Broadcast Ave., Shrine Hills, Matina, Davao City.
DYSS-TV, channel 7, is a commercial VHF television station owned and operated by GMA Network Inc.. Its studios and offices are located at the GMA Skyview Complex, Nivel Hills, Apas, Cebu City, while its transmitter facilities is situated at Mt. Busay, Brgy. Bonbon, Cebu City.
Balitang Bisdak is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA Cebu. Originally anchored by Bobby Nalzaro, it premiered on October 4, 1999. Nalzaro, Cecille Quibod-Castro and Alan Domingo currently serve as the anchors.
Balita Pilipinas Primetime is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA News TV. Anchored by Arnold Clavio, it premiered on March 5, 2011. The show concluded on February 15, 2014.
DZEA-TV, channel 10, is a commercial television station owned and operated by GMA Network Inc. Its studios are situated at GMA Complex, Claveria Road, Malued District, Dagupan City, with a hybrid Baguio City satellite studio is located at #16. Kisad Road, 2nd Floor Midland Currier Building, Baguio City while its transmitter facilities is located at Mt. Sto. Tomas, Tuba, Benguet. Opened in 1980, it is the first television station serving Northern and Central Luzon.
DXJC-TV, channel 35, is a television station owned and operated by Philippine television network GMA Network Inc.. Its studios and offices are located at the 2nd floor Centro Mariano Building, Sergio Osmeña St., Barangay 12, Cagayan de Oro City, while its transmitter is located at GMA Transmitter Site, Malasag Heights, Barangay Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City.
24 Oras Ilokano, formerly Balitang Ilokano is a Philippine television news broadcasting program broadcast by GMA Network in the Ilocos Region. Anchored by Jorge Guerrero, it premiered on June 25, 2012. The newscast concluded on April 24, 2015.
24 Oras Bikol, formerly Baretang Bikol is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA Bicol. Anchored by Elmer Caseles, it premiered on September 17, 2012 replacing Bicolandia Isyu Ngonian. It was simulcasted in TV-7 Naga, TV-12 Legazpi, TV-8 Daet, TV-2 Sorsogon, TV-7 Masbate and TV-13 Catanduanes.
24 Oras Northern Mindanao, formerly Testigo Northern Mindanao is a Philippine television news broadcasting program broadcast by GMA Network in the Northern Mindanao. Originally anchored by Kenneth Ragpala, it premiered on February 5, 2013 replacing Isyu Karon. Joe Legaspina served as the final anchor.
Balitang Amianan is a pan-regional news program of the GMA Regional TV in the North Luzon super region. The newscast delivers the most recent news and current affairs issues in Filipino language. Initially created to deliver news from North Central Luzon, the newscast expanded its coverage into Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and parts of Central Luzon as part of GMA Regional's plans to strengthen its local news division. The newscast is primarily anchored by CJ Torida, Joanne Ponsoy, and Jasmin Gabriel-Galban.
Ratsada 24 Oras, formerly Ratsada and 24 Oras Western Visayas is a Philippine television newscast by GMA Iloilo. Originally anchored by Noly Calvo and Jeja Rose Pernan, it premiered on October 4, 1999. The newscast concluded on November 13, 2015. Gerthrode Charlotte Tan and Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida served as the final anchors.
The Isyu Ngayon series was a brand of regional news magazine shows of different GMA Regional TV stations in the Philippines. They were aired weekly in Dagupan, Cebu, Iloilo and Davao on Saturday mornings; and aired daily in Naga, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro and General Santos. The Isyu Ngayon family of programs was not available in the Metro Manila market. Its editions in Naga, Iloilo, Bacolod and Davao were aired internationally via GMA News TV International.
One Western Visayas is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA Iloilo and GMA Bacolod. Anchored by Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna, Kaitlene Rivilla, and Adrian Prietos, it premiered on August 27, 2018.
Regional TV Weekend News is a Philippine television news broadcasting show broadcast by GMA News TV, GMA Network and GTV. It premiered on July 27, 2019 on GMA News TV and on March 21, 2020 on GMA Network. The show concluded on GMA Network on April 25, 2020.
GTV(Good TV), stylized as Gtv, is a Philippine free-to-air television network owned and operated by the Citynet Network Marketing and Productions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GMA Network, Inc. It was launched on February 22, 2021, replacing GMA News TV on its flagship station, UHF Channel 27 Metro Manila and its provincial relay stations. It is a sixth overall secondary television brand of GMA Network since its inception in 1995 as Citynet Television. The network produces programmes from studios located at the GMA Network Center, EDSA corner Timog Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The network's primary transmitter facility is located at the GMA Tower of Power site, Tandang Sora, Barangay Culiat, Quezon City and it operates daily from 5:30 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.