24 Oras

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24 Oras
24 Oras (logo).jpg
Logo used since February 21, 2011.
Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Directed by Weeknights
Joel San Luis
Lirio Dayao
Presented by Weeknight anchors
Mel Tiangco
Mike Enriquez
Weekend anchors
Pia Arcangel
Jiggy Manicad
Narrated by Joel Reyes Zobel (weekdays, 2004–2014)
Theme music composer Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Marissa Flores
Running time 1 44 hours (Weeknights)
30 minutes (Weekends)
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run March 15, 2004  – present
Preceded by Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco (as early evening newscast)
GMA Weekend Report (as weekend newscast)
External links

24 Oras (24 Hours) is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. It is aired Weeknights at 6:30−8:30 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 5:30−6:00 pm (PST). The newscast is simulcasted on radio through Super Radyo DZBB 594 kHz in Mega Manila and several of its regional Super Radyo stations nationwide.


24 Oras set as of February 21, 2011

24 Oras premiered on March 15, 2004 at 6:15pm, replacing Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco. Frontpage anchor Mel Tiangco was joined by Saksi's Mike Enriquez, rejoining them in one newscast since they co-anchored Saksi from 1996 to 1998. Special weekend editions are also being aired when it deemed necessary (See below).

DZBB anchor Joel Reyes Zobel is the voice over talent til 2014.

On June 2004, the show reformatted its studio set, graphics & intro, however, the OBB or "Opening Billboard" remains the same.

On December 1, 2005, the coverage by 24 Oras of a siege of Camp Bagong Diwa was mentioned in the best news program category in the Asian Television Awards in Singapore.[1]

The show relaunched in April 17, 2006[2] with a new graphics package, and a new set with floating large rear projection screens that allow the anchors to virtually "talk" to correspondents in live feeds. The studio set was shared by Saksi during that time. PAGASA's Nathaniel Cruz anchors weather news during severe weather conditions.

On August 11, 2008, the show was relaunched again with a new set using LED, a new desk which is identical to the desk used by CBS Evening News, new graphics and titles. On April 2010, the show became the home of Vizrt Touchscreen system a real-time broadcast solutions system which is use in the YouScoop segment designed and developed by GMA New Media. On December 6, 2010, the news program updated its graphics. A day later, it updated its OBB and title card.

On February 21, 2011, along with Unang Hirit, Saksi, and GMA Flash Report, the newscast introduced a new studio set, new graphics, new theme, and new OBB. The new theme music is a remix of 24 Oras 2008-2011 theme music & an element of an opera voice, eventually it was developed in 2010, which was used only for the commercial.[3] On October 10, 24 Oras updated only its graphics. The logo on the bottom left corner is now square and features: 24 Oras current logo, Facebook page, Twitter account and GMA News Online URL. The news ticker became shorter than February 2011 24 Oras news ticker. The news ticker of the late 2011 24 Oras shows the return of the time shown on the news ticker (the former is 2006-2011). The headlines at the right of the 24 oras logo is rectangular with the red line at the right of the headlines. This also use a new font Antique Olive on their graphics, replacing Myriad font, which use on other GMA newscast.

On June 4, 2012, 24 Oras launched its new weather segment titled "I.M. Ready: GMA Weather" (based on the advisory ad of the said title), hosted by resident Meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz. Cruz has been the chief weather forecaster for PAGASA and is regularly seen in GMA newscasts for some time before he went to Australia.

On June 2013, 24 Oras introduce its augmented reality graphics, it was used only on the beginning of the show, however it was no longer used later on. October 2, Since Tiangco & Enriquez went to USA for the International Emmy Awards early in September, GMA News TV's State of the Nation anchor Jessica Soho was assigned to substitute the show. A notable coverage of GMA News called "Super Typhoon Yolanda", covering the devastating typhoon Haiyan (international name), won its 4th George Foster's Peabody Awards.

Weekend Edition[edit]

Before the launch of the weekend edition, 24 Oras occasionally appeared on weekends during special coverages (e.g. typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng, and the Maguindanao massacre) and the weekend before the elections instead of airing GMA Weekend Report or Flash Report Special Edition from 2004−07 which also anchored by Enriquez and Tiangco (So have been called Tutok:Eleksyon 2004/2007). Notable guest anchors (once appeared) for the special edition were Saksi anchors Arnold Clavio and Vicky Morales.

On February 21, 2010, the weekend edition of 24 Oras was launched, replacing GMA Weekend Report. Balitanghali anchor Pia Arcangel and Reporter's Notebook host Jiggy Manicad were the anchors of weekend edition. Unlike the weekday edition, one of the anchors narrate the headlines.


Weekday Edition[edit]

  • Mel Tiangco
  • Mike Enriquez
  • Pia Guanio (Chika Minute Weekdays)
  • Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz (Resident Meteorologist; also occasionally appears on weekend if the weather is severe)

Weekend Edition[edit]

Former anchors[edit]

  • Grace Lee (Chika Minute Saturday) (transferred to TV5)
  • Luanne Dy (Chika Minute Sunday)

Awards and recognition[edit]

New York Festivals[edit]

  • 2009 Winner, Gold World Medal for Coverage of an Ongoing Story[4]
  • 2009 Winner, Silver World Medal for Best Newscast[4]

US International Film and Video Festival[edit]

  • 2013 Certificate for Creative Excellence, Newscast category (Sendong tragedy)[5]

Asian Television Awards[edit]

  • 2005 Highly Commended, Best News Program (Camp Bagong Diwa Siege)

Telly Award[edit]

  • 2011 Bronze Telly Award, News/News Feature Category (Super Typhoon Juan)[6]

Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)[edit]

  • 2011 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2010 Special Citation for Best News Program (Ondoy and Maguindanao Massacre Coverage)
  • 2007 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2004 Winner, Best News Program

ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for Television[edit]

  • 2011 Winner, Outstanding News Program

PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

  • 2011 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2007 Winner, Best Female Newscaster (Mel Tiangco)[7]
  • 2006 Winner, Best News Program

USTv Student Choice Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Winner, Best Local News and Current Affairs Program:
  • 2011 Winner, Best Local News and Public Affairs Program
  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

Gandingan: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Winner, Jiggy Manicad: Best Field Reporter

Gawad Tanglaw[edit]

  • 2012 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2011 Winner, Best News Program(tied up with TV Patrol)
  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Foundation Awards[edit]

Northwest Samar State University Annual Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Winner, Best News and Public Affairs Program
  • 2013 Winner, Mike Enriquez: Best News and Public Affairs Male Program Anchor
  • 2013 Winner, Mel Tiangco: Best News and Public Affairs Female Program Anchor
  • 2012 Winner, Best News and Public Affairs Program
  • 2012 Winner, Mike Enriquez: Best News and Public Affairs Male Program Anchor

PMAP Makatao Awards for Media Excellence[edit]

  • 2012 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2012 Winner, Mel Tiangco: Best TV Female Newscaster

National Academy of Television Arts & Science (Emmy Awards)[edit]

  • 2013 Winner, Best Documentary

George Foster Peabody Awards[edit]

  • 2014 Winner, Best News Coverage for "Super Typhoon Yolanda"; along with State of the Nation, Saksi, 24 Oras Weekend, & Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho

See also[edit]


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