What Is the TV Patrol in Manila?


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TV Patrol is the national news broadcast of ABS-CBN in the Philippines. Broadcasts air Monday to Friday and weekends as well. The show is also aired via radio through DZMM, a 24-hour talk and news radio station, and on the DZMM radio television show DZMM TeleRadyo.

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The program first aired on March 2, 1987. It was intended as a replacement for another news program, Balita Ngayon, that was no longer on the air due to low ratings. Two of the anchors from Balita Ngayon went on to become anchors for TV Patrol.

TV Patrol is also broadcast overseas via the ABS-CBN international channel, The Filipino Channel, which was created in 1994. TV Patrol was the first Philippine newscast that was broadcast overseas. TV Patrol episodes can also be watched via the Internet on the television show's website. As of 2015, this program is the longest running Filipino evening newscast.

TV Patrol has enjoyed longstanding success. The style of the newscast was referred to as "Tabloid on the Air" by one of its first anchormen, Noli de Castro. De Castro used his success on TV Patrol to develop a news magazine titled after his famous opening line on the television show.

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