24 Oras October 31 v2016
24 Oras (24 Hours) is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. It is the nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines on GMA and worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. It is aired every weeknights from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM, and every Saturdays and Sundays from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST).
Watch 24 Oras October 31 2016here
The newscast can be heard on radio through Super Radyo DZBB 594 in Mega Manila and several of its regional Super Radyo stations nationwide (Super Radyo 909 Palawan, Super Radyo 1323 Iloilo, Super Radyo 999 Cebu and Super Radyo 1125 Davao).
News happens round the clock. And GMA is here to give you every important news item of the last 24 hours, delivered by the country’s most-trusted newscasters, Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco.
24 Oras premiered on March 15, 2004 at 6:15pm, replacing Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco as the network’s answer to longest-running newscast TV Patrol. 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). The show, meanwhile, transferred its timeslot from 6:15pm to 6:30pm, it was currently extended to 90 minutes.
On June 2004, along with Saksi, the show relaunched its studio set, and graphics packages, and later in September 2004, the show was listed top 10 from the AGB Nielsen TV Ratings, leading 24 Oras, the most-watched primetime newscast.
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.
The show relaunched in April 17, 2006 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, also the anchors are doing stand-up news delivery. 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 multi-million peso studio set using LED, a new desk which is identical to the desk used by CBS Evening News, new graphics, new titles, and its new slogan “Tahanan ng Katotohanan”. 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.