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As 'TV Patrol' turns 27

By Andrew Jonathan S. Bagaoisan

For most Filipinos, it is TV Patrol that has been their window to recent history for the longest time.

It has chronicled the ups and downs of the Fifth Republic, some of them coinciding with its own. 770 more words


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This week marks the 28th anniversary of TV Patrol. Here's a history lesson about the longest-running Filipino-language newscast on television, as published during the week of the program's 27th anniversary.

Noli de Castro: Coup talk a Palace spin to shield Aquino from probes

MANILA, Philippines – Broadcast journalist and former Vice President Noli de Castro laughed off rumors, on Tuesday, that he was part of a destabilization against the Aquino administration, saying those who were spreading it just wanted to divert the attention of the public from the so-called Mamasapano fiasco. 471 more words


Post Colonial Analysis of ABS-CBN's TV Patrol

TV Patrol is a news program daily aired on ABS-CBN. It is anchored by Ted Failon, Noli De Castro and Korina Sanchez. Applying post-colonial analysis on the text, we can tease out elements that manifest the cultural dimension of colonialism of the Philippines. 512 more words


Payback time for Kabayan and Iglesia

For a while, we thought we were watching Net 25, the home of Ka Totoy Talastas and other devout Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC) journos. We had to flip channels back and forth ‘coz we thought ex-Gloria veep Noli “Kabayan” de Castro had switched to the INC network to do wall-to-wall coverage of the centennial of the politically influential sect. 372 more words


Ex-VP by day, TV Patrol anchor by night

In case you missed it, the Senate hearing on Delfin Lee’s alleged housing scam had an interesting guest last April 8. It was Noli De Castro, the Kapamilya network’s longtime news reader. 393 more words


MGB Halloween Specials

Before Saturday night television viewing was taken over by tearjerkers such as ‘Maalaala Mo Kaya‘ and ‘Magpakailanman‘, news and public affairs programs such as ‘ 358 more words


Sto. Tomas Floods Return in 2013 Monsoon, Dike Breached in Minalin Portion

I think this post will be just be for posterity since we have been updated very well by people on Facebook. The great difference with this year’s flood was that electricity was continually supplied to the town and so we still got ‘citizen journalists’ online reporting the events as they unfolded, with timely (using it loosely here) posting on Facebook. 241 more words

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