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24 Oras (24 HOURS) is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network. A nightly national newscast which airs in the Philippines. Launched in 2004, it is one of the most watched news programs in the country. The program airs at 6:30 PM PST on Weekdays, and is also simulcast on GMA Pinoy TV. 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.<ref>Asian Television Awards 2005 Winners</ref>

The show relaunched in May 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. Pia Guanio hosts the showbiz news segment of the program, "Chika Minute". PAGASA's Nathaniel Cruz anchors weather news during severe weather conditions. Joel Reyes Zobel is the voice over talent.

On August 11, 2008, the show was relaunched again with a new set, a new desk which is similar to the desk used by WNBC's News 4 New York, and new graphics and titles.

The newscast is also aired on radio thru DZBB 594 kHz in Mega Manila.


  • Alerto 24
  • Chika Minute (formerly Showbiz Time in early days of 24 Oras)
  • Time Out
  • Good News
  • Balitang Abroad
  • Kapusong Totoo
  • Imbestigador ng Bayan

Awards and Recognitions


Asian Television Awards

  • 2005 Highly Recommended, Best News Programme - Camp Bagong Diwa Siege

PMPC Star Awards for Television

  • 2006 Winner, Best News Program (tied w/ TV Patrol World)
  • 2007 Winner, Best Female Newscaster (Mel Tiangco)<ref>Star Awards for TV winners, Journal Online, November 20, 2007</ref>

Catholic Mass Media Awards

  • 2003 Winner, Best News Program
  • 2007 Winner, Best News Program

New York Festivals

  • 2009 Winner, Gold World Medal for Coverage of an on-going story<ref>[1], The Philippine Star, February 6, 2009</ref>
  • 2009 Winner, Silver World Medal for Best Newscast<ref>[2], The Philippine Star, February 6, 2009</ref>

USTv Student Choice Awards

  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

Gawad Tanglaw

  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program



See also

External links

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