FOLLOWING the clamor for fresh news from the different regions and provinces, GMA Regional TV (RTV) proudly airs its flagship news program "Regional TV News" in the morning, weekdays at 9 a.m., and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GMA Network's GTV channel beginning July 26.
Regional TV News is produced by the teams behind the high-rating and award-winning newscasts GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan (North Central Luzon), GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak (Central & Eastern Visayas), GMA Regional TV One Western Visayas (Western Visayas), GMA Regional TV One Mindanao (North, Central, South Central, Western, and Southern Mindanao) and GMA Regional TV Balitang Bicolandia (Bicol Region).
Anchored by GMA RTV's young and dynamic broadcast journalists CJ Torida, Nikko Sereno, Sedfrey Cabaluna, Sarah Hilomen-Velasco, and Jessie Cruzat, Regional TV News provides the latest and most relevant news from the different regions and provinces on the national level.
Staying true to its commitment “Local News Matters,” joining them in delivering the biggest and the most important happenings in key cities and provinces all over the Philippines are GMA RTV's roster of news personalities as well as the various local news teams and stringers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
"We remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering local news that matters, in sharing stories that inspire, and in enriching the lives of Filipinos in the Philippines and across the globe," said GMA Regional TV First Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso.
"This is why we take pride in this latest addition to our growing list of local TV programs-Regional TV News-a national newscast featuring the local news from all over the regions, made available to more viewers via GTV. We invite our Kapuso to join us every morning and catch the biggest and the most important news from the provinces and various cities outside Metro Manila. This latest endeavor will not be possible without your continued support of GMA Regional TV. Maraming salamat sa lahat ng ating Kapuso na patuloy na tinatangkilik ang mga programa ng GMA RTV," he added.
It was in 2019 when GMA RTV made its local newscasts available to more viewers nationwide through GMA Regional TV Weekend News which previously aired on GMA News TV every Saturday. This year, GMA RTV is making news from the regions available six days a week and on earlier time slots via Regional TV News.
At the same time, GMA Network's regional arm further strengthened its presence in North Central Luzon and Central and Eastern Visayas with its local channels made available in Zambales, Aurora, Isabela, Cagayan Valley, Calbayog, Borongan, and Dumaguete earlier this year.
A four-time recipient of the "Best Regional TV Network" award from Platinum Stallion National Media Awards, GMA RTV continues to reach out to its viewers across the country.
At the height of the pandemic last year, it rolled out its "Kapuso Barangayan on Wheels" to help families from different barangays by providing them with food packs, rice, and groceries, as well as locally produced vegetables. The campaign received an "Excellence Award" under the Communication Management Division's Corporate Social Responsibility category at the 18th Philippine Quill Awards.
Also earning a Quill award for "Excellence Award" in the Communication Training and Education category was "Kapuso Campus Tour: The Regional Masterclass Series" which was launched in 2019 as part of the Network's election advocacy, "Pusuan ang Totoo" in line with the national elections in 2020.
At the Gandingan 2021: The 15th UPLB Isko't Iska's Multimedia Awards, GMA Regional TV Balitang Bisdak won the "Most Development-Oriented Feature" honor, while GMA Regional TV Balitang Amianan took home the "Most Development-Oriented Investigative Story" award.
Meanwhile, GTV recently widened its coverage areas in Northern and Central Luzon and in Southern Tagalog. Residents located in Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, portions of Nueva Ecija and Ilocos Sur, as well as in Batangas and parts of Quezon Province can now expect a sharper, more vibrant, and high-quality TV viewing experience that they can enjoy while watching the colorful line-up of GTV programs.
Catch Regional TV News weekdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GTV.
All the freshest news, events, and updates about GMA Regional TV are now available via GMA RTV's official website www.gmaregionaltv.com and @gmaregionaltv on YouTube. Follow GMA Regional TV on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram via @GMARegionalTV.
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