GMA Integrated News and Public Affairs

GMA Integrated News and Public Affairs
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Wordmark of GMA News
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Division ofGMA Network
Area servedWorldwide
Key people
  • Oliver Victor B. Amoroso (Acting Head, Integrated News Group and First VP and Head, GMA Regional TV and Synergy)
  • Nessa S. Valdellon (First VP, Public Affairs)
  • Michelle Seva (VP, News Programs and Specials)
  • Mike Enriquez (Consultant, Radio Operations and RGMA President)
  • Karen Tiongson-Mayrina (Head, GMA News Research)
  • Jaemark Tordecilla (AVP, News and Public Affairs Digital Media and Editor-in-Chief, GMA News Online)
HeadquartersGMA Network Center, EDSA cor. Timog Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Former names
  • RBS News Department
  • GMA Radio-Television News
  • GMA Rainbow Satellite News
SloganWalang Kinikilingan, Walang Pinoprotektahan, Walang Kasinungalingan, Serbisyong Totoo Lamang
(English: Nothing is Favored, Nothing is Protected, No Lies, Just True Service)
Ang News Authority ng Pilipino
(English: The News Authority of the Filipino)
Sagot Namin ang Balita, Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan
(English: We Take Care of the News, Anywhere, Anytime)
Redefining News for the Filipino
Serbisyong Totoo ng Buong Puso para sa Pilipino
(English: True Service of Whole Heart for the Filipino)
  • Filipino (main)
  • English

GMA Integrated News and Public Affairs (formerly known as RBS News Department, GMA Radio-Television News and GMA Rainbow Satellite News; and later GMA News and Public Affairs and commonly GMA (Integrated) News) is the news division of the GMA Network Inc.

The division produces news, public affairs, infotainment, and lately, sports and entertainment programs for free-to-air TV channels (GMA Network and GTV), national radio station (Super Radyo DZBB 594) owned and affiliated regional television and radio stations in the Philippines, and international TV channels (GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV and GMA News TV International).


GMA News and Public Affairs logo with the "Serbisyong Totoo" tagline, an older logo as well.

Public affairs division

GMA's Public Affairs division was established in 1987 when Tina Monzon-Palma, then head of GMA News, recognized that a 30-minute newscast was not adequate and sufficient to inform the general Filipino public on what is happening to the recently established Aquino government after the historic People Power Revolution in February 1986. The public affairs division started with five news personnel including Marissa La Torre Flores (who would later lead GMA News and Public Affairs as its senior vice president until 2022) and held office inside the cameramen's locker room before moving into the state-of-the-art GMA Network Center with no experience, equipment, camera and an improvised set broadcasting at the old GMA building in EDSA with only a passion-to-work attitude. Today this division, with more than 500 news personnel—both locally based and with international assignments—and producing 16 of the most awarded programs on Philippine television today, is one of the more active.

Weekend with Velez was the first network-produced public affairs program on GMA, afterward renamed Velez This Week and was hosted by Jose Mari Velez.

From a makeshift and improvised set, the once GMA News garnered several honors and recognitions from local and international award-giving bodies, including two gold medals in the New York Festivals and their first Peabody Award in 1999.

Coinciding with its 20th anniversary in broadcasting excellence, GMA News and Public Affairs aired a documentary entitled 20: Dalawampung Taon ng GMA Public Affairs (20: Twenty Years of GMA Public Affairs) on October 28, 2007.

On April 27, 2020, GMA News and Public Affairs Digital launched a podcast channel available on Spotify and Apple Podcast.

GMA Integrated News

In late-October 2022, GMA News was rebranded as "GMA Integrated News", in an effort to emphasise the combined resources of its television, digital, radio and regional platforms. First Vice President and Head of GMA Regional TV and Synergy Oliver Victor B. Amoroso was appointed as the Acting Head of GMA Integrated News following its rebranding.


In 1999, George Foster Peabody Award recognized the documentaries "Kidneys for Sale" and "Kamao" by Jessica Soho and the I-Witness team and Jay Taruc's child labor story on Brigada Siete. On December 9, 2003, the Philippine House of Representatives 12th Congress commended GMA News and Public Affairs through Resolution 787 authored by Rep. Rodolfo Plaza for its efforts in uplifting the standards of the Philippine broadcast industry by receiving the first Peabody Award for television news awarded to an Asian country in 1999. In 2010, Kara David's I-Witness documentary, "Ambulansiyang de Paa," won GMA News and Public Affairs second Peabody Award. GMA News TV's documentary program Reel Time's "Salat" episode received a Peabody Award in 2013. In 2014, Peabody awards recognized GMA News' State of the Nation with Jessica Soho, 24 Oras, Saksi, 24 Oras Weekend and Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho for its coverage of the Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan).

Im Ready

Im Ready or IMReady is a public safety and preparedness campaign of GMA News and Public Affairs launched on 2010. It is the country's first 24/7, one-stop shop for public safety information.

Im Ready was forged through a partnership between GMA and several government agencies including DOST-PAGASA and Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). It also draws support from GMA's collaboration with Google and Waze, the leading traffic navigation app.

On 2014, GMA New Media, the technology and digital arm of GMA launched the mobile application IMReady where in users can see real-time information and updates including weather, traffic situations, and news alerts. It is available on iOS and Android phones.


Currently aired

GMA Network


Regional Programs (GMA Regional TV)


(officially branded as GMA News and Public Affairs Digital and GMA Online Exclusives)

  • Stand For Truth (YouTube, airs weeknights on GTV)
  • Adulting with Atom Araullo (YouTube)
  • All Access with Joyce Pring (YouTube)
  • ExB Rules (YouTube)
  • Fact or Fake with Joseph Morong (YouTube)
  • #FYI with Richard Heydarian (YouTube)
  • @gmanews #tweetcap (Twitter)
  • #GMAnewsfeed (Facebook)
  • #Goals with Gabbi Garcia (YouTube)
  • TasteMNL with Arra San Agustin (YouTube)
  • Thousanaire with Reese Tuazon (YouTube)
  • Zero Kilometers Away (YouTube)

Defunct programs

Defunct regional newscasts

  • 24 Oras Amianan (GMA 10 Dagupan)
  • 24 Oras Bikol (GMA 7 Naga) – reverted to Balitang Bicolandia
  • 24 Oras Central Visayas (GMA 7 Cebu) – reverted to Balitang Bisdak
  • 24 Oras Davao (GMA 5 Davao)
  • 24 Oras Ilokano (GMA 5 Laoag)
  • 24 Oras North Central Luzon (GMA 10 Dagupan)
  • 24 Oras Northern Mindanao (GMA 12 and 35 Cagayan de Oro)
  • 24 Oras Southern Mindanao (GMA 5 Davao)
  • 24 Oras Western Visayas (GMA 6 Iloilo)
  • Balitang Amianan (GMA 10 Dagupan) – reverted to One North Central Luzon
  • Balitang Ilokano (GMA 5 Laoag and 48 Ilocos Sur/Abra)
  • Baretang Bikol (GMA 7 Naga)
  • Ratsada (GMA 6 Iloilo)
  • Ratsada 24 Oras (GMA 6 Iloilo)
  • Testigo (GMA 5 Davao) – reverted to One Mindanao
  • Testigo Northern Mindanao (GMA 12 and 35 Cagayan de Oro)

Defunct regional public affairs shows

  • Arangkada (GMA 6 Iloilo)
  • Buena Mano Balita (GMA 7 Cebu) – reverted to GMA Regional TV Live!
  • Isyu Ngayon
    • Isyu Karon Socsksargen (GMA 8 General Santos)
    • Isyu Karon Southern Mindanao (GMA 5 Davao)
    • Isyu Karon Northern Mindanao (GMA 12 and 35 Cagayan de Oro)
    • Isyu Karon Central Visayas (GMA 7 Cebu)
    • Isyu Mindanao (GMA 5 Davao, GMA 35 Cagayan de Oro and GMA General Santos)
    • Isyu Ngayon North Central Luzon (GMA 10 Dagupan)
    • Isyu Ngonian Bicolandia (GMA 7 Naga and GMA 12 Legazpi)
    • Isyu Subong Ilonggo (GMA 6 Iloilo)
    • Isyu Subong Negrense (GMA 13 and 30 Bacolod) – reverted to One Western Visayas as Newscast
  • Isyu ug Istorya (GMA 5 Davao, GMA 35 Cagayan de Oro and GMA 8 General Santos)
  • Primera Balita (GMA 10 Dagupan) – reverted to Mornings With GMA Regional TV.
  • Una Ka BAI (GMA 5 Davao) – reverted to At Home With GMA Regional TV.

Current Personalities

Flagship Newscasts

GMA Network


Regional Flagship Newscasts

One North Central Luzon

  • CJ Torida
  • Joanne Ponsoy
  • Harold Reyes
  • Ivy Hernando

Balitang Southern Tagalog

  • Ivy Saunar-Gasang
  • Ace Medrano

Balitang Bicolandia

  • Jessie Cruzat
  • Kate Delovieres

Balitang Bisdak

  • Alan Domingo
  • Lou Anne Mae Rondina
  • Cecille Quibod-Castro

One Western Visayas

  • Adrian Prietos
  • Kaitlene Rivilla

One Mindanao

  • Sarah Hilomen-Velasco
  • Cyril Chaves
  • Efren Mamac
  • Jestoni Jumamil

Regional Morning Shows

Mornings With GMA Regional TV

  • Joanne Ponsoy
  • Harold Reyes

GMA Regional TV Live!

  • Nikko Sereno
  • Cecille Quibod-Castro.

GMA Regional TV Early Edition

  • Adrian Prietos
  • Kaitlene Rivilla

At Home With GMA Regional TV

  • Jandi Esteban
  • Cyril Chaves
  • Krissa Marie Dapitan
  • Abbey Caballero

Current Roster of Journalists and Correspondents

Main Roster

  • Jun Veneracion
  • Raffy Tima
  • Ivan Mayrina
  • Chino Gaston
  • Bernadette Reyes
  • Marisol Abdurahman
  • Emil Sumangil
  • Mariz Umali
  • JP Soriano
  • Ian Cruz
  • Mark Salazar
  • Joseph Morong
  • Dano Tingcungco
  • Sandra Aguinaldo
  • Nico Waje
  • Jonathan Andal
  • Mai Bermundez
  • Katrina Son
  • Bam Alegre
  • Maki Pulido
  • Saleema Refran
  • Mav Gonzales
  • Lei Alviz
  • Oscar Oida
  • John Consulta
  • Cedric Castillo

GMA Regional TV Correspondents

  • Jasmin Joy Gabriel-Galban
  • Andrew Bernardo
  • Jessica Calinog
  • Fe Marie Dumaboc
  • Aileen Pedreso
  • Rgil Relator
  • CJ Torida
  • Joanne Ponsoy
  • Ivy Hernando
  • Claire Lacanilao
  • Russel Simorio
  • Ivy Kristina Saunar-Gasang
  • Paul Hernandez
  • Denise Abante
  • Jessie Cruzat
  • Kate Delovieres
  • Chris Novelo
  • Rosie Nieva
  • Alan Domingo
  • Nikko Sereno
  • Cecille Quibod-Castro
  • Lou Anne Mae Rondina
  • Adrian Prietos
  • Zen Quilantang
  • Darylle Marie Sarmineto
  • John Sala
  • Sarah Hilomen-Velasco
  • Jandi Esteban
  • Kent Abrigana
  • James Paolo Yap
  • Cyril Chaves
  • Efren Mamac
  • Krissa Marie Dapitan
  • Abbey Caballero

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