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IBC Express Balita

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Presented by  Zyrene Parsad-Valencia
Original language(s)  Filipino
Final episode date  5 August 2011
Language  Filipino
Country of origin  Philippines
First episode date  13 July 1998
Genre  News program
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Created by  Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by  IBC News and Public Affairs
Directed by  Jose Chito "Jet" Cabatuando
Program creator  Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Nominations  PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Female Newscaster
Similar  Ronda Trese, News Team 13, NewsWatch, IBC NewsBreak, Sic O'Clock News

IBC Express Balita (lit. IBC Express News) was the flagship program of Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation (IBC). It is one of 3 news programs produced by the network's News and Public Affairs Division and used to air 5:00pm on weekdays.


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Its reportorial teams are tasked to gather news from every major beat in the Greater Manila Area as well as nearby provinces.

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1998-2001: Soriano era

The newscast premiered on July 13, 1998, replacing Headline Trese. It was first anchored by Anne Marie Soriano and Alice Noel. In 1999, Noel left the newscast to anchor the late-night newscast IBC Balita Ngayon and she was replaced by Ida Marie Bernasconi, the newscast had several changes to the opening billboard. On February 21, 2000, Bernasconi left the newscast to anchor Ronda Trese, returning media personality Snooky Serna took Bernasconi's anchor spot, with a brand new opening billboard, graphics, soundtrack and stand-up news delivery.

2001-2009: Castelo era

On January 8, 2001, both Soriano and Serna were replaced by former teen star Precious Hipolito-Castelo and MalacaƱang correspondent Ron Gagalac as its new anchors maintaining the same title card, soundtrack, and graphics. On January 7, 2002, Noli Eala became Castelo's new co-anchor replacing Gagalac, which he transferred to ABS-CBN as a news reporter years later. By that time, the newscast expanded its broadcasting time to 60 minutes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays (as Wednesdays and Fridays paved way for the PBA on IBC coverage) and had several changes later on.

Several months later on the same year, Eala was replaced by Adrian Ayalin as the former was appointed to anchor IBC News Tonight. In 2004, after IBC relaunched its slogan and station ID ("Ang Bagong Pilipino") on December of 2003, the newscast also done changes on its studios, opening billboard and graphics; and its also reused its first soundtrack theme of the newscast (which used from the latter's debut in 1998 to 2000) for follow-details before and after news reports. A year later, Ali Atienza replaced Ayalin, which he transferred to ABS-CBN as a news reporter. However, Atienza left the newscast in 2007 in order to run for mayor of Manila. He was temporarily replaced by Errol Dacame. In 2008, DZRH radio anchor Bing Formento became Castelo's new co-anchor replacing Atienza. The team-up continued until 2009, when Castelo decided to run for Councilor of Quezon City.

2009-2011: Morales era

On November 9, 2009, Jake Morales replaced Hipolito-Castelo and Formento as its new anchor; the newscast relaunched to their graphics, soundtrack and opening billboard. For several weeks, Morales was joined by Toni Marcelo, then later on, Karen Padilla finally took the anchor's chair replacing the former. However, Padilla, being the wife of Erwin Tulfo, left the newscast in early 2011 to be acquired by TV5 to anchor for Aksyon Breaking on AksyonTV, leaving Morales as the sole anchor of the program, he was joined by Cathy Eigenmann as his new co-anchor on May 16, 2011.

2011: Lontoc and Parsad era

On June 20, 2011, Chal Lontoc took over the anchor chair as its new anchor. The newscast introduced its simpler studio set the same day. However, Lontoc was replaced by Zyrene Parsad-Valencia a month later as its new and final anchor. The newscast ceased airing on August 5, 2011 to make way for the afternoon edition of News Team 13.


  • Anne Marie Soriano (1998-2001)
  • Alice Noel (1998-1999)
  • Ida Marie Bernasconi (1999-2000)
  • Snooky Serna (2000-2001)
  • Precious Hipolito-Castelo (2001-2009)
  • Ron Gagalac (2001-2002)
  • Noli Eala (2002)
  • Adrian Ayalin (2002-2004)
  • Ali Atienza (2004-2007)
  • Errol Dacame (2007-2008)
  • Bing Formento (2008-2009)
  • Jake Morales (2009-2011)
  • Toni Marcelo (2009)
  • Karen Padilla-Tulfo (2009-2011)
  • Cathy Eigenmann (2011)
  • Chal Lontoc (2011)
  • Zyrene Parsad-Valencia (2011)
  • Substitute anchors

  • Karen Tayao-Cabrera
  • Nitz de Onon-Rosales
  • Ina Rubio
  • Chele Mendoza
  • Maricel Halili
  • Jeffrey Zaide
  • Jess Caduco
  • Rida Reyes
  • Toff Rada
  • Alvin Sejera
  • Kara Cruz

  • References

    IBC Express Balita Wikipedia