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The primetime edition titlecard since August 14, 2017
Public service
Live action
Directed byBenedict Carlos
Presented byAksyon Prime
Luchi Cruz-Valdes
Ed Lingao
Aksyon sa Tanghali
Raffy Tulfo
Marga Vargas
Aksyon Alert
Various Contributors
Theme music composerJimmy Antiporda (original version)
Opening themeAksyon theme (2017 arrangement)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog (w/ Closed Captioning)
No. of episodesN/A (airs daily)
Executive producer(s)Paul Padua (noontime edition)
Grace Navarro (primetime edition)
Production location(s)TV5 Studio B, Novaliches, Quezon City (2010-2013)
TV5 Media Center, Reliance, Mandaluyong City (2013-present)
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running timePrimetime edition
30-60 minutes
Noontime edition
60 minutes
Production company(s)News5
Original network5
Picture format5 (Free TV)
480i 4:3 (SDTV)
1080p 16:9 (HDTV)
One PH (Satellite TV)
1080i 16:9
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseApril 5, 2010 –
Preceded byTEN: The Evening News (as evening newscast)
Good Morning Club (as morning show)
Balitaang Tapat (as noontime newscast)
Pilipinas News (as late-night newscast)
ABC News Alert (as hourly news bulletin)
Followed byMorning Calls (as morning show)
The Big Story (as late-night newscast)
Related showsSapul sa Singko
Aksyon JournalisMO
Pilipinas News
External links

Aksyon (lit. Action) is the flagship national network news program broadcast by 5 in the Philippines.[1] It consists of two editions: its main primetime edition, also known as Aksyon Prime, broadcasts from 6:00 to 7:00 pm, PST, and is anchored by News5 head Luchi Cruz-Valdes and chief correspondent Ed Lingao, and its noontime public service and news edition, Aksyon sa Tanghali airs from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, PST, and is anchored by Raffy Tulfo.

Aksyon formerly produced its morning newscast (Aksyon sa Umaga), a late night edition (Aksyon Tonite) and weekend newscast (Aksyon Weekend) as part of its integrated news platform adhering to the principle of 24/7 news monitoring and reporting.

Its primetime edition is simulcasted on a "teleradyo" basis through 92.3 News FM in Mega Manila, One PH on Cignal channel 6 (Via Delay Basis) and its provincial Radyo5 stations nationwide.

All of its editions are aired overseas via Kapatid Channel and AksyonTV International.

It is the first-ever Philippine TV program that uses closed captioning (CC1), but only applies to live studio presentations (except live interviews).



The newscast is based on News5's slogan "Higit sa Balita, Aksyon", which literally means "Beyond the news, Action".


As a primetime newscast (2010–2014)[edit]

Aksyon premiered on April 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm with Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim as its first anchors; the news program used a touch-screen television called "Aksyon Board." It is the first local newscast to report via Live-Pack in contrast to the OB Vans used by its competitors. There is also a round-up news update called Aksyon Ngayon anchored by Dindo Flora, Cristina Lazo, and former Tambayan 101.9 (now MOR 101.9) DJ Reggie Valdez.

On October 25, 2010, Erwin Tulfo of the police-report-and-public-service-segment Aksyon Metro joined the newscast and their time slot was moved to 6:00 pm, then 5:45 pm, and then 5:30 pm serving as a former lead-in to the network's former variety shows Willing Willie/Wil Time Bigtime. On that same day, the newscast also introduced a new augmented virtuality set and OBB. Since November 8, 2010, the newscast began its simulcast on the newly launched Radyo5 92.3 News FM.

On February 17, 2011, Paolo Bediones left the newscast for Aksyon JournalisMO, leaving Cosim and Tulfo as the main anchors, with Shawn Yao (showbiz and weather) and Makata Tawanan (Makata's Super Bidyo) as segment anchors; the newscast was also given new weekday graphics and new virtual background while starting its simulcast on AksyonTV on February 21, 2011.

On June 6, 2011, the newscast added a news desk while updating their graphics and title card. "Makata's Super Bidyo," a video features segment, was reformatted with its new name "Makatang Gala" (The Stray Poet), where Makata Tawanan goes on streets to bring information to its viewers. By July 25, 2011, Lourd de Veyra joined the newscast, hosting his weather-and-trivia-segment "Weather or Not", which includes relevant and historical bites after de Veyra presents the weather.

On February 6, 2012, Aksyon divided into two parts, Metro Aksyon focused on police reports around Metro Manila, and Rodolfo Jun Sabayton hosted "Anong Problema Mo", while remaining 30 minutes is the national and other news, it then became an emergency protocol when its former lead-in public service program, T3: Kapatid, Sagot Kita, of the Tulfo brothers was given a long-term suspension by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board following numerous controversies that hounded the show. By February 20, 2012, Aksyon modified its newsdesk and updating its graphics and title card.

On January 7, 2013, Aksyon reexpand its time to 45 minutes, from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm, it then launched a new segment entitled Happy News, a segment that focuses on light-hearted topics (e.g., travel, food, festivals, etc.) that reflects the Filipino's happy spirit. It has become the newscast's closing segment since its launch.

On June 2013, when Sports5 did not renew a blocktime agreement with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation to air the AKTV sports block due to high blocktime costs and low ratings, the newscast's simulcast on AksyonTV was limited to give way for the primetime sports programming on AksyonTV.

On October 14, 2013, along with the launch of News5's primetime block KBO: Karunungan, Balita, Opinyon, Aksyon updated its newsdesk, graphics and title card. later, Aksyon became a 1-hour newscast from 6:00-7:00 pm.

On December 23, 2013, Aksyon, along with other News5 programs, transferred from its former TV5 Studio Complex in Novaliches, Quezon City to a larger TV5 Media Center in Reliance, Mandaluyong.[2]

On March 2014, the newscast has two new segments. Caught in Aksyon focuses on issues – accidents, violation, and wrongful activities caught on CCTV Cameras. Makatarugan Ba? is about the issues that one or more individuals has a violations in a law, as explained by Atty. Mel Sta. Maria.

Expansion (2014–2017)[edit]

On July 21, 2014, "Aksyon" expanded its newscast by revamping four separate newscasts: Aksyon sa Umaga (replacing Good Morning Club), Aksyon sa Tanghali (the reincarnation of Balitaang Tapat) back-to-back with T3 Enforced (after moving to noontime slot), the reformatted flagship Aksyon Prime, and Aksyon Tonite (replacing Pilipinas News due to manpolling of its anchors like Cherie Mercado and Jove Francisco).

On October 21, 2014, Aksyon Prime cut its runtime to 45 minutes whenever PBA games are at hand on weeknights. Reaksyon once again had a separate program after Aksyon Tonite.

On November 3, 2014, Veteran war correspondent and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism multimedia director Ed Lingao joins Aksyon Tonite, replacing Paolo Bediones, which left the newscast as effect of a video scandal while he was on GMA Network. Ed Lingao is previously with ABC/TV5 from 2004 – 2009 as Head of News and as Contributor on Aksyon's predecessor, TEN: The Evening News. Ed Lingao's appearance was on a split screen, with Cheryl Cosim presenting from the studio while he is at the scene of the news on location. Andanar became also a temporary co-anchor with Cosim in Aksyon Tonite, but during the coverage of Typhoon Mario (Fung-wong), Bediones, while being on a leave of absence, had an appearance on Aksyon Tonite and other Aksyon newscasts to give a report for Rescue5.

Paolo Bediones joined Aksyon Sa Umaga for a short period of time then later removed. However, the public service reminders from Rescue5 with Paolo Bediones were still being aired until his quiet unknown status with the network.

On January 2015, Aksyon Sa Umaga shortened its airing time until 6:30 am as the network expands its TV5 Kids block.

On April 6, 2015, all Aksyon newscasts including Aksyon News Alerts made history as they shifted to 16:9 high definition production, the first among the top three networks in the country. However, as major networks are initially testing digital terrestrial broadcasts at the time being, these newscasts are aired to viewers in a downgraded 4:3 standard definition letterbox (either on widescreen or CRT TVs).

On June 2015, all Aksyon Newscasts updated their graphic packages in full 16:9 presentation, which is currently used by major television networks in the US, Australia, most of Europe and other countries; the studio set was also renovated and expanded to accommodate an LED screen at the back of the studio with a desk for the anchor. This also the first time that Aksyon Sa Umaga doesn't have a separate studio set.

On July 20, 2015, all Aksyon newscasts rescaled their graphics to allow TV5 to fit the newscast to the conventional 4:3 broadcast format. However, the letterboxing output shall remain to be used for some circumstances (such as events like the SONA where the originating source only applies to 16:9 widescreen TVs).

After Shawn Yao's controversy on one of her live reports on TV and before anchoring a program on Bloomberg TV Philippines, she left her segment in Aksyon and replaced permanently by MJ Marfori.

On January 18, 2016, Tulfo replaced Lourd de Veyra as one of the anchors/hosts of Aksyon sa Umaga. Erwin and Martin's tandem in early morning television show made a return after Good Morning Sir; their radio program Punto Asintado became a segment again in Aksyon Sa Umaga. Erwin Tulfo is still one of the anchors of Aksyon Prime.

On February 15, 2016, Aksyon sa Tanghali introduced Balitaserye, a five-minute crime investigation segments which similar on ABS-CBN News SOCO and GMA News Imbestiagdor., anchored by Gary de Leon

On April 18, 2016, Cheryl Cosim and TV5's resident legal analyst Atty. Mel Sta. Maria replaced Martin Andanar and Erwin Tulfo as anchors/hosts of Aksyon sa Umaga. This is Cheryl Cosim's return as a morning anchor/host after Good Morning Club, though she still anchored Aksyon Tonite at that time. This is also Atty. Mel Sta. Maria's first time to become a main anchor of a television newscast. Public service format was added on his arrival. Before this, he already became part of a segment in some newscasts of News5 where he gave similar advice to that which he gave on his radio program Relasyon.

On April 2016, after many years of anchoring various newscasts, this is the first time that Martin Andanar doesn't have any television-produced programs except the continuous rerun of Crime Klasik and as host of Punto Asintado from Radyo5, he then focused on his radio and podcast career, while continuing his job as the official voice over of all News5 platforms: Radyo5, AksyonTV (except Sports5 programs), N5E, and News5 programs on TV5. But on June 2016, it was revealed that Martin Andanar was appointed as the new head of PCOO (Presidential Communication Operations Office) under the Duterte Administration, which supervises the government's media infrastructure.

On May 2016, after the Bilang Pilipino 2016 Election Coverage, all Aksyon newscasts continued to utilize the new studio with a large LED. Unlike ABS-CBN News and GMA News who came back in their respective newscast studios after the coverage, News 5 considered the Election studio as their new studio for all of its editions. However, 4:3 graphics, title cards, and OBB didn't change. There was also a time that Sports5 used the studio for the announcement of the Gilas Pilipinas line-up prior to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July (with the Philippines as one of the host countries).

On July 15, 2016, Cherie Mercado left the newscast after six years with TV5 (from Aksyon Weekend, Aksyon JournalisMO, Pilipinas News, to Aksyon sa Tanghali), after she was appointed as the Press Officer and spokesperson to the newly created Department of Transportation.[3][4] She, went to a private life with her family after resigning from her post in May the following year.[5] In 2018, she was hired by CNN Philippines (a local franchise of CNN which, ironically, became TV5's former partner in sharing international news content via AksyonTV's defunct CNN Konek) to anchor the late evening edition of Newsroom, replacing Mitzi Borromeo who'll leave the channel to pursue an advance degree in college.[6]

Following her departure, Aksyon was downgraded to single-presenter format by August 1. Cheryl Cosim retained her role to the morning newscast, but she left her co-presenter of Aksyon Tonite Ed Lingao who went solo for a week until Roices Naguit took over Cosim's vacated anchor's chair on the Late Night Edition in the height of the network's coverage to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More than two months later, on October 17, the edition's segment anchor Lia Cruz and former Aksyon sa Tanghali segment anchor Marga Vargas are named as new rotating co-anchors to Lingao;[7] the primetime edition however, was spared from these changes and continued to be co-anchored by Valdez and Tulfo during the time.[8]

On December 1, 2016, Aksyon sa Umaga began its simulcast on Radyo5 until 6:00AM; the move was made after News5 axed Balita Alas Singko on weekdays which ended on November 30. However, the Saturday and Sunday editions of Balita Alas Singko still continues to air because it occupies both on Radyo5 and AksyonTV and considering to be the only news content of News 5 on weekends. However, it cannot be seen on TV5 because of its radio booth format with no field reporters and video reports

By December 19, 2016, their graphic package gained rounded edges (in exception in the flipper) with orange as the standard color, it was initially used in the morning and early evening editions before implementing on the rest of the newscast. The color is now similar with their Cignal business channel Bloomberg TV Philippines.

On January 9, 2017, Aksyon Prime extended its runtime every Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to 75 mins, with Aksyon sa Tanghali extending its runtime to a full hour seven days before the main edition. However, Aksyon Prime was scaled back to 60 minutes by February 23.

On March 31, 2017, Erwin Tulfo and News5 management reached an agreement for the former to left Aksyon Prime, leaving his radio program Punto Asintado the remaining News5 program he hosted on, as well as occasional appearances with his brother Ben Tulfo for Kilos Pronto (a blocktime public-service show produced by Bitag Media for government-owned PTV).[9][10] Although personal concerns were the main reason for his departure to the newscast, several rumors have surrounded that it was due to his strong opinion stance leaning towards President Rodrigo Duterte, which was deemed sensitive to tackle for most Filipinos, particularly to members of the media (such as criticizing anti-Duterte supporter Jim Paredes on the DDS rally in Luneta during the 31st anniversary of EDSA I and Ed Lingao's criticisms to his opinion about opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros interview with UNTV's Get It Straight with Daniel Razon regarding the ongoing crisis in Marawi that has been a subject of "fake news"). Tulfo finally left TV5 on June 29, a day after Valdes returned from a month-long vacation, his brother Ben, meanwhile, revealed that she had been uncomfortable to work with Tulfo, which could have led to his departure with the network.[11] As a result of the online word war, TV5 was "disappointed" and gave disciplinary action on Ed, Erwin and Ben on June 30, with details not being revealed to the public.[12] On July 16, Tulfo was appointed to the public radio station Radyo Pilipinas One for his own radio program, Erwin Tulfo Live which began the following day.[13] Few months later, on September 17, Tulfo was also named as PTV's full-time news anchor, presenting the flagship PTV News which also began the following day.[14]

Series of possible budget cuts forced Aksyon sa Umaga to reduce its airing time to 75 minutes from June 5; followed by Aksyon Prime on July 3, when it shortened its airing time to its original 45 minutes; as a compromise for the latter, however, News5 offered a separate online streaming on News5 Everywhere and News5's Facebook Live, where it can continue to run beyond its television broadcast. The said extension was discontinued months later.

Reformat and major changes made by ESPN5's launch (2017–present)[edit]

New soundtrack, openers, title cards and transition graphics (except Aksyon sa Umaga) were refreshed across all editions by August 14, 2017, replacing its 2014 version; the morning edition also replaced the AksyonTV theme with the new Aksyon soundtrack.

On September 4, 2017, Aksyon sa Umaga reduced its airtime from 75 minutes to 60 minutes to give way to some programming changes within the network.

On October 12, 2017, TV5 announced its partnership agreement between the network and US-based sports television network ESPN, who returned to Philippine television after a 5-year long hiatus, thus the former Sports5 rebranded as ESPN 5 a day after, during the coverage of Game 1 of the 2017 PBA Governor's Cup Finals between the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel and the Meralco Bolts.[15] The new sports deal showed drastic changes within News5 and Aksyon: Aksyon sa Umaga was axed for good on November 3 to give way for the upcoming ESPN US' primetime programming simulcast overnight;[16] this ended Cheryl Cosim's role as the main anchor of a News5 newscast after 7 years, although she continues radio duties at Radyo5 as well as filling-in for Cruz-Valdes on the primetime edition. Weekend Aksyon News Alert bulletins were also axed as part of the sports division's expansion.[17] Also, since November 6, during Daylight Savings Time, Aksyon sa Tanghali adjusted its timeslot to 12:30 pm, every Monday, Tuesday, & Friday (to accommodate live coverage of the US National Football League) with a more public service focus along with reading the day's Main Headlines. Aksyon Tonite also cutback its airtime to 15 minutes by November 6. Presenter changes in the newscast also occurred, as Lia Cruz left the newscast three days earlier to join ESPN5's new on air talents, while Marga Vargas moved back to Aksyon sa Tanghali a week after;[18] leaving Ed Lingao as the main solo presenter for the newscast.[19]

Weeks after these changes, News5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes made an indefinite absence on Aksyon Prime. Ed Lingao and Cheryl Cosim temporarily replaced Luchi Cruz-Valdes in the newscast. Cosim served as the main anchor of the primetime edition from its inception In 2010 until 2014. While Lingao is on the primetime edition, News5 correspondent Maricel Halili took Lingao's post as sit-in anchor for Aksyon Tonite.

On December 11, 2017, the newscast had a minor change on their studio set-up and a newsdesk, which was previously used by now-defunct News5 program Reaksyon; the newscast also shares its set with SportsCenter Philippines of ESPN5 and The Big Story of Bloomberg TV Philippines (before it was moved to newly launched One News studio as the newscast was relaunched in the news channel). Aksyon Tonite also moved its timeslot at 11:00 pm to also give way to the said sports newscast; the said edition also re-extended its broadcast by 15 minutes.

On January 10, 2018, Aksyon Prime reduced airtime by 15 minutes on a PBA game day; this is due to adjustment of the PBA broadcast schedule which starts at 4:30 pm, on Wednesdays and Fridays. The runtime remains the same for the non-PBA game days.

On March 21, 2018, the noontime and primetime edition began airing on weekday mornings at 5:00 am as a replay telecast, serving as the morning timeslot formerly occupied by Aksyon sa Umaga.

During the third week of April, Aksyon sa Tanghali was given a Strong Parental Guidance (SPG) rating by the MTRCB due to its public service segments profane nature; the rating also includes the news segments of the said edition.

On July 2, 2018, after her almost 7 months of absence, Aksyon Prime main anchor Luchi Cruz-Valdes returns in the newscast, joining Ed Lingao, who serves as one of the sit-in presenters while she was on her leave. Meanwhile, another sit-in anchor Cheryl Cosim made a comeback to Aksyon Tonite as main anchor. Cosim permanently replaced Lingao, who also been her former co-anchor in the late-night edition.

On January 14, 2019, upon the rebranding of AksyonTV to 5 Plus, Aksyon Prime's simulcast on the channel was axed to give way to the channel's repositioning as an all-sports channel. However, the audio simulcast on Radyo5 remains intact, with added TV presence on a standalone Cignal channel of the same name, which is also aired on selected UHF free TV stations run by the radio station's owner, Nation Broadcasting Corporation.

On February 11, 2019, Aksyon Tonite moved its timeslot at 10:30 pm, to give way for the special program as part of News5's coverage of the 2019 mid-term elections, Aplikante sa Senado.

On February 18, 2019, Aksyon Primetime began simulcasting on One PH, a "teleradyo" channel of Radyo5, on Cignal TV channel 6. Four days later, News5 announced that Aksyon Tonite will be replaced by a rebroadcast of The Big Story, the flagship newscast of 5's sister English news channel One News starting March 4.

On July 15, 2019, Aksyon Primetime began airing a replay once again at 6:15am every weekday morning, it serves as a replacement for the timeslot formerly occupied by Aksyon sa Umaga and the TV5 Kids/Kids on 5 block. The replay once again ended after a month, it was replaced by a simulcast of Radyo5's Morning Calls.

Effective September 23, 2019, Aksyon Primetime will be re-extending its broadcast to 60 minutes during non-PBA game days. In accordance with the changes, Aksyon will now air at 6:00 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Its PBA game day timeslot remains unchanged; these changes were brought about by 5's expansion of its news content through programs from sister station One PH; like its newscast service One Balita and late night talk show Wag Po!.

Newscast editions[edit]

Aksyon (Primetime Edition)[edit]

Start time differences[edit]

The primetime edition is promoted to air at 6:00 pm on weeknights, with some exceptions. In almost every PBA game day, the newscast would start at or after 6:30 pm, on TV5 to allow the afternoon PBA game to end with the final score of the match. Start time is also subjected to change outside PBA games, only if necessary.

Main presenters[edit]

Segment presenters[edit]

  • Lourd de Veyra (2011–present, Aksyon Weather and Word of the Lourd)
  • MJ Marfori (2014–present, Celebrity Aksyon)
  • Lyn Olavario (2018–present, SportsCenter sa Aksyon)

Former main presenters[edit]

Former segment presenters[edit]

  • Paloma (2010–2011, Showbiz Aksyon)
  • Shawn Yao (2011–2014, Showbiz Aksyon; currently on One News)
  • Atty. Mel Sta. Maria (2014, Makatarungan Ba?)
  • Chiqui Roa-Puno (2014–2015, Aksyon Sports; former Congresswoman of the 1st district of Antipolo)
  • Vic Garcia (2017, Ano ang Aksyon mo?; now DZMM Radyo Patrol 630)
  • Laila Chikadora (2017–2018, Happy News)
  • Renz Ongkiko (2017–2018, Sportscenter sa Aksyon)


Aksyon sa Tanghali (Noontime Edition)[edit]

Aksyon sa Tanghali titlecard since August 14, 2017

The one-hour midday edition of the newscast is aired Mondays to Fridays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and is presented by Raffy Tulfo (who also hosts his Ipa-Raffy Tulfo Mo segment (formerly called as Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo), a spin off from Wanted sa Radyo) with Marga Vargas presenting news segment Balita 1.2.3. This edition always changes the schedule since the launch, due to blocktime programming or competing with other noontime newscasts. In 2018, it holds the reputation of being the only SPG-rated newscast in the country due to its public service format which they are featuring some sensitive complaints, and profanity which cannot be censored in a live program. During Daylight time changes from November–December, in order to accommodate NFL games, the show airs at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm instead.

Format changes[edit]

On November 6, 2017, this edition has largely abandoned its newscast format and adopted a public service format, which occasionally serves as extension of Wanted sa Radyo. However, in occasions that Tulfo is absent, Aksyon sa Tanghali reverts to its original newscast format, anchored by rotating News5 correspondents.

On September 10, 2018, a new title card was released for the noontime edition presenting the public service and news.

Public service segments[edit]

Aside from Ipa-Raffy Tulfo Mo segment, two additional segment has been included in the newscast. First segment named OFW Alert, a public service for Overseas Filipino Workers or OFW, and second segment named Raffy Tulfo in Aksyon, a public service through social media, its about uploaded videos that shows unexpected events or wrongful activities happening in the community or on the road.

Tulfo is the only news presenter with the most segments in a newscast. In his three segments, it focuses on public service for Walk-In Complainants, Overseas Filipino Workers, and Uploaded Videos in Social Media that shows wrongful activities in the community.

The Main presenter sitting comfortably in a news desk in the studio. Respondents and interviewees are video taped while they are on the discussion with him. A straightforward, hard hitting line of questioning is present throughout all the segments; the segments regularly emphasizes no nonsense approach and interrogation, sometimes laced with profanity.

Reading Top Stories in Short Minutes[edit]

Despite each cases is taking several minutes of discussion, it still remains a newscast by delivering and reading some national, community, and weather news of the day in the segment called Balita 1.2.3. presented by Marga Vargas.

Main presenter[edit]

Other presenter[edit]

  • Marga Vargas (2014–2016; 2017–present, Balita 1.2.3.)

Segment presenters[edit]

  • Hannibal Talete (2016–present, Aksyon sa Kalsada)
  • Roda Magnaye (2016–present, Showbiz Bulaga)

Former main presenter[edit]

Former segment presenters[edit]

  • Jannie Alipo-on (2015–2016, Celebrity Aksyon, Kwentanong, and Traffic Update; now moved to GMA-7 as co-host of Wowowin)
  • Atty. Mel Sta. Maria (2014–2015, May K Ka)
  • Dr. Edinell Calvario (2014–2015, Healing Galing)
  • Laila Chikadora (2014–2016, Aksyon sa Kalsada and Diskarteng Pinoy; she is still a News5 correspondent)
  • Jun Sabayton (2015, Bayaw ng Bayan)
  • Gary De Leon (2016, Balita Serye; he is still a News5 correspondent)

Current segments[edit]

Public service segments[edit]
  • Ipa-Raffy Tulfo Mo (for Walk-in complainants)
  • OFW Alert (for Overseas Filipino Workers)
  • Raffy Tulfo in Aksyon (for Uploaded Videos in Social Media that shows wrongful activities)
News segments[edit]
  • Balita 1.2.3. (Top Stories)
  • Aksyon Weather
Other segments[edit]
  • Aksyon sa Kalsada
  • Hula-Who
  • Showbiz Bulaga
  • Viral Video of the Day


Aside from reporting on Aksyon, the following correspondents occasionally file reports for Radyo5 92.3 News FM as well as TV5 Network's satellite TV news channels One News and One PH.

1 Absorbed from News5 Davao/Aksyon Dabaw
2 Full-time correspondent for One News
3 Also a correspondent for ESPN 5's SportsCenter Philippines

Regional and affiliate versions/adaptations[edit]

Aksyon also had two regional versions: Aksyon Bisaya, a late afternoon regional newscast aired on TV5 Cebu, launched on July 18, 2011, following the station's launch in Cebu;[20] and Aksyon Dabaw, which was launched on May 5, 2014 on TV5 Davao;[21] these were the only regional editions that TV5 managed to produce, since they did not have a regional newscast for years in the network's history.

However, on September 8, 2016, the two regional newscasts were cancelled due to cost-cutting measures by the network to sustain the day-by-day operations of these regional stations. Although the newscast was ended, the reporters and cameramen were remaining employed and they will continue to give reports for all national Aksyon newscasts and for Radyo5.[22]

Although it didn't consolidate with Aksyon, Golden Broadcast Professionals DXGB-11 Zamboanga, a TV5 affiliate, adopted the soundtrack of the newscast for the station's flagship Dateline Zamboanga which its only the 2014 version.

Previous regional newscasts[edit]

Hourly news updates[edit]

Aksyon has hourly update spin-offs on television and radio.

Aksyon Alert[edit]

Aksyon Alert titlecard since August 14, 2017

Formerly known as Aksyon Ngayon, the news bulletin of 5 airs every morning and afternoon on weekdays, delivering the top stories of the hour.


  • Naomi Dayrit (morning edition)
  • Twink Macaraig (afternoon edition)

Aksyon News Update[edit]

It is the radio news update of Radyo5 92.3 News FM airing every 30 minutes daily. Aside from latest news, it also airs reports from the Radyo5 News Team. Instead of its regular news update, Radyo5 inserts Aksyon News Alert, interrupting an ongoing program whenever a developing story breaks in.

Former editions[edit]

Aksyon Weekend[edit]

Aksyon's weekend edition, then called Aksyon Weekend, premiered on April 2010 at 5:00 pm, Co-anchoring the weekend edition were Cherie Mercado, Jove Francisco and Martin Andanar, all final anchors of Aksyon's predecessor, TEN: The Evening News. Mercado, pregnant when the weekend edition first aired, when she got gave birth to her child, she was replaced by Amelyn Veloso, Naomi Dayrit, and then Maricel Halili, when she was the permanent replacement for Mercado; the weekend edition, along with Tutok Tulfo was moved to late nights on October 2010 to make way for the pilot episodes of Willing Willie. Being absent on his last five weeks, Andanar was pulled out of the newscast to anchor the late-night newscast Aksyon JournalisMO on October 2010.

On October 2010, Andanar was replaced on Aksyon's weekend edition by his co-host on the weekday morning program Sapul sa Singko, Atty. Mike Templo, he joined Halili and Francisco, who remained in the weekend newscast although he was also assigned to the late night newscast. The weekend edition was split into Aksyon Sabado and Aksyon Linggo.

On August 5, 2012, Aksyon Sabado/Linggo made its final broadcast to give way to Pilipinas News weekend edition starting August 11, 2012 until July 13, 2014.

On January 26, 2013, the weekend edition returned on air, but this time, it is now being anchored by Raffy Tulfo and Grace Lee. And it is being aired on Saturdays only because of the weekend edition of Pilipinas News which is aired every Saturday and Sunday around midnight, with Aksyon being aired on Sundays as Aksyon Alert only. Tulfo has a new segment called "Itimbre Mo, Tol"; the final episode of Aksyon Weekend aired on July 12, 2014, with Raffy Tulfo moving to Aksyon sa Tanghali and Grace Lee being assigned to Aksyon sa Umaga starting July 21, 2014.

The following week, Aksyon Alert extended their broadcast to weekends with the bulletin airing every top of the hour in the morning and a number of times in the afternoon and the evening. Later on, it was expanded and now airs every 30 minutes in the morning starting 9:00 am, and still a number of times in the afternoon and the evening, before it was stopped airing on November 4, 2017 but still continues on weekdays.

Final presenters[edit]

  • Raffy Tulfo (2013–2014; currently as a main anchor for Aksyon sa Tanghali)
  • Grace Lee (2013–2014; moved to ABS-CBN)
  • Joseph Ubalde† (2013–2014, Aksyon Weather Saturday segment host)

Former presenters[edit]

Aksyon sa Umaga[edit]

Aksyon sa Umaga final titlecard from August 14 to November 3, 2017

Aksyon sa Umaga was the newscast's morning edition, broadcasting in its last iteration from 5:00 to 6:00 am, PST on TV5 with simulcast on AksyonTV and Radyo5 92.3 News FM. This was the only edition that has frequently changing its presenters due to several commitments, it was the first edition that was axed on November 3, 2017 due to ESPN5's upcoming expansion.

Final presenter[edit]

Former presenters[edit]

Aksyon Tonite (Late-Night Edition)[edit]

Aksyon Tonite final titlecard August 14, 2017 to March 1, 2019

Aksyon Tonite was the newscast's late night edition, broadcasting from 10:30 to 10:45 pm, on Weeknights, presented by Cheryl Cosim; the late-night edition recaps the top stories of the day. This edition ended broadcast on March 1, 2019 to give way for the telecast of the English newscast The Big Story on March 4. Cosim will later return on late-night newscast through 5's delayed telecast of One Balita Pilipinas, which replaces The Big Story's timeslot on September 23.

Final presenter[edit]

  • Cheryl Cosim (2014–2016; 2018–2019; now presenter of Perfect Morning on sister service Radyo 5/One PH)

Former main presenters[edit]

  • Paolo Bediones (2014)
  • Martin Andanar (2014; former substitute anchor for Bediones)
  • Jove Francisco (2014–2015, Aksyon Pulitika segment host; moved to ANC as executive producer from 2015–2016; returned to TV via One News and One PH)
  • Lia Cruz (2014–2017, Weather and Sports segment host; now an ESPN5 talent)
  • Marga Vargas (2016–2017; returned to Aksyon sa Tanghali as segment presenter)
  • Ed Lingao (2014–2017; current anchor of the primetime edition)
  • Maricel Halili (2017–2018)

Final segments[edit]

  • Foreign News
  • Aksyon Sports

Former segment presenters[edit]

  • Ina Zara (2014, Health)
  • Shawn Yao (2014, Presinto Singko)


Gawad Tanglaw[edit]

  • 2015 – Best News Program for Aksyon
  • 2015 – Best Female News Program Anchor for Luchi Cruz-Valdes
  • 2015 – Best Morning Program for Aksyon Sa Umaga
  • 2014 – Best Female News Program Anchor for Cheryl Cosim

KBP Golden Dove[edit]

  • 2013 – Best Female Newscaster for Cheryl Cosim
  • 2015 - Best Newscast for Aksyon Tonite
  • 2015 - Best Female Newscaster for Luchi Cruz-Valdes
  • 2015 - Ka Doroy Broadcaster of the Year Award for Luchi Cruz-Valdes
  • 2016 - Best Newscast for Aksyon Tonite
  • 2018 - Best Newscast for Aksyon

PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

  • 2014 – Best Male Newscaster for Erwin Tulfo
  • 2015 - Best Male Newscaster for Erwin Tulfo
  • 2016 - Best Male Newscaster for Erwin Tulfo

Inding-Indie Short Film Festival[edit]

  • 2015 - Most Outstanding Broadcasters Asian Media Awardees for Cheryl Cosim and Luchi Cruz-Valdes
  • 2015 - Asian Best Broadcasters for Raffy Tulfo and Erwin Tulfo
  • 2016 - Pinakamapanuri at Pinagkakatiwalaang Brodkaster of the Year Award for Luchi Cruz-Valdes
  • 2016 - Best News Anchors for Cheryl Cosim and Ed Lingao
  • 2016 - Best News Program for Aksyon Prime
  • 2016 - Most Trusted Media Personalities for Radio and Television Awardees for Raffy Tulfo and Erwin Tulfo

Catholic Mass Media Awards[edit]

  • 2015 - Special Citation for Best News Program for Aksyon
  • 2017 - Best News Program for Aksyon sa Umaga

Gawad Sulo ng Bayan Awards[edit]

  • 2015 - TV Broadcaster of the Year Award for Martin Andanar

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility[edit]

  • 2016 - Award of Distinction for Ed Lingao

Lyceum of the Philippines Gawad Rizal[edit]

  • 2018 - Best Public Service Host for Raffy Tulfo

Alta Media Icon Awards[edit]

  • 2018 - Best News Program Host for Cheryl Cosim


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