TV Patrol North Luzon

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TV Patrol North Luzon
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Ang Mas Pinalakas na Patrol ng Pilipino sa Hilagang Luzon
Also known as TV Patrol Baguio
(January 27, 1997 (1997-01-27) - 1999)
TV Patrol Northern Luzon
(1999 - June 29, 2018)
Created by ABS-CBN Regional Network Group
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Cris Zuñiga (Dagupan)
Dhobie de Guzman (Baguio)
Grace Alba (Laoag)
Harris Julio (Isabela)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
Ilocano (interviewees only)
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
  • ABS-CBN Northern Luzon Broadcast Center, #59 First Road, Quezon Hill Proper, Baguio City
  • ABS-CBN North Central Luzon Broadcast Center, A.B. Fernandez East Ave., Dagupan City, Pangasinan
  • ABS-CBN Ilocos Broadcast Center, 2/F CAP Building, Balintawak St. corner F.R. Castro Ave., Brgy. 9, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • ABS-CBN Isabela Broadcast Center, Pan Philippine Highway, Santiago City, Isabela
Running time 40 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN TV-3 Baguio
ABS-CBN TV-32 Dagupan
Original release January 27, 1997 (1997-01-27) – present
Preceded by TV Patrol Ilocos
(TV-7 Laoag, 1997-2018)
TV Patrol Cagayan Valley
(TV-3 Tuguegarao, 1997-2018; TV-2 Isabela, 1998-2018)
TV Patrol North Central Luzon
(TV-32 Dagupan, 1999-2018)

TV Patrol North Luzon (previously known as TV Patrol Northern Luzon and TV Patrol North Central Luzon) is a local news program of the ABS-CBN Regional Network Group in Northern and Central Luzon. The newscast is done in a tabloid-style format, it delivers the most recent news and current affairs issues in Filipino language.

It is aired live daily from the ABS-CBN Newscenter Baguio, ABS-CBN Newscenter Dagupan, ABS-CBN Newscenter Laoag, and ABS-CBN Newscenter Santiago City at 5:00 PM, from Monday to Friday, simulcast on all ABS-CBN Regional stations in Cordillera, Ilocos Region, Cagayan Valley, and Central Luzon regions (except Pampanga and Bulacan, where it is received either by News Patrol Kapampangan of ABS-CBN Pampanga or directly through ABS-CBN Channel 2 Manila); and on radio via MOR 103.1 Baguio For Life! and its relay station MOR 91.3 Santiago, Isabela.

TV Patrol North Luzon is primarily anchored by Cris Zuñiga, Dhobie de Guzman, Grace Alba and Harris Julio together with a team of ABS-CBN reporters through its regional bureaus in Baguio City, Dagupan City, Laoag, Ilocos Norte and Santiago, Isabela.

Since June 2018, the newscast is also broadcast via ABS-CBN Baguio's digital signal.[1]


As TV Patrol Baguio and TV Patrol Northern Luzon[edit]

The newscast premiered on January 27, 1997 as TV Patrol Baguio, it was the first regional edition of TV Patrol in Luzon. It was initially anchored by Jonathan Ortega, reporting events in Northern & Central Luzon. The program was later spun off with TV Patrol North Central Luzon (formerly TV Patrol Dagupan) which now serves as the local news broadcast for Pangasinan, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Zambales and Aurora. The five provinces used to carry the broadcast of TV Patrol Northern Luzon.

The news program offers several segments such as "Sari-Sari" for human interest stories, "RX Patrol" for health issues, Pulis Patrol for police and crime reports. Add to that the revival of the segment "Alam Ba News?" which tackles about everything under the sun with suggested topics from viewers.

Logo used from 2010 to 2011
Logo used from 2013 to 2017
Final Logo as TV Patrol Northern Luzon from June 19, 2017 - June 29, 2018

On September 16, 2013, TV Patrol Northern Luzon reformatted their logo, opening titles, and graphics similar to the main newscast.

On June 19, 2017, TV Patrol Northern Luzon updated its logo and graphics and its lower thirds are changed to Gotham font to match the national TV Patrol, this is the thirteenth newscast to update its graphics, similar to the national newscast.

Expansion as TV Patrol North Luzon[edit]

On June 29, 2018, as a cost-cutting measure to digitalize its stations aligning with Channel 2 Manila,[2] ABS-CBN Regional announced that TV Patrol Northern Luzon, together with TV Patrol North Central Luzon, TV Patrol Cagayan Valley and TV Patrol Ilocos will be merged to TV Patrol North Luzon. This further extended the newscast's coverage over the entire Northern and Central Luzon, including Ilocos and Cagayan Valley regions (as compared with its rival, GMA Dagupan's Balitang Amianan, which has the same coverage, excluding Cagayan Valley, as well as People's Television Network's Kangrunaan a Damag and Teledyaryo Ylocos, which serves Cordillera and Ilocos Regions, respectively).

The newscast was launched in July 2, with a unique OBB different from the national newscast and majority of its regional counterparts (also adopted by TV Patrol North Mindanao and TV Patrol South Central Mindanao, both of which were launched on the same day). TV Patrol North Luzon is anchored in four locations with a unique 4-presenter format (similar to the national edition from 1987 to 1995, sister station DZMM's Headline Pilipinas and GMA Davao's One Mindanao during first months on air), with Dhobie de Guzman from ABS-CBN Baguio, Cris Zuñiga from ABS-CBN Dagupan, Grace Alba from ABS-CBN Laoag, and Harris Julio from ABS-CBN Isabela. It is the only affected TV Patrol region that retained its respective studios after the merger.


The news program won the 31st Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for Best News Program.[citation needed] It had beaten TV Patrol, Bandila, and 24 Oras, the program was also nominated for Best News Program in the recent[when?] KBP Golden Dove Awards.[citation needed]

Areas of coverage[edit]

Baguio Bureau[edit]

Dagupan Bureau[edit]

Santiago Bureau[edit]

Laoag Bureau[edit]


  • Dhobie de Guzman (Anchor for Baguio/North Luzon News Cluster Manager)
  • Cris Zuñiga (Anchor for Dagupan/Dagupan News Desk)
  • Grace Alba (Anchor for Laoag)
  • Harris Julio (Anchor for Isabela)

News Executives/Senior Reporters[edit]

  • Maira Wallis-Nuarin (Executive Producer / Director / Baguio News Chief)
  • Jonathan Ortega (Dagupan News Chief)
  • Randy Menor (Ilocos News Chief)
  • Darlene Gemino-Ballad (Isabela News Desk)
  • Mae Cornes (Baguio News Desk)
  • Bryan Realgo (Ilocos News Desk)


  • Micaella Ilao (Baguio)
  • Justine Aguilar (Baguio)
  • Michelle Soriano (Baguio)
  • Noriel Padiernos (Dagupan)
  • Elaine Fulgencio-Español (Dagupan)
  • Joanna Tacason (Dagupan)
  • Grace Alba (Laoag)
  • Ria Galiste (Laoag)
  • Dianne Dy (Laoag)
  • Harris Julio (Isabela)

See also[edit]