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Logo used since November 10, 2014 followed by Weekend Edition since December 13, 2014
Genre Newscast, Live action
Created by GMA Network
Citynet Network Marketing and Productions
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Directed by Jeannie Gualberto
Presented by Weekday anchors
Connie Sison
Raffy Tima
Weekend anchors
Mariz Umali
Jun Veneracion
Country of origin Philippines
Original Filipino
Executive Alwyn Alburo
Marielle Ventura
Ephraim Aguilar
Location(s) Studio 2, GMA Network Center, Quezon City
Running time 90 minutes (Weekdays)
45 minutes (Weekends)
Original network QTV/Q:
(November 11, 2005 - February 20, 2011)
(February 28, 2011 - present)
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release November 11, 2005 (2005-11-11) - present
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Balitanghali (Noontime News) is a portmanteau of the Filipino words balita (news) and tanghalì (noon). It is the name of the longest running noontime newscast of GMA News TV in the Philippines. Balitanghali is produced by GMA Network's News and Public Affairs division. It is anchored by Connie Sison and Raffy Tima on Weekdays. and Mariz Umali and Jun Veneracion on Weekends. It has also aired internationally via GMA Life TV.


The newscast was first aired on GMA's secondary network, QTV on November 11, 2005 during the network's initial broadcast, which airs on Monday-Saturday basis. On February 7, 2010, the newscast now also airs on Sunday result of the weekend edition format.

Balitanghali was also simulcasted on radio through GMA Network's flagship station DZBB. In May 2008, the simulcast was only limited to weekends to give way for the radio station's noontime newscast, Super Balita sa Tanghali Nationwide.

After Q ceased airing on February 20, 2011, the newscast was carried over on its replacement network, GMA News TV on February 28, 2011. The newscast had moved out of their initial studio at GMA Network Center and had introduced a new studio set at GMA Network Studio 2, title card, graphics, and OBB. On April 25, 2011, Grace Lee was named as the new host for the Star Bites segment for weekdays.

On May 23, 2011, Balitanghali extended its weekday edition airing to 90 minutes starting at 11:30AM-1:00PM.

On 2012, Luane Dy replaced Grace Lee when Lee moved to TV5.

On November 10, 2014, as part of GMA News shakeup, Connie Sison replaced Pia Arcangel. Arcangel replaced Vicky Morales on Saksi. Along with 24 Oras and Saksi, the graphics was updated in flat, also their title cards, and the OBB. Luane Dy left Balitanghali in 2017, when she becomes part of Eat Bulaga!, which airs simultaneously and live with same timeslot of Balitanghali.

The crew and van at James B. Reuter wake (Ateneo de Manila University).


Weekday edition

  • Raffy Tima (2005-present)
  • Connie Sison (2014-present)
  • Cata Tibayan (Star Bites segment anchor, 2017-present)
  • Nelson Canlas (Star Bites segment anchor, 2017-present)

Weekend edition

  • Jun Veneracion (2010-present)
  • Mariz Umali (2010-present)

Former anchors

Awards and recognition


  • 2009 Winner, Best News Program

See also

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