24 Oras August 17, 2020 On December 16, 2014, as part of GMA News’ shakeup, Vicky Morales joined the 24 Oras team as its third anchor. Also, GMA Regional newscasts for Bicol, Cebu, Davao, Northern Mindanao, Iloilo, Dagupan and Ilocos adopted the 24 Oras branding. Along with Saksi and Balitanghali, the graphic package went flat, also their title cards, the return of the Myriad font for 24 Oras and the OBB, along with its energetic theme music. All of these changes are answers to competition of its long-time rival, ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol.
On May 29, 2015, with GMA Network’s plans of streamlining regional operations, the Ilokano, Bikol and Northern Mindanao editions were axed by the management, followed by the Iloilo edition on November 13. All of its news staff were laid off of business and were given severance pay to those affected. On February 1, 2016, the North Central Luzon and Central Visayas editions of the newscast reverted to their respective titles: Balitang Amianan and Balitang Bisdak, respectively. With the said downgrade, the Southern Mindanao edition became the only regional edition of the newscast across the entire network. In addition, GMA also axed its remaining local non-news programs for its regional viewers.
The program airs at 6:30 PM PST on weekdays, and is also simulcast on GMA Pinoy TV. Is the flagship national network news broadcast of GMA Network.
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