VETERAN broadcast reporter Henry Omaga-Diaz will return to the network’s flagship news program “TV Patrol” from Monday, the ABS-CBN network reported on Sunday. Omaga-Diaz replaces Ted Failon, who left ABS-CBN in August.
He was the presenter of “TV Patrol” from 2001 to 2003 and was the host of the weekend show from 2004 to 2006 with Ces Drilon. The two moved to the late night Bandila newscast.
Omaga-Diaz will co-host the program with former vice-president Noli de Castro and Bernadette Sembrano.
“’TV Patrol’ has been around for over 30 years. It is a newscast that is watched by Filipinos not only in the Philippines but also in other countries, ”said. “Being able to come back is a huge honor for me because even with the current limitations, many people on social media still follow and believe in the program. “
In an article posted to his Instagram page on Sunday, ABS-CBN news chief Ging Reyes called Omaga-Diaz “the quintessential journalist.”
“His work is impressive and his integrity is beyond doubt,” she explained. “His quest for stories has taken him all over the world and yet he has remained grounded and focused only on his mission to seek the truth. He’s always been a no-frills, no-frills, old-fashioned reporter; it’s no surprise that it returns in our flagship news program.