Jay Sonza
Aksyon candidate for

Vice-President of the Philippines

Election date

May 10, 2010

Personal details
Born Jose Yumang Sonza

September 20, 1955 (age 62) Macabebe, Pampanga, Philippines

Nationality Filipino
Political party KBL
Occupation Broadcaster
Head of IBC News and Current Affairs
Years active ABS-CBN (1988-1996)
GMA (1995-2004)
RPN (2000-2001)
ABC (2000-2001)
UNTV (2004-2010)
IBC (2012-present)
Spouse(s) Ma. Thelma Hernandez
Profession Broadcaster
TV/radio shows hosted Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan host (2014-present)
Tapatan radio commentator
Tutok Trese anchor (2019-present)

Jay Sonza (born Jose Yumang Sonza on September 20, 1955 in Macabebe, Pampanga, Philippines), known as Jay Sonza, is a Filipino veteran broadcast journalist, radio commentator, newscaster and talk show host. He is the former station manager of the terrestrial television station UNTV 37 from 2004 to 2010.[1]

He is currently the head of news and current affairs department of IBC 13 and the host of the early morning show Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan, the anchor of the morning radio program Tapatan on DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 and the anchorman of the network's late-night newscast News Team 13.


Return to televisionEdit

In July 2012, he returned to television as he joined IBC as the head of news and current affairs and became the anchorman of the late-night news program News Team 13, replacing Cathy Eigenmann.

On February 11, 2019, Sonza, together with Kathy San Gabriel, anchored the newest late-night news program entitled Tutok Trese, replacing the former news program, News Team 13. This was Sonza's second over-all news program on IBC. 

Head of IBC News and Current AffairsEdit

Provides editorial and coverage guidance. Approves and edits news lines-up of producers. Over-all in charge of daily news operations. Hires news employees and talents.





In 2004, Jay filed his candidacy for Philippine Senator under the Aksyon Demokratiko political party of Education secretary Raul Roco. He lost in the said elections but became the head of UNTV 37 the year after his electoral loss.

In 2007, he was one of the nominees of BATAS party-list. In 2010, he filed his candidacy for the Vice President position for the 2010 elections. He run under the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan but lost to Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay of PDP-Laban and later, the United Nationalist Alliance.[2]

Awards and recognitionsEdit

  • Winner, Best Morning Show Host for Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan - PMPC Star Awards For TV (2018)
  • Winner, Best Male Newscaster for News Team 13 - PMPC Star Awards For TV (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Winner, Best Male News Anchor for News Team 13 - Gawad Tanglaw Awards (2013, 2014, 2016)
  • Winner, Best TV Male Newscaster for News Team 13 - KBP Golden Dove Awards (2013, 2016, 2018)
  • Winner, Male News Anchor for News Team 13 - USTv Students Choice Awards (2013)

See alsoEdit


Template:Candidates in the Philippine presidential election, 2010