News Team 13
Also known as Logo used since January 2, 2017.
Format Newscast
Live action
Citizen journalism
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Developed by IBC News and Current Affairs
Directed by Ellen "Renz" Argano
Presented by Jay Sonza
Kathy San Gabriel
Theme music composer Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Executive producer(s) Nick Mendoza (News Supervisor)
Kathleen Forbes
Location(s) IBC Newscenter
Broadcast City, Quezon City
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 45 minutes
Original channel IBC
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Mono
Original run August 8, 2011 – February 22, 2019
Preceded by IBC News Tonight (2002-2011)
Followed by Tutok 13
Related shows Oh My Gising
Express Balita
IBC NewsBreak
External links
News Team 13 was the late night news program of IBC in the Philippines. Premiering on August 8, 2011, the newscast is currently anchored by the network's News and Current Affairs department head Jay Sonza and Kathy San Gabriel. It is aired from Monday to Friday at 11:00 to 11:45 p.m. (PST). It can be heard simultaneously on AM radio via DZTV Radyo Budyong 1386 and its cable and digital TV version DZTV TeleTrese, and the UHF news channel IBC News Network (INN). Provincial Radyo Budyong AM radio stations nationwide (DYBQ Radyo Budyong 981 Iloilo, DYJJ Radyo Budyong 1296 Roxas, DYRG Radyo Budyong 1251 Kalibo, DYBG Radyo Budyong 672 Cebu and DXML Radyo Budyong 1440 Davao) likewise air in simulcast. The newscast is made available overseas via IBC's international brand, Global IBC and INN International. News Team 13 is also streamed live via Facebook on IBC News' official Facebook account.

News Team 13 was replaced by Tutok 13 on February 25, 2018.

Airing historyEdit

2011–2012: Eigenmann eraEdit

News Team 13 premiered on August 8, 2011, two months after IBC-13's relaunch which was brought about by the station's blocktime agreement with TV5 Network and the result as the replacement of the former late-night newscast IBC News Tonight. It was first anchored by Cathy Eigenmann, who was the final anchor of IBC News Tonight and became the first anchor of the program, and the international broadcasts in 2011 through Global IBC.

2012–2013: Sonza eraEdit

On July 2, 2012, IBC unveiled the return of veteran broadcaster Jay Sonza after 2 year hiatus (with UNTV from 2004 to 2010 as the station manager). Sonza became the head of IBC News and Current Affairs and the new anchor of News Team 13, replacing Eigenmann, and lending a face of credibility to the new network. At the same night, Sonza is sitting on a newsdesk. News Team 13 launched its live web streaming on its official webpage as its additional online citizen journalism site, and started its simulcast on the UHF news channel IBC News Network at the same time. Meanwhile, News Team 13 started letting viewers send their reactions on each news through Twitter or Facebook, thus making News Team 13 more interactive in the most comprehensive news. In the opening ident, Sonza would start the night's headlines by saying "Natito na ang ating mga komprehensibong balita ngayong gabi," with clips from the specific news items, after which, the program start the opening billboard to introduce the newscast, Terence Khan provided the voice over "Mula sa himpilan ng IBC News and Current Affairs" and Sonza began the pilot and subsequent episodes with his opening line, "Magandang gabi po sa iyong lahat. Ngayon po'y araw ng (day/date/month) taon kasalukuyan, ito ang News Team 13, tuloy-tuloy tayo sa ating pong paglilingkod sa gabi ito ng (day)" and ended with his closing line, "Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan, Pinoy Ang Dating. Maraming salamat po" to end the newscast.

2013–2017: Sonza-Veloso eraEdit

On September 30, 2013, Amelyn Veloso from TV5 joined as the new co-anchor of Sonza as the lead anchor of the program. Veloso marked her return to IBC in her grand homecoming after 13 years when she anchored as one of the anchors of the former all-women English midnight news program CTN Midnite from 1997 to 1998, who she met another entry-level news anchor and future ABS-CBN news anchor Bernadette Sembrano. The same night, six weeks after the newly-revamped of Express Balita updated its new OBB and new graphics design, News Team 13 updated its brand new set of IBC news center and new graphics design. Since then, Sonza and Veloso began to stand the news delivery before the reporters begin. After the reporters, both of them will be sitting on the newsdesk, after commercial breaks, Sonza is a stand-up anchor and Veloso is a sit-in anchor, and also after commercial breaks, they also sitting for the newsdesk.

On February 8, 2016, Express Balita and News Team 13 revamped its opening billboards, graphics and ticker; while the logos for both programs remained the same (except that News Team 13 now has a new logo and a new theme music), the logos were presented in a 3D-like format. The same night, from the usual 30 minutes, the runtime was expanded into a 45-minute newscast, airing from 11:00 pm-11:30 pm.

On January 2, 2017, Express Balita and News Team 13 revamped its opening billboards, graphics and ticker; while the logos for both programs remained the same and retained in a 3D-like format.

Beginning April 27, 2017, the show featured PBA commentators as IBC Sports Center guest anchors, a segment that has been returned after quite some time. Rado Dimalibot, Kenneth Duremdes, Jayvee Gayoso, Magoo Marjon, Luigi Trillo and Jason Webb filled in the slot of Suntay per day.

Veloso died on August 24, 2017 of liver metastasis secondary to breast cancer at the age of 43.

August 8, 2016: 5th AnniveraryEdit

News Team 13 marks the 5th anniversary of the newscast in August 8, 2016.

2017–2019: Sonza-San Gabriel eraEdit

News Team 13's opening billboard was slightly updated on August 27, 2017 to reflect Kathy San Gabriel's promotion to a new anchor. San Gabriel replaced Veloso,as she is on on a indefinite death due to the liver metastasis of her breast cancer. This also marks her to IBC as a co-anchor after her transfer from another government-owned station PTV for 11 years when she was expired on June 30, 2017. Earlier in the year, given Veloso's leave to pursue the hospital, Kathleen Forbes served as substitute anchor for the late-night newscast.

On February 12, 2018, in line with with the golden re-branding of IBC since November 8, 2017 with the relaunch of the national slogan, station ID and theme song Trese ng Bayan (Thirteen of the Nation) on January 29 in the same year as the gold standard in Philippine television and as part of their tandem and new era, News Team 13, along with Pilipinas, Gising Ka Na Ba? ng Bayan, Express Balita and IBC NewsBreak, revamped its opening billboards, title cards, graphics, lower thirds and ticker; while the logos for both programs remained the same, the logos were presented in a 3D-like format. The revamp unveiled its brand new improvements of overall broadcast GFX design and transition.

From February 12 to February 22, 2019, the main studio for this program and Express Balita underwent major renovations, that caused both programs to be broadcast temporarily from the IBC News' newsroom, including IBC's transfer of its news studios from Broadcast City to its new refurbished compound in Capitol Hills, Quezon City, where IBC News Network's newscasts are located and from the IBC News newsroom.


Current anchorsEdit

Segment anchorsEdit



Former anchorsEdit

Substitute anchors

  • Current:
  • Jess Caduco (substitute anchor for Sonza)
  • Jake Morales (substitute anchor for Sonza)
  • Greg Gregorio (substitute anchor for Sonza, also subsititude sports anchor for Suntay)
  • Kathleen Forbes (substitute anchor for San Gabriel, former relief anchor for both Veloso)
  • Ria Fernandez (substitute anchor for San Gabriel, former relief anchor for both Sonza (2012–2013) and Veloso (2013–2014))
  • Hajji Kaamiño (subsititude sports anchor for Suntay)
  • Jed Buenavista (subsititude sports anchor for Suntay)
  • Former:
  • Ralf Rivas (2011-2012, former substitute anchor for Eigenmann)
  • Vincent Santos (substitute anchor for Sonza)
  • Czarinah Lusuegro (substitute anchor for Eigenmann (2011–2012) and Veloso (2013–2016))



  • Jay on Board: Tapatan (July 2, 2012–2019) - A debate on the air as veteran broadcaster and IBC News and Current Affairs head Jay Sonza delivers the hottest issues of the day as a combination of tele-symposium and public debate, opposing sides of an issue offered face-to-face with well-known personalities delivered as supporters and frontliners behind them.
  • IBC Weather Center - Weather forecast of the day with Jesy Basco as the weather girl. with weather updates from PAGASA and serve a weather condition.
  • Global Round Up - International report from around the globe with a fresh world-class world news round-up from the international scene.
  • IBC Sports Center (formerly known as Sports Page from 2011-2016) - Sports news anchored by one of the premier sportscasters in the country Anthony Suntay focusing on the latest in the world of sports featuring the results of the PBA every Saturday and Sunday.
  • Seeing Stars - Entertainment news focusing on the local entertainment scene with the stars of TV and movie industry by offering the biggest names in showbiz.
  • Sponta-News - Events and places.
  • Coolinarya - Food features. (2013-2019)
  • Negoshow - Business features.


  • Pananaw: Special Report - Special Report (2013-2016)
  • Good Shot - Inspiring stories of Filipinos for a good work and good shot experience. (2013-2016)
  • Cooltura - Culture (2013-2018)

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Eduk Circle AwardsEdit

  • 8th EdukCircle Awards (Best Female News Anchor) - Won (Kathy San Gabriel)

Anak TV AwardsEdit

  • 2018 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Household Favorite Program) - Won
  • 2017 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Household Favorite Program) - Won

Eastern Visayas State University Students Choice Mass Media AwardsEdit

  • 2nd Eastern Visayas State University Students Choice Mass Media Awards (Best News Program) - Won

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

Mabini Media AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Best Television Female News Program Anchor (Amelyn Veloso)

Gawad Tanglaw AwardsEdit

  • 2016 14th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Male Anchor) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2014 12th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best News Program Anchors) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best News Program Anchors) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2013 11th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best News Program) - Won

KBP Golden Dove AwardsEdit

  • 2018 26th KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best TV Newscaster) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2018 26th KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best TV Newscast) - Won
  • 2016 24th KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best TV Male Newscaster) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2016 24th KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best TV Newscast) - Nominated
  • 2013 21st KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best TV Male Newscaster) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 2012 KBP Golden Dove Awards (Best News Program) - Won

Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA)Edit

  • 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best News Program) - Won
  • 38th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Outstanding News Programs) - Won
  • 37th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Outstanding News Programs) - Won
  • 34th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Outstanding News Programs) - Won

USTv Students Choice AwardsEdit

  • 9th USTv Students Choice Awards (Male News Anchor) - Won (Jay Sonza)
  • 9th USTv Students Choice Awards (Student's Choice of Local Newscast) - Won
  • 8th USTv Students Choice Awards (Student's Choice of Local Newscast) - Won


External linksEdit

See alsoEdit