Beginning this week, PTV 4 will have a new morning program lineup.
- 6:00 am Ulat Bayan Sunday edition replay (Monday)/PTV News Headlines replay (Tuesday-Friday)
- 7:00 am Bagong Pilipinas
- 8:00 am Bitag Live
- 9:00 am Daily Info
- 9:30 am DOSTv
- 10:00 am TV Shop
It is noticable that Bagong Pilipinas, the successor to both Good Morning Boss of the PNoy administration and Good Morning Pilipinas of the early months of the Duterte administration. It has also extended its airtime to one hour, reminiscent of its predecessors.
Bitag Live, hosted by Ben Tulfo, is due to start tomorrow, an a replay of ASEAN Spotlight took over its timeslot today. This will be Ben Tulfo’s second blocktime program on PTV after Kilos Pronto which airs at 5pm. Bitag Live first aired on UNTV 37 and moved to Radyo5 92.3 News FM and remained until the public spat between him, his brother Erwin and former colleague Ed Lingao. It may cause concern to some that PTV’s impartiality may be compromised as it is becoming home to most of the Duterte administration’s staunchest defenders.
Daily Info has also moved to a timeslot reminiscent to that of Teledyaryo sa Umaga and GMA News TV’s News To Go’s former timeslot, and would be a perfect fit for the timeslot as it presents itself as a fast-paced newscast. It will be followed by DOSTv.
Lastly, it is noticeable that TV Shop has reduced its running time. This should be a start as PTV needs to beef up its programming to fulfill its mandate in bridging the government to the people through quality content.