Two years after it launched the pioneering unified Hiligaynon newscast “One Western Visayas,” GMA Regional TV (RTV) blazes a trail anew as it brings Kapuso viewers in Western Visayas the first-ever unified Hiligaynon TV morning show “GMA Regional TV Early Edition.”
Airing Monday to Friday at 8 a.m. beginning August 31 via GMA Iloilo and GMA Bacolod, “GMA Regional TV Early Edition” is hosted by Atty. Sedfrey Cabaluna, Adrian Prietos, and Kaitlene Rivilla. Together, they give Kapuso viewers in Iloilo, Bacolod, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental the right information and the daily inspiration.
A seasoned local media personality, Sed is also the main anchor and senior news desk manager for GMA RTV’s “One Western Visayas.” Through the years, he has continuously advocated for sustainable tourism and volunteerism in various communities. A lawyer and teacher, Sed finds time to travel around Western Visayas, seeing it as an opportunity to engage with people, learn new things, and experience its diverse culture.
Meanwhile, broadcast journalist Adrian co-anchors for “One Western Visayas.” Aside from being one of GMA RTV’s dynamic news correspondents, Adrian has also mastered the intricacies of hosting, being one of the most sought-after event hosts on the island of Negros. His experience as a storyteller and a multi-platform reporter will surely perk up anyone’s morning.
Young trailblazer Kaitlene also co-anchors for “One Western Visayas.” An active campus leader at the University of San Agustin, Kait is also a writer, public speaker, and entrepreneur.
On top of “One Western Visayas,” the three Kapuso news personalities are also seen on “GMA News TV” via the primetime national English newscast, “GMA Regional TV Weekend News.”
“GMA Regional TV Early Edition” features segments that include “Spotlight,” “BizTalk,” and “Kabalo Na Kamo?” In “Spotlight”, Sed and Adrian chat with local newsmakers and personalities to discuss the hottest issues that are close to every viewer in Western Visayas. On the other hand, Kait is sure to keep viewers glued to their screen in “BizTalk” where she dishes meaty conversations with the day’s special guest – from celebrities to entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, viewers are sure to learn more about the culture and history of Western Visayas in “Kabalo Na Kamo? (Did You Know?)”
“We are excited to bring a new morning to our Kapuso viewers in Western Visayas via ‘GMA Regional TV Early Edition’—the first and only unified Hiligaynon morning program to date,” says GMA Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Amoroso. “With ‘GMA Regional TV Early Edition,’ we remain Buong Puso para sa Pilipino as we aim to continue giving our Kapuso more reasons to look forward to the rest of their day by jump-starting it with the right information and inspiration. Join us every morning starting August 31 and together let us face each day well-informed and with renewed hope.”
“GMA Regional TV Early Edition” is the third morning show that GMA RTV launched this year following the success of “GMA Regional TV Live!” in Central and Eastern Visayas last April and “At Home With GMA Regional TV” in North, Central, and Southern Mindanao last June.