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Ces Drilon, Julius Babao and Karen Davila Keep Viewers Up with Interactive ‘Bandila’

“Bandila” and Ces Drilon win at the recently-concluded KBP Golden Dove Awards.

ABS-CBN’s multi-awarded news program “Bandila” won Best Newscast while anchor Ces Oreña Drilon took home the prestigious Ka Doroy Valencia Broadcaster of the Year trophy at the 19th KBP Golden Dove Awards last Thursday (Nov 25) in Tagaytay City.

“Bandila” and Drilon’s triumphs followed the successful debut of the program’s new format last November 22. With more and more viewers getting hooked to its fast-paced and interactive format, the new “Bandila” is all set to change the landscape of late night newscasts.

Headlined by the triumvirate of acclaimed journalists Drilon, Julius Babao, and Karen Davila, the new “Bandila” not only offers comprehensive reports on the day’s biggest news but also allows viewers to immediately react on news reports.

Drilon, Babao, and Davila can be seen during the newscast using their own tablet and laptop computers to read comments that viewers send in through social networking and micro-blogging sites.

“Bandila” executive producer Paul Henson said this is ABS-CBN’s way to empower Filipinos to take part in issues that matter to them. Henson added, just like the award-winning “Bayan Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula” citizen journalism campaign, “Bandila” is a platform where ordinary citizens can be heard.

The four-year old newscast is currently enjoying positive reviews online, with posters commending its “revolutionary,” “hip and informative” concept, as well as its powerhouse combination of anchors.

Twitter user Jun Robles twitted last November 25 “I had a venti of Starbucks coffee last nyt to keep myself awake for Bandila. I wasnt disappointed. Ur format is revolutionary!”

Itsmemyk, meanwhile, likened “Bandila” to another ABS-CBN program with cult following. He posted last November 24, “@juLiusbabao @cesdrilon @Karen_DaviLa Bandila is the “Showtime” of late night TV! dahil lahat nakaabang! It’s the latest fad, habit, hobby.”

Even Filipinos abroad are getting into the Bandila “fever.” Twitter user joven2181 said “Bandila is the breakfast of Vancouver. I like u expressing your opinions about each news. the best trio tandem in newscast kayo.”

Viewers also raved about the rapport of the three anchors. All experienced and award-winning, each of them gets to contribute some analysis and backgrounders on the issues from time to time.

With its exciting new format and the energy and wisdom brought in by Drilon, Babao, and Davila, “Bandila” has veered away from the traditional late night newscast template that late night viewers have outgrown.

Meanwhile, ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs went home victorious from the KBP Golden Dove Awards. Henry Omaga Diaz was honored as Best TV Newscaster, Rated K was named Best magazine Program, Sports Unlimited was awarded Best TV Sports Program, Harapan Vice Presidential Debate was judged Best Special Program and Salamat Dok was hailed Best TV Public Affairs Program.

Take part in the newscast by sending your comments and reactions to the official Facebook and Twitter pages of “Bandila” and official accounts of the three anchors. Catch “Bandila” with Ces Oreña Drilon, Julius Babao, and Karen Davila after “SNN” from Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN.

39 Comments on Ces Drilon, Julius Babao and Karen Davila Keep Viewers Up with Interactive ‘Bandila’

  1. roy fuentes // December 5, 2010 at 7:21 am //

    sana may pasko dito sa kuwait kasi 7 years na diko nacelebrate ang pasko sa pinas miss kuna ang pasko sa pinas..heheehehehheeheheeeheh

  2. elaine salisad // December 1, 2010 at 10:35 am //

    nice team kau 3 sana tuloy tuloy na yan sana marami pa ako matutunan sa inyo

  3. narcisa reed // November 30, 2010 at 5:38 pm //

    We live in Australia and my husband and I used to watch bandila everyday.
    my husband was a big fan of Ces Drilon.
    He really likes her.

  4. @above me na kautakang puro bahid... // November 29, 2010 at 10:18 pm //

    keep dreaming freak.!
    Tanga,,,
    Daily kaya ang bandila… Moron.! Hahahaha…
    Ur mouth surpases ur inteligence…
    Isa pa pakialam mo kung bumalik sila.?
    As if naman may pupunta sa GMEWw.?
    Di sila bumalik, naging more active lang sila…
    Kautakang puro bahid nga naman…

    Go Bandila… It’s fun to watch and hear things from inteligent ppl like these three…
    Not like mike enriquez na parang tambay lang sa kanto. Walang alam kundi ipitin yung boses nya…

  5. sa totoo lng kya lng nman lnagay sa Bandila cna Karen at Julius eh dhil nwlan cla ng daily show nung pumasok sa TV Patrol ang my bahid pulitikang Korina Roxas Sanchez at ang dting tuta n gloria n c Kabayan Noli de Castro… thats the reality!!!

  6. To OKRABES TORRES & ARCEE
    As if naman you have the intelligence to understand news and current affairs programs. Obviously, mga pangbobong shows lang kayo ng GMA-7…Just stick to where you belong, to the num#3 TV station in the country, GMA-7….

  7. as if nman may bago sa mga kapupu na yan… same old pathetic people…

  8. @crimsonfromflo // November 28, 2010 at 9:17 am //

    the same things goes for u. ur opinion is not needed. d hu?

  9. i totally agree with Crimson.. why effort on commenting on things you don;’t like.. if you don’t have good something to say.. better keep to yourself, but as they say fools really keep on bad criticisms for its a cover-up for their grave insecurity..

  10. i totally agree with Crimson.. why effort on commenting on things you don;’t like.. if you don’t have good something to say.. better keep to yourself, but as they say fools really keep on bad criticisms for its a coverup for their grace insecurity..

  11. I really Love Bandila yung new format.. at least kahit na nagreformat, maganda ang kinalabasan.. Di sya boring panuorin, at nakakaexcite din minsan ang mga tweet at messages na binabasa nila on line social net.. di lang comprehensive kumbaga buhay na buhay ka sa panunood ng balita..I love You Bandila..

    Sa Tv Patrol namn, sana may ganun din.. ok na ok ang presentation sa TV Patrol.. maganda ang visual effect.. at ok ang mga nagbabalita.. mga pang Election ang dating.. at least masasabi kong madami ang buboto kung tatakbo sila.. hehehe SIKAT.. yan ang mas pinagkakatiwalaan, siraan man sla hayan at nakatayo pa rin sila at taas noong ipapakita sa madla na sila ang mas may kakayahan..

  12. CrimsonSham // November 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm //

    arcee and Okrabes Torres…your opinion are not needed and besides the kind of people like both of you are not needed in the society..Ayaw nyo pala ang format ng bandila, eh bakit pa kayo nag-aaksaya ng panahon nyo para magcomment dito..Well, naiinggit lang kayo dahil ang bandila high-tech and interactive unlike sa Saksi na walang kabuhay-buhay! Get the hell of out here!

  13. I don’t really like news program, they are trying hard to be credible enough to win the heart of the people, I am more of the GMA news and Public Affairs Program,

    ahmmmft

  14. Okrabes Torres // November 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm //

    ABiaS CBN, wang credibility

  15. typo: “ang chemistry.”

  16. i would choose bandila over tv patrol for primetime news slot. maganda nga ang tandem nina karen, julius and ces. light, funny and informative unlike tv patrol, mukha lang ang nagbago, pero boring at trying hard and chemistry nang tatlo lalo na kapag nag uusap sila before the program ends.

  17. HAHA WHATS NEW..TPOS PKINABANGAN SA T.V PATROL TINANGGAL LGN BIGLA NG BSTA BSTA..WAHAHHA

    NKAKA AWA NMN C KAREN SHE DESERVE TO BE PART OF GMA BUMALIK KNA ATE WGA MONG SAYANGIN TALINO MO S MTNDANG STATION N YAN..HAHAHHA

  18. I love the new format of bandila lagi ako nanonood i like Ms. Karen Davila she’s very brilliant and professional in bringing up newscast nice tandem. maganda din ang tv patrol pero mas ok if “Bandila” ang nasa primetime mas deserving award winning ang mga anchors this year’s Best female newscaster Ms. Karen Davila, Best Male Newscaster Julius Babao and KBP Newscaster of the year Ces Drilon and ofcourse Best News Cast of the year “BANDILA”….. the best talaga.

  19. congrats kapamilya kaso bakit ganun ung mga may awards ang nadedemote? Ung mga may awards ang nasa latenyt at mga thunders ang primetime? Mag isip isip sana ang abs at baguhin ang systema mas maganda pa ang bandila sa tvpatrol. Bandila na dapat ang primetime at tvpatrol ang latenyt. Isip isip abs wag puro paghila ke willie ang atupagin napapabayaan nio ang public affairs nio dyan pa naman kayo mahina aminin nio mas magaling ang gma sa public affairs kaya nga nagresign si maria teresa kasi bulok ang palakad nio dyan

  20. showbiz-spotlight.blogspot.com // November 27, 2010 at 7:57 am //

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  21. BANDILA MAGANDA // November 27, 2010 at 6:51 am //

    In fairness, maganda ang Bandila. Sana iswap nalang ang tvpatrol at bandila, ampanget kaya ng tv patrol ngayon. wala akong makitang spark sa tambalang ted-korina-noli.. mas maganda yong dati, ted-karen-julius..

    maaga pa naman ang tvpatrol pero parang inaantok na ko ke kabayan. ang lamya magsalita at mali mali pa magpronounce at bahid pilitika ang pangalan.

  22. TFC-KUWAIT // November 27, 2010 at 1:51 am //

    i love ABC CBN NEWS ANCHORS

    KAREN DAVILA
    CES ORENA DRILON
    JULIUS BABAO
    KORINA SANCHEZ
    TED FAILON
    NOLI DE CASTRO
    BERNADETTE SEMBRANO
    ALEX SANTOS
    HENRY OMAGA DIAZ
    RICKY CARANDANG
    GIGI GRANDE
    GEL SANTOS RELOS

    i love ABC CBN FIELD REPORTERS

    INA REFORMINA
    LINDA JUMILLA
    ALVIN ELCHICO
    GUS ABELGAS
    SOL ARAGONES
    MAAN MACAPAGAL
    ANNA MARIE FUDERANAN
    WILLARD CHENG
    NINA CORPUZ
    NADIA TRINIDAD
    MARIO DUMAWAL
    JORGE CARINO
    WINNIE CORDERO
    MARC LOGAN
    NADIA TRINIDAD
    JHAY RUIZ
    ANTHONY TABERNA

    mas pinagkakatiwalaan ng mas nakararaming Pilipino

    ABS CBN NEWS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS
    panig sa katotohanan, panig sa pagbangon ng bayan..

    i love being a kapamilya, since birth..

  23. Bandila with Julius, Karen and Ces are more interesting and fun to watch!

  24. AYON SA KANTARADUHANG RATINGS, BANDILA FLOP!!! // November 27, 2010 at 12:28 am //

    Agreed with 15, for the sake of ratings, but magtatapat sa juicy Replay ang SNN kung nangyari iyon…

  25. sana mag-switch na lang ng timeslot ang Bandila at SNN for sure mas madami pa manonood…

  26. i like the new format, addictive! kahit inaantok ka na, aabangan at aabangan mo talaga! sana TV Patrol should introduce change too. di ba ang dating TV Patrol merong exchange of views, sana ibalik nila minsan kasi ang TV Patrol at 24 Oras ngayon parang lahat blah blah blah, minsan kasi gusto rin nating marining ang opinion nang mga nagbabalita, right?

  27. Ha ha ha pahiya ang iba dito

  28. cngratz bandila! galing nila!

  29. PANIS NA PANIS ANG GMA // November 26, 2010 at 11:05 pm //

    congrats! late na kasi ito kaya di ko nappanood dito sa saudi sa TFC! pero iba kasi tong newscats na to, kakaiba compared sa TV PATROL! ewan ha, pero parang naninibago pa mga tao sa bagong tv patrol! pero pasasaan bat magiging ok din, ganyan din naman nung ng-umpisa isan karen, julius at ted dati sa tv patrol world, pero kahit anu mangyari magaling ang news ng abs-cbn. worldclass! walang halong kayabangan at pagkukunwari, di pa nang-iiwan sa ere! di tulad ng iba diyan!

  30. wag maging NEGA,,,

    ito ang dahilan ng pagpupuyat ko!! SULIT!

  31. james gwapo. // November 26, 2010 at 10:01 pm //

    congrats Bandila.
    lagi na akong nanonood nito. kasi involve na ang mga tao sa balitaan.
    :)

  32. how about 24 oras na copycat ng tv patrol?

  33. mas una nga USA sa interactive news… kaya walng orig sa pinas/// pero ok rin ang mga ganyan…

  34. @3 baka maglalabasan ang mga bitter dyan // November 26, 2010 at 8:58 pm //

    …in turn, the format you’re saying ay kinopya pa mula sa isang TV news program sa USA! Also please think twice bago magapela para kasuhan ng COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT ng isang TV network!

  35. love it

  36. kapamilya ruled // November 26, 2010 at 8:42 pm //

    the best ang tandem…

  37. The “revolutionary” interactive new format of Bandila is copied from TV5’s Aksyon Ngayon. If they are filing a copyright infringement for Willing Willie then TV5 should also file for copyright infringement for Bandila.

  38. showbiz-spotlight.blogspot.com // November 26, 2010 at 8:14 pm //

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  39. I LOVE KAPAMILYA // November 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm //

    congratulation ,ka twitter q po clang tatlo

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