Aksyon SummaryAksyon (which literally means Action in English) is the primary news program of TV5, the third largest TV network in the Philippine television. It is the flagship of TV5 when it comes to news casting and broadcasting. On weekdays, Aksyon is hosted by Erwin Tulfo and Cheryl Cosim with special segments delivered by Lourd de Veyra, Makata Tawan, and Shawn Yao. The program is aired from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time) during weeknights while it is aired from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Saturday. The news program is simultaneously aired on AksyonTV and on radio (92.3 FM in Metro Manila). AksyonTV is the first 24/7 channel in the Philippines which uses Filipino language as its primary medium of communication. AksyonTV is focused on news and sports.
Aksyon primarily based its principle on the network’s slogan which states, “Higit sa Balita, Impormasyon, at Kaganapan, Aksyon” (More on News, information, and events, Action). Originally, the news program launched with Cheryl Cosim and Paolo Bediones as its primary hosts on April 5, 2010. It was only on October 25, 2010 that Erwin Tulfo joined the newscasters. Later, on February 17, 2011, Paolo Bediones left the news program which gave way to Tulfo to be one of the main anchors. Bediones left the program to transfer in Aksyon JournalisMO. A new anchor was also added, Makata Tawanan for the segment, Makata’s Super Bidyo. On July 25, 2011, Lourd de Veyra started the weather reports with trivia segment, “Weather or Not”. As part of their technologically-based news casting, they included in their program the “Aksyon Board” which is a touch-screen television used to vividly show images and videos.
On weekends, Aksyon Weekend is aired beginning on April 10, 2010 starting at 5:00 pm. The anchors at this time are not the same with the anchors on weekdays. They are Martin Andanar, Jove Francisco, and Cheri Mercado. Cheri Mercado was replaced by Maricel Halili as a result of her maternal leave.
Aksyon Bisaya is the regional version of Aksyon being aired on TV5 Cebu. It started on July 18, 2011 and has its timeslot on late afternoon.
There are four hourly news bulletin of TV5. These are the Aksyon Alert, Aksyon Breaking, Aksyon Weather, and Aksyon News Update.
Newscast and live action are the main format of Aksyon. It is created by ABC Development Corporation and is developed by News5. The director of Aksyon is Benedict Carlos and is presented by Cheryl Cosim and Erwin Tulfo on Weeknights while Raffy Tulfo and Grace Lee do the anchoring during weekend. The Opening theme is the “Aksyon theme” composed by Jimmy Antiporda. The executive producer is Jackie Sierda and Aksyon’s running time is 45-60 minutes.