|Created by||Associated Broadcasting Company|
|Developed by||ABC News and Public Affairs|
|Presented by||Paul Lacanilao (1962-1972)|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Running time||1 hours|
|Original channel||Associated Broadcasting Company|
|Picture format||480i, SDTV|
|Original run||February 5, 1962 – September 22, 1972|
Premiered on February 5, 1962, Pangunahing Balita is the Filipino language late afternoon newscast of ABC-5 Anchored by Paul Lacanilao, the newscast airs the news of the day in the local and international scene. It was also became an inspiration to have other TV stations a Filipino-language newscast like Balita Ngayon of ABS-CBN, which aired from 1962-1972
It was aired in the late afternoon slot, and has 2 editions. The first edition airs at 4:30pm while the final edition airs at 5:45pm.
In 1988, PTV-4 launches Pangunahing Balita as its Filipino-language newscast. It was became the household name for their Tagalog newscast.
- Paul Lacanilao (1962-1972)