If there is one noontime newscast not worth watching, it is ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’.
For the most part, the newscast is handled by Raffy Tulfo. But unlike rival big network noontime newscasts such as GMA News TV’s ‘Balitanghali’, DZMM TeleRadyo’s ‘Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Dose’ and ‘Headline Pilipinas’, and ANC’s ‘Dateline Philippines’, ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’ is treated more like a public service program than a newscast.
The reason: ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’, the ‘Wanted sa Radyo’ spinoff that airs on select episodes of ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’.
‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’ was established sometime following the cancellation of ‘T3 Alliance’, the public service show hosted by Raffy Tulfo and his brothers Ben and Erwin. As mentioned earlier, it is a spinoff of ‘Wanted sa Radyo’, in which it gives all people an opportunity to voice their complaints through Raffy himself.
To be honest, ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’ is not a bad segment. There is nothing wrong about resolving conflicts or incidents, which is the main agenda of ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’.
However, placing it as a segment on ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’ is too much for the said newscast. This led to more potential news reports getting drowned out in favor of ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’.
It would have been better if ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’ becomes a standalone program, and perhaps revive the ‘Wanted’ TV program that once aired on TV5. Or, they could relieve Raffy Tulfo from his anchoring duties and move ‘Wanted sa Radyo’ to noontime so that he can still come to work on that hour.
Overall, ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali”s current form puts them in a more dubious distinction, earning a place on MediaNewser.com’s Dishonor Roll for their 2016 Winners and Losers List. Luchi Cruz-Valdes’ inability to fix this newscast puts ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’ in an unfavorable light compared to its noontime rivals.
But without any suitable replacements, it looks like TV5 will be stuck with not only Raffy Tulfo, but also the public service segment that is ‘Itimbre Mo Kay Tulfo’ for the time being. That said, changes should be in the offing for ‘Aksyon sa Tanghali’, because if this keeps up, the negative accolades will continue to pile up.