Noli "Kabayan" L. De Castro
Noli De Castro, garnered 16.1 million votes and emerged the number one Senator in the last May 14, 2001 Election. The anchor of prime time newscast TV Patrol, Vice President of DZMM and host of the very popular Magandang Gabi Bayan, is a inarguably the country’s most renowned and trusted news and current affairs program personality. His exposes in Magandang Gabi… Bayan made the public aware of the irregularities in the government and other significant sectors in society. Such exposes paved the way for inquiries and investigation, whish made those responsible individuals or groups accountable for their actions.
Most Popularly known as “Kabayan”, Senator De Castro is a multi-awarded radio commentator, TV newscaster and public affairs program host. Fearless, focused and committed, the newsman has received a number of citations, recognition and prestigious awards from different award-giving bodies and non-governmental organizations like Mass Media Award, 7th and 9th KBP Golden Dove Awards, KBP Awards, Dangerous Drugs Board.
Senator De Castro does not merely reads news. He informs, provokes reaction and debate, gives insights and at times even amuses. Critics and competitors grudgingly concede to Senator De Castro’s unprecedented success and prominence as country’s “nangunguna” in broadcast journalism. Now as one of the country’s top senators, he aims to correct all the problems he saw as a broadcaster and act on all of the people’s concerns. Above all, he pledges his commitment of being the “Boses ng Bayan sa Sendo”. Tenacity, Integrity, and Credibility are his formula for success.
And as one admirer aptly puts it, “It is simply difficult to imagine a day without watching or listening to Senator Noli De Castro”.