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Unang Hirit
Unang Hirit logo since March 3, 2014.
Genre Mornings news and talk show
Created by GMA Network
Directed by Noel Cabacungan
Theme music composer Jimmy Antiporda
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes N/A (aired Weekdays)
Location(s) Studio 3, GMA Network Center, Quezon City
Camera setup multicamera setup
Running time 2 hours and 30 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release December 6, 1999 (1999-12-06) – present
Preceded by Mornings @ GMA
External links

Unang Hirit (literally First Response or First Strike in Filipino) is a Philippine Breakfast television|mornings news and talk show aired every weekday afternoon by GMA Network. The show airs on weekdays from 4:55AM. to 7:30AM. It is also aired internationally thru GMA Pinoy TV at various times.


Unang Hirit was first aired on GMA on December 6, 1999, replacing Mornings @ GMA. Mornings' hosts Lyn Ching, Suzi Entrata, Ryan Agoncillo with new faces of Mickey Ferriols, Arnold Clavio, and Miriam Quiambao started the show as the original hosts pitting against ABS-CBN's Alas Singko Y Medya.

On June 30, 2003, the show relaunched its studio set, and graphics package. It changed its set and graphics again on March 15, 2004 as Clavio became the anchor of the late-night newscast Saksi.

The show relaunched with the introduction of the show's clock mascot (used from 2005 to 2010).

On August 11, 2008, the show relaunched its main studio, graphic package. The studio for Unang Balita was also used for QTV's Balitanghali and News on Q. Around 2009, Unang Hirit aired its special edition on Sunday for the typhoon coverage. On December 2009, the show celebrated its 10th anniversary by launching a new logo. On March 22, 2010, corresponding with the summer season, newly upgraded graphics have been shown with a summer aspect to it. This was also the day when Pia Archangel, Connie Sison, Luane Dy and Monica Verallo were formally announced on-air that they are officially part of the UH Barkada. A new OBB was also launched again corresponding with the summer season. On June 7, 2010, the new opening billboard is launched corresponding with the school opening. On January 3, 2011, the show was renamed or had an added tagline "Bagong Dekada" in the show's name.

On February 21, 2011, along with 24 Oras, Saksi and GMA Flash Report, the program introduced a new studio set, new graphics, new theme, and new OBB. On April 11, 2011, UH original host Edu Manzano returned to the show. A day later, Lhar Santiago accidentally broke his right arm and his injured right eyebrow during the show's game called "Tumbang Preso". He was later sent to the hospital. On October 19, 2012, Susan Enriquez left the show to anchor and host the newest morning newscast-commentary program Kape at Balita aired on GMA News TV beginning October 22; however, due to the cancellation of the show in 2013 later, Enriquez later returned the show. On October 22, 2012, the show updated its graphics and GMA reporter Jun Veneracion join the show as a replacement for Clavio less than a month when he came back to the show on November 12, 2012.

On March 3, 2014, Unang Hirit re-introduced a new studio set, a newer and better graphics, and launched new segments suchs as: "UH Online Tambayan", and Unang Selfie (a contest where the viewers then and now selfies will give away free grocery packages). Pia Arcangel was dropped out from the newscast, Ivan Mayrina and Susan Enriquez joined Clavio, Santos, and Sison. The show's jingle was corresponding with the summer season, in which, this time the jingle was performed by the UH Barkada in fiesta version, naming it self "Pambansang Morning Show" celebrating its 15th anniversary on the air. This is, for the first time, the only GMA News program that reformatted a new look, unlike other newscast such as 24 Oras and Saksi, and also, some GMA News TV newscast.

Notable hosts[edit]

Current hosts[edit]

Former hosts[edit]

Former segment hosts[edit]


  • Buena Manong Balita - Top News and Stories of the Day
  • GMA Weather - Weather Forecast (Nathaniel Cruz)
  • Hirit ni Mareng Winnie (Winnie Monsod)
  • Kapuso sa Batas - Legal Issues (Atty. Gabby Concepcion)
  • Unang Balita - A Morning Newscast competing the two other morning news bulletins including Aksyon sa Umaga (aired on TV5) and Umagang Kay Ganda's Umagang Balita (aired on ABS-CBN); anchored by Arnold Clavio, Rhea Santos, Ivan Mayrina, Susan Enriquez, and Connie Sison (5:50 and 7:00)
    • Breaking News
    • Ronda Reports - Police Reports
    • Ronda Probinsya - Provincial/Regional News
    • Huli Cam - CCTV Reports
    • Amazing Balita - Trending News
    • Unang Chika - Entertainment News (Luane Dy)
    • Unang Salang - Interview
    • UB Express
  • Showbiz Hirit/Showbiz Bullets - Showbiz News (Lhar Santiago and Luane Dy)
  • Lakbay Saya Sarap - Trip to provinces with (Tonipet Gaba, Love Añover, and Arn Arn)
  • Unang Saya
  • UH Barangay Blowout - In the Barangay Blowout segment, loyal UH viewers in a certain barangay receives prizes from the morning show similar to Juan for All, All for Juan segment of the noontime show Eat Bulaga!
  • #UHSuGaTan - Love Problem Segment (Susan Enriquez, Arnold Clavio, Nathaniel "Mang Tani" Cruz)
  • People, Places, and Events - Press/Media Releases
  • UH Online Tambayan
  • Horoscope - Fortune Telling Segment

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Catholic Mass Media Award[edit]

  • 2011 Best Public Service Program

PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

  • 2001 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2002 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2008 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 1999 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2000 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2003 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2004 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2005 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2006 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2007 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2009 Nominated, Best Morning Show & Hosts
  • 2013 Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts

UP Gandingan Awards[edit]

  • 2008 Winner, Best Morning Show

Anak TV Seal[edit]

  • 2004 Anak TV Seal Awardee

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

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