Migs Bustos, Ariel Rojas join ABS-CBN's ‘TV Patrol’

    MANILA, Philippines – ABS-CBN's TV Patrol, the longest-running Filipino language evening newscast, has welcomed two new anchors. Migs Bustos for the tech and trend report while Ariel Rojas its newest weatherman.

    Ariel Rojas and Migs Bustos join the roster of anchors on TV Patrol
    Ariel Rojas and Migs Bustos join the roster of anchors on TV Patrol. Photo Credit: Twitter/Ariel Roxas

    As a new chapter of TV Patrol continues, two new faces grace the screen. Migs and Ariel join the roster of anchors that will deliver timely news reports every night for Filipinos.

    Ariel Rojas: Most qualified resident meteorologist

    As Kim Atienza bid farewell to Kapamilya's flagship national newscast, Ariel on December 13 taken over the task of sharing weather reports and forecasts. The new resident meteorologist is perhaps the most qualified ever. For four years, Ariel worked as a weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

    As a PAG-ASA scholar, Ariel earned his Master’s Degree in Meteorology from the University of the Philippines.

    For Ariel, understanding the weather should be an important part of every Filipino's lives. He takes his profession seriously considering that many lives could be affected with his reports.

    He said, "Minsan, hindi natin na-appreciate ’yung ibang weather systems kasi hindi tayo naapektuhan.

    Nagti-tweet lang ang tao na ‘Baha!’ o ‘Walang pasok!’ kapag directly affected tayo.

    But for other people in other parts of our country, it could be life or death. It made me realize how important my job was. Binigay Niya (God) sa akin ’yung perspective na: ‘Take your job seriously, kasi people’s lives depend on you.'”

    Migs Bustos: New face, new segment

    Migs now hosts the newest segment on TV Patrol "Uso at Bago," which tackles the latest on technology, gadgets and events. He is probably one of the most awaited new hosts of TV Patrol when rumors circulated he will replace Kuya Kim.

    When he first appeared on TV Patrol on Monday (January 3), his name even trended on social media. Migs appreciated the warm welcome and promised to do his best.

    He wrote on Instagram, "Bukod sa Panginoon, family and friends na sumoporta and knew what my journey was like, mas malaking pasasalamat sa lahat ng mga Kapamilya na nagtweet, nagmessage at nagpaabot ng suporta mula noon pa."

    "Thank you! Basta ang misyon ko, to be able to tell these stories to the best of my abilities. Kaya ngayong bagong taon, dahil sa #UsoAtBago segment, mas nadagdagan pa ang motivation ko to hone the craft. Always an honor to serve our flagship newscast. #KapamilyaForever," he added.

    While Migs may seem like a fresh face on TV Patrol, he has actually been with ABS-CBN for five years already.

    Migs started as a broadcast analyst for NCAA basketball games aired on S+A, formerly known as ABS-CBN Sports and Action. He later on became part of ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) as the host and anchor of Game Time and Early Edition. Migs also hosts ANC's hourly program, Rundown which airs every Saturday. He is also the face of REV, a motoring show also aired on ANC.

    Migs Bustos S+A

    He also had a stint as a field reporter in Bandila and even TV Patrol. Migs is also active on social media with his own channel, "Off the Record" via Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify podcasts.

    True to his love for sports, Migs' first job was actually a basketball coach. Right after he graduated college in 2010, Migs taught children from 4 to 18 years old how to dribble and play the sport well. He described the experience and said, "I wasn’t the best of players when I was playing, but found a renewed passion for basketball when I started teaching."

    On a personal note, Migs is actually a husband and a father to a baby girl named Margaux. The 32-year-old family man is married to his wife Mischi and said he is enjoying his "young family life."

    — Sally, The Summit Express

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