Former Unang Hirit host, Rhea Santos, ABS-CBN reporters join Canadian TV newscast

Photo source: @MsRheaSantos on Twitter

After leaving her 19 years of broadcast career in the Philippines to study and to move with her family to British Columbia, Canada last year, Kapuso news anchor Rhea Santos, is finally back in anchor’s chair as OMNI News Filipino Edition aired its pilot newscast last September 1.

Santos is in her last school year taking up Video Journalism course at British Columbia Institute of Technology. Before she turned one year in Canada on August 4, she was offered a job by Rogers Sports and Media to be one of the video journalists of OMNI News Filipino edition.

In her social media post, Santos shared, “Marking this day that I’m able to do my passion to tell stories that matter to my ‘kababayan’ here in Canada. You will all meet the Filipino team of OMNI News in the coming days. It’s not only Filipinos and Fil-Canadian journalists making this possible. A big part are the Canadians and people of diverse backgrounds whom I’m given the opportunity to work with that make OMNI Filipino happen.”

Santos is also joined by former ABS-CBN reporters Marieton Pacheco and Ron Gagalac who are also based in Canada now.

OMNI News has been airing in diverse languages such as Italian, Punjabi , Cantonese and Mandarin. Arabic and Filipino are the new addition to the multilingual newscast. OMNI News Filipino Edition airs Monday to Sunday at 11pm PT/ET.

OMNI Television is a Canadian television system owned by Rogers Media and a subsidiary of Rogers Communications.