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Sembrano during the 9th Gawad Tanglaw as she receives the Best TV Anchor award
Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano

February 18, 1976 (1976-02-18) (age 45)
Quezon City, Philippines
Occupation Reporter, journalist, radio broadcaster, musician
Years active 1997–present
Emilio Aguinaldo IV (m. 2008)
Family Stanley Palisada (cousin)

Bernadette Lorraine Palisada Dominguez Sembrano–Aguinaldo (born February 18, 1976) better known as Bernadette Sembrano, is a Filipina reporter, newscaster, television host, and musician.


Newscasting career

Sembrano started with IBC as a newscaster in 1997 before moving to the GMA Network in 1998, where she was the anchor of GMA Network News and the first wishing program of the country, Wish Ko Lang. She and GMA had issues with a TV show she was hosting - exposing alleged graft and corruption of a government official - which the network delayed airing but with a certain disclaimer that caused her to walk-out on an evening news cast. In 1999 to 2004 she worked of the radio co-anchor in her every noontime newscast as Balita ng Bansa of DZAR Angel Radyo 1026 Manila by Nation Broadcasting Corporation (and later by Sonshine Media Network International in 2005). GMA terminated her contract on 20 December 2003 but she continued to worked on for Wish ko Lang until 14 February 2004. She was then wooed by the rival ABS-CBN in 2004 where she hosted the public service show "Lukso ng Dugo", an OFW Drama Anthology entitled Nagmamahal, Kapamilya and the morning show Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas. She also served as a correspondent for ABS-CBN's longest investigative journalism show, The Correspondents. She is the current host of Salamat Dok, a weekend current affairs program focusing on medicine and health issues.

Sembrano is a co-anchor on TV Patrol, a newscaster on the DZMM radio station programs like Radyo Patrol Balita Alas Dose, Gising Pilipinas with Nelson Lubao, and she anchored Radyo Patrol Balita Alas-Kwatro with Alex Santos when she replaced Jasmin Romero and other news and public affairs programs of ABS-CBN. She is currently anchoring the morning program Lingkod Kapamilya with Julius Babao.

And now, Sembrano was back to Umagang Kay Ganda as main anchor/host with Anthony Taberna after a few months when she left the show together with Rica Peralejo, Ginger Conejero, and Bekimon. She replaced Pinky Webb, a former main anchor, and host of Umagang Kay Ganda who already left the morning show last August 2011.

On August 3, 2015, she was named permanent co-anchor of the weekday editions of the said flagship national evening newscast, succeeding Korina Sanchez who left due to Mar Roxas's impending presidential campaign, according to news website

She remains one of the more visible newscasters, television hosts, and correspondents of the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs.

Music career

On August 17, 2020, Sembrano was credited as co-lyricist alongside Jonathan Manalo in the song "Ang Sa Iyo ay Akin" by Aegis, the theme song of the Philippine drama television series of the same name. On November 2020, she wrote and recorded the song "Yakapin ang Pasko," her very first song as singer.

Personal life

Sembrano owns the B Good Store located inside the Eugenio Lopez, Jr. Communications Center of ABS-CBN. She was formerly the co-owner and founder of a bookstore specializing in hard-to-find books in Quezon City, Philippines. She formed this business partnership with colleagues in Philippine media and former classmates in college. In June 2008, she married Emilio "Orange" Aguinaldo IV, the great-grandson of the first President of the Philippines, Emilio Aguinaldo.

In July 2011, she announced that she has Bell's palsy and is undergoing therapy.

On April 22, 2021, Sembrano revealed through Instagram that she contracted COVID-19. On May 1, she posted on her Instagram account that she recovered from mild COVID-19.


Sembrano graduated elementary and high school from Angelicum School (now Angelicum College), a private Catholic school in Quezon City, Philippines. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

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