Mario Teodoro Failon Etong (Tacloban City29 March 1962), better known as Ted Failon or Teodoro Failon is a Filipino journalist, radio and television presenter and politician. Failon presented the television programmes Hoy Gising!Hoy Gising! Kapamilya and TV Patrol World. From 2001 to 2007 he was a member of the House of representatives on behalf of the 1st constituency of the Leyte province.


Ted Failon was born on March 29, 1962 in Tacloban City. Over time the family moved to Parañaque City, where his father Jose worked as a Jeepneydriver and his mother Josefina as engineer. After his secondary education he began studying economics at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Manila. After some time, however, he changed his mind and he started a study mass communication to the Divine Word University in Tacloban. To pay for his studies, he worked as a waiter, a construction worker and dj. For some time he was also driver and reporter of a local radio station dyMM.

After his marriage in 1983 he stopped studying and joined by dyMM, where he worked until 1988 announcer was. In 1988 he started as program director at dwGU-FM in Angeles.

In 1990 he joined ABS-CBN. Over time he worked his way up to reporter of the news and current affairs 'TV Patrol'. Later, he raids every now and then as a presenter until eventually he was one of the presenters of the program itself. In addition, he was also news manager of's dzMM.

Failons popularity grew when he entered the television program 'Hoy! Gising ' presented. In the program were abuses and inefficient practices within the Philippine Government will be discussed.

In 1994 he went back to College and two years later he obtained a Bachelor's degree in mass communication at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. He also began to study law at the Arellano University, but that study he completed work in progress.

At the elections of 2001 , he ran as a delegate on behalf of the 1st constituency of Leyte. He defeated the incumbent member of Parliament Alfred Romualdez, a nephew of former first lady Imelda Marcos. After completion of his three-year term, he returned as a television and radio presenter at ABS-CBN and he was succeeded by another cousin of Ferdinand Martin Romualdez Imelda,.

After his return at ABS-CBN Failon was again one of the main presenters of the news program TV Patrol and presents since then, as for his political intermezzo, together with Korina Sanchez Tambalang Failon at Sanchez ' the radio program '.

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