Aksyon (lit. Action), is the flagship national network news program broadcast by TV5 in the Philippines. All of its editions are aired overseas via Kapatid TV5 and AksyonTV International. Its main primetime weeknight edition, also known as Aksyon Prime, broadcasts from 6:15 to 7:30 pm (PST) and Aksyon Weekend every Saturday-Sunday from 11:30 PM to 12:00 MN (PST). The primetime editions of the newscast are both simulcasted on radio through Radyo5 92.3 News FM in Mega Manila and its Radyo5 AM/FM regional stations nationwide over Bacolod, Cebu, Davao, Cagayan De Oro and Gensan.
Aksyon premiered on April 5, 2010 at 9:00 pm with Paolo Bediones and Cheryl Cosim as its first anchors. The news program used a touch-screen television called "Aksyon Board." It is the first local newscast to report via Live-Pack in contrast to the OB Vans used by its competitors. There is also a round-up news update called Aksyon Ngayon anchored by Dindo Flora, Cristina Lazo, and former Tambayan 101.9 (now MOR 101.9) DJ Reggie Valdez.
On October 25, 2010, Erwin Tulfo of the police-report-and-public-service-segment Aksyon Metro joined the newscast and their time slot was moved to 6:00 pm, then 5:45 pm, and then 5:30 pm serving as a former lead-in to the network's former variety shows Willing Willie/Wil Time Bigtime. On that same day, the newscast also introduced a new augmented virtuality set and OBB. Since November 8, 2010, the newscast began its simulcast on the newly launched Radyo5 92.3 News FM.
On February 17, 2011, Paolo Bediones left the newscast for Aksyon JournalisMO, leaving Cosim and Tulfo as the main anchors, with Shawn Yao (showbiz and weather) and Makata Tawanan (Makata's Super Bidyo) as segment anchors. The newscast was also given new weekday graphics and new virtual background while starting its simulcast on AksyonTV on February 21, 2011.
On June 6, 2011, the newscast added a news desk while updating their graphics and title card. "Makata's Super Bidyo," a video features segment, was reformatted with its new name "Makatang Gala" (The Stray Poet), where Makata Tawanan goes on streets to bring information to its viewers. By July 25, 2011, Lourd de Veyra joined the newscast, hosting his weather-and-trivia-segment "Weather or Not", which includes relevant and historical bites after de Veyra presents the weather.
Aksyon also had the first version in the five regional versions: Aksyon Bisaya on TV5 Cebu, Aksyon Northern Luzon on TV5 Baguio and Aksyon Western Visayas on TV5 Bacolod and TV5 Iloilo a late afternoon regional newscast of TV5, launched on July 18, 2011, following the station's launch in Baguio, Bacolod and Cebu; and Aksyon Dabaw and Aksyon Northern Mindanao (now Aksyon Mindanao) which was secondary launched on May 5, 2014 on TV5 Davao and TV5 Cagayan De Oro. These were the only regional editions that TV5 managed to produce, since they have a regional newscast for years in the network's history. On September 12, 2016 the third regional newscasts aired on TV5 Bicol launches on Aksyon Bicolano. All of these changes are answers to competition of its long-time rival, ABS-CBN's TV Patrol.
On February 6, 2012, Aksyon divided into two parts, Metro Aksyon focused on police reports around Metro Manila, and Rodolfo Jun Sabayton hosted "Anong Problema Mo", while remaining 30 minutes is the national and other news. It then became an emergency protocol when its former lead-in public service program, T3: Kapatid, Sagot Kita, of the Tulfo brothers was given a long-term suspension by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board following numerous controversies that hounded the show. By February 20, 2012, Aksyon modified its newsdesk and updating its graphics and title card.
On January 7, 2013, Aksyon reexpand its time to 45 minutes, from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. It then launched a new segment entitled Happy News, a segment that focuses on light-hearted topics (e.g., travel, food, festivals, etc.) that reflects the Filipino's happy spirit. It has become the newscast's closing segment since its launch.
On June 2013, when Sports5 did not renew a blocktime agreement with Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation to air the AKTV sports block due to high blocktime costs and low ratings, the newscast's simulcast on AksyonTV was limited to give way for the primetime sports programming on AksyonTV.
On October 14, 2013, along with the launch of News5's primetime block KBO: Karunungan, Balita, Opinyon, Aksyon updated its newsdesk, graphics and title card. later, Aksyon became a 1-hour newscast from 6:00-7:00 pm.
On December 23, 2013, Aksyon, along with other News5 programs, transferred from its former TV5 Studio Complex in Novaliches, Quezon City to a larger TV5 Media Center in Reliance, Mandaluyong.
On May 2016, after the Bilang Pilipino 2016 Election Coverage, all Aksyon newscasts continued to utilize the new studio with a large LED. Unlike ABS-CBN News and GMA News who came back in their respective newscast studios after the coverage, News5 considered the Election studio as their new studio for all of its editions. However, 4:3 graphics, title cards, and OBB didn't change. There was also a time that Sports5 used the studio for the announcement of the Gilas Pilipinas line-up prior to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July (with the Philippines as one of the host countries).
On January 9, 2017, Aksyon Prime extended as the network's answer to longest-running newscast rival ABS-CBN's TV Patrol and GMA Network's 24 Oras. its runtime from Mondays to Friday to 75 mins. with Aksyon sa Tanghali extending its runtime to a full hour seven days before the main edition. However, Aksyon Prime was scaled back to 60 minutes by February 23.
On March 31, 2017, Erwin Tulfo and News5 management reached an agreement for the former to left Aksyon Prime, leaving his radio program Punto Asintado the remaining News5 program he hosted on, as well as occasional appearances with his brother Ben Tulfo for Kilos Pronto (a blocktime public-service show produced by Bitag Media for government-owned PTV). Although personal concerns were the main reason for his departure to the newscast, several rumors have surrounded that it was due to his strong opinion stance leaning towards President Rodrigo Duterte, which was deemed sensitive to tackle for most Filipinos, particularly to members of the media (such as criticizing anti-Duterte supporter Jim Paredes on the DDS rally in Luneta during the 31st anniversary of EDSA I and Ed Lingao's criticisms to his opinion about opposition Sen. Risa Hontiveros interview with UNTV's Get It Straight with Daniel Razon regarding the ongoing crisis in Marawi that has been a subject of "fake news"). Tulfo finally left TV5 on June 29, a day after Valdes returned from a month-long vacation. His brother Ben, meanwhile, revealed that she had been uncomfortable to work with Tulfo, which could have led to his departure with the network. As a result of the online word war, TV5 was "disappointed" and gave disciplinary action on Ed, Erwin and Ben on June 30, with details not being revealed to the public. On July 16, Tulfo was appointed to the public radio station Radyo Pilipinas One for his own radio program, Erwin Tulfo Live which began the following day. Few months later, on September 17, Tulfo was also named as PTV's full time news anchor, presenting the flagship PTV News which also began the following day.
Series of possible budget cuts forced Aksyon sa Umaga to reduce its airing time to 135 minutes from June 5; followed by Aksyon Prime on July 3, when it shortened its airing time to its original 75 minutes. As a compromise for the latter, however, News5 offered a separate online streaming on News5 Everywhere and News5's Facebook Live, where it can continue to run beyond its television broadcast. The said extension was discontinued months later.
August 14, 2017-present
New soundtrack, openers, title cards and transition graphics (except Aksyon sa Umaga) were refreshed across all editions by August 14, 2017, replacing its 2014 version. The morning edition also replaced the AksyonTV theme with the new Aksyon soundtrack.