Photo: Noel Orsal


GMA Network brings back the drama anthology Magpakailanman to warm the hearts of Kapuso viewers once more. It will once again be hosted by veteran broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco.


Magpakailanman, an original concept and creation of the GMA Entertainment TV Group, initially ran from 2002 to 2007 and has twice been awarded the Best Drama Series category at the Catholic Mass Media Awards. During its five-year run, the program--which was a consistent top-rater--aimed to promote good family values and inspire Filipinos.


According to GMA-7's corporate communications department, the drama anthology returns on air due to growing clamor to revive the program. The Kapuso Network promises new elements and more in-depth investigation and dramatization of real-life inspired stories.


Aside from merely telling and narrating the story, Mel Tiangco will take a more participative role in making each story not only inspiring and uplifting but also informative and interesting. This will be "the real story behind the story."


In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), host Mel Tiangco said that she gave a lot of input to the development of the show.


"We want the show na talagang kapupulutan ng tao ng something good for himself—whether it is aspirational, whether it is informative lang sa kanya, or it is a morale booster.


"Gusto namin, may mapapala yung televiewer sa panonood at hindi lang manonood ng drama, hindi lang ganoon."


For the pilot episode of Magpakailanman, Ms. Mel revealed that they have plans of showcasing the story of Katrina Halili. Find out the new elements of this drama anthology show when Magpakailanman premieres this November 2012 on GMA-7.