Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas

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Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas
Format News and features
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Julius Babao
Christine Bersola-Babao
Bernadette Sembrano
Anthony Taberna
Kim Atienza
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes n/a (airs daily)
Running time 4 hours, 30 min.
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run 1995 – 2002 (as Alas Singko Y Medya)
2002 – 2005 (as Magandang Umaga, Bayan)
2005 – 2007 (as Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas)
Preceded by Magandang Umaga Po
Followed by Umagang Kay Ganda
(2007–present) (weekdays)
Salamat Dok!
(2004–present) (weekends)

Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas (Good Morning, Philippines) is ABS-CBN's from February 6, 1995 to June 22, 2007 former early morning show. It started at 5:15am and ended at 8:30am (UTC +8) on weekdays.

Previous morning show including Alas Singko Y Medya, and Magandang Umaga, Bayan.


ABS-CBN management conceptualized the morning show in 1986 when Magandang Umaga Po was still on air. The show started on January 30, 1995 as Alas Singko Y Medya (literally means 5:30) premiered with Julius Babao and Panjee Gonzalez. After a few months, Panjee resigned due to her marriage to Eugenio "Gabby" Lopez III, ABS-CBN's current chairman and CEO, and was replaced by Tintin Bersola. After this replacement, the ratings were increasing. But in 2001, the pair left the show to host Talk TV. The show was renamed Magandang Umaga, Bayan until 2002. The same year, the morning program launched a weekend edition that lasted until 2004. In 2005, it carried the title Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas with new hosts. The show ended on June 22, 2007 because of poor ratings and was replaced by Umagang Kay Ganda, as a customized format for MUP.


The show reports live traffic situations from cars and by air with the ABS-CBN Sky Patrol (Manila and Cebu traffic). The program broadcasts news with ABS-CBN News Patrol; parenting tips with Tintin Bersola, weather, science and animal trivia with Kuya Kim Atienza, market prices with Winnie Cordero; the latest buzz on your favorite stars with Ogie Diaz, events and "Gimiks" with Lui Villaruz. Bernadette Sembrano broadcasts the first news of the day with Julius Babao and Cheryl Cosim.

The leaner MUP team is made up of a more structured group of hosts who are specialized in their fields. Their roles in the show are more defined as they tackle the topics they are best at. A set of MUP hosts will cater to a wide variety of tastes.

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts: PMPC Star Awards for Television (1999–2000, 2003–2007)
  • Awarded as Anak TV Seal Awards (2001–2006)



Former hosts[edit]


The collaboration of Jake Maderazo, overall-in-charge of production, Noel Ferrer, executive producer, and Zaldy Bonalos, director, wrap up the new MUP package to the audience.

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