Maynila (TV series)

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Title card
Also known as
  • Maynila: Larawan ng Bansa (The Nation's Picture, 2008–2009)
  • Maynila: Ito ang Kwento Mo (This is Your Story, 2014–2017)
  • Maynila: Kwento. Buhay. Tagumpay. (Stories, Life, Success., 2017–present)
Written by
  • Sara San Luis
  • Rouel Alciraz
  • Theresa Guevarra
Directed by G. Phil M. Noble
Presented by Lito Atienza
Opening theme
  • "Mahal kong Maynila" by Cacai Bautista and Vince De Jesus (2002–2008; 2010–2015)
  • "Maynila" by Noel Cabangon (2015–present)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Alessandra A. Beltran
Lani Atienza
Location(s) Manila, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time
  • 30 minutes (1998–2002)
  • 60 minutes (2002–present)
Production company(s) Maynilad Golden Productions Inc.
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) – present

Maynila (lit. Manila) is a Philippine television drama anthology broadcast by GMA Network. It premiered on November 23, 1998.

The show is hosted by former Manila mayor, and Department of Environment and Natural Resources secretary, and current BUHAY Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza. The show was originally aired on weekday afternoons, and was eventually moved to Saturday mornings. After the elections in 2010, Atienza returned to the show and did cameo appearances in the episodes instead of hosting. This was repeated in 2013 when he became a nominee for BUHAY Partylist. His son Ali took over cameo appearances of his father.


The program's main thrust is to entertain viewers while including good moral values. It appeals to the young and the young at heart with story lines that show glimpses of the Filipino youth, the Filipino family life and values that audience can learn from. It is presently a weekend drama anthology of inspiring stories of people with everyday challenges that affect every Manileño's lives.[1]


  • Former DENR Sec., Manila Mayor & Current BUHAY Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza
  • Ali Atienza (sit-in host while his father was running for Mayor of Manila in 2010 and was one of the nominees of BUHAY Partylist in 2013)


  • Nominated, Best Drama Anthology - PMPC Star Awards For TV (1999-2017)
  • Nominated, Best Drama Series - Catholic Mass Media Awards (1999-2017)
  • Anak TV Seal Award - 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition - The First Stars Night Out by Artist Handlers Group 2012
  • Winner, Best New Male TV Personality For Ruru Madrid "Maynila: Faith In Love" - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013
  • Special Award Winner, Longest Running Drama Anthology - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2017


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