Pinoy True Stories

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Pinoy True Stories
Genre News magazine
Created by ABS-CBN News & Current Affairs
Directed by various
Presented by
Theme music composer Reev Robledo
Opening theme
  • "Mission Posible" (Mission Possible)
  • "My Puhunan" by Noel Cabangon (My Puhunan)
  • "Tapatan ni Tunying Theme" (TNT: Tapatan ni Tunying)
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
Executive producer(s) Myra Afable-Chavez
Karen Pasion-Namora
Joseph Ryan Aquino
Donna Cueto
Choi Recaido
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABS-CBN
DZMM TeleRadyo (Early Broadcast)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release December 3, 2012 (2012-12-03) – present

Pinoy True Stories is a collective title of five docu-news magazine programs airing on ABS-CBN. The network's broadcast journalists will tackle real-life accounts of Filipinos and help in solving problems that affect the communities and families nationwide.[1][2]

Each of the five programs are broadcast on weeknights, and is aired first at 9:30pm (PST) on DZMM TeleRadyo.[3] From December 3, 2012 to December 4, 2015, each of the five segments of Pinoy True Stories were aired on weekday afternoons on the network's Kapamilya Gold afternoon drama block. However, ABS-CBN Regional stations are unable to air this show in some provinces due to the localized versions of TV Patrol Regional; instead, provincial viewers would see the program on a morning timeslot, pre-empting 30 minutes of a Japanese anime series on the network's Team Animazing morning anime block. Since December 7, 2015, all the five programs of Pinoy True Stories are moved to a late-evening timeslot and now currently airs every weeknights right after Bandila.

Since 2014, Pinoy True Stories is not mentioned in all promotions relating to each of the five segments. Each of the five programs are currently promoted under the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs programming. The EPG for SkyCable and Destiny Cable would mention in the schedule as "NCA Programming" instead of "Pinoy True Stories."


  • Doris Bigornia (for Mutya ng Masa)
  • Maan Macapagal (for Saklolo)
  • Dominic Almelor (for Saklolo)
  • K Brosas (for 3-in-1)
  • Atty. Claire Castro (for 3-in-1)

Current programs[edit]

Mission Possible[edit]

In Mission Possible, discover inspiration stories of ordinary people with hearts as big as their dreams and the determination to make it happen. Join Julius Babao as he seeks out stories of people who have managed to make their wild and seemingly unachievable goals a reality on Mission Possible. The segment airs every Monday.

My Puhunan[edit]

In My Puhunan (My Investment), Karen Davila talks about business and employees. Formerly aired every Wednesday, the segment now airs every Tuesday.

Red Alert[edit]

In Red Alert, Atom Araullo provides tips on how to survive in life-threatening situations, such as crime, accidents and natural disasters. Formerly aired every Friday, the segment now airs every Wednesday.

Sports U[edit]

In Sports U is a spin-off sequel of the long-running Sports Unlimited. Dyan Castillejo will profile the lives of Filipino athletes from various sports. The segment airs every Thursday.

TNT: Tapatan ni Tunying[edit]

In Tapatan ni Tunying (One-on-One with Tunying), Anthony Taberna interviews politicians and personalities. Formerly aired every Thursday, the segment now airs every Friday.

Former programs[edit]


In Bistado (Busted/No Longer Secret), Julius Babao opens the week action-packed to uncover cases of abuse, neglect or cruelty, as well as corrupt practices in the government and the various modus operandi of criminals. The segment formerly aired every Monday.


In Engkwentro (Encounter), Karen Davila mediates between clashing parties in relationships, families and neighborhoods to help them resolve their conflicts and reach an agreement. The segment formerly aired every Tuesday.


In Saklolo (Help/Rescue), news reporters Maan Macapagal and Dominic Almelor lend a hand to people stuck in accidents, calamity or the cycle of maltreatment. The segment formerly aired every Wednesday.


In Demandahan (Accusing Each Other in Court), Anthony Taberna provides the public legal help and advice to help solve the most problematic disputes in court. The segment formerly aired every Thursday.


In Hiwaga (Mystery), mysterious phenomena are explored with Atom Araullo, where he unmasks the truth behind supernatural occurrences. The segment formerly aired every Friday.

Mutya ng Masa[edit]

In Mutya ng Masa (Pearl of the Masses), Doris Bigornia talks about simple interests, problems and difficulties, and easy sources of happiness that a normal Filipino encounters every day. The segment formerly aired every Tuesday.


3 in 1 will discuss a wide variety of topics, from news to general interest stories. The talk show will be seen live every week. The segment formerly aired every Tuesday.


In RealiTV: Mga Bidyong Nakakabilib, Atom Araullo will feature death-defying home videos from various parts of the world. The segment formerly aired every Wednesday. (Warning: This program is not for the faint of heart.)


  1. ^ "Pinoy True Stories today on ABS-CBN". The Philippine Star. December 3, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "ABS-CBN launches 5 new shows via 'Pinoy True Stories'". ABS-CBN News. November 30, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ Salve Asis (December 2, 2012). "Asian Music Awards dineklarang best Asian artist si Sarah!" (in Filipino). The Philippine Star. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 

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