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 for the five late-evening docu-news magazine programs airing on ABS-CBN. ABS-CBN’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 aired weeknights after Bandila and before O Shopping, and is aired first at 9:30pm (PST) on DZMM TeleRadyo.[3] Formerly, each of the five programs are aired in the afternoon at 4:30 pm but regional viewers outside Metro Manila would see it in a one-day delay (Monday for Fridays episode, Tuesday for Mondays episode, Wednesday for Tuesdays episode, etc.) the next morning (after Magandang Buhay and before Kapamilya Blockbusters) due to the pre-Primetime Bida show airing before the local TV Patrol would air at 5:15 pm.

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


  • 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)



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 will profile the lives of Filipino athletes from various sports. the program will be a spin off to the long-running Sports Unlimited the segment airs every Thursday.

TNT: Tapatan ni Tunying[edit]

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



In Bistado (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 airs formerly 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 airs every Tuesday.


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


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


In 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 airs every Tuesday.


In RealiTV: Mga Bidyong Nakakabilib will feature death-defying home videos from various parts of the world. Warning: this program is not for the faint of heart. The segment formerly airs every Wednesday.


  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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