Pinoy True Stories

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Pinoy True Stories
GenreNews magazine
Directed byvarious
Presented by
Theme music composerReev Robledo
Opening theme
  • "Mission Posible" (Mission Possible)
  • "My Puhunan" by Noel Cabangon (My Puhunan)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
Executive producer(s)Myra Afable-Chavez
Karen Pasion-Namora
Joseph Ryan Aquino
Donna Cueto
Gene Maninang
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Original networkABS-CBN
DZMM TeleRadyo (early broadcast)
Jeepney TV (encore broadcast)
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseDecember 3, 2012 (2012-12-03) –

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 10:00 pm, (PST) on DZMM TeleRadyo.[3] from 2012 to 2015, each of the five segments of Pinoy True Stories were aired on Weekdays 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. On December 7, 2015, all the five programs of Pinoy True Stories are moved to a late-evening timeslot and now currently airs every Monday-Friday after Bandila and Saturday after Kape at Salita with encore telecast on Jeepney TV.

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."

Its also a replay In 4:25 am, PST after O Shopping in ABS-CBN.


  • Dyan Castillejo (for Sports U)
  • Julius Babao (for Mission Possible; formerly for Bistado)
  • Karen Davila (for My Puhunan; formerly for Engkwentro and 3-in-1)
  • Jeff Canoy (for #NoFilter, formerly for Red Alert)
  • Chiara Zambrano
  • Abner Mercado
  • Raphael Bosano
  • Kori Quintos
  • Jacque Manabat
  • Jeck Batallones
  • Kevin Manalo
  • 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)
  • Atom Araullo (for Red Alert; formerly for Hiwaga and RealiTV)
  • Anthony Taberna (for TNT: Tapatan ni Tunying; formerly for Demandahan)

Current programs[edit]

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.

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 Saturday, with a replay on Mondays.

My Puhunan[edit]

In My Puhunan (My Investment), Karen Davila talks about business and employees. The segment now airs every Saturday, with replays on Tuesdays


In #NoFilter, it talks about an individual's daily life, through the POV of the documentarist. The segment now airs on Wednesday.

Local Legends[edit]

In Local Legends, it talks about unique heritage a place has, be it food, arts, music and cultural icons. The segment now airs on 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.)

Red Alert[edit]

In Red Alert, Jeff Canoy provides tips on how to survive in life-threatening situations, such as crime, accidents and natural disasters. Atom Araullo (now back to GMA Network) previously hosted the program formerly aired every Friday, then Wednesday. After cancellation, Red Alert currently airs as a radio program in DZMM as well as a public service segment for ABS-CBN.

TNT: Tapatan ni Tunying[edit]

In Tapatan ni Tunying (One-on-One with Tunying), Anthony Taberna interviews politicians and personalities. The segment formerly aired every Thursday, then Friday.


  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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