Umagang Kay Ganda

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Umagang Kay Ganda
Umagang Kay Ganda 5.jpg
Logo used since June 2013
The 6th and current generation logo of the show.
Genre Morning news and talk show
Created by ABS-CBN
Developed by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Directed by Kits Fernandez
Presented by see Hosts
Opening theme Umagang Kay Ganda
by Sponge Cola
Country of origin Philippines
Executive producer(s) Jabs Bolok
Location(s) ABS-CBN Loop Studio
Quezon City, Philippines
Running time 3 hours
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25) – present
Preceded by Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas
External links

Umagang Kay Ganda (lit. A Morning So Beautiful) is a morning show airing in the Philippines on ABS-CBN. The show premiered on June 25, 2007 and airs every weekday mornings from 5:00-8:00am.


The main ingredient they have added in this morning show is audience interaction and participation. In line with this new format, they are airing their show from Club O (formerly Dish) in the ABS-CBN compound to make the show more accessible to the public. The show includes live traffic points and regional news. They had set up six traffic points within Metro Manila.

At 6:15 a.m., ABS-CBN Regional (formerly RNG) stations would abruptly cut this program to air local morning programming, which would last for 45 minutes. Each local morning program features local news and features. This are the list of local morning programs produced by the Regional Network Group (except since 1993 with Maayong Buntag Mindanao in Davao (Southern Mindanao), since 2005 with Maayong Buntag Kapamilya in Cebu (Central Visayas/Dumaguete) and since 2006 with Sikat Ka! Iloilo in Iloilo and Magandang Umaga South Central Mindanao in General Santos/Cotabato (Socsksargen and Central Mindanao)):

Airing History[edit]

Umagang Kay Ganda premiered on June 25, 2007 at 5:15 am, replacing Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas. Original hosts included Edu Manzano, Pinky Webb, Anthony Taberna, Alex Santos, Winnie Cordero, Donita Rose, Zenaida Seva, Ogie Diaz, Kim Atienza, Bernadette Sembrano, and Rica Peralejo. However, Manzano and Diaz left the show a year later as the former was to run for Vice President and be acquired by GMA Network two years later and the latter to concentrate hosting Entertainment Live.

On April 13, 2009, Ginger Conejero and Atom Araullo separately joined the show, filling the vacancy created by the departure of Manzano and Diaz.

On May 11, 2009, Umagang Kay Ganda launched "Boto Mo iPatrol Mo Ako Ang Simula" in preparation on the May 2010 Philippine elections.

On October 21, 2009, Kim Atienza left the show as it moved to be the host of It's Showtime (formerly known as Showtime).

On March 22, 2010, Andre Felix, Bekimon, and Phoemela Baranda joins the show of being morning show host. The same year, Araullo left the show to concentrate on field reporting.

On February 7, 2011, Miss Universe 2010 fourth runner-up Venus Raj, Iya Villania and Jeff Tam joined the show, replacing Sembrano, Peralejo, Conejero and Bekimon.

On August 1, 2011, Bernadette Sembrano replaced Webb, after the former's 6-month hiatus from the show.

On January 30, 2012, Bianca Gonzalez replaced Donita Rose, who left the show for joining Professional chef Anthony Taberna Dos Por Dos partner Gerry Baja joined the casts.

On June 4, 2012, Ariel Ureta joined the show as its new host.

On January 28, 2013, Jorge Cariño joined the show replacing Santos, and Araullo returned after 3 years.

On February 10, 2014, Umagang Kay Ganda's timeslot was shortened from 5:00am-8:00am to 5:00am-7:30am and cuts its runtime from 3 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes, due to the airing extension of another popular morning program, Kris TV.

On October 2, 2015, Bernadette Sembrano cried to bid farewell to the show as the original host of Umagang Kay Ganda, as it moves to be the permanent anchor of TV Patrol, replacing Korina Sanchez, who was on indefinite leave from broadcast career (except Rated K) in order not to confuse with her supportive husband Mar Roxas, who was an electoral campaign for next year's election to ran as president, and later Roxas lost on his said presidential bid to then-presumptive candidate Davao City mayor Rodrigo Duterte.[1]

On October 23, 2015, ANC ended its simulcast of the program (which began in 2007) in preparation for the major revamp for channel's logo, imaging and programming change. That timeslot was replaced by Mornings @ ANC (which transferred from original timeslot at 9:00 to 11:00 am) beginning October 26, 2015 (the original timeslot of Mornings @ ANC are now occupied by three different programs namely, the morning edition of Market Edge with Cathy Yang, News Now with Nancy Irlanda and On the Money are also began on the said date).

On June 21, 2016, the premiere of the anime series Kuroko's Basketball Season 3 was postponed indefinitely due to the 30-minute airing extension of Umagang Kay Ganda, bringing back its original 3-hour runtime from 5:00am to 8:00am The talk show Magandang Buhay moved to its new timeslot from 8:00am to 9:30am (except ABS-CBN Regional TV stations, in which Magandang Buhay was lasted until 9:00 am due to airing of delayed Kapamilya Gold programming following their presence of the latter's local TV Patrol), replacing Naruto Shippuden Season 8.[2]


Current hosts[edit]

Guest/Feature hosts[edit]

Former hosts[edit]


  • Umagang Balita: Two-part news bulletin competing the 2 other morning news bulletins including Aksyon sa Umaga (aired on TV5) and Unang Hirit's: Unang Balita (aired on GMA Network).
    • 5:45 bulletin featuring national, international, regional, and showbiz news; anchored by Anthony Taberna, Amy Perez, and Jorge Carino. This is considered as the main news bulletin of the morning show.
    • 7:00 bulletin featuring more national, international and regional news.
  • Showbiz Balita - Entertainment news segment anchored by Amy Perez.
  • Eh Kasi Lalaki - Hosted by Anthony Taberna and Jorge Cariño.
  • Luto Ko 'To - Recipe of the Day

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Year Award Category Outcome
2015 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show Won
29th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show Host Nominated
1st Gawad Kamalayan Awards of Mapúa Institute of Technology Best Morning Show Won
2014 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
22nd Golden Dove Awards For Television Best Television Newscast Program Won
1st PUP Mabini Media Awards Best Television News Program Won
2013 7th UPLB Gandingan Awards Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show-Hall of Fame Won
Best Morning Show Hosts Nominated
11th Gawad Tanglaw Best Morning Show-Hall of Fame Won
8th COMGUILD Awards Best Morning Show Won
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
10th Gawad Tanglaw Best Morning Show Won
6th UPLB Gandingan Awards Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
2011 25th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
5th UPLB Gandingan Awards Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Hosts
9th Gawad Tanglaw Best Morning Show Won
2010 Anak TV Seal Awards Most Admired Morning Show Won
24th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Host/s
1st Media Newser Philippines Awards Won
8th Gawad Tanglaw Won
4th UPLB Gandingan Awards Best Morning Show Won
2009 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Morning Show and
Best Morning Show Host/s
Golden Dove Awards For Television Best Morning Show Won
7th Gawad Tanglaw Won
3rd UPLB Gandingan Awards Won
2008 6th Gawad Tanglaw Won

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bernadette cries as she bids farewell to 'UKG' family". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved October 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "ABS-CBN POSTPONES KUROKO'S BASKETBALL SEASON 3 PREMIERE". Anime Pilipinas. Retrieved July 2, 2015.