Magpakailanman (transl. Forevermore) is a Philippine television drama anthology show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Mel Tiangco, it premiered on December 2, 2002. The show ended on December 27, 2007, with reruns of the show were aired until January 31, 2008. It was replaced by the E.S.P. in its timeslot. The show returned on November 17, 2012 on the network's Sabado Star Power sa Gabi line up and worldwide on GMA Pinoy TV.
Title card since 2018
|Presented by||Mel Tiangco|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||362 (second run) (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mona Coles-Mayuga|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||105 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment Group|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
Magpakailanman was originally created by GMA Entertainment TV Group as a one-season inspirational drama special intended for the celebration of World Meeting of Families in January 23–24, 2003. Actress Vilma Santos was the original choice to host the show but denied the offer, it eventually went to Frontpage anchor Mel Tiangco. Because of the overwhelming positive feedback from viewers and critics, and high ratings, the network decided to make it as a regular weekly drama anthology. It was originally shown every Monday night. The show premiered with Bakit Ako Mahihiya? (Why Should I Be Ashamed?), an episode about the life of former “Jukebox Queen”, the late Didith Reyes.
On its second season, the network decided to move the show from Monday nights to a Thursday night timeslot. The Janet Clemente Story served as the show's second season pilot. Because of its continued leadership in the ratings game, the show had finally toppled its rival "Maalaala Mo Kaya" (which regarded as the longest drama anthology on Philippine television), which later prompted to change its schedule from Thursday nights to Fridays. As a result of this move, Magpakailanman's ratings began to decline, and eventually, the management decided to cancel the show.
Return and changes
After a four-year hiatus and due to the growing clamor to revive the program, GMA Network decided to have Magpakailanman returned to Philippine television. Tiangco returned as the show's presenter.
GMA Entertainment TV Assistant Vice President for Drama, Redgie Acuña-Magno, states that it took two years to convince Tiangco to appear on the show again, which she eventually agreed when the network's President, Chairman and CEO, Atty. Felipe Gozon himself, sent a word about his request to have her return to the show.
Aside from mere storytelling and narrating, Tiangco took a more participative role in the development of the show. The new season's main objective is, as it was in its previous seasons, to make the stories inspiring and uplifting. However, the new incarnation of the show now also aims to have the featured stories provocative, exceptional, arresting, and/or sensational. The production team also applied some “investigative” elements into the show's plot. With this new formula, the program not only showed the exact events that happened, but also examined certain aspects as to why these unfortunate events occurred, and how these situations can be prevented in the future.
According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of the second run of Magpakailanman earned a 20.6% rating.
|2019||33rd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Anthology||Magpakailanman||Pending|
|2018||32nd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Nominated|
|2015||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Won|
|2014||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Won|
|2013||Gawad Tanglaw Awards||Best Performance by an Actress||Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina: The Nanay Slyveria Story||Jean Garcia||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Anthology||Magpakailanman||Won|
|2007||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Single Performance By An Actress||Sa Dulo Ng Pag-Ibig: The Olivia Ortiz Story||Pauleen Luna||Won|
|2006||Asian Television Awards||Best Drama Series||Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina: Patricia Dongallo Story||Magpakailanman||Highly Commended|
- 2006 (Highly Commended) – Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina (Patricia Dongallo Story) episode
- 2005 Best Single Performance by an Actor – Nonie Buencamino (Sa Kabila ng Karamdaman/Despite the Hurts, An AIDS Victim Story)
- 2005 Best Single Performance by an Actress (Highly Commended) – Lorna Tolentino (Sa Kabila ng Karamdaman/Despite the Hurts, An AIDS Victim Story)
- 2003 Best Single Performance by an Actress (Highly Commended) – Jolina Magdangal (Abot-Kamay na Pangarap/Reachable Dream, The Wayda Cosme Story)
- Catholic Mass Media Award
- ANAK TV Seal Award
- 2007 Best Single Performance by an Actress – Pauleen Luna (Sa Dulo ng Pag-ibig, The Olivia Ortiz Story)
- 2005 Best Single Performance by an Actress – Lorna Tolentino (Sa Kabila ng Karamdaman, An AIDS Victim Story)
- 2004 Best Single Performance by an Actress – Ara Mina (Kapag Ang Pag-Ibig ay Wagas, The Gerry & Marlene Mariano Story)
- 2003 Best Single Performance by an Actress – Sunshine Dizon (Kakaibang Mukha ng Pag-ibig)
- 2004 Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominee Nora Aunor (Silang Mga Inihabilin ng Langit )
- 2004 Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominee Sunshine Dizon (Silang Mga Inihabilin ng Langit )
- 2013 Best Drama Anthology Program
- 2013 Best Single Performance by an Actress Nominee - Krystal Reyes (Batang Ina: The Tintin Ng Story)
- 2013 Best Single Performance by an Actor Nominee - Keempee de Leon (Ang Tatay Kong Beki: The Ruben Marasigan Story)
- 2014 Best Drama Anthology Program
- ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards for TV
- 2004 Outstanding Drama Serial – (Babangon Din Ang Kahapon episode)
- 2004 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Special – Sunshine Dizon (Babangon Din ang Kahapon)
- Gawad Tanglaw Awards
- 2014 Best Drama Anthology
- 2014 Best Performance by an Actress - Jean Garcia (Kalbaryo ng Isang Ina)
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