Maynila (TV program)

Maynila (transl.Manila) is a Philippine television drama romance anthology show broadcast by GMA Network. Hosted by Lito Atienza, it premiered on November 23, 1998. The show originally aired on weekday afternoons, and was later moved to Saturday mornings in 2002.

Title card since 2017
Also known as
  • Maynila: Larawan ng Bansa (2008–2009)
  • Maynila: Ito ang Kwento Mo (2014–2017)
  • Maynila: Kwento. Buhay. Tagumpay. (since 2017)
Written by
  • Sara San Luis
  • Rouel Alciraz
  • Theresa Guevarra
Directed byG. Phil M. Noble
Presented byLito Atienza
Opening theme
  • "Mahal kong Maynila" by Cacai Bautista and Vince De Jesus (2002–2008; 2010–2015)
  • "Maynila" by Noel Cabangon (since 2015)
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes(list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Alessandra A. Beltran
  • Lani Atienza
Production location(s)Manila, Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time
  • 30 minutes (1998–2002)
  • 60 minutes (since 2002)
Production company(s)Maynilad Golden Productions Inc.
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) 


Presented as an anthology, Maynila is a series of inspiring stories of people with everyday challenges that affect Manila residents.[1]



  • Lito Atienza - former DENR Secretary, Manila mayor & current BUHAY Partylist representative.
  • Ali Atienza - sit-in host while his father was running for Mayor of Manila in 2010.
  • Lei Atienza-Valdepenas (2004; 2016-present)


  • Nominated, Best Drama Anthology - PMPC Star Awards For TV (1999-2018)
  • Nominated, Best Drama Series - Catholic Mass Media Awards (1999-2017)
  • Anak TV Seal Award - 2006
  • Certificate of Recognition - The First Stars Night Out by Artist Handlers Group 2012
  • Winner, Best New Male TV Personality For Ruru Madrid "Maynila: Faith In Love" - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2013
  • Special Award Winner, Longest Running Drama Anthology - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2017


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