A meme recently sparks laughter among netizens poking fun at Ang Probinsyano’s present run surviving three presidents including the incumbent.
Discussion erupts among netizens on which shows indeed are longer and which is the most enduring one.
So with this meme fest on Ang Probinsyano, I did conduct research on which shows are airing for quite a while now on Philippine local television.
Ang Probinsyano (2015-present)
Legend has it that Cardo is still alive today. Thanks to loyal fans, Ang Probinsyano still stands the test of time. It caters to five-story arcs involving crimes, politics, terrorism, and romance. The secret to the relevance of this show is its suspense action sequences with sustaining storylines.
Casual viewers may only see its visual and emotional spectacle but to me, I love how Ang Probinsyano mirrors every problem the nation faces and I hope we learn a few things from Cardo Dalisay.
Pepito Manaloto (2009-present)
Weekends are not complete without a good sitcom. And for the 21st century, Pepito Manaloto is our Home Along Da Riles.
Pepito Manaloto shows us that anyone can prosper with a little patience and more prayers. Isn’t that always the Filipino dream? No wonder it still captures the imagination of every Juan.
Good run, Pepito my friend!
It’s Showtime! (2009-present)
It’s Showtime started as a morning variety show featuring a dance competition. Due to its popularity among the youth and general public, Showtime is now a noontime show since 2012.
From the witty banters of Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Jhong Hilario, Anne Curtis, and the gang up to quality segments, the show has everything. It never fails to entertain the madlang pipol coz this is your show, your time. It’s Showtime!
24 Oras (2004-present)
Replacing Frontpage: Ulat Ni Mel Tiangco, 24 Oras is the flagship newscast of GMA 7. Mike Enriquez and Mel Tiangco host the program since 2004.
Iconic segments include Chika Minute, Kapusong Totoo and Kuya Kim Ano Na? by Kim Atienza.
Wish Ko Lang (2002-present)
Wish Ko Lang is a public service program airing since 2002. Its original host was Bernadette Sembrano then Vicky Morales up to now.
Presently, WKL offers provocative drama anthology moving away from its famous branding.
Imbestigador is an investigative documentary show featuring the findings behind famous crimes. It is hosted by Mike Enriquez and initially helps victims attain justice and expose bad doings.
Like Wish Ko lang, Imbestigador also settles today in airing drama anthologies featuring crime stories from true stories.
Unang Hirit (1999-present)
Unang Hirit is the staple morning show of the country since 1999. It boasts years of quality newscasts, features, and traffic updates from GMA’s finest hosts.
The program still stands today with Arnold Clavio, Susan Enriquez, Mang Tani, Ivan Mayrina and more.
Sa Unang Hirit unang-una ka!
TV Patrol (1987-present)
TV Patrol is the ultimate newscast icon of Philippine television. It houses news icons Mel Tiangco, Noli De Castro, Ted Failon, Julius Babao, Henry Omaga-Diaz through the years.
TV Patrol is still in the service of the Filipino surviving network shutdowns and several crises. The news program is currently hosted by Henry Omaga Diaz, Bernadette Sembrano, and Karen Davila.
Eat Bulaga! (1979-present)
Eat Bulaga is the ultimate noontime habit of the Filipino people. Each one of us is either fan of AlDub, a winner of Juan For All, or a #LegitDabarkads. Its main hosts are Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey De Leon.
From Batanes to Jolo, and to the ends of the earth, EB makes Filipino laugh and hope for a better tomorrow. As Tito Sen says, “EB is a public service show in disguise of entertainment.”.
Currently, EB still showcases new gimmicks with old-timers like JoWaPao, Maine Mendoza, Ryan Agoncillo, and newcomers Miles Ocampo and Maja Salvador.
Erwin is a writer who is a big geek for superheroes, a certified political junkie and a liberal thinker. He enjoys watching movies at night and reading a lot of articles and blogs until he falls asleep. Aside from being a writer, Erwin is also am advocate of religious freedom, press freedom and liberalism.