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Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento
Logo used since 2014
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Michael V.
Directed by Bert de Leon
Creative director(s) Michael V.
Starring Michael V.
Manilyn Reynes
Jake Vargas
Angel Satsumi
Jessa Zaragosa
Nova Villa
Opening theme "Pepito Manaloto"
Composer(s) Michael V.
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, Tagalog, English
No. of seasons 5
Executive producer(s) Roy San Luis
Location(s) Philippines
Singapore (two episodes only)
United States (two episodes only)
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes-1 hour
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i NTSC
Original run As Pepito Manaloto:
March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28) – March 25, 2012 (2012-03-25)
As Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento:
September 16, 2012 (2012-09-16) – present
External links

Pepito Manaloto, now known as Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kwento (Pepito Manaloto: The Real Story) is a Philippine award-winning live situational comedy created by Michael V. for GMA Network which premiered on March 28, 2010. The show premiered on GMA Pinoy TV on April 5, 2010, one week after its original premiere. The show is currently on its fifth season (with the new, revised title),[1] which premiere on September 16, 2012 in the Philippines and September 22, 2012 worldwide via GMA Pinoy TV. The show moved every Saturdays @ 6:00pm (PST) after 24 Oras Weekend.


Dubbed as a reality-sitcom, the show features (Michael V.), together with his family Elsa (Manilyn Reynes) and Chito (Joshua Pineda), whose "simple and underprivileged life significantly changes when he becomes the lone winner of P700 million in the national lottery." Although it was perhaps presumed impossible to win such amount on a single lotto ticket, it actually happened on November 29, 2010 – a winner took home P741.1 million, more than Pepito's prize.

The first season started on March 28, 2010, which focused on the adventures of Pepito and his family who are still quite unaccustomed to the life of luxury and excess that they now have to enjoy after winning from the lottery. On November 21, 2010, GMA Network picked up the show for a second season, which followed Pepito buying the Maricar del Valle's (Carmina Villaroel) because of financial problems. Towards the end of the season, Elsa got pregnant. The show started its third season in July 2011, which focused on Pepito's life after Elsa has given birth. The fourth season started on December 4, 2011, which saw the Manaloto's lives after 5 years. The children have grown up – Chito, now played by Jake Vargas, and Clarissa, played by Angel Satsumi. The characters' new location and new characters were introduced as the series went. On the January 8, 2012, it was explained that Maricar traveled to the US to manage her father's business. In actuality, Villaroel, who plays the role, transferred to ABS-CBN. A two-part episode was shown during the season, which detailed the Manaloto family's trip to Singapore. The fourth season ended on March 25, 2012. On April 8, 2012, a special episode aired before Party Pilipinas titled Sarap Balikan: A Pepito Manaloto Special. It featured different episodes as well as bloopers and gags.

Due to public demand, GMA Network decided to bring back the Pepito Manaloto and renew it for a fifth season. Titled Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento, the show departs itself from the previous seasons. The Manalotos' rags-to-riches experience earned them a TV show, but because they thought their show didn't reveal the true story, the network scrapped the project. As a result, the family came up with an idea to show exactly what goes on in the Manaloto household by having their own camera crew film their lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Several characters were given more importance this season – househelpers Patrick (John Feir), Maria (Janna Dominguez), Robert (Arthur Solinap) and Baby (Mosang); neighbor Tommy (Ronnie Henares); and the mother-daughter tandem of Deedee (Jessa Zaragosa) and Mimi (Nova Villa).

In Season 4, it was stated that Patrick and Maria were married and that they had a child. However, in season 5, it was not stated that they were married in any episode.

Season 4 title card used from 2011 to 2012.
Title card used from 2012 to 2014.


Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Special guests and former cast[edit]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Catholic Mass Media Award
    • 2011 Winner: Best Comedy Show
    • 2013 Winner: Best Comedy Program
  • PIRA Awards
    • 2011 Winner: Special Award for Insurance Education
  • ENPRESS Golden Screen TV Awards
    • 2011 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
    • 2013 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
    • 2013 Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Gag or Comedy Program: John Feir
    • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Comedy Program
    • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Gag or Comedy Program: Michael V.
    • 2014 Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Gag or Comedy Program: Nova Villa
  • PMPC Star Awards for TV
    • 2011 Winner: Best Comedy Show
    • 2013 Winner: Best Comedy Show
  • USTv Awards
    • 2012 Winner: Best Situational Comedy
    • 2013 Winner: Best Situational Comedy
  • FMTM Awards
    • 2012 Winner: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy/Sitcom/Gag Program: John Feir
    • 2012 Winner: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy/Sitcom/Gag Program: Nova Villa
    • 2011 Awardee: TOP TV SERIES Senior ARTISTS: Michael V. - Top 9
    • 2010 Winner: Best Weekend Series
    • 2010 Winner: Best Comedy/Musical Series
    • 2010 Winner: Best Musical/Comedy Lead Actress: Manilyn Reynes



Pepito Manaloto received generally positive reviews especially how it shows the lessons each episode. The comedy was also praised for being original and highly favorable. It was also one of GMA's highest rated shows and has already won awards. The show's cast was also praised being very much talented for the show and how they make audience impact. Also, how the show ended and when it was announced that it would be back on air was both critically acclaimed.

DVD release[edit]

The series will be released onto DVD-format by GMA Records. The DVDs will be in volumes, there will be succeeding volumes as the show progresses.[2]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

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Manila Standard Today
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:00:00 -0800

The big winners in the television category were GMA-7's weekend primetime newscast 24 Oras Weekend (Best News Program) for its Yolanda Coverage and family sitcom Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento (Best Comedy Program); GMA News TV's ...

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700

This Saturday (September 20), Pepito Manaloto (Michael V.) and his wife Elsa (Manilyn Reynes) will bring romance to Kapuso viewers as they spend quality time together away from their kids. The viewers can only expect hilariously sweet moments in this ...
Vox Bikol
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700

This Saturday (October 18), spend a memorable evening with your friends and make it extra special by watching Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento's fun-filled episode on how best friends turn into worst enemies. Kapuso viewers will surely cherish ...

Manila Standard Today

Manila Standard Today
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:07:06 -0700

... sitcom, which makes it a hit to the Filipino viewers. Their personalities behind the camera will be revealed through their fun off-cam experiences. Don't miss the exciting school tour in Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento this Sunday right after ...
Wed, 14 May 2014 05:22:30 -0700

SUMMER fun never stops as the much-awaited Asian cruise of Pepito Manaloto (Michael V.) and his family continues this Sunday, May 18. After the fun adventure to Singapore, they are next headed to Vietnam for another memorable trip. While Pepito seems ...

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Thu, 06 Nov 2014 10:00:00 -0800

Aside from her regular shows, she also plays a character named Nikki in GMA-7's Pepito Manaloto and she's also part of Marian Rivera's show. She recently released her second solo album Deeper, which is also available via iTunes worldwide and on ...
Philippine Star
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 09:07:30 -0700

MANILA, Philippines - Experience an extraordinary evening on GMA 7's Pepito Manaloto: Ang Tunay na Kuwento as Pepito's (Michael V, photo), children Chito (Jake Vargas) and Clarissa (Angel Satsumi) turn their hot summer vacation into a cool one by ...
Abante Online
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:56:15 -0800

Wala pa raw silang plano kung saan sila magdidiwang ng Pasko. Sabi nga ni Bea, sa dami ng ginagawa nila ay hindi sila puwedeng magplano ng maaga. Magkasama nga sila sa SAS at Strawberry Lane sa GMA 7. Si Jake ay nasa Pepito Manaloto rin.

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