Ipaglaban Mo! (lit. 'Fight For It!'), also known as Kapag nasa Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo!, is a dramatization of actual cases brought and settled in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals of the Philippines. It appeals to the general public because of the wide range of issues tackled. The objective is to inform and educate the masses who have the same experience or people who in the future might get into the same situation.
Title card of the 2014 edition
|Also known as|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes|
(list of episodes)
|Executive producer||Edyl Macy Delos Santos|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||44–50 minutes|
60 minutes (2020–present)
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV) |
1080i (16:9 Widescreen HDTV)
|Original release||(Original) July 11, 1988 –|
- Atty. Jose C. Sison (1988–1999; 2014–present)
- Joseph Peter "Jopet" S. Sison (2014–present)
1988–1999: Original runEdit
Kapag May Katwiran. Ipaglaban Mo! was originally aired over IBC on July 11, 1988 and last episode on August 14, 1992. The program transferred to ABS-CBN on August 16, 1992 under Milliard Productions as a blocktimer program. After 52 episodes, the show "premiered" in September 1993 as a station produced program and ended on March 7, 1999, being replaced by Tabing Ilog on its Sunday timeslot.
2012–2014: GMA News TVEdit
|Kapag nasa Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo!|
|Directed by||Dante Nico Garcia|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||64|
|Executive producer||Angelina Samson-Valvieja|
|Cinematography||Rain Yamson II|
|Original network||GMA News TV|
|Original release||November 10, 2012 –|
June 16, 2013
A new series of Kapag nasa Katwiran, Ipaglaban Mo! (transl. If it is in the Right ... Fight for it!) was broadcast by GMA News TV, premiering on November 10, 2012. It was hosted by Jose C. Sison and Jopet Sison. On June 16, 2013, the show returned for a 3rd season.
Fifteen years after the show ended on ABS-CBN, the legal drama returned on June 7, 2014 as part of the Yes Weekend! block, airing every Saturday at 3:30 pm, after It's Showtime and before S.O.C.O. while the replay is every Wednesday at 2:00 pm, and every Thursday at 1:00 am, on DZMM TeleRadyo and every Sunday at 3:00 pm, on Jeepney TV. The show is still hosted by Atty. Jose Sison together with his son Jopet Sison. It is simply called Ipaglaban Mo!.
On March 21, 2020, the show temporarily ceased production of the new episodes due to the 2020 Luzon enhanced community quarantine, hence halting the schedule of airing the new episodes. Re-runs of previous episodes are re-aired for the time being.
Following the temporary closure of ABS-CBN due to the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) on account of its franchise expiration, on June 14, 2020, the show returned on the newly established Kapamilya Channel with new episodes but later on, it reverted back to past episodes due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It now airs every Sunday at 4:00 pm and simulcasts with Jeepney TV.
- "Gloc 9 & KZ sing the theme song of Ipaglaban Mo on ASAP19". ABS-CBN Corporation. June 8, 2014. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014.
- "Returning". The Philippine Star. May 26, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2019.
- Isah V. Red (June 16, 2013). "Ipaglaban Mo back on screen". Manila Standard. Retrieved March 26, 2019.