Nagmamahal, Manay Gina

Nagmamahal, Manay Gina (transl. Lovingly Yours, Manay Gina) is a 2003 Philippine television drama anthology broadcast by GMA Network and Super Radyo DZBB. Hosted by Gina de Venecia, it premiered on February 24, 2003 replacing Pira-pirasong Pangarap. The show concluded on August 29, 2003 with a total of 138 episodes.

Nagmamahal, Manay Gina
Developed byMarichu Maceda
Directed by
Presented byGina de Venecia
Theme music composer
  • Edith Gallardo
  • Moi Ortiz
Opening theme"Ngumiti Ka Na Muli" by Annie Quintos
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes138
Executive producers
  • Jo-Ann Banaga (TV)
  • Gypsy Baldovino (Radio)
Production locationPhilippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30 minutes
Production companySampaguita Television
Original networkGMA Network
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseFebruary 24 (2003-02-24) –
August 29, 2003 (2003-08-29)


Gina de Venecia serves as a host.

The TV broadcast featured a weekly story which began on Monday, and concluded on Friday. While the radio broadcast followed the same format, it featured a different true-to-life story, and was an interactive show: listeners participated in formulating the right conclusion for each episode, every Sunday.[1][2]

The radio version lasted until 2009 when de Venecia ran for candidacy in the 2010 National Election. She won the position of Congresswoman of the Fourth District of Pangasinan, and got re-elected in 2013. Now, seven years later, her term has ended, and the program was re-launched as Nagmamahal, Manay Gina in the tri-media: DZBB, Tempo & Balita and GMA 7 on June 30.[3]


Upon reformatting, Marichu Maceda, the creative head, and the rest of production team decided that the show should focus more on showcasing true-to-life success stories. They also agreed to present a more intimate portrait of its host, Manay Gina de Venecia. Instead of mere narration, Manay Gina will read the letters of her viewers, often interjecting with her personal sentiments about the subject. Sampaguita TV commissioned the award-winning production designer Tatus Aldana to style a set.[citation needed]


Accolades received by Nagmamahal, Manay Gina
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2003 Catholic Mass Media Award Best Drama Series Nagmamahal, Manay Gina Won [4]
  • Winner - Best Radio Drama (2003 Catholic Mass Media Award)
  • Winner - Best Radio Drama (2004 Catholic Mass Media Award)
  • Winner - Best Radio Drama (2008 Catholic Mass Media Award)
  • Winner - Best Radio Drama (2009 Catholic Mass Media Award)[5]


  1. ^ "Nagmamaha, Manay Gina Showcase". Find Articles. March 2, 2003.
  2. ^ "Nagmamaha, Nagmamahal, Manay Gina Tri-Media". Find Articles. February 22, 2003.
  3. ^ "Cong. Gina De Venecia, 4th District of Pangasinan: A woman of substance, the quintessential Filipina | AJ Magazines". Archived from the original on November 14, 2013.
  4. ^ "Dionne Warwick back with two big shows | The Manila Bulletin Newspaper Online". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on November 10, 2010.
  5. ^ "GMA, QTV, dzBB shows bag awards in 31st CMMA │ GMA News Online".