Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas

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Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas
Genre News and Features
Created by ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs
Starring Julius Babao
Christine Bersola-Babao
Bernadette Sembrano
Anthony Taberna
Kim Atienza
Country of origin Philippines
Original channel ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run January 30, 1995April 11, 2004
Preceded by Magandang Umaga Po
Followed by Good Morning Asia

Alas Singko Y Medya (five:thirty) is ABS-CBN's former early morning show. It starts at 5:00am and ends at 8:30am (UTC +8). It airs 3 hours every weekday.



The ABS-CBN Management conceptualized the morning show in 1994 when Magandang Umaga Po was still on air. The show started in 1995 as Alas Singko Y Medya (literally means 5:30 A.M.) premiered with Julius Babao and Panjee Gonzalez. After few months, Panjee resigned from the show due to her marriage to Eugenio Lopez III, ABS-CBN's current President and CEO and was replaced by Tintin Bersola. The tandem was born and the ratings were increasing. But in 2001, the tandem left the show for the hosting of Talk TV, the show was renamed Magandang Umaga, Bayan until 2005. In 2006, It carried the title Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas with new hosts .The show ended on June 2007 because of poor ratings which was replaced by Umagang Kay Ganda, as a customized format for MUP. Aside from its new segments, MUP's roster of hosts will also change.


The show reports live traffic situations on land and through the air with the ABS-CBN Sky Patrol (Manila and Cebu traffic). The program also broadcasts current news with ABS-CBN News Patrol; Parenting tips with Tintin Bersola, Weather, science and animal trivia with Kuya Kim Atienza,market prices with Winnie Cordero;the latest buzz on your favorite stars with Ogie Diaz Events and "Gimiks" with Lui Villaruz.

Whether you’re getting ready for school or for work, having a nice breakfast meal, or just lazing around in your bedroom, there will always be something useful to start your day. From news headlines to family matters, a power pool of experts will give you credible information and advice on your everyday concerns.

The leaner MUP team is made up of a more structured group of hosts who are specialized in their respective fields. Their roles in the show are more defined as they tackle the topics they are best at. A set of MUP hosts will cater to the wide variety of tastes.

Bernadette Sembrano broadcasts first news of the day together with Julius and Cheryl Cosim.

Watch Aida Gonzalez’ traffic update, Kuya Kim Atienza’s weather report and knowledge trivia, and Winnie Cordero’s market watch and consumer’s guide, to set off your day’s schedule.

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner, Best Morning Show & Hosts- PMPC Star Awards for Television (1999-2000, 2003-2007)
  • Awarded as Anak TV Seal Awards (2001-2006)



Former hosts


The collaboration of Jake Maderazo, overall-in-charge of production, Noel Ferrer, executive producer, and Zaldy Bonalos, director, wrap up the new MUP package to the audience. As an accolade to the viewers, they present new hosts, new features, and new surprises.

It airs early mornings Monday to Friday in the Philippines and overseas through ABS-CBN, ANC and The Filipino Channel.