Soap opera (often called "telenovela" [telenobela] by locals) is a serial drama on television or radio which features stories focused on very emotional relationships or problems to inudge much drama.


Channels most known for airing telenovelas are:

  • ABS-CBN (Channel 2)
  • GMA (Channel 7)

Famous Soap Operas

Some of the most notable Soap Operas in the Philippines are:

  • Marimar
  • Ang Probinsyano
  • Agua Bendita


  • The term soap opera originated from such dramas being typically sponsored by soap manufacturers in the past.

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