Soap opera (often called "telenovela" or "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.