Tita Mel says even with the rebrand, #MPK will surely stick to what it does best—bringing real stories of real people to the fore.
"We have always taken pride in saying na totoong kwento kami. Hindi magbabago 'yun. It will always be totoong kuwento. Hindi kami magfa-fabricate tapos sasabihin namin totoong kuwento," she says with conviction.
She guarantees that these stories are real and will remain real.
"Why can I say it straight to your face na totoong kuwento lang? Nakakausap ko, nakikita ko 'yung tao. I interact with the person so alam ko.
“Ini-interview ko, nalalaman ko 'yung buhay niya. Ako 'yung nag-gagarantiya sa televiewers natin na totoo talaga 'yung nakikita ko, nakakausap ko," she explains.
Being the host of #MPK is a constant learning experience for Tita Mel.
"In Magpakailanman, I learn about the lives of people and that sort of fortifies a few of your values, your principles, your beliefs. Sa pakikining sa mga kuwento nila, nakakahugot ka ng mga dapat at hindi dapat. Natututo ako sa kanilang lahat eh. Sa mga istorya nila, natututo rin ako," she says.
Getting a glimpse of other people's lives fuels her desire to learn more.
"I never stopped yearning, longing and trying to learn. New things, old things, going back and relearning or refining or gathering more—I will never stop.
“There is no single thing that I can tell you now na gusto kong matutunan kasi gusto kong matutunan lahat. I want to learn. I don't think I will ever ever stop wanting to learn," she concludes.