Manay Gina made her mark in showbusiness as host of the award-winning drama-series Pira-pirasong Pangarap". The plight of battered women whose lives were transformed by The Haven for Women served as inspiration for her radio program “Pira-pirasong Pangarap,” launched in June 1996 on DZRH. The following year, its TV version made its debut on GMA 7. During its run, the show raked in five Best Drama Series trophies from the Philippine Movie Press Club's (PMPC) Star Award.
The TV anthology was not only a showcase of the immense talents of the country's finest directors, actors and script-writers, it also brought to every home, her number one advocacy, the plight of battered women.
In 2004, the Manay Gina herself won the coveted "Darling of the Press" Award from the PMPC for her excellent relationship with the showbiz community.
After seven years, the program was re-launched as Nagmamahal, Manay Gina in the tri-media: DZBB, Balita and GMA 7. Its radio version which is being aired to this day in DZBB ( to Saturday) has won two Catholic Mass Media Awards as CCMM's Outstanding Radio
Today, “Nagmamahal, Manay Gina” continues to chronicle true-to-life stories of everyday heroes on DZBB. She also maintains advice columns in Balita and Tempo publications.