Maya Loves Sir Chief
Genre Romantic comedy
Slice of Life
Format Sitcom
Created by Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Mel Mendoza-del Rosario
Developed by Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo
Written by Natividad de Leon
Alpha Kristine Fortun
Directed by Dante Nico Garcia
Creative director(s) Rhandy Reyes
Narciso Y. Gulmatico, Jr.
Starring Jodi Sta. Maria
Richard Yap
Mutya Orquia
Janella Salvador
Jerome Ponce
Narrated by Jodi Sta. Maria
Theme music composer Lito Camo
Opening theme Maya Loves Sir Chief theme song by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap
Country of origin Philippines
Language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes 234 (final)
Executive producer(s) Rowie Valencia
Lorna Feliciano
Producer(s) Ruchel Covacha
Editor(s) Billy Joe Karganilla
Joseph Nathaniel Lopez
Geomar Triño
Location(s) Philippines
Running time 45 minutes
Saturday at 21:30 (PST)
Production company(s) IBC Comedy Unit
Original channel IBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV) (2014-2015)
1080i (HDTV) (2015-present)
Original run July 20, 2013 – February 3, 2018
External links
Official Website
Maya Loves Sir Chief is a Philippine situational comedy of IBC aired every Saturday after Iskul Bukol. It is topbilled by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap. The show was aired from July 20, 2013 to February 3, 2018 on IBC, and worldwide on Global IBC. Due to its episodes producing in a random order, the SDTV and HDTV formats are randomly selected meanwhile the SDTV has difficult to became an HDTV in April 11, 2015.

This is the first-ever project for Jodi and Richard under IBC foray into the sitcom genre after they starred in the successful daytime hit teleseye Be Careful With My Heart on ABS-CBN from July 9, 2012 to November 28, 2014.

Some birthday special episode this year's birthday celebration such as such as Sir Chief's Birthday Blowout (as Richard) (May) and Maya's Birthday (June as Jodi).


Heralding the return of sitcoms that used to dominate Philippine primetime, IBC continues to its successful strategy of offering viewers a different kind of entertainment with the primetime sitcom every Saturday offering combines a wacky of established comedians and fresh young faces, with laughter, good vibes and real characters that are sure to capture the perfect Pinoy sitcom is now comes to sitcom for the romantic comedy in the title Maya Loves Sir Chief. The Kapinoy Comedy on IBC are poineered in the comedy fans.

Topbilled by the leading lady Jodi Sta. Maria labeled as the Philippine Comedy Queen and TV Sitcom Queen who is making a huge TV sitcom and veteran actor Richard Yap become the leading man are in the main casts of the sitcom on Philippine television in imparts of a Filipino family values in the family situation.

Director for the sitcom Maya Loves Sir Chief is comedy master Dante Nico Garcia, who has helmed many of IBC’s most successful sitcoms, which include the famous sitcoms like Iskul Bukol, Chicks to Chicks, Hapi House, Sitak ni Jack and Barrio Balimbing.

With Maya Loves Sir Chief, we aim to bring back the glory days of primetime comedies. The sitcom’s overall comedy carried a light and funny storyline, and is bannered by a unique mix of cast members, which should already get the viewers excited to see how everything and everyone will work out, booted with sounds and music that add up to the comic ambience of the show.


The story is about a beginning at a simple girl Maya dela Rosa (Jodi Sta. Maria) who has together with the latter's family under one roof at the names on the street becoming a nanny for a wealthy family in Manila and pregnant with his children (which are revealed to be twins) with Thirdy de Roso (Thirdy Lacson) in this place of hometown reminds her. Upon arrival in Manila, Maya discovers that the woman who had offered work overseas had swindled her. Maya is stuck in Manila with no money or place to go.

The wealthy widower Richard Lim known as Sir Chief (Richard Yap) is the owner and president of the famous, who reminds his of his world. Her older sister, Cristina Rose, and Cristina's son are introduced as tour guides in their hometown of San Nicolas with their mother runs. Cristina Rose hopes to work at sea, while Maya dreams of becoming a flight stewardess. Ironically, Richard is her last hope because of his influence in the airline industry. Money is often less than the living expenses and household repairs.

One rainy night, after an attempt to fix the roof, Cristina breaks her leg and is thus unable to complete her schooling to become a seafarer with a large medical bill. Maya and Sir Chief agrees to become a maid and nanny in their household for the family.

He offers Maya to become his youngest daughter's (who has selective mutism) temporary nanny in exchange for his help. Maya agrees to become a maid and nanny in his household. As of February 15, 2014, Maya and Abby (Mutya Orquia) at the park with his friend Simon (Paul Jake Castillo) and Sir Chief (Richard) is in the office to work him with Boss Albert (Paolo Contis) while Maya meet with Doris (Tart Carlos) and Sabel (Vivieka Ravanes) with the youngest son Sky (Jeo Aquines). Then, when the Lim home continues, they will together for Maya and Sir Chief with Abby who she greet at home for Maya and Sir Chief's surprise as they meet their three kids: Kuya Luke (Jerome Ponce) is a classmate boy walks to the two and walks him to the teenager daughter Ate Nikki (Janella Salvador), while she calls her Mallow with Nicolo (Marlo Mortel).

Cast and CharactersEdit

Main CastEdit

  • Jodi Sta. Maria as Maya dela Rosa Lim - A simple and idealistic girl who dreams of becoming a flight stewardess in a twist of events ends up becoming a nanny for a wealthy family in Manila. She took the job in exchange of an educational scholarship from her boss, Richard Lim. She is very family-oriented and will do everything to make her family's life. She has an innocent charm, yet confident, and has a very positive attitude in life. Later in the sitcom, she married Richard and together they had Sky.
  • Richard Yap as Richard "Sir Chief" Lim - Known for being a cold, harsh and strict boss as an officeman, he has the youngest daughter Abby. Maya endearingly calls him "Ser Chief" while becme a father. As of February 15, 2014, he has one son and two daughters namely: Luke, Nikki and Abby. He later becomes a father again to twins Sky upon marrying Maya.
  • Mutya Orquia as Abigail Ruth "Abby" Lim - Sir Chief's little sister. As of September 19, 2015, Abby along with Cho is now part of high school for Nikki.
  • Janella Salvador as Nikki "Nik-Nik" Grace Lim - Sir Chief's teenage sister (since February 15, 2014). Nikki is a high school girl who attract as a classmate. She often speaks in Taglish. In the sitcom, she develops a crush on her brother's bestfriend, Nicolo.
  • Jerome Ponce as Luke Andrew Lim - Sir Chief's teenage brother (since February 15, 2014). Luke is a high school boy who attracted with Nikki. As of March 22, 2015, Luke graduated from high school and Nikki became the only classmate in high school at present. Luke will be entered in college for Nicolo. Later in the sitcom as of September 19, 2015, he develops a crush on his girlfriend in school, Trixie.
  • Elisha Delos Santos as Sunshine Lim - The youngest daughter of the Lim family, and the Twin sister of Sky.
  • Jeio Aquines as Sky Lim - The youngest son of the Lim family, and the Twin brother of Sunshine.

Supporting CastEdit

  • Aldred Nasayao as Kute dela Rosa - Maya's little brother; derived from "Kuya" and "Ate".
  • Ruby Rodriguez as Teresita dela Rosa - Maya and Kute's mother and Mamang's daughter.
  • Lito Pimentel as Arturo dela Rosa - Maya and Kute's father and Teresita's husband.
  • Gloria Sevilla as Felicidad "Manang Fe" Marcelo - Richard's nanny when he was young and the head maid of the household.
  • Paolo Contis as Albert "Boss Albert" dela Paz - Sir Chief's new boss. (since January 25, 2014)
  • JM Ibañez as Pocholo "Cho/Junior Pards" Macavinta - Kute's son and Abby's friend in school. As of September 19, 2015, Cho along with Abby is now part of high school for Nikki.
  • Marlo Mortel as Nicolo Angelo "Nic-Nic" Cortez - Luke's bestfriend and his classmate girl in high school Nikki's love interest. Nicolo is a freshmen in college. Later, in March 21, 2015, Nicolo joined with Luke after he did not renew in high school because of that, Nikki is the only classmate in high school. So that, Nikki calls him "Mallows". (since February 15, 2014)
  • Tart Carlos as Dorina "Doris" Malasig - Abby's nanny in the Lim family.
  • Viveika Ravanes as Isabel "Sabel" Fortuna - Doris' close friend and a cook/maid in the Lim family.
  • Paolo Santiago as Christian Romualdez - Mai-Mai's classmate in high  school (since February 15, 2014) and later, Trixie's bestfriend in high school, later Nikki's besfriend in high school. (since September 19, 2015)
  • Charice Hermoso as Drea Ortega - One half of the Ortega sisters and Nikki's classmate/friend in high school. (since September 17, 2016)
  • Charlotte Hermoso as Valerie Ortega - The other Ortega sister and Nikki's classmate/friend in high school. (since September 17, 2016)
  • Nathan Lopez as Emmanuel "Emman" Castro - Maya's friend/roommate.

Extended CastEdit

  • Divina Valencia as Conchita "Mamang" dela Paz - Kute and Maya's loving grandmother and Teresita's mother.
  • Micah Muñoz as Jose Mari "Joma" Adriano - The driver of the Lim family.
  • Vandolph Quizon as Ramon Marcelino "Lino" - Jeff's cousin, who also works in the karinderia.
  • Ya Chang as Engineer Yamaguchi - Richard's employee.
  • Patricia Ann Manzano as Stacy Gutierrez - Nikki's classmate/friend from high school. (since February 15, 2014)
  • Krishna Johnson as Megan - Nikki's classmate/friend in high school. (since February 15, 2014)
  • Renz Valerio as Enzo Padilla - Nikki's bestfriend in school (since February 15, 2014)
  • Julia Clarete as Teacher Maria Gonzales - Teacher in Nikki's high school (since February 15, 2014)
  • Kiefer Ravena as Iñigo Cabanatan - Luke and Nicolo's friend in college. (since February 15, 2014)
  • Yves Flores as Amiel Sebastian - Luke's tropa in Nicolo's college. (since September 19, 2015)

Recurring CastEdit

Former Supporting CastEdit

  • Thirdy Lacson as Thirdy de Roso-Lim - Maya's little brother (July 20, 2013 to February 8, 2014)
  • Jon Santos as Joe Ramirez (July 20, 2013 to January 18, 2014)
  • Paul Jake Castillo as Simon Gabriel Corpuz - Maya's childhood friend who used to court her. As of September 19, 2015, he is a foster father that revealed the teenage sister Trixie. (July 20, 2013-July 30, 2013)
  • Gabbi Garcia as Trixie Corpuz - Simon's teenage daughter, Abby and Nikki's classmate/bestfriend in high school and Luke's love interest. Luke calls her "Crush Me". (September 19, 2015-July 30, 2016)
  • Joan Marie Bugcat as Yaya Lea - A newly added nanny/ maid for the Corpuz family. (September 19, 2015-July 30, 2016)
  • Arvic Tan as Louie - Luke and Nicolo's friend in college. (February 15, 2014-September 17, 2016)
  • Kelly dela Cruz as Denise Mendoza - Nicolo's bestfriend in college. (February 15, 2014-2018)

Guest CastEdit

Main article: List of Maya Loves Sir Chief guest stars

Production team Edit

  • Executive In-Charge of Production: Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo
  • Director: Malu Sevilla
  • Writer: Natividad de Leon and Alpha Kristine Fortun
  • Executive Producers: Rowie O. Valencia and Lorna J. Feliciano
  • Associate Producer: Aimee Sumalde
  • Creative Director: Rhandy Reyes Narciso Y. Gulmatico, Jr.
  • Stylist: Katherine Dilao
  • Production Design: Digo Ricio
  • Art Development: Christian Baltazar and Marvin Estrella
  • Assistant Director: Darwin Dulsico
  • Production Manager: Ellen Nicolas Criste
  • Art Director: Arvin Diesta
  • Post-Production Supervisor: Marielle de Guzman Navarro
  • Wardrobe Mistress: Ryan Granedo
  • Promo Specialist: Ter Salire
  • Producer: Ruchel Covacha
  • Editors: Billy Joe Karganilla, Joseph Nathaniel Lopez and Geomar Triño
  • Talent Coordinator: Lydia Adriano
  • Lightning Director: Rolando dela Cruz
  • Master Editor: Dennis A. Salgado
  • Make-Up Artist: Rowena Legaspi
  • Camera Operator: Noel Bermundo and Bitoy Flores
  • Audioman: Febbie Yap
  • Location Manager: Franco Vargas
  • Sound Engineer: Alder Basbas
  • Visual Effects Artist: Enrique Garcia
  • Gaffer: Romy dela Cruz, Rene Fuentes, Rico Gautane and Jun Silvestre
  • Audio Engineer: Aeneid Pejo



On January 25, 2014, the most-watched sitcom recorded 30.7% rating against Wansapanataym with 30.2% and Vampire Ang Daddy Ko with only 14.3%, according to data released by Kantar Media, the sitcom debuted with 23.4% household rating (Total Philippines = Urban and Rural households) of television viewers across the Philippines. Since then, Maya Loves Sir Chief's ratings proved that it is the #1 primetime sitcom on Philippine TV, according to Kantar Media (Urban+Rural households) ratings.

As of August 16, 2014, the show reaching the record-breaking TV ratings with 35.4% audience share, compared to the rivals of Home Sweetie Home with 24.8% which is top-billed by John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga, and Pepito Manaloto with 15.7% starring Michael V. focusing on the Filipino family values.


On February 27, 2014, the sitcom entered into a movie scene entitled Maya Loves Sir Chief: The Movie. The movie was released with the movie version of the top-rating sitcom on February 28, 2014 under the movie production outfit IBC Films. The film distributed by IBC Home Video and Video City on March 3, 2014.

Awards and recognizionEdit

Gawad Tanglaw AwardsEdit

  • 2016 13th Gawad Tanglaw Awards (Best Comedy Show) - Won

Eastern Visayas State University Students Choice Mass Media AwardsEdit

  • 2nd Eastern Visayas State University Students Choice Mass Media Awards (Best Comedy Show) - Won

PMPC Star Awards for TelevisionEdit

Catholic Mass Media AwardsEdit

  • 36th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best Comedy Program Stars) - Won (Jodi Sta.Maria and Richard Yap)
  • 36th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best Comedy Program) - Won
  • 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best Comedy Program Stars) - Won (Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap)
  • 35th Catholic Mass Media Awards (Best Comedy Program) - Won

KBP Golden Dove AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Best TV Comedy Program

Bataan Peninsula State University: Kagitingan AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Pinaka-Magiting na Programang Pantelebisyon

Mabini Media AwardsEdit

  • 2014 Winner, Best Television Comedy

USTv Student Choice AwardsEdit

  • 10th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Students’ Choice of Comedy Program Stars) - Won (Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap)
  • 10th USTv Student's Choice Awards (Students’ Choice of Comedy Program) - Won

Gandingan: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards AwardsEdit

  • Gandingan 2014: The 76th UPLB Isko’t Iska’s Broadcast Choice Awards (Best Comedy Program) - Won

Anak TV Seal AwardsEdit

  • 2017 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Makabata Hall of Fame) - Won (Jodi Sta. Maria)
  • 2017 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Favorite TV Program) - Won
  • 2016 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Favorite TV Program) - Won
  • 2014 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Well-Liked TV Program) - Won
  • 2013 Anak TV Seal Awardee (Most Well-Liked TV Program) - Won


  • Jodi and Richard are also topbill the daytime seryes Be Careful With My Heart on ABS-CBN.
  • This is the first tandem project of Jodi and Richard under for IBC. Jodi Sta. Maria is one of IBC's contract comedy leading lady thru IBC Talent Center.
  • The theme song of Maya Loves Sir Chief performed by Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap.
  • The sitcom of IBC with the romantic comedy (romcom), feel-good habit, laughter, good vibes and kilig moments, without jokes and funny.
  • It also became the first ever comedy sitcom of Jodi and Richard on IBC and a new face in primetime to the Philippine showbiz industry started work on this romantic-comedy series.

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