100 Days of Fundraising activities for Odette survivors
ALMOST a month after losing their homes, livelihoods, and loved ones, there are around 1.4 million Filipino families in areas devastated by Super Typhoon Odette who are still struggling to rebuild their lives in the face of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. To help them get back on their feet, ABS-CBN has launched “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-ahon: Isang Daan Sa Pagtutulungan,” a series of fundraising activities over 100 days conducted by different groups within ABS-CBN, starting with ABS-CBN shows and stars, with the goal of providing assistance to 100,000 affected families. “Isang Daan Sa Pagtutulungan,” which marks the second phase of ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Foundation’s online fund drive for Odette survivors, runs from Jan. 9 to April 18. It kicked off with By Request: A Benefit Concert featuring Regine Velasquez-Alcasid on FYE Channel on Kumu, the ABS-CBN Entertainment Facebook page and YouTube channel, and iWantTFC. By Request is being held every night at 8 p.m. until Jan. 18 with different ASAP Natin ‘To performers encouraging viewers to support the cause via virtual gifts on Kumu, Facebook stars, YouTube donate button, and QR codes while fulfilling song requests. Other activities during the 100 days include an Online Tindahan (store) from Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10, Busog sa Pagtulong from Magandang Buhay, Kilig Match featuring the network’s love teams, Truth or Dare with leading men, and an execution from teleseryes. There will also be a Metro Fire Sale, Boom! Pa-Mine from It’s Showtime and an Esports charity event, while ABS-CBN News and ABS-CBN Regional will deliver stories about the beneficiaries. The 100 days of activities will culminate with a major event in April. Tulong Bag donation vouchers are now available on Lazada and Shopee. A P100 voucher will provide a food pack containing 1 kilo of rice and two canned goods for an individual, while the P400 Tulong Family Bag donation voucher will provide a food pack of 5 kilos of rice and six canned goods for one family. Donors to the Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon campaign called Andito Tayo Para sa Bawat Pamilya, which has raised P56,575,497 in cash donations and P9,062,614 of in-kind donations since December, can make deposits to the accounts of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. through BDO (0039302-14711), BPI (4221-0000-27), PNB (1263-7000-4128), GCash, PayMaya, and PayPal accounts. International donations may be coursed through abscbnfoundation.org.
GMA Network’s 2022 lineup
GMA NETWORK has a fresh roster of programs for 2022. On GMA Afternoon Prime, catch the return of the top-rating series Prima Donnas on Jan. 17, starring Jillian Ward, Althea Ablan, and Sofia Pablo. It will also offer the drama series Artikulo 247 airing on Feb. 14, starring by Rhian Ramos, Benjamin Alves, Kris Bernal, and Mark Herras. Leading the lineup of weekend game and variety shows is Family Feud, a popular franchise game show where two families compete by giving the most popular answer to survey questions. The Philippine franchise of the SBS Korea Original Running Man airs this year. Also to be launched this year is an innovative singing contest Sing for Hearts, and Guinness World Records “Best of the Best” in The Best Ka!, and the live-action adaptation of the hit Japanese animé series Voltes V: Legacy. Top-rating family fantasy drama Agimat ng Agila Season 2 returns on weekends.
Sponge Cola releases new single, video
ACTRESS Heaven Peralejo stars as a deeply conflicted vampire on the music video of Sponge Cola’s new song, “Kung Ako Ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito.” The new single dropped ahead of their full-length album which will be released later this year. Directed by Lamar Roque, the music video sees Ms. Peralejo on the verge of a domestic breakdown as she adjusts to a life of uncertainty and fear of sunlight. “Kung Ako Ang Pumiling Tapusin Ito” was written by vocalist/guitarist Yael Yuzon, with additional parts from bassist Gosh Dilay. According to Yuson, he penned the song from the perspective of the one who leaves the relationship. The song is available on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.
Black Night out soon on Netflix
THE NEW Korean show Black Knight is set in a heavily polluted world in 2071, where people depend on respirators to breath. Only one percent of the human race has survived and strict social stratification has been established in the deserted lands of the Korean Peninsula. Delivery drivers play a crucial role within this system, and for refugees, becoming a delivery driver is their only hope for survival. Amid such chaos, Black Knight tells the story of a legendary delivery driver with exceptional battle skills, and a refugee who dreams of following in his footsteps. The series is based on the popular webtoon of the same title that won the E-IP Award at the Asian Film Market — an event connecting web drama, web novel, webtoon, story creators to entertainment industry specialists who can revamp them into different formats. Directed by Cho Ui-seok, it stars Kim woo-bin, E Som, and Kang you-seok. Black Knight will be released soon on Netflix.
I Can See Your Voice gets a new season
ABS-CBN’s mystery game show I Can See Your Voice will return for a new season on weekends beginning Jan. 15, with host Luis Manzano and a cast of “singvestigators” providing clues and entertainment. For the season’s first episode, Marry Me, Marry You lead star Janine Gutierrez, and her father Ramon Christopher Gutierrez will team up to eliminate the “seen-tunados,” select the “true see-nger,” and try to win P25,000. On Jan. 16, actresses Vina Morales and Cherrie Pie Picache will try their luck. Comedians Lassy and MC, singer Klarisse de Guzman join Negi and Nikko Natividad as “singvestigators” and will help celebrity players in determining whether the “see-cret songers” are “see-ngers or seen-tunados” in different rounds. Viewers can now participate in the game show this season as home “singvestigators” and win cash prizes. They must correctly guess whether the guest star’s chosen “see-cret songer” is a “see-nger or a seen-tunado.” They can leave comments or tweet their responses using the show’s hashtag on the game show’s official Facebook page and Twitter account. I Can See Your Voice premieres on Jan. 15, 9:30 p.m., on the Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, Jeepney TV, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV.