CELEBRITY WORLD PH
By Crispina M. Belen
TV5 caps off longest Christmas campaign
To culminate its longest Christmas campaign on Philippine TV, TV5 wraps up its four-month-long parade of presents with “Atin ang Paskong Ito, the 2021 TV Christmas Celebration” — a two-part TV special packed with joyful treats and spectacular performances from the country’s brightest stars.
Airing on December 18 at 8:30pm and December 19 at 8pm, the TV5 Christmas Special encapsulates the network’s message of hope and unity, along with everything that makes this merry season so meaningful to Filipinos. And as a fitting highlight, the winner of a P1-million cash and house and lot will be announced in the two-part Christmas special.
TV5 kicked off the BER-months this year with its ceremonial Christmas Tree Lighting, followed by a series of surprises for Kapatid viewers across the country, most notably the “Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics promo,’ which let viewers enjoy Christmas carols every day for a chance to win exciting prizes. Last month, the network successfully launched its inspiring Christmas Station ID, “Atin ang Paskong Ito, Kapatid,” enjoining Filipinos to celebrate this most-loved time of the year despite these challenging times.
For its upcoming two-part holiday special, TV5 celebrates the season with lots of singing and dancing, life-changing prizes and surprises, and the promise to continue uplifting the Filipino spirit in every home. Anchored on the theme “Ako, Ikaw, Tayo, hanggang sa pagtatapos ng selebrasyon!,” the Yuletide celebration spreads TV5’s 5 “Pillars of Pag-asa,’ “Kasiyahan,” “Kapatiran,” “Pagbabalik-tanaw,” and “Pasasalamat.”
The spirit of “Pag-asa” rises above the difficulties endured by so many Filipinos — because when there’s hope, there’s happiness, which has always been at the heart of what TV5 does. For the ultimate “Kasiyahan,” TV5’s Christmas Special features outstanding production numbers by “Her Majasty” Maja Salvador, Popinoy winners Versus and Yara, the Lunch Out Loud crew, Sing-Galing team, Niña Niño cast, Zephanie, the Mandaluyong Children’s Choir, OPM icons Dulce, Rey Valera, Marco Sison, Radha, Hajji Alejandro, and more.
The TV special is also presented by seasoned hosts Randy Santiago, K Brosas, Bayani Agbayani, Isabelle Daza, and co-hosts Zendee and MJ Marfori.
Another Filipino value that’s naturally in the DNA of TV5 is “Kapatiran.” For over a year now, this has been embodied by the network’s remarkable collaboration with a slew of artists and talents and unique partnership with different production companies, including ABS-CBN, all of whom were welcomed like family.
For the very first time, both Kapamilya and Kapatid stars will share the stage for a Christmas number, led by no less than “ASAP” mainstays Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, and Gary Valenciano to truly capture the magic of the holidays.
Taking stock of the challenging year of 2021, the TV5 Christmas Special also offers viewers a “Pagbabalik-tanaw,” as the momentous event marks the first-ever national TV tribute for the Philippines’ recent victories. Ms. Intercontinental Cinderella Faye Obenita and Miss Globe Maureen Montagne, with the special participation of Jose Mari Chan, will help recall how Filipinos, despite facing countless hardships, rose to new heights and garnered wins, both big and small.
As the network’s way of expressing their gratitude or “Pasasalamat” to its Kapatid viewers across the country, the winners of the “Himig ng Ating Pasko: Guess the Lyrics” promo will be announced during the Christmas Special. Three lucky winners will receive P100,000 each and the name chosen in the Grand Draw will bag the P1,000,000 jackpot prize and a house and lot from Camella.
End 2021 on a high note and experience the true essence of the one-of-a-kind Filipino Christmas with “Atin ang Paskong Ito, the 2021 TV5 Christmas Celebration” on December 18 and 19.
For more information, visit www.tv5.com.ph or follow TV5’s official social media pages for updates.