Inspiring OFW stories on ‘World-Class Kababayan’

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BY: Pilar Mateo

YOUR SATURDAY (starting July 27, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.) afternoons will spell the difference as a new show on GMA News TV embarks via the mother and daughter tandem of Marissa del Mar and Princess Adriano on “World-Class Kababayan“.

The show aims to feature Filipino expats, who have successfully worked and traveled abroad-bringing inspiration and aspiration to their KABABAYANS who also dream to explore other countries for better living and traveling the world, while still wearing the badge of being Pinoys.

The segments include: ANGAT PINOY which will feature OFWs successful and inspirational stories all over the world; PILIPINAS AND BEYOND featuring OFW related stories and their relationship with their families; UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL with celebrities who are also known for being travel enthusiasts, exploring around the world; PINOY TRENDSETTER, which Princess will handle; #MALASAKIT will feature recent events with the purpose of acquiring fundings where volunteers and donors can pledge their support. This will also feature active youth groups that the show can tap/partner with or support.

The mother and daughter spent an afternoon with the media most of whom have witnessed Marissa’s showbiz career.

“I never really left showbiz naman. Kung may time pwede naman.

“I convinced my daughter to follow in my footsteps dahil sa kanya ko naman iiwan ang legacy ko. When she was younger, isinasama ko na siya then nagtataka siya why am.I helping daw these poor people. Now, she knows better.”

And Princess is very grateful for the path her Mother has paved for her.

“Sobra’ng swerte ko po talaga na siya ang naging Mommy ko. Kasi, siya ang nagpakita sa akin ng totoo’ng buhay. Now, we have the power to help amd inspire people. Kaya natutuwa ako na I was given a segment in the show.”

October 12 is Marissa’s red-letter day. Usually, she goes around the different places to share her belssings with a a lot of people.

“I am thankful sa mga tao’ng sa mula’t mula eh, nagbigay ng tiwala nila sa akin. Wala akong ad agrncy when I started. It is a give and take kind of relationship I shared with my sponsors. For life na nga!”

If there is one celebrity Marissa wants to chat with innher segment, it.woild be her longtime crush Christopher de Leon! In the segments to come watch out for Rayver Cruz, Diana Zubiri, Yasmin Kurdi and Ruru Madrid and lots of surprises.

Why the heart of our OFWs?

“I made movies on international settings. Sa ibang bansa. May mga kababayan tayong nagtrabaho sa crew and production. Doon ko nakita kung ano ang tingin at oag-maltrato na rin in a way. Leading lady nga ako (Kinavesa Films) pero may discrimination naman sa mga kababayan natin. May time pagod na ako. Ayaw ako patulugin. Sabi ko idemanda na lang nila ako. I talked to mine. Eh, ‘di nag-usap sila. ‘Yun! Gusto ko protektahan ang welfare nila.”

And for the past almost a decade, Marissa contjnued to be the philantrhopist the OFWs bows.their heads to!

Vehnee Saturno provided the danceable and with easy recall theme song for the show on its new home!

Angat na!

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