Sam Pinto (left) joins GMA-7 Puso ng Pasko artista challenge which aims to benefit 12 partner families. Rhian Ramos (right) is one of the challenge hosts. Photo: GMA-7


PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:

"Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge kicks off this Monday, December 6, with 24 Kapuso stars, 12 partner families and communities, several hair-raising challenges to perform and over five million in cash and prizes. It will air weekdays after 24 Oras.

"Joining the main hosts—award-winning broadcast journalist Vicky Morales and Kapuso star Richard Gutierrez—are challenge hosts Rhian Ramos and Drew Arellano and  the celebrity challengers: Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano; Heart Evangelista and Ervic Vijandre; Rachel Ann Go and Kris Lawrence; and Fabio Ide and Gwen Zamora.

"Completing the lineup of the Kapuso celebrity challengers  are Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann; Bianca King and Aljur Abrenica; Ynna Asistio and Mark Herras; Paolo Contis and Sam Pinto; Kris Bernal and Rocco Nacino; Jennica Garcia and Carl Guevarra; Bubbles Paraiso and Benjie Paras; and Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali.

"They will perform the challenges to win cash and prizes for their partner family and the family's community. The challenges range from the death-defying to the heart-warming. The teams have selected their partner families from among hundreds of entries that comprise of the "most deserving" families—those that have done good deeds for others or their community. Over P5 million in cash and prizes will be awarded to the 12 partner families.

"Catch Puso ng Pasko starting December 6, 2010 on GMA-7."