GMA-7 has launched its star-studded Christmas station ID for 2020.
Dubbed “Isang Puso Ngayong Pasko,” the annual Christmas station ID premiered on the Kapuso network on November 16 after 24 Oras.
It was supposed to be launched on Thursday, November 12, but was delayed due to the onslaught of typhoon Ulysses.
To comply with the restrictions of physical distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, GMA-7 decided to have some of its stars do the shoot at home, while other clips were shot either in the studio or on the set of their respective programs.
Real-life couples Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo, and Carla Abellana and Tom Rodriguez were featured together at home.
Andrea Torres and Derek Ramsay were also together in one frame, which was taken in the GMA-7 studio.
Other real-life couples featured in the montage of artists were LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis, and Megan Young and Mikael Daez.
Some Kapuso stars went solo in their frames.
Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe were filmed at home, while Alden Richards' frame was shot in the studio filled with pink and blue hearts.
Ai-Ai Delas Alas, Jessica Soho, and Michael V. also had their own spots shot in the Christmas station ID studio
Willie Revillame, Mel Tiangco, and Mike Enriquez’s stints were shot on the set of their respective Kapuso programs.
The rest of the Kapuso stars were featured solo. Some were holding a pink or blue heart, or were featured wearing masks with encouraging messages. Their solo frames were either shot from the Christmas station ID studio or at their homes.
Other prime Kapuso artists who were included in the station ID: Barbie Forteza, Gabby Concepcion, Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, Yasmien Kurdi, Jean Garcia, Rayver Cruz, Ken Chan, Rita Daniela, Miguel Tanfelix, Bianca Umali, Klea Pineda, Derrick Monasterio, Kim de Leon, Shayne Sava, Lexi Gonzales, Arra San Agustin, Shaira Diaz, Kelvin Miranda, Mikee Quintos, and new Kapuso artist Khalil Ramos.
The theme song was performed by Kapuso singers Julie Anne San Jose, Golden Cañedo, Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Maricris Garcia, Gabbi Garcia, Jeremiah Tiangco, Garrett Bolden, and Michael V.
2020 CHALLENGES IN THE STATION ID
GMA-7’s “Isang Puso Ngayong Pasko” station ID highlighted the challenges that Filipinos have gone through this 2020.
There were clips from 24 Oras of news reports about the Taal Volcano eruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the onslaught of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.
The station ID also featured the Kapuso artists’ initiatives to help Filipinos in need: Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera personally cooked and delivered food to the frontliners, while Alden Richards donated food from his restaurant.
It also showed Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado, who contributed essential supplies for the frontliners; the Eat Bulaga! dabarkads, who gave 3D printing machines for PPE production; Heart Evangelista, who provided tablets for students' use in remote learning; Willie Revillame, who gave generous donations to jobless jeepney drivers and to the people of Catanduanes.
The efforts of GMA Kapuso Foundation, which provided aid to the medical frontliners and Filipino families in need, were also shown.
At the end of the station ID, Kapuso artists were seen flying heart kites (in computer graphics)—a sign that Filipino hearts are as one looking for better days this Christmas season.