This Saturday, GMA Network's Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (KMJS) is all set to present narratives about Filipino achievers, the Dinengdeng Festival, "runaway" grooms, and the rice trade.
KMJS puts the spotlight on Filipinos who have made it big in the field of music, sports, and fashion. Ramiele Malubay of American Idol and Madonna Decena of Britain's Got Talent are both products of international TV reality shows who are full-blooded Filipinos. They belted out songs and received praise from their kababayans and international audiences as well.
In sports, Lance Feliciano who has pure Pinoy blood was named the champion in a recent drifting contest in America. Wesley So, also of Filipino descent, is the youngest chess Grandmaster in the world.
In another field, Tina Maristela-Ocampo sets the fashion trend in Hollywood with her bag designs now used by international stars, like Drew Barrymore, Sandra Bullock, and Eva Longoria.
For gastronomic delight, KMJS features Agoo, La Union's annual Dinengdeng Festival. The celebration esteems Pinoy's fondness for veggies flavored with bagoong.
KMJS also provides airtime to tell the stories of grooms backing out of their own weddings at the last minute. It presents the case study of Ryan and Lilybeth, a couple who set their wedding on December 22 last year. But right on the spot, Ryan chose not to go through the ceremony.
Many bachelors of Marinduque comprise the group called "Binata Hanggang Wakas" (BHW). These young men do not believe in marriage and willingly opt to embrace single-blessedness for life.
Still in KMJS are the stories of today's "Magdalenas" who bargain for kilos of rice in exchange for their own bodies. Prostitution has long been a social problem; now it turns even worse as payment for sexual services comes in the form of the country's staple food which is in crisis.
Catch these stories in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, airing this Saturday, May 3, right before Imbestigador on GMA-7.