Stories of hardships, struggles, and successes of Filipinos in everyday life were featured in the 2016 ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID that premiered earlier today (November 7) on TV Patrol.
With the theme “Isang Pamilya Tayo Ngayong Pasko,” the star-studded music video featuring Kapamilya artists, loveteams, and journalists show how Filipinos can rise above any challenging situation and be stronger with our love for our family and our faith in God.
Leading the way is ABS-CBN chief content officer, executive adviser to the chairman, and ABS-CBN University president Charo Santos-Concio, who is seen giving an inspirational talk to scholars of Punlaan School in San Juan, where Vice Ganda will also be shown hanging out with and giving words of wisdom to students.
John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, and Angel Locsin also had one-on-one bonding moments with individuals whose experiences in life are proof that nothing is impossible when we remain as one family in love and in faith. They are Ariel Barrion, a third grade student who walks for seven kilometers to school, and Engr. Rudy Gaspillo, who also had the same experience; swimming instructor Arnel Alba, who overcame his disability to win gold at the 7th ASEAN Para Games; and 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
The pillars of ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs focused the spotlight on people who can be sources of inspiration and encouragement to other Filipinos who dream of changing their lives for the better.
Ted Failon meets a young survivor of Typhoon Yolanda who graduated valedictorian recently, Bernadette Sembrano listened to the story of the ‘Junkyard Queen,’ while Noli De Castro looked at the Christmas lanterns made by a family of budding entrepreneurs.
Julius Babao, Dyan Castillejo, and Karen Davila, on the other hand, met volunteers of the Response and Action Force Team of Barangay Zapote in Las Pinas, who were former delinquents but are now certified lifesavers.
Kapamilya loveteams are also seen bringing cheers to children. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla had a Christmas party with children from Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation and Philippine Children’s Medical Center through the help of Bantay Bata 163, while James Reid and Nadine Lustre surprised orphan kids from the SOS Children’s Village Alabang. Other popular pairs like Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales, and Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu also joined Kapamilya stars in singing the new Christmas theme.
Luis Manzano, Ejay Falcon, Jed Madela, Juris, Richard Poon, Elmo Magalona, Janella Salvador, Inigo Pascual, Maris Racal, Alora Sasam, Diego Loyzaga, Fifth Solomon, Angeline Quinto, Morisette, Klarisse De Guzman, Jona, Jason Dy, Kayla, Daryl Ong, and Maja Salvador joined three kids from the Tondo Chamber Orchestra (TCO) in a flash mob performance with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
The family of It’s Showtime, led by Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Joey Marquez, and Amy Perez, meanwhile, set up a Christmas Belen at the San Pablo Apostol Church in Tondo, Manila, a center of values formation for the community there.
Artists from shows like ASAP, Magandang Buhay, Be My Lady, Doble Kara, The Greatest Love, Pinoy Boyband Superstar, and Magpahanggang Wakas, Banana Sundae, Rated K, Ipaglaban Mo, and other ABS-CBN, ANC, and DZMM programs also participated in the station ID, which has become a much-awaited Kapamilya tradition.
ABS-CBN initially debuted the recording video for the station ID last weekend, featuring The Voice Kids Philippines coaches Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Sharon Cuneta and finalists from The Voice Kids in the past seasons Joshua Oliveros, Lyca Gairanod, Elha Nympha, and Antonnethe Tismo.
The song was written by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management head Robert Labayen and Lloyd Oliver Corpuz, with music by Thyro Alfaro & Yumi Lacsamana. As with the previous ABS-CBN station IDs, Labayen led the creation of the video with Johnny Delos Santos and Patrick de Leon, and director Paolo Ramos and second unit director Peewee Azarcon Gonzales.
PEPsters, what can you say about the 2016 Christmas station ID of ABS-CBN?