Work and pleasure combined, can anyone ask for more?
Taking advantage of the summer break, the kids of GMA-7’s Saturday morning kiddie show Tropang Potchi went on an excursion-educational tour around two important historical landmarks in the country’s World War II history: Bataan and the island of Corregidor.
Tropang Potchi cast members Julian Trono, Miggy Jimenez and Bianca Umali visited the largest cross in the whole world— the Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) which was erected to honour the souls of the valiant soldiers who served during the Second World War.
The group also became “nature warriors” as they helped set a young Philippine turtle or pawikan free into the open sea with the help of Bataan’s Pawikan Conservation Center.
From Bataan, Julian, Miggy and Bianca took a short boat ride to the nearby island of Corregidor, which played an important role in both the invasion and liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese forces during World War II.
The kids enjoyed touring the island and visiting its tourist attractions like the Japanese Tunnel, the island’s lighthouse and the Malinta Tunnel.
While on the island, the kids also tried some fun-filled activities that are best done under the heat of the sun, like rock balancing and kayaking.
Tropang Potchi, directed by Louie Ignacio airs every Saturday, at 9:00 AM on GMA-7.