As the “idiot box” breaking the type casting of television offering nothing but momentary gratification, through it primetime programs TV5 can be credited with impacting the lives of the people.A Talentadong Pinoy Special, have been praised bringing some of the country’s pressing concerns to primetime TV.Three of its show “ Extreme Makeover:Home Edition (EMHE) Philippines”, “ Enchanted Garden” and “Dancing Nation”.
The Kapatid Networks first eco-fantasya also recognized for bringing closer to viewers about environmental issues. “Enchanted Garden” last year was awarded the Gawad Muyong by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as a result about saving the environment that show’s effort in raising public awareness.
“EMHE Philippines” was recently named a finalist to the 2013 New York Festivals.More than just entertaining Filipinos, TV5 also features the struggles and triumphs of ordinary Pinoys by showcasing them on the small screen.
The cause-oriented show successfully reached out to families and communities that deserved a new lease on life, beginning with a home that they can call their own. The town of Laua-an beat dancers representing Alaminos (Pangasinan), Infanta (Quezon), Jose Panganiban (Camarines Norte), Tupi (South Cotabato), Rodriguez (Rizal) and Calauag (Quezon).
Another example of entertainment-cum-civic action is when three hundred dancers from Laua-an, Antique emerged victorious during the first “Dancing Nation: A Talentadong Pinoy Special” last weekend. They won P1 million in cash to help their town’s “Operation: Timbang” program that combats malnutrition, especially among children.
Based on the original Endemol worldwide TV hit, the Philippine edition proved that lives can indeed be changed one home at a time. The “Talentadong Pinoy” special is more than just a dance competition and allows the participating towns or communities to articulate their people’s concerns to a much greater audience.
With the success of “Enchanted Garden”, “EMHE Philippines” and “Dancing Nation”, TV5 proves that building a more united Philippines remains at the heart of its programs.
Celebrities like Alice Dixson, Arnell Ignacio and Audie Gemora even gave their personal contributions to the featured causes after seeing each town’s commitment through dance.
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