Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales attest that Mike Enriquez is a blessing!
The holiday season is finally upon the Kapuso network, as GMA-7 launches its 2023 official Christmas station ID bannered by some of the network’s prominent names in entertainment, news, and public affairs, including its A-listers and up-and-coming Sparkle talents.
The Christmas video was officially unveiled in GMA-7’s “All-Out Sundays” on November 5, coming off heavy and loaded with messages of hope, love, and blessings.
Sitting as a core of this year’s video are the everyday people who, at some point, have made a difference in their families and communities.
Such a narrative is made merrier by a jolly carol led by Kapuso A-listers: Marian Rivera, Dingdong Dantes, Heart Evangelista, Barbie Forteza, Bea Alonzo, Michael V. Alden Richards, Dennis Trillo, and many more.
Public affairs personalities have also taken their time to participate in echoing the message of gratitude, including Mel Tiangco, Vicky Morales, and Jessica Soho.
Michael V. kicks off the video with words to ponder: “Mga Kapuso, ang sarap talaga ng feeling ng Kapaskuhan. Kasi feel na feel talaga natin kung gaano tayo ka-blessed.”
Seconded by Jessica Soho, she says, “Bawat isa sa atin, may kakayahang magpasaya ng iba. Sa maliit man o sa malaking paraan, pwede nating i-share ang ating love.”
Real-life couple Marian and Dingdong introduced the first featured person—Elmer Mallanao, a delivery rider who managed to support his daughter’s college studies. Through hard work, Elmer was able to sustain his daughter’s scholarly needs, who eventually graduated as cum laude.
Sparkle artist Alden then takes the spotlight on RM Capillas, a devoted son who chose to let go of his work in a business process outsourcing company to take care of his ailing foster father.
Heart has Tatay Michael Kimuell as her featured person—a generous jeepney driver who does not require fare for commuters unable to pay so. “Ang tangi niyang hinihiling, simpleng thank you lang,” Heart adds.
Bea Alonzo, on the other hand, brings the narrative to Arshie Larga, a pharmacist who helps those in need by giving away free medicines.
Meanwhile, Sparkle talent Barbie Forteza highlights Angyl Fayth Ababat and Kristianne Joice Noelle Ona—two nursing students who saved a sidewalk vendor by offering her a first-aid treatment.
GMA-7 commemorates Mike Enriquez
Included in the roster of individuals who made an impact in the community is veteran reporter and award-winning broadcast journalist Mike Enriquez, who passed away on August 29, 2023.
His friends and colleagues in “24 Oras,” Mel Tiangco and Vicky Morales have relived Mike’s glorious days outside the newsroom. On top of being a dedicated journalist, Mike had also served in a parish church in Sta. Ana. Manila when he was still alive.
Mel says, “Alam niyo ba na si Mike Enriquez, hindi lang iyan magaling sa pagbabalita. Napakamatulungin at napakamapagbigay rin ng kaibigan kong iyon, pero secret niya lang iyon.”
Vicky adds, “Kaya ngayong nasa heaven na siya, pwede na naming i-share sa lahat na isa siya sa pinakamalalaking donor sa National Shrine of the Lady of the Abandoned sa Sta. Ana.”
“Feeling blessed talaga kami na makilala at makasama ang isang Mike Enriquez.”
The lyric video of “Feeling Blessed Ngayong Pasko” was initially dropped on November 3 and was sung by GMA-7’s roster of talents such as Christian Bautista, Mark Bautista, Anthony Rosaldo, Garett Bolden, John Rex, Rita Daniela, Zephanie, Thea Astley, Jessica Villarubin, and Julie Anne San Jose.
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