'Team U' hosts Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson
MANILA - "On the Job" stars Piolo Pascual and Gerald Anderson are set to reunite onscreen, this time as co-hosts of a sports-advocacy show that aims to help young athletes reach their full potential.
"Team U," which will start airing Sundays on ABS-CBN Sports+Action in June, will tour several public schools to improve their respective sports programs, according to Pascual.
"Iikot-ikot po kami sa public schools and we're going to tap the young athletes who have potential to become better at what they do through their coaches," Pascual told ABS-CBN News.
"[We will help] update the sports program, their training courses, and from there, help them realize their maximum potential as an athlete."
For its first season, "Team U" will visit four schools in Manila, General Santos City, and Cebu, according to Pascual.
Joining him and Anderson in the show as mentors are volleyball player Gretchen Ho, football players Anton and Armand del Rosario, and basketball player Marco Benitez.
"Team U" will also feature a behind-the-scenes look at preparations of Filipino athletes who compete internationally, Anderson said.
"Ang alam lang natin, lalo na 'yung mga nag-sa-shine sa ibang bansa, 'yung nagbibigay ng karalan sa bansa natin, alam natin na magaling sila," he said. "Pero hindi natin alam kung ano 'yung pinagdadaanan nila, kung ano 'yung mga sacrifices, 'yung dedication na kailangan nila ibigay. Dito sa show na 'to, doon namin ipapakita."
Pascual added: "We're doing this for the young athletes of this generation. We want to give them a chance na ma-reach 'yung potential nila sa sport kung saan sila magaling. We want to champion these kids and give them a better future."