MANILA – ABS-CBN News journalist Anthony Taberna acceded to Kris Aquino’s ice bucket challenge live on “Umagang Kay Ganda” (UKG) on Monday.
“Ms. Kris Aquino, bakit mo ako pinahamak? Paano naman ako tatanggi sa yo? I’m taking the challenge,” he said.
Before doing the challenge, Taberna nominated fellow news anchors Karen Davila and Gerry Baja, as well as Justice Secretary Leila De Lima and Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares to follow suit.
Taberna’s fellow “UKG” hosts assisted in pouring the bucket of ice water on the host.
Aquino, on the other hand thanked the news anchor for not hesitating to do the challenge. “Thank you Anthony Taberna for taking on the challenge. Ang bongga! Yes, at yung kay Tito Ariel Ureta dahan-dahan ang dami talaga,” she said on “Kris TV.”
The ALS ice bucket challenge is a campaign to raise funds and awareness for people struck with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
The challenge has been received positively over the past week and various celebrities, athletes and even world leaders around the world have taken on the nominations to support the cause.