'Iba Yan' pilot episode features heartwarming stories amid COVID-19 pandemic


Posted at Jun 14 2020 07:47 PM | Updated as of Jun 14 2020 09:01 PM

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MANILA – Angel Locsin’s newest show “Iba Yan” premiered on the Kapamilya Channel on Sunday night featuring inspiring stories of individuals helping their countrymen amid the coronavirus crisis.

In each case, Locsin, along with her good friend Dimples Romana, will lend help to these individuals to further their causes, whether through donations or connecting them to government services.

The first story featured during its pilot episode was that of Marco Caneda, the eight-year-old viral Tiktok dancer from Talisay City, Cebu.

According to Caneda, he loves dancing because it uplifts the spirit of his parents and the kids his age in their area especially during this trying time. He also confessed that he looks up to Vice Ganda because of his equally good heart.

“Ang idol ko si Vice Ganda dahil matalino siya at napakabait. Inalagaan niya ang kanyang pamilya. Balang araw paglaki ko, ako ang mag-aalaga sa aking pamilya katulad ni Vice,” he said.

While talking to Locsin and Romana via video call, Caneda was unable to contain his excitement when he learned that his idol would be joining them in the virtual conference.

After their short talk, Vice Ganda promised to give him a gift that would help him in his studies.

“Gusto mo ng cellphone? Sige papadalahan kita ng cellphone para makatulong sa pag-aaral mo diyan. Masaya ako na na-meet ko si Marco,” the comedian said.

Aside from Caneda’s story, also featured during the pilot episode was that of Fe Carandang, owner of a bike shop in Pasay City.

Her good deed went viral after she donated a bike worth Php 4,500 to 87-year-old Carlos Samonte, who visited her shop every day to check the availability of a bicycle for Php 2,000.

To show that her act of kindness was appreciated, Locsin told Carandang that the “Iba Yan” team would repay her twice the price of the bike which she donated to Samonte.

Meanwhile, the show also told the heartwarming story of Neil Garcia, a PWD delivery rider from Baguio City. Although he lost his right leg from an accident in 2009, he still makes a living by delivering goods to frontliners.

Much to his surprise, Locsin informed him that he doesn’t have to worry about paying for the balance of his new motorcycle anymore because the “Iba Yan” team would be shouldering it.

"Iba 'Yan,” which will air Sundays at 6:15 p.m., is one of the new shows on the Kapamilya Channel.

Kapamilya Channel is available on SKY, Cablelink, G Sat, and most member-cable operators of the Philippine Cable Television Association (PCTA) nationwide.