‘Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan’: Marawi siege survivors share stories of hope


Posted at Nov 21 2020 04:18 AM

MANILA — Stories of teachers who survived the 2017 Marawi siege will be the focus of Saturday’s “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan.” 

The episode will feature the likes of Lordvinn Acopio, a teacher who was taken hostage during the months-long siege that left more than 1,000 dead —most of which were militants. 

Acopio was said to have been forced to “play the role of a doctor” to save his own life. 

The other stories will be from Aljo Catedral, Acopio’s co-teacher who managed to escape Marawi, and Michael Brizal, who shared how difficult it was to get over his trauma and start over in a new city. 

The new episode of the Judy Ann Santos-hosted show will focus on the stories of teachers who survived the 2017 Marawi siege.

The episode will air on A2Z channel, which can now been seen on digital TV boxes such as ABS-CBN TVplus. It will also be broadcast on the Kapamilya Channel and on YouTube via Kapamilya Online Live. 

“Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” is a show hosted by Judy Ann Santos which aims to inspire Filipinos during this pandemic by highlighting how tiny acts of kindness can have a profound effect on lives. 

Past episodes have featured the likes of Kim Chiu, Iza Calzado, and local rap star Mike Swift