The recently concluded Kapamilya series 2 Good 2 Be True taught us that in the darkest of times, crisis after crisis, we could find hope and strength by cleaving to the people who bring us genuine joy.
The 2022 ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID titled “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa” also carries a similar message. And as everyone’s getting in the mood for Christmas, 2 Good 2 Be True cast members open their hearts to reveal their greatest source of ‘ligaya.’
Daniel Padilla, who was then with girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo, said he finds true happiness in his loved ones.
It’s easy to make us Filipinos happy – all it takes is to be surrounded by our family members. As Via Antonio puts it, “Friends come and go but family will be there forever.” That’s why the newly-engaged Pamu Pamorada is looking forward to gaining a second family in her in-laws. She also doesn’t forget to acknowledge God as the ultimate source of joy.
For Gelli de Belen, contentment is anchored on her family – her husband Ariel Rivera and their two sons who are currently based in Canada.
Romnick Sarmenta’s happiness originates from his kids and partner, “Sila ang nagbibigay sa akin ng inspirasyon sa pagagawa ng tama, sa pagpupursige sa buhay, sa pagsusumikap sa trabaho. At higit sa lahat, ‘yung paglapit lalo at pananampalataya sa Diyos.”
Much like his onscreen character as Kap Rosales, Cris Villanueva is a sweet partner too in real life, honoring his wife as his greatest joy and motivation, “Lahat ng aking sakripisyo, pagtatrabaho sa lock-in, lahat ng ginagawa ko ay dahil gusto ko siyang mapasaya. Dahil pag masaya siya ay higit akong nasisiyahan. And that is the truth.”
What brings happiness to Alyssa Muhlach is having her family, her parents and two sisters, who are always ready to support through good and bad times. Same goes for Mary Joy Apostol, who is thankful for her clan that stands by her no matter what happens, “Simula umpisa nandiyan sila to support me and alam ko din everytime na may pinagdadaanan ako, masaya man o malungkot ako, nandiyan sila for me."
Whenever Gillian Vicencio wants to access joy, all she has to do is look at her loved ones, “Sila talaga ‘yung nagbibigay ng buhay sa akin. ‘Pag napapagod na ako or something, sila lang ‘yung kailangan kong alalalahanin para mag-keep going pa rin ako.”
Yves Flores said his fambam breathes him strength, guidance, support, and love. The home is the ideal place to find joy, said husband and dad Matt Evans.
Veteran actress Irma Adlawan was delighted to talk about her children and grandchildren. Everything she does is anchored on them, “They are the ones that keep me going. They are the ones that keep me really what I am right now – stronger and fighting.”
For Bianca de Vera, there is organic happiness in being a fur parent. Her pets are her treasured gifts, “They’re my babies talaga. Everytime I wake up and bago matulog, sila ‘yung kasama ko. They just make me so, so, so happy. They make me feel like I’m in heaven and above the clouds, so sila ‘yung ligaya ko.”
Who is your ‘ligaya,’ Kapamilya? Check out the answers of your favorite 2 Good 2 Be True actors in the video!
Watch the lyric video of ABS-CBN Christmas ID “Tayo Ang Ligaya Ng Isa’t Isa" and be reminded of the greatest joys in our lives.