The hosts of It’s Showtime paid tribute to the resilience and strength of Filipinos amid the challenges brought about by the pandemic in their Magpasikat performances for their 11th anniversary celebration on Saturday (October 31).
The Magpasikat celebration offered entertainment and service to the madlang people as the four competing teams won Php100,000 each for their chosen beneficiaries, which served as the highlight of their performances. All of them were also named winners for this year.
The team of Karylle, Jhong Hilario, and Ion Perez creatively depicted the situation of Filipinos who lost their livelihood during the quarantine, and offered financial help to a balut vendor, an ice cream vendor, and a jeepney driver to jumpstart their businesses.
Jugs Jugueta, Teddy Corpuz, and Ryan Bang, meanwhile, staged a “battle of the bands” to highlight the impact of the pandemic on musicians and the live events industry. They will donate their cash prize to Filipino roadies, or people who set up and maintain equipment for musicians, through Roadies Club PH.
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Team Vhong Navarro, Amy Perez, and Jackie Gonzaga dedicated their performance to teachers who remain committed to teaching their students amidst the challenges of distance learning and the needs of their family. They also offered help to the teachers and gave them a portable media library from Knowledge Channel.
Vice Ganda and Kim Chiu, for their part, sent a message of hope to everyone whose mental health has been affected by the pandemic, and stressed that people have different ways of coping with grief. Their beneficiary is Youth for Mental Health Coalition, a group that seeks to raise awareness on mental health.
The show’s Magpasikat 2020 celebration also spread good vibes to the madlang people, as each team gifted Php11,000 to lucky viewers who watched the live episode.
Filipinos tuned in to the Magpasikat performances as the live episode of It’s Showtime earned over a million views on Facebook and YouTube and became a top trending topic on Twitter in the Philippines and worldwide.
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