It has been already two months since the whole country was placed in community quarantine due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that has since changed the dynamics of our everyday lives. At the same time, this has also forced the suspension of film and television production, with still no assurance of resumption in sight.
In light of this, the media company still remained committed to bring fun and entertainment to the Filipino audience by launching an alternative “tambayan” or hub to feature snackable Kapamilya content through its ever expanding digital universe.
In this special episode of Hotspot with DJ Jhai Ho streamed on Thursday, May 14, the network launched Online Kapamilya Shows (OKS), which are straight-to-digital originals, ranging from talk and reality programs to game shows and comedies, featuring your favorite Kapamilya stars.
Viewers can watch OKS on its main digital hub on OKS.abs-cbn.com, and on either ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel or Official Facebook page.
Real-life couple Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles started off by giving us an insight on what to expect on their show “Promdibate”, which will feature their rapper colleagues from FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano figuring in rap battle challenges with regards to the latest issues at present. It will be shown on YouTube once a week every Monday at 6pm starting on May 18.
Ruffa Gutierrez will also return as a talk show host via “Love Thy Chika”, interviewing her Love Thy Woman co-stars Christopher de Leon, Sunshine Cruz, Eula Valdes, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Kim Chiu, Xian Lim, Yam Concepcion, and the whole cast, as well as her prominent and beloved mom Annabelle Rama. This is going to run beginning on May 17 and be streamed on Facebook every Sunday at 12nn.
From being the all-knowing Tita Jessica in Make It With You, comedienne-actress Pokwang will become the “Pambansang Kapitbahay” to whom we can run to in times of trouble and who’s willing to listen, in the online show “Harapan Kay Mamang”, which will be streamed Facebook every Saturday at 4pm, starting on May 16.
More than three months after the remarkable and heart-warming finale of Kadenang Ginto, Beauty Gonzalez and Dimples Romana are back as Romina and Daniela on “KG Online”, which will feature the unlikely tandem doing challenges related to health, wisdom, beauty, and more while on quarantine and includes a charity component after every challenge. You may see them every Wednesday at 12nn on YouTube, beginning on May 20.
Meanwhile, the younger Kadenang Ginto main cast, or more popularly known as The Gold Squad composed of Andrea Brillantes, Francine Diaz, Kyle Echarri and Seth Fedelin will continue delivering kilig and good vibes to their legions of followers through their self-titled online program that has been running for a year now. Catch them every Tuesday and Friday at 6pm on The Gold Squad’s official YouTube channel.
And the last program to be featured in the OKS launch was “Paligayahin N’yo Ako” headlined by Ivana Alawi with her Ang Lihim Ni Ligaya co-stars Kit Thompson, Argel Saycon, and Raven Molina thrilling us with dating game challenges in every episode. Whoever wins in every challenge, which would be streamed on YouTube every Thursday at 9pm, will have a Zoom date with Ivana. It already premiered immediately after the launch.
As we keep ourselves safe and healthy during this crisis, let’s also keep ourselves entertained and informed through the easy-to-consume, fresh, experimental, interactive, and shareable digital contents that are certified “Tatak Kapamilya” on our newest home on the digital sphere that ABS-CBN made especially for you – Online Kapamilya Shows!
More OKS programs are coming so watch for it!