How a popular Pinoy Facebook page saved lives in “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan”

Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo will share the inspiring stories of four people whose dreams came true because of a popular Facebook page in this Saturday’s (January 30) episode of ABS-CBN’s “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan.” 

The episode will highlight the inspiring journey of writers Ben Totanes, Joyce Pief, Charina Echaluce, and painter Gini Aala, who were able to help their families and share their work with the help of Definitely Filipino, a Facebook page dedicated to covering Filipino issues and followed by 4.6 million people.

Ben, the founder of Definitely Filipino, created the page when he felt homesick while living abroad so that he could share heartfelt stories with other kababayans.

The episode will also share the story of Gini, a painter whose viral Definitely Filipino article helped her earn enough money to pay for her sick mother’s hospital bills.

Thanks to the online page, Joyce, who had been forced to close down her small business, was able to relive her love for writing when she joined the page as a writer-editor.

Joyce’s job was also where she met Charina, an aspiring author who had to prove to her parents that she could survive in the industry and later on joined Definitely Filipino as a writer and released a best-selling novel.

Watch their real-life stories of hope and compassion in Juday’s “Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan” every Saturday at 7 PM on A2Z channel on free TV and via digital TV boxes like ABS-CBN TVplus. Digital TV box users can scan and look for A2Z channel in Metro Manila and in some parts of Cavite, Laguna, Quezon, Rizal, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, and Pampanga.

Catch it also on cable and satellite TV via Kapamilya Channel (SKYchannel 8 on SD and channel 167 on HD, Cablelink channel 8, GSAT Direct TV channel 22, and most cable operator-members under Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association). Viewers can also watch on Kapamilya Online Live livestreaming daily on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on iwanttfc.com. For viewers outside of the Philippines, catch it on The Filipino Channel on cable and IPTV.