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Proud to be ‘Happy Truck ng Bayan’ driver

Ogie Alcasid is proud and excited of his latest project for TV 5: the game and musical variety show Happy Truck ng Bayan.

 “Oh yes! This is another ground-breaking show, another first, if I may say on Philippine television. It features an impressive roving truck which transforms into a real stage. It’s simply awesome. The show is dubbed as the Kapatid’s biggest project this 2015 so I’m really hoping the viewing public will support it,” he says.

Megan Young stars in another version of Marimar
The show’s concept is fresh since it will always be staged outdoors.

“That’s right! The people don’t have to go to the studio to be part of the live audience. The truck goes to them. This means we will always hit the road so we’ll be able to reach out to a wider number of people.”

Considering the mobility of the truck, some quarters ask what happens if it rains in their chosen area.

“Yes, we’ve already foreseen that scenario. We’ll make sure that during the rainy season, we’ll go to areas with covered courts whether it’s in the town area, plaza or barangay. What’s important is we’ll engage the community to take part in our thrilling array of games.

“Our segments are comprised of: Barangay Most Wanted, Bida ng Dance Floor, Ooohhh…Construction Worker, Barangay Bayani, Ready, Set, Goma!, Ta-Wattpad, Sing-Ko and Kwarta o Kwar-truck. These are all interactive that promise to be a whole lot of fun,” avers Ogie.

Tom Rodriguez plays Marimar's love interest
The program is simply star-studded.

“It really is! Happy Truck ng Bayan features TV 5’s brightest talents. Apart from me, there’s Derek Ramsay, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Gelli de Belen, Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla, Tuesday Vargas, Empoy, Kim Idol, Artista Academy protégés’ Mark Neumann, Shaira Mae, Akihiro Blanco, Sophie Albert, Vin Abrenica and our new Kapatid, Janno Gibbs!”

Speaking of Janno, many are excited to know that they’ll be in a show together once again.

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“Of course, it’s always a pleasure working with him in a project. It feels good to collaborate with a good friend like him. Apart from the game part, the program has its music segments as well so Janno and I can have song numbers together. Actually, I miss doing duets with him like what we used to do in SOP. We complement each other. I’m glad that he has joined TV 5,” ends Ogie.

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Reports are rife that GMA will do a second remake of its hit telenovela Marimar that propelled Marian Rivera to stardom years back.

To play the title role is Miss World 2013 Megan Young. This will serve as the beauty queen-actress’ grand comeback project as a Kapuso. Being eyed as her leading man is handsome hunk Tom Rodriguez who will breathe life to Sergio Santibanez, originally played by Dingdong Dantes in the 2007 reboot.

Meanwhile, Dennis Trillo and Jennylyn Mercado are also reported to top-bill an explosive drama titled My Faithful Husband. The story will revolve around a couple in which the wife will be involved with another guy while the husband is the one picking up the broken pieces of their marriage.

This early, many are looking forward to the two new shows to be launched by GMA soon. While the Tom-Megan team stirs new excitement, the team-up of Dennis and Jen is already tried and tested, enough to arouse the interest of the public.

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