i-Witness

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i-Witness
I-witness gma.jpg
Format documentary show
Created by GMA Network
Probe Productions Inc.
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Starring Sandra Aguinaldo
Kara David
Howie Severino
Jay Taruc
Country of origin Philippines
No. of episodes 664 (as of January 30, 2011)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original run January 18, 1999 – present
Chronology
Preceded by Firing Line
External links
Website

i-Witness (originally i-Witness: The GMA Documentaries), is a documentary news and public affairs television show in the Philippines aired every Saturday evenings by GMA Network.

Hosts[edit]

CURRENT OTHER PREVIOUS HOSTS PREVIOUS ORIGINAL
Sandra Aguinaldo Rhea Santos Jiggy Manicad Luchi Cruz-Valdez
Kara David Maki Pulido Raffy Tima Mike Enriquez
Howie Severino Susan Enriquez Vicky Morales Che Che Lazaro
Jay Taruc Karen Davila Cesar Apolinario Jessica Soho

Episode list[edit]

Listing started in 2008.

2008[edit]

  • January Episodes
    • January 07: Pagibig sa Magkabilang Daigdig – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • January 14: Sayaw ni Joseph – Jay Taruc
    • January 21: Uni sa Isla Silaki – Kara David
    • January 28: Ang Alamat ng Putting Mangyan – Howie Severino
  • February Episodes
    • February 04: Kapatiran sa Laman – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • February 11: Mga Batang Kalabaw – Jay Taruc
    • February 18: JS Promdi – Kara David
    • February 25: Rats and the City – Howie Severino
  • March Episodes
    • March 03: Shoplifters – Kara David
    • March 10: From Korea w/ Love – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • March 17: Kural sa Macau – Jay Taruc
    • March 24: Katulong sa Buhay – Kara David
    • March 31: NPA (No Permanent Address) in New York – Howie Severino
  • April Episodes
    • April 07: No Kubeta – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • April 14: Ex-Con – Jay Taruc
    • April 21: Bundok na Kristal – Kara David
    • April 28: Saan sa Sagada? – Howie Severino
  • May Episodes
    • May 05: May T.S. Kami – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • May 12: Mag-Iina sa Balintawak – Jay Taruc
    • May 19: Balut Island – Kara David
    • May 26: Kuwago ng Pahiyas - Howie Severino
  • June Episodes
    • June 02: Tinig ng mga Tahimik – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • June 09: Ang Mga Ampon ni Andres – Jay Taruc
    • June 16: Ahas-Pagong – Kara David
    • June 23: Iskolar ng Bayan – Howie Severino
    • June 30: Ako Legal Partner – Sandra Aguinaldo
  • July Episodes
    • July 07: Batang Langoy – Jay Taruc
    • July 14: Nanay na si nene – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • July 21: Ang Huling Maninisid ng Molocaboc – Kara David
    • July 28: Boses Upos – Howie Severino
  • August Episodes
    • August 04: Iskulelat? – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • August 11: Chong-kids – Jay Taruc
    • August 18: Pier 16 – Kara David
    • August 25: Si Gob. At ang mga Bugador – Howie Severino
  • September Episodes
    • September 01: Pagibig sa Mag-kabilang Daigdig (Replay) – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • September 08: Huling Sayaw – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • September 15: Bugawito – Jay Taruc
    • September 22: Biyaheng Sikmura – Kara David
    • September 29: Papa, papa, paano ako ginawa? – Howie Severino
  • October Episodes
    • October 06: Puno ng Kasaysayan – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • October 13: Isang Paid, Isang Tuka – Jay Taruc
    • October 20: Promdi City – Kara David
    • October 27: Ang Clown Bow! - Howie Severino
  • November Episodes
    • November 03: Madibdibang Usapan – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • November 10: Salamat Teddy – Jay Taruc
    • November 17: Negrito’08 – Kara David
    • November 24: No Man’s Land - Howie Severino
  • December Episodes
    • December 01: Gangsta Girls – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • December 08: Tropang Basa – Jay Taruc
    • December 15: Bata – Kara David
    • December 22: Biyaheng Sikmura 2 – Kara David
    • December 29: Di Nagpatalo – Howie Severino

2009[edit]

  • January
    • January 05: Boy Kahoy - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • January 12: Ang Laboratoryo ni Mang Domeng - Jay Taruc
    • January 19: The Batanes Viper Trade - Kara David
    • January 26: Byebye Birdie - Howie Severino
  • February
    • February 02: Katutubo by Night - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • February 09: Magsudsod ay 'di biro - Jay Taruc
    • February 16: Kabiyak - Kara David
    • February 23: Boulder boys - Howie Severino
  • March
    • March 02: Kapatiran sa Laman (Replay) - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • March 09: Eraserheads: Banda ng Masa - Jay Taruc
    • March 16: Nang nahawa ang Bata - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • March 23: Ambulansiyang de Paa - Kara David
    • March 30: Igorot cowboys - Howie Severino
  • April
    • April 06: Pagkagat ng Dilim - Jay Taruc
    • April 13: Martsa ng Kabayanihan - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • April 20: Mga Batang Inasal - Kara David
    • April 27: Taalapia - Howie Severino
  • May
    • May 04: Basura Mall - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • May 11: Taga sa Bato - Arnold Clavio
    • May 18: Akyat Manggis - Kara David
    • May 25: The carabao - Howie Severino
  • June
    • June 01: Book to School - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • June 08: Laman Dagat ng Silaki (Replay) - Kara David
    • June 15: Iskolar ng Sining - Howie Severino
    • June 22: Tasaday - Kara David
    • June 29: Pac-mom - Jay Taruc
  • July
    • July 06: Ginto A La Pobre - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • July 13: Liga ng Pagasa - Jay Taruc
    • July 20: Tatlong Pasada - Cesar Apolinario
    • July 27: Manalo, Matalo, Panalo - Kara David
  • August
    • August 03: Corazon Aquino Funeral - (Special Episode) Jessica Soho
    • August 10: Life After Sex Video - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • August 17: Bato-Bato sa Dagat - Jay Taruc
    • August 24: Hingalo ni Bunso - Kara David
    • August 31: Don't English Me - Howie Severino
  • September
    • September 07: Holdap 'to - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • September 14: Part-E (Partee) - Jay Taruc
    • September 21: Abortion Online - Kara David
    • September 28: Mga Lihim ng Quiapo - Howie Severino
  • October
    • October 05: Tibay ng Pinas - Jay Taruc
    • October 12: Master Showman - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • October 19: Kagat ng Buwaya - Kara David
    • October 26: Agrabyado - Howie Severino
  • November
    • November 02: Biyaheng Solitaryo - Jay Taruc
    • November 09: Kristo - Jay Taruc
    • November 16: Bigatin - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • November 23: Hingalo ng Bunso - Kara David
    • November 30: Transpinay - Howie Severino
  • December
    • December 07: Lasengga - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • December 28: Year End Special

2010[edit]

  • January Episodes
    • January 04: Batang Pirata – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • January 11: Sakai Na – Howie Severino
    • January 18: Taxi Serbis – Kara David
    • January 25: Missing – Jay Taruc
  • February Episodes
    • February 01: Matansero – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • February 08: Taxi After Dark – Jay Taruc
    • February 15: Adikaba.com – Kara David
    • February 22: Bangis ng Toro – Howie Severino
  • March Episodes
    • March 01: Mang Domeng's Laboratory 2 – Jay Taruc
    • March 08: Shark Attack! – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • March 15: Lockdown - Jay Taruc
    • March 22: Gold - Kara David
    • March 29: Litrato - Howie Severino
  • April Episodes
    • April 05: Babae sa Likod ng Trono - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • April 12: Buhay Patay - Jay Taruc
    • April 19: Paraisong Uhaw - Kara David
    • April 25: Bahay Bato, Bato - Howie Severino
  • May Episodes
    • May 03: Black Propaganda - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • May 17: Imortal - Jay Taruc
    • May 24: Ambulansiyang de Paa 2 - Kara David
    • May 31: The Last Japanese Soldier - Howie Severino
  • June Episodes
    • June 07: Bakas ng Paa- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • June 14: (Tremor) Yanig - Jay Taruc
    • June 21: Amazon - Kara David
    • June 28: Noynoy - Howie Severino
  • July Episodes
    • July 05: Pasan-Pasan - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • July 12: Smokids - Jay Taruc
    • July 19: Ang Huling Mambabatok - Kara David
    • July 26: Bilog ang Bola - Howie Severino
  • August Episodes
    • August 02: Divi-Storya - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • August 09: Linis Tubo - Jay Taruc
    • August 16: The Queens of New York - Kara David
    • August 23: Ang Bangis ng Toro - Howie Severino
    • August 30: Huling Hantungan - Cesar Apolinario
  • September Episodes
    • Sept. 06: Biyaheng Langit - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Sept. 13: Antigo - Jay Taruc
    • Sept. 20: Kape Para Kay Lean - Kara David
    • Sept. 27: Lola Minera - Howie Severino
  • October Episodes
    • Oct. 04: Damdaming Walang Mukha - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Oct. 11: Exorcist - Jay Taruc
    • Oct. 18: Mailap ng Mangyan - Kara David
    • Oct. 25: Buhay Patay - Howie Severino
  • November Episodes
    • Nov. 01: Bone Hunters – Howie Severino
    • Nov. 08: 11th Anniversary Special: Kidney’s for Sale Review – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Nov. 15: Rabies – Jay Taruc
    • Nov. 22: Mga Anak ng Rehas – Kara David
    • Nov. 29: Boksingera - Howie Severino
  • December Episodes
    • Dec. 06: Kampanakaw - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Dec. 13: Ligalig ng Kuliglig - Jay Taruc
    • Dec. 20: Lolo Lambanog - Kara David
    • Dec. 27: Igorot Country - Howie Severino

2011[edit]

  • January Episodes
    • Jan 03: Gold 2 – Kara David
    • Jan 10: PSG – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Jan 17: Tamboleros de Tondo – Jay Taruc
    • Jan 24: Kakambal ng Kawayan – Kara David
    • Jan 31: Ang Lihim ng Pamilya ni Rizal (The Secret of Rizal’s Family) – Howie Severino
  • February Episodes
    • Feb 07: Sikreto ko, OC ako – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Feb 14: Maria Cafra – Jay Taruc
    • Feb 21: Kinder na si Lola – Kara David
    • Feb 28: Bantay Sarado – Howie Severino
  • March Episodes
    • Mar 07: Combat Medic – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Mar 14: Yanig ng Mundo – Jay Taruc
    • Mar 21: Ang Mga Dalaga ng Sapang Kawayan – Kara David
    • Mar 28: Ang Tagong Boracay – Howie Severino
  • April Episodes
    • Apr 04: May Boses din si Beki – Sandra Aguinaldo
    • Apr 11: Buhay na Obra – Jay Taruc
    • Apr 18: Mga Anak ng Liwanag - Mariz Umali
    • Apr 25: Buhay sa Danger Zone – Howie Severino
  • May Episodes
    • May 02: Light Riders - Jay Taruc
    • May 09: I Really Hallyu - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • May 16: Inside Cambodia - Raffy Tima
    • May 23: Gintong Putik - Kara David
    • May 30: Mahiwagang Ngiti ni Rizal- Howie Severino
  • June Episodes
    • June 06: Kubling Yaman ng Cama Juan - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • June 13: Pira Pirasong Piso - Jay Taruc
    • June 20: Misteryo sa ilalim ng lupa - Kara David
    • June 27: Purgatoryo - Howie Severino
  • July Episodes
    • July 04: Lubog - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • July 11: Lapnos - Jay Taruc
    • July 18: Ang Buwaya ng Rio Tuba - Kara David
    • July 25: Buhay na Obra 2 – Jay Taruc
  • August Episodes
    • August 01: Itinaga sa Bato - Howie Severino
    • August 08: Kalam - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • August 15: Uhaw- Jay Taruc
    • August 22: Silong- Kara David
    • August 29: Saplot- Howie Severino
  • September Episodes
    • September 05: Pobreng Mayaman- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • September 12: Misteryo sa Mt. Manalmon - Jay Taruc
    • September 19: Anak ng Kalye - Kara David
    • September 26: Ilaw sa dilim - Howie Severino
  • October Episodes
    • October 03: Amazon 2 - Kara David
    • October 10: Layag - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • October 17: Junior - Jay Taruc
    • October 24: Mga Anak ng Datalnay - Kara David
    • October 31: Biyolin - Howie Severino
  • November Episodes
    • November 07: Langoy- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • November 14: Mga Inosenteng Kamay- Jay Taruc
    • November 21: Mundo sa Ilalim- Kara David
    • November 28: Dayo- Mariz Umali
  • December Episodes
    • December 05: Biyaheng Timog Silangan - Sandra Aguinaldo
    • December 12: Muton- Jay Taruc
    • December 19: Liwanag sa dilim- Kara David
    • December 26: Unang Hakbang- Mariz Umali

2012[edit]

  • January Episodes
    • January 02: Saplot 2- Howie Severino
    • January 09: Biyaheng Timog Silangan 2- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • January 16: Ahon- Jay Taruc
    • January 23: Alkansiya- Kara David
    • January 30: Aso sa hagdan- Howie Severino
  • February Episodes
    • February 06: Namimingwit sa langit- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • February 13: Kibungan- Jay Taruc
    • February 20: Everybody Paparazzi- Howie Severino
    • February 27: Pagbangon ng Japan- Kara David
  • March Episodes
    • March 05: Hiram na Anghel- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • March 12: Domus Dei (Bahay ng Diyos) - Jay Taruc
    • March 19: Sahod Lampin- Kara David
    • March 26: Daloy - Howie Severino
  • April Episodes
    • April 02: Batch 2012- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • April 09: Buwaya sa Rio Tuba 2- Kara David
    • April 16: Tulay- Jay Taruc
    • April 23: Batong Buhay Buwis Buhay- Kara David
    • April 30: Special Delivery- Howie Severino
  • May Episodes
    • May 07: Buhay sa Mundo ng Patay- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • May 14: Bahay Pag-ibig- Jay Taruc
    • May 21: Lapnos 2- Jay Taruc
    • May 28: Tubbataha: Binhi ng Karagatan- Kara David
  • June Episodes
    • June 04: Laki sa Lawa- Howie Severino
    • June 11: Lapu Lapu- Jay Taruc
    • June 18: Tupok- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • June 25: Gintong Putik 2- Kara David
  • July Episodes
    • July 02: Hukay-Hukay- Howie Severino
    • July 09: Angkla- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • July 16: Ang Lihim ng Cavinti- Jay Taruc
    • July 23: El Fraile: Ang Pagsuko ng Fort Drum- Kara David
    • July 30: Pagbabalik sa Karagatan- Howie Severino
  • August Episodes
    • August 06: Maninisid ng Pasipiko- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • August 13: Habagat- Jay Taruc
    • August 20: Libre ang MangaRAP- Howie Severino
    • August 27: Pagyanig ng Tubig- Kara David
  • September Episodes
    • September 03: Appa, Sarangheyo! (Papa, I Love You)- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • September 10: Sagwan- Jay Taruc
    • September 17: Bituwin sa Dagat- Kara David
    • September 24: Ganito Tayo Martial Law- Howie Severino
  • October Episodes
    • October 08: Minsan sa Isang Taon- Kara David
    • October 15: #14 Laperal- Jay Taruc
    • October 22: Sa Tuktok ng Korea- Kara David
    • October 29: Mga Santo at Sikreto- Howie Severino
  • November Episodes
    • November 05: Lihim na Kanluran- Sandra Aguinaldo
    • November 12: Itbayat- Jay Taruc
    • November 19: Sa Dulo ng Pilipinas- Kara David
    • November 26: Chromite Kids- Howie Severino

Awards and recognition[edit]

George Peabody Awards[edit]

  • 2009 Winner, Kara David "Ambulansiyang de Paa" [1]
  • 1999 Winner, Investigative Reporting - Jessica Soho "Kidney's for Sale!" [2]

New York Festivals[edit]

  • 1999 Silver World Medal for Documentary "Mental"
  • 2000 Silver World Medal for Documentary "Dreams of Shelter", Howie Severino
  • 2007 Gold World Medal for Documentary "Boy Pusit", Sandra Aguinaldo
  • 2008 Silver World Medal for Documentary "Iskul Ko, No. 1", Sandra Aguinaldo[3]
  • 2008 Silver World Medal for Documentary "Huling Hala Bira.", Howie Sevirino[3]
  • 2011 Bronze World Medal for Documentary "Paraisong Uhaw", Kara David[3]
  • 2012 Silver World Medal for Documentary "Lapnos", Jay Taruc

US International Film and Video Festival[edit]

  • 2013 Certificate for Creative Excellence, Documentary category (Santo at Sikreto)[4]

Catholic Mass Media Awards[edit]

  • 2011 Best Educational Program - Sandra Aguinaldo's "Pasan-Pasan"
  • 2009 Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program - Jay Taruc's "Batang Langoy"
  • 2008 Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program - Jay Taruc's "Batang Kalabaw" and "Sandra Aguinaldo's Iskul Ko No.1"

PMPC Star Awards for Television[edit]

  • (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000) Best Documentary Program[5]
  • (2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000) Best Documentary Program Hosts[5]
  • (2004 & 2006) Best Documentary Program & Hosts (nominated)

UP Gandingan Awards[edit]

  • 2010 Best Documentary Program; Hall of Famer
  • 2009 Best Documentary Program
  • 2009 Best Documentary Program Host; Howie Severino
  • 2008 Best Documentary Program
  • 2007 Best Documentary Program (Nominated)

Gandingan: UPLB Isko't Iska's Broadcast Choice Awards[edit]

  • 2013 Best Documentary Program
  • 2013 Kara David - Best Documentarist

Lasallian Scholarum Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Alkansya (by Kara David)
  • 2011 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Pasan Pasan (by: Sandra Aguinaldo)
  • 2009 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Papa, Papa, Paano Ako Ginawa? (by: Howie Severino)
  • 2008 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Skul ko No. 1 (by: Sandra Aguinaldo)
  • 2007 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Mga Batang Hiram (by: Kara David)
  • 2005 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Little Bad Boy: Binatang Rizal sa Europa (by: Howie Severino)
  • 2004 Outstanding Televised Feature on Youth and Education for Gamu-gamo sa Dilim (by: Kara David)

USTv Student Choice Awards[edit]

  • 2012 Best Documentary Program
  • 2010 Best Documentary Program
  • 2009 Best Documentary Program

Gawad Tanglaw[edit]

  • 2013 Best TV Documentary[6]

MTRCB TV Awards[edit]

  • 2009 Best Public Affairs Show

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]