Alagang Kapatid

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This article is about health program of TV5. For TV5's corporate social responsibility arm with the same name, see Alagang Kapatid Foundation.
Alagang Kapatid
Created by TV5 Network Inc.
Developed by News5
Directed by Julius Belotindos
Starring Cheryl Cosim and Menchie Silvestre
Opening theme Alagang Kapatid theme song composed by Reev Robledo
Country of origin Philippines
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 225 (as of January 1, 2017)
Executive producer(s) Brandenberg Milla
Camera setup Multicamera setup
Running time 1 hour
Original network TV5
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release
First incarnation:
September 11, 2010 (2010-09-11) – August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)
Second incarnation:
November 8, 2015 (2015-11-08) – present

Alagang Kapatid (translated in Filipino as A Sibling's Touch, A Sibling's Caress, or A Sibling's Care) is TV5's first ever medical show. The show is hosted by Cheryl Cosim, formerly the host of Salamat Dok on ABS-CBN and now also an anchor of TV5's Aksyon news program. The show first aired from September 11, 2010 to August 5, 2012,[1] and then returned to the air on November 8, 2015.


Alagang Kapatid first aired on TV5 on September 11, 2010. Alagang Kapatid helps every kapatid, through mounting medical missions, and offers assistance to the less fortunate and during emergency cases. Cheryl Cosim welcomes her team of public servants whose aim is to provide kapatids information in maintaining their health, and enough inspiration for them to move towards a better healthier lifestyle. The show ended on August 5, 2012.

After three-year hiatus, it returned on the air on November 8, 2015, every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (right after Movie Max 5 and before T3: Alliance). It also changed their format from a health show to a public service program featuring the projects and plans of the Alagang Kapatid Foundation, the socio-civic arm of TV5.



Dr. Walter Laurel is a cum laude graduate of BS Psychology at the UP College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, and earned his degree in Medicine at the UP College of Medicine. Doctor Walter has been exposed to medical missions and outreach projects through institutions he was previously connected to, like the Regional Office of the Western Pacific area of World Health Organization, and Philippine General Hospital.

Dr. Ali Bilas is a UERM College of Medicine graduate, and a Life Coach, whose public service experience includes immersions in urban poor communities, and as project head for outreach programs thru UP PGH, and UP Manila ROTC. Together, they handled the segment ImbestigaDok which investigates health issues.


In the segment Let’s Get Physical, fitness gurus offer exercise routines, and introduce exercise and fitness regimens. Coach Gelli Victor is a certified group exercise instructor for Body Jam at Fitness First, and was chosen as an Adidas endorser for her active lifestyle and being an advocate of fitness. She has done print advertisements for health products and posed for fitness magazines, has promoted fitness through her radio show at RX 93.1 from 2004 to 2010, and guested as resource person on TV shows. Coach Noelle De Guzman’s journey to fitness began with her own struggles being overweight.

Food and nutrition[edit]

The resident chefs reach out to every home, across all economic classes, thru the segment Kitchen Raid and teach them how to produce healthy dishes from their kitchens. Joining the quest is Chef Jeremy Favia, who has done cooking shows. He took up culinary arts at the International School for Culinary Arts and Hotel Management, and had weight issues, until he discovered the art of healthy eating. With him is Chef Francis Tolentino, a chef host at TV5’s morning show, Sapul sa Singko. He learned his culinary expertise in ISCHA, and Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts under the program of Johnson and Wales University.

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