Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko

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Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko
Genre Public service
Created by Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko Foundation, Inc. and GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Starring Orly Mercado
Connie Angeles
Theme music composer Nonoy Zuniga
Opening theme Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Theme Song
sung by Aiza Seguerra
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes N/A (airs every Saturday Mornings)
Production
Producer(s) Orly Mercado
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release December 2, 1975 (1975-12-02) – present
External links
Website

Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko (English: My Kind My Love/My Brother's Keeper)[1][2] is a public service program aired every Saturday mornings by GMA Network. The show is recognized as the first and longest running public service program in Philippine television. It is also the first television program in the Philippine to use sign language interpreters for the deaf. It is currently hosted by Orly Mercado, Connie Angeles and Camille Angeles.

History[edit]

Kapwa Ko, Mahal Ko was first broadcast on GMA Network on December 1, 1975, with original hosts, Rosa Rosal (a longtime Red Cross volunteer), Orly Mercado (later to become a Senator and Defense Secretary) and Dr. Antonio Talusan, a nephrologist. In June 1976, a foundation was established. In the '80's, actress Boots Anson Roa, Susan Valdez, Connie Angeles, Cielito del Mundo all co-anchored the TV program. Two doctors, Susy Pineda (who would later become Orly's wife) and Nonoy Zuniga (also a popular singer) were both added to the roster. In the '90's, Mildred Ortega and Rose Clores, were part of the show. Dr. Susy's public health expertise helped redirect and rationalize the ever-growing scope of work of the foundation. Since 2004, Connie Angeles has been the public face of the show specially during Orly's teaching stint in Kobe, Japan. Orly continues to be involved in the foundation as its President.

In 2005, the show's theme song was sung and revived by Aiza Seguerra, which was originally sung by Ric Manrique, Jr. for the celebration of its 30th anniversary.

The show moved to its current time slot at 5:30 am from 2010 every Saturday and also celebrated its 35th anniversary

In 2015, the show celebrated its 40th anniversary as a longest public service program on Philippine TV history.

Current hosts[edit]

  • Orly Mercado
  • Connie Angeles
  • Camille Angeles - Field Correspondent

Former hosts[edit]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Winner, Best Public Service Program - PMPC Star Awards for Television 1986-1990
  • Winner, Best Public Service Program - Catholic Mass Media Awards 2005
  • Winner, Serviam Award for Kapwa Ko Mahal Ko Foundation - Catholic Mass Media Awards 2008
  • Winner, Lifetime Achievement Award for Public Service - 6th USTV Awards 2010

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