Sanib Puwersa

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Sanib Puwersa
Created by GMA Network
Developed by GMA News and Public Affairs
Narrated by Arnold Clavio
Mel Tiangco
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
Running time 45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release October 23 – November 13, 2011

Sanib Puwersa (Joined Forces) is an informative documentary and public service TV program created by GMA News and Public Affairs for GMA Network. It is hosted by senior broadcast journalists, Mel Tiangco (of 24 Oras) and Arnold Clavio (of Saksi). The show features actual footages of rescue operations of emergency response teams, on-site accidents, and numerous other life-threatening situations. Mel Tiangco visits the victims/casualties and provides assistance to help them recover from their nightmarish experiences. While Arnold Clavio goes on location to investigate and to seek solutions for the featured problems.[1]



Episode title Description Air date
Salpukan[2] On the night of August 16, two trucks collided in Bolbok Diversion Road in Batangas. The collision was bad enough that passengers of both trucks were thrown out of their vehicles. And as if being thrown out of the trucks was not enough, upon hitting the ground, they were pinned under the vehicles that overturned! It was learned later that one of the drivers was intoxicated and fell asleep while behind the wheel. October 23, 2011
Mabigat na Kalbaryo[3] About Fe and Baby, two women with mysteriously big stomach cause by Ovarian cyst October 30, 2011
Pagbangon[4][5] Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown joined force with Sanib Puwersa for a closer look at the typhoon-hit communities and how residents and workers there are coping as they rehabilitate establishments, institutions and livelihood. November 6, 2011
Toilet Humor[6] This November 19, the whole world will celebrate World Toilet Day. It aims to bring attention to more than 2.6 billion people worldwide who are suffering from the lack of clean and functioning lavatories.

In the Philippines, the problem is prevalent in poverty-stricken areas such as Malabon, where a public school has more than four thousand students sharing one comfort room! Another community in Navotas use makeshift toilets to relieve themselves. And in a far-flung area in Misamis Oriental, locals consider it a luxury to have toilets in their area. In this episode, Mel Tiangco and Arnold Clavio join forces with other sectors of our society as they try to respond to the stinking state of some of the public toilets in our country.

November 13, 2011


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