From news reporting to granting wishes, GMA News Pillar Vicky Morales has shown her versatility in public service through the years. Beginning February 22 (Saturday), the award-winning broadcast journalist takes on yet another role, this time as the “Ate ng Bayan” in the reality-drama program “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!”
In “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!”, Vicky helps parties in conflict resolve their issues by reaching out to the people in the barangays, getting to the root of their problems, and encouraging them to make positive changes in their lives.
“Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” is not the viewers’ typical public affairs show as it gives new flavor to “Serbisyong Totoo” through a traveling confessional called “Palaban Express”—a modern jeep that will go around various barangays where people from all walks of life can voice out their concerns.
The show then showcases the most interesting stories which will be brought to life by various Kapuso actors. The featured individual and all the concerned parties will be given the chance to discuss the issue at hand, right in the comfort of their own barangay. “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” will employ experts and resource persons who will help in resolving the problem.
“Ibang-iba siya sa mga ginagawa ko,” shares Vicky who has been a broadcast journalist for three decades already. “Para sa atin lahat itong show na ito. Kapupulutan natin ng aral at matutuwa pa tayo. Hindi lang namin kayo pakikinggan, ilalaban natin yan!” she adds.
Ordinary Filipinos can definitely relate to the issues that “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” will feature such as social media and gaming addiction, teen suicide, sibling rivalry, inheritance disputes, juvenile delinquency, child support and custody battles, adultery and other problems.
On its first month, “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” tackles a wife being abused, a paranormal expert bullied online, and a woman being threatened. Some of the Kapuso actors set to be part of the episodes include Ruby Rodriguez, Anjo Yllana, Thea Tolentino, Anjo Damiles, and Ms. Jaclyn Jose.
Catch “Ilaban Natin ‘Yan!” every Saturday beginning February 22, after “Tadhana” on GMA-7.