Their bedimpled smiles are set to brighten up the days of cancer warriors as Alden Richards and Ruru Madrid guest in GMA News TV’s Bright Side, airing on Tuesday, 22 September at 9 p.m.
Alden is known to have a soft spot for children with cancer. Even during lockdown, he tried finding means to reach out to these children to bring them joy and hope. Like Alden, Ruru also considers cancer warriors close to his heart because his grandmother has colon cancer. Bright Side will share the stories of cancer warriors who, instead of giving up, made it a point to inspire and help others.
Meanwhile in Batanes, which remains coronavirus-free until now, it is said that there is a vaccine against the virus — discipline and bayanihan. The province closed its border to tourists as early as February and the Ivatans themselves help each other so that everyone has food and livelihood. They came up with a project called “Walang Sayang” where farmers are supported so that their harvest do not go to waste. They also have “quarantine resorts” to accommodate those who got stranded in the province.
Aside from Batanes, Balangkayan in Eastern Samar also remains COVID-19-free. With rich marine resources, Balangkayan’s abundant sea produce keeps its residents secure in terms of food and livelihood. Discipline and bayanihan also help them keep the virus away.
And in “Good Eats” segment, COVID-19 survivor Donita Nose joins host Kara David in a cooking face-off featuring Pork Talong Binagoongan.