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10 Filipino Kid-Oriented TV Shows That Defined Our Childhood

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For kids of the 90’s, our childhood is a fantasy land that we always want to go back. It is carefree and offers simple things that would surely make us smile just thinking about it.

From traditional group names to street snacks and TV shows, there are a lot of things from our childhood that we surely miss. Even after several years, we still cannot forget how things drastically changed since then.

And speaking of TV shows, who can forget the shows Sineskwela and Bayani, right? We surely have many educational yet fun programs that entertained our minds during our younger years.

Nostalgic TV Shows

Here are 10 of the most nostalgic TV shows of the 90’s that we surely enjoyed as children.

Kaluskos Musmos

Kaluskos Musmos was a popular kid-oriented comedy show which marked the beginning of Diamond Star Maricel Soriano’s showbiz career. It was produced by Imee Marcos and directed by Johnny Manahan. The show is the progenitor of Ang TV, Batibot, and today’s Goin’ Bulilit.

Other notable casts were Maila Gumila, Herbert Bautista, Dranreb Belleza, and Gary Losing.

Kulit Bulilit

Aired in the early 80’s, Kulit Bulilit Is one the first shows that popularised the trend of edutainment or education plus entertainment.

The show was considered a children’s variety show that featured a quiz bee portion where elementary students from different schools engage in a battle of wits.

Batibot

As the most popular and also the longest-running all-Filipino children’s TV show in the Philippines, Batibot originated from the old Tagalog word that means small but strong.

The show started with the English name Sesame! after the Children’s Television Workshop issued a license for a Filipino version of Sesame Street but was later changed to Batibot.

The show uses a variety of teaching methods that ranges to muppets to story-telling to animation and playing of original Filipino music. Batibot teaches children of the different values in life and the appreciation of our culture and heritage.

ATBP

ATBP or Awit, Titik, at Bilang na Pambata spearheaded the young Piolo Pascual’s career where he started as Kuya Miguel.

The show became unforgettable for many reasons: their catchy songs that taught us how to count and read as well as their fascinating characters, Bb. Karunungan and Kapitan Bilang.

Ang TV

Kids of the 90’s would remember the show due to its popular catchphrase “4:30 na.. Ang TV na!”

The youth-oriented variety show was composed of kids and pre-teens. Some of their alumni became today’s hottest and most respected stars of this generation such as Camille Pratts, Sarah Geronimo, Angelica Panganiban, Paolo Contis, and Jolina Magdangal.

Sineskwela

Sineskwela or School on Air is the epitome of edutainment shows. From its dramatization, animation, and even simple visual effects, it made many Filipino children realize that science is an exciting subject.

Sineskwela introduced kids to some of the most unforgettable science-inspired characters like Palikpik, Agatom, Anatom, Kulitsap, Kuya Bok, Ate Winnie, and Ugatpuno.

5 and Up

Who would forget the investigative program 5 and Up? The show was a brainchild of eight-year-old Zak Yuson who loved watching The Probe Team hosted by his aunt Che Che Lazaro. The pilot episode was hosted by Zak himself together with other kid reporters.

5 and Up became a tele-magazine program that features mini-documentaries produced and reported by young hosts. It racked up local and international awards and produced many popular TV personalities such as Atom Araullo, Maxene Magalona, Chyna Ortaleza, and Rayver Cruz.

Bayani

Bayani sparked many kids’ interest in Philippine history and the icons who made our freedom possible.

Kids of the 90’s would always remember Noli and Ana who would travel back in time to meet heroes such as Melchora Aquino, Jose Rizal, Andres Bonifacio, and Gregorio del Pilar to name a few.

Due to its simple dramatization, Bayani taught many young students the importance of nationalism and how the people from the past struggled to achieve the freedom we are enjoying today.

Hiraya Manawari

Hiraya Manawari or Sana ay Matupad is a fairy tale series of the Kapamilya network specially made for kids.

It took teaching moral values to children in a whole new level: from real-world scenarios to magical journeys. Each episode teaches kids different lessons such as courage, love, honesty, humility, respect, and other important values.

Math Tinik

Math Tinik is a TV show made to show that math is easy, fun, and interactive. This show used magical characters and animation that persuade children to study math. It also used enriching activities that audience can interact.

Math Tinik covered different topics from multiplication, addition, numeration, decimals, and fractions.

 

Which of these shows did you enjoy the most as a child?

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10 Celebrities Who Are Self-Confessed Kuripot

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We always think that celebrities are living the glitz and the glamour. They drive the most expensive cars, uses the top of the line phones, and live in luxurious homes. However, little do we know that there are some celebrities, although they are living the dream, they cannot help but be “kuripot” or stingy.

A lot of people have the misconception with the word “kuripot.” Some people think that they are people who don’t like spending money. However, nowadays, the term has evolved. People are now associating it with practicality.

There is nothing wrong with being prudent. Even Boy Abunda said he is proudly kuripot. But Boy Abunda is not alone. There are more celebrities who call themselves kuripot too.

Celebrities Who Are Self-Confessed Kuripot

Solenn Heussaff

Solenn Heussaff

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We see Solenn’s face in almost every product. But even a well-known “it” girl like her revealed that she only has one designer bag in her closet. According to her, the items she often uses are gifts from other people.

Sarah Geronimo

Sarah Geronimo

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The Pop Star Princess revealed that she only buy things that she needs. Even when it comes to her vices, she won’t spend a fortune.

Anne Curtis

Anne Curtis

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It is not a secret that Anne Curtis is worth millions — from her real estate commercials to her successful makeup line, we are thinking that she’s lying on a bed full of money. But the Princess of All Media revealed that 80% to 90% of her salary goes to her savings, a value that she learned from her Ilokana mother.

Luis Manzano

Luis Manzano

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Luis might have learned the value of money after working at an early age. The TV host is also a self-confessed kuripot who only buy things he truly needs.

JC Santos

JC Santos

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JC’s life story is what we may consider rags to riches, thanks to his successful career in show business. According to him, he doesn’t have any vices. He’s afraid that he will lose everything that he has again and will end up hungry.

Enchong Dee

Enchong Dee

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Maja Salvador revealed how stingy Enchong is, especially during the time when he was still constructing his building. “Pag nagugutom siya, kung hindi ako ang inaasahan niya, si Kim o si Xian. One time, si Xian [ay] nagbigay ng food [so] kumuha siya ng food [pero] hindi niya namalayan na expired na pala. Ganun siya ka kuripot, nakakain siya ng mga expired na pagkain.”

Richard Gomez

Richard Gomez

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It may be surprising to see a successful actor and politician Richard Gomez on the list. Amy Perez, his co-star in “Palibhasa, Lalaki” disclosed how frugal Richard is. According to the actor, during an interview, he was frugal back then since he’s just starting and building his career.

Pops Hernandez

Pops Hernandez

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The Concert Queen shared in an interview that she is wise when it comes to saving up. She avoids splurging unnecessarily. She stated that it’s hard earned money so she needs to spend it wisely.

Kaye Abad

Kaye Abad

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The new mother is a self-confessed kuripot. This is why Paul Jake Castillo feels secure that she is handling their finances.

Ogie Alcasid

Ogie Alcasid

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The veteran comedian, actor, and singer claim to be a kuripot. However, he is only frugal when it comes to himself. When it comes to his family, he loves spoiling them with nice things. Ogie believes that spending beyond our means is not wise since our families need financial security.

 

Are you also frugal? What ways do you do to avoid spending your money?

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10 Celebrity Mothers Who Proved That You Can Still Be Fit And Sexy

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Celebrity Mothers Who Still Rock A Fit And Sexy Body

Having a fitter body does not only make a woman attractive to the eye, it also makes a person feel more confident about themselves. A lot of people would strictly monitor their diet and spend thousands of money on gym memberships just to have a toned and fit body.

However, when a woman becomes a mother, it can be hard to focus on being fit and sexy. But to all mothers out there, do not lose hope! There are a lot of celebrity mothers who proved that age is just a number and children is not a reason not to achieve your dream body.

Here is a list of celebrity mothers who showed that they are still fit and sexy even after having children and aging.

Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera

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The primetime queen of the Kapuso Network is known for her very slim body before getting married to Dingdong Dantes. When she played the titular role of Marimar, she captured everyone’s attention.

The couple had an extravagant wedding last December 2014. After that, Marian joined the league of happy housewives and gave birth to Maria Letizia “Zia” Dantes.

Two years after being a mother, Marian is still an adored celebrity mother. She is also a fitspiration for other mothers after achieving her fit and toned body.

Michelle Madrigal

Michelle Madrigal

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The former teen actress may not be young anymore but her body is an inspiration to young women. After giving birth to her daughter Anika, she is also engaged to Troy Woolfolk and still continues with achieving her ideal weight.

Currently based in the United States, Mitch constantly updates her Instagram account with fitness routines and tips.

Christine Reyes

Christine Reyes

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The 29-year-old Kapamilya actress is known as a sex symbol before she had her daughter Amarah in February 2015. Fast forward, Christine is still rocking her body, as if she’s not a mother to a three-year-old daughter.

Aubrey Miles

Aubrey Miles

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The former sexy actress is still relaying the message that sexiness is not a fad.

Now 36 years old, Aubrey is a mother to two dashing sons — John Maurie Sandel Obligacion with former boyfriend JP Obligation and Hunter Cody Sandel Miller with husband Troy Montero.

Iya Villania

Iya Villania

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The celebrity mother and talented host is a mother to Antonio Primo Arellano with husband Drew Arellano. She is still serving as fitness goals to younger women as she constantly updates her Instagram account with her fitness and exercise routines.

Diana Zubiri

Diana Zubiri

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Diana is not a fitspiration for no reason — Just like her fellow former sexy actress Aubrey Miles, she is not afraid to show off her fit body even after having two kids.

Jodi Sta. Maria

Jodi Sta. Maria

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The celebrity mother of Thirdy loves posting fitness inspiration pictures in her Instagram account. Other than her acting talents, the Kapamilya actress also inspires women of her toned muscles and jaw-dropping abs.

Jackie Lou Blanco

Jackie Lou Blanco

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Age is just a number for an actress and aerobic instructor Jackie Lou Blanco. She teaches the young ones on how to keep a healthy and fit body even at her age.

The 54-year-old celebrity mother of three is still proud to show off her toned body even in bikinis.

Sunshine Cruz

Sunshine Cruz

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Life begins at 40 and actress and singer Sunshine Cruz proves that. She still rocks a fit body even at her age.

Mother to three beautiful daughters, Sunshine serves as an inspiration to mothers by showing off her body, diet, and fitness routines on her social media accounts.

Teresa Loyzaga

Teresa Loyzaga

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Cesar Montano is indeed lucky! The 61-year-old mother of actor Diego Loyzaga is still showing off her fit body while on the beach even at her age.

 

Are you inspired to see these celebrity mothers showing off their toned bodies? Do you think we miss someone on the list? Let us know!

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Successful Filipino Celebrities Who Are Also Proud Business Owners

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A lot of Filipino celebrities are being paid a handsome amount just to perform. However, with the consistent changes in the economy, nobody could easily tell the future. Even with an impressive paycheck, it cannot guarantee a celebrity the celebrity status that they are aiming forever. But for these Filipino celebrities, they took the advantage of having a good pay to invest.

These Filipino stars are proud owners of their own business ventures. Check it out if your idol is on the list of the promising entrepreneurs!

Nash Aguas

It is impressive to know that the child actor who grew up in everybody’s eyes is now a business owner himself. Nash is a proud owner of a Japanese restaurant named Muramen located in Sampaloc, Manila.

Kathryn Bernardo

It seems that everywhere the Teen Queen is putting her hands on, it’s becoming successful too. Instead of spending all her hard-earned money on luxurious items, she invested them in a nail salon. Kathnails just opened recently but it already has a couple of branches in the country!

Julia Montes

After exiting Going Bulilit, Julia never run out of new projects, making her one of the richest celebrities in the country. Instead of splurging on expensive items, she opened her own salon named Julia Montes Salon in Pandacan, Manila.

Maine Mendoza

Another successful celebrity is phenomenal Maine Mendoza. Coming from a business family, she chooses to invest in a high-gain and low-risk venture: she opened her own McDonald’s franchise!

Alden Richards

The other half of AlDub, Alden Richards, is also a proud business owner! He is the part owner of Concha’s Garden Cafe, a garden-themed restaurant in Tagaytay.

Shaina Magdayao

Shaina followed in the footsteps of older sister Vina Morales and opened a business of her own. She co-owns a local branch of Engineering For Kids, a franchise from the United States which was founded by educational institutions for kids 4 to 14.

Paul Salas

The former Starstruck child star is a part owner of the coffee shop Travelbean in Mother Ignacio, Quezon City.

 

At such a very young age, these Filipino celebrities are already planning for their future! Do you think you can do things like them?

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