Nearly a week since the release of the lyric video for “Ligaya at Liwanag” which has received unprecedented reception from the public, ABS-CBN has finally released the Christmas ID of the network for this year.
The ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2020 featured stories of ordinary Filipinos as well as acts of gratitude from the Kapamilya network’s brightest stars, which included visits to various indigenous communities in the Philippines.
Erich Gonzales, for one, gave out solar lamps to the Dumagat Tribe in Sitio Paglitaw in Antipolo, with her “La Vida Lena” co-stars.
The cast of “Init Sa Magdamag” — Gerald Anderson, Yam Concepcion, and JM de Guzman — provided an inspiring pedicab driver a pangkabuhayan showcase and a new pedicab.
Meanwhile, the cast of “Walang Hanggang Paalam” namely Angelica Panganiban, Arci Muñoz, Paulo Avelino, and Zanjoe Marudo handed out books to the Aeta community in Bataan.
Members of the Payatas Kids Choir, on the other hand, received laptops from Kapamilya singers Zsa Zsa Padilla, Martin Nievera, and Jed Madela through a fundraiser held on Kumu.
Ivana Alawi’s relief efforts for the victims of the recent typhoon that hit the Philippines was also included in the Christmas ID.
The hosts of noontime show “It’s Showtime” gave gifts to bibingka and puto bumbong vendors while the cast of “Bagong Umaga” formed a message of “Light & Joy” through lamps.
Luis Manzano and the cast of "I Can See Your Voice" surprised those who lost jobs from the entertainment industry with gifts.
Other prime Kapamilya stars who participated in this year’s Chritsmas ID were Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Joshua Garcia who participated in adorning the giant Christmas tree inside one of ABS-CBN studios.
Also in the Christmas ID were Liza Soberano, Enrique Gil, Sharon Cuneta, Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, whose shots were filmed from their homes.
Watch the full ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2020 below:
Stars of ABS-CBN’s well-loved programs such as Coco Martin and Yassi Pressman of “Ang Probinsyano,” Jodi Sta. Maria and Iza Calzado of“Ang Sa’yo Ay Akin,” and Angel Locsin who hosts “Iba ‘Yan,” as well as TV and radio anchors from ABS-CBN’s news division were also part of the video.
The cast of the highly-anticipated prequel to the cult hit “Four Sisters and a Wedding” and the members of the P-Pop idol groups MNL48, Bini, SHA Trainees also made appearances in the music video.
The artists who performed “Ligaya at “Liwanag” — Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Morissette Amon, Bamboo, Janine Berdin, Darren Espanto, Vice Ganda, Sarah Geronimo, Toni Gonzaga, Jona, Moira, Martin Nievera, Elha Nympha, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Inigo Pascual, Angeline Quinto, Lea Salonga, Erik Santos, KZ Tandingan, and Gary Valenciano — were also part of the video.
Judy Ann Santos, Charo Santos, and Susan Roces, the cast of “Kadenang Ginto” and Rise Artists also made appearances in ABS-CBN Christmas ID.
ABS-CBN executives Mark Lopez, Cory Vidanes, and Carlo Katigbak also took part in this year’s Christmas ID.
Several netizens lauded ABS-CBN for producing a Christmas ID this year despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic and the non-renewal of the network’s franchise.