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MEET BORTANG BARBIE: Aaron Maniego joins PIE Channel’s roster of hosts

TikTok content creator and ‘PIE Night Long’ host Aaron Maniego shares more about his advocacy for freedom of expression online.

MEET BORTANG BARBIE: Aaron Maniego joins PIE Channel’s roster of hosts-Rhea Manila Santos
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Rhea Manila Santos

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10/22/2022 10:47 AM
MEET BORTANG BARBIE: Aaron Maniego joins PIE Channel’s roster of hosts
Photo credit to @maniegogogo and @iampieofficial Instagram

Known online for his monicker as “Ang Pambangsang Bortang Barbie,” content creator Aaron Maniego admitted that netizens will get to see a very different side of him with his new duties as one of the hosts of PIE Channel’s PIE Night Long show.

“Usually ang ginagawa ko sa TikTok is more on entertainment and this is also my first venture as a talk show host. Kaya ang maaasahan niyo dito sa akin is to see a different side of me. Usually kasi kulitan, mga bardagulan, bortang Barbie. Ang maaasahan niyo sa akin dito right now is yung dependable na advice. Pag-uusapan din yung iba’t ibang mga controversial na topics na hindi normal na pinag-uusapan. Yung iba’t ibang topics dito sa PIE Night Long tungkol sa love, relationship problems. Minsan nagiging seryoso at ipinapahiwatig namin sa inyo ang aming mga take on those topics.

“What I’m proud of the most about PIE Night Long is our interactivity. Kasi habang nagbibigay kami ng mga payo, biglang ang ating mga ka-troPIE na tawag namin ay mga Pamilyang Puyat, parang sila rin nagbibigay ng kanilang mga take sa topic and binabasa namin live on air. Bale, it’s the quintessential mode of interactivity,” he shared. 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Through his new platform, Aaron said that he still hoped to continue his advocacy on fighting for everyone’s right to have freedom of expression.

“Yung branding ko on social media is pagiging Bortang Barbie. Lalaki nga ako pero nagiging ganito. Ipapahiwatig ko in a way yung advocacy ko subconsciously sa Bortang Barbie is yung freedom of expression. Kahit lalake ka man, hindi porke’t lalake ka hindi ka puwede umiyak, hindi ka puwede magpakita ng vulnerability. Hindi porke’t babae ka or bakla ka hindi ka puwede maging matikas at malakas di ba? Lahat tayo ay may iba’t ibang aspeto of expression regardless of being masculine or feminine that makes us who we are. At yun yung gusto ko ipahiwatig sa ating mga ka troPIE. Na hindi ka limitado sa iyong upbringing, sa iyong current circumstances. You can be more than that,” he explained. 

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Through his hosting and interacting with viewers in real time, Aaron revealed his own personal learnings.

“May iba ibang perspektibo tayo sa buhay and it’s such a nice thing to know what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes both as a viewer and as a host. For PIE Night Long, meron kaming iba ibang segments. For Ms. K (Karen Bordador) meron siyang (segment called) Tender Love and Karen kung saan nagbibigay siya ng mga amazing na payo. Meron din kaming mga Uzi News kung saan yung mga latest news. Sa amin naman ang latest chikahan.

“Para sa mga Marites diyan, kami yung mga unang impormasyon kung sino nga ba ang nag-break up, kung ano bang nangyari sa isang beauty pageant na ito. Meron din kaming How To Be You dahil we don’t know what it’s like to be in the other person’s shoes kaya through that part nakakapag-immersion at nakiki-OJT kami sa iba’t ibang trabaho. Kunwari si Karen naging parlorista, ako naging security guard. Kaya it’s through that segment na naiintindihan namin at napapahiwatig namin ang kanilang mga struggles, ang kanilang mga gusto nila pati na rin ang mga pangarap nila sa buhay,” he added. 

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PIE is the first multiscreen, real-time interactive TV channel in the country. Viewers in the Philippines can participate and win cash prizes every day. Find the PIE Channel by scanning your digibox. Viewers can also watch PIE worldwide via its website pie.com.ph, YouTube (https://youtube.com/iampieofficial), Sky Cable Channel 21, and Cablelink Channel 100.  Viewers can also watch PIE live on GLife of the GCash App. The PIE Channel is a project of ABS-CBN, Kroma Entertainment, BEAM, and 917 Ventures.