TV5 proudly brings to Filipino viewers Barangay Utakan – the first news quiz show on Philippine TV that features contestants representing their respective barangays or local communities to find out who’s the most “news savvy” of them all. The Kapatid network’s newest offering promises a fun-filled hour of infotainment that the young and old alike would find very appealing as each barangay team tries to outwit or “out-think” the competition in answering questions based on the current news and events from country’s leading digital influencers.
Headlining Barangay Utakan are internet celebrity and academician Ramon Bautista; Politics for Beginners host, satirist Bayaw Jun Sabayton; and newsman and Palanca awardee Lourd de Veyra of television, radio and internet fame. Utakan is a quiz show wherein all questions are news related, so players should be aware of what’s happening on top of the news, so to speak. There will be elimination rounds and questions would increase in difficulty as the quiz show progresses; but as the program’s title suggests, the team that is more “ma-utak” (brainy) and “madiskarte” (street-mart) gets to bring home the top prize — which in this case are goods and/or services that will benefit the whole community like basketball court refurbishing, computer units for the barangay hall, barangay medical missions and the like.
Barangay Utakan, is the first news game show in Philippine television wherein participants play for barangay pride and esprit de corps as the winners get to bring home benefits for the entire community to use or enjoy. In a sense, it represents the brotherhood and sisterhood that characterize the Pinoy’s “bayanihan” spirit. Experience the fun and excitement in Barangay Utakan’s pilot episode this November 29, 2015 (Sunday night) on TV5 and find solidarity with our fellow-barangay mates. To get more updates, follow them on facebook, www.facebook.com/BarangayUtakan.