Anthony Taberna Grills the VP Candidates in ‘Umagang Kay Ganda’

Broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna brings out the lighter side of vice-presidential candidates as he interviews each of them up close and personal in "Umagang Kay Ganda" beginning Monday (Mar 22) on ABS-CBN.

Unlike the usual debates and interviews, Anthony will ask the candidates plain and simple getting-to-know-you questions in his segment “Punto por Punto” that will allow viewers to see pass the political image they project.

“Umagang Kay Ganda” will soon wrap up its series of interviews with the presidential candidates, which started last January. The presidentiables did not escape Anthony’s direct, no-nonsense, and straightforward questions not only on issues, but also about their personalities.

Anthony got the crowd cheering when he asked Sen. Richard Gordon if he ever had injected botox on his face. “I never had botox. I am what I am and what you see is what you get,” said Gordon.

He took note of Sen. Manny Villar‘s well-combed hair and asked why it so well-managed all the time. “I always have a comb with me and of course one of my staff is checking on it every once in a while. It’s really quite embarrassing to be in front of the public with your hair very messy,” said Villar.

Bro. Eddie Villanueva was asked if he ever had two girlfriends at the same time. He replied, “I am an activist and sa aktibismo, bawal ang babaismo.”

The series of interviews in “Umagang Kay Ganda” is part of ABS-CBN’s election advocacy campaign “Boto Mo, iPatrol Mo: Ako ang Simula” that aims to encourage Filipinos to take an active role in society and vote wisely this coming May elections.

Since its launch in 2007, ABS-CBN already mounted numerous election-related debates and fora, a music video calling for action and change, and just recently, a sold-out concert attended by its army of boto patrollers which already reached more than 60,000 nationwide.

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