More than five million pesos in cash and prizes–which include motorcycles, scholarships, kabuhayan showcase, and thousands of gifts for an entire community–have all been given away to deserving families and communities via Philippine television’s first ever Christmas reality series, Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge.
The final challenge–aired last Friday, December 31–brought home a tricycle and P100,000 in cash to Violeta Guevarra‘s family through the efforts of celebrity challengers Raffy Tima and Mariz Umali.
Second prize–P50,000 worth of kabuhayan showcase and P50,000 in cash–went to Alex Jesus Bautista‘s family, thanks to celebrity challengers Ervic Vijandre and Heart Evangelista; and third prize–P20,000 worth of groceries plus P5,000 worth of appliances and P25,000 in cash–went to Cris Valdez through celebrity couple Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz.
Winners during the earlier challenges include Teresa Martinez‘ family and the community of San Jose Montalban Rizal, which won P100,000 and an STI scholarship (for the partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (for the partner community) through the efforts of celebrity challengers Aljur Abrenica and Bianca King.
Jonathan Manaois‘ family and the community of Banaba, San Mateo Rizal won P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Carl Guevarra and Jennica Garcia; and Alex Jesus Bautista‘s family and the community of Joan of Arc, Gulod, Novaliches Quezon City received P100,000 and P150,000-worth of Kabuhayan Showcase (partner family), and 500 half-sacks of rice (partner community) through Ervic and Heart.
Other earlier winners include Violeta Guevarra‘s family and the community of Purok 4, Zone 8, Cupang, Antipolo City which received P100,000 and an STI scholarship (partner family), and 1,000 pairs of shoes (partner community) through Raffy and Mariz; and Tess Carolino‘s family and the community of Talipapa, Novaliches Q.C. which won P100,000 and one motorcycle (partner family), and 100 bikes (partner community) through celebrity challengers Mike Tan and Sam Pinto.
Flora Rubio‘s family won an STI scholarship and the community of Metro Heights Compound Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City won 1,000 pairs of shoes thanks to celebrity challengers Fabio Ide and Gwen Zamora; Emanuel Bagual‘s family won a motorcycle and the community of Evangelista St., San Bartolome, Novaliches Quezon City won 100 bikes thanks to Rocco Nacino and Kris Bernal; and Cris Valdez‘ family received P150,000-worth of appliance showcase and the community of Julian Felipe Blvd. Cavite City got 500 half-sacks of rice thanks to celebrity challengers Cesar and Sunshine.
With GMA-7’s Puso ng Pasko Artista Challenge–hosted by Vicky Morales and Richard Gutierrez as main hosts and Rhian Ramos and Drew Arellano as challenge hosts–the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing has never been more exciting and heart-warming. A total of 24 Kapuso stars played in pairs and performed various challenges to win cash and different prizes for their partner family and community.
The partner families were chosen from hundreds of entries that comprise of the “most deserving” families–those that have done good deeds for others or their community.”
(GMA-7 Press Release)