Changing lives of hundreds of Filipinos: ‘Wish Ko Lang’ celebrates 16 years of public service

One of the longest-running legacy programs of GMA News and Public Affairs, Wish Ko Lang, is celebrating its 16th  year this month.

GMA News pillar and Wish Ko Lang host Vicky Morales takes pride that the program has changed the lives of hundreds of Filipinos—from ordinary people with special conditions, victims of abuse and poverty, and even celebrities.  Advancement in technology has not hindered the wish-granting program’s advocacy throughout the years. It remains steadfast in spreading goodness and hope with each episode every Saturday afternoon.

“Imagine 16 years ago, dumarating sa amin ang kahun-kahon ng sulat. Ngayon, email na, Facebook messages, mga Instagram. Ang daming nagbago over the past 16 years but what will never go out of style is spreading kindness and that’s what the show wants to do,” says Vicky.

Wish Ko Lang host Vicky Morales. The show is celebrating its 16th year this month.
The program remains one of the most-awarded public affairs show. The pioneering public service program recently earned an Anak TV Seal from the Anak TV Foundation. Vicky, on the other hand, won the Best Public Service Program Host at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards and the Pinakamagiting na Personalidad ng Public Service Program at the 6th Kagitingan Awards for Television. 

In turn, Wish Ko Lang took home the Pinakamagiting na Public Service Program award. Wish Ko Lang was also awarded the 2018 Best Public Service Program of the Year at the 5th Umalokojuan Media Awards and at the 9th Northwestern Samar State University Student’s Choice Awards for Radio and TV.

Wish Ko Lang
Kyline Alcantara (center) in a scene from yesterday’s episode of Wish Ko Lang. 
 Now more than ever, the program intends to make each episode stronger and more inspiring. There are bigger surprises for its viewers. Just this month, Wish Ko Lang gave a new house as an early Christmas gift to three orphaned brothers. In one of its upcoming episodes, another house will be given to a deserving individual or family.

 As part of its month-long celebration, Wish Ko Lang is working with award-winning celebrities such as Manilyn Reynes, Ruru Madrid, Kyline Alcantara, and Rayver Cruz.

Sumpa tells the story of siblings Abraham, Edwin, and Alejandro, who are called the pamilya unggoy because of their appearances.
 Last Saturday (Dec. 15), Kyline bannered the episode, “Sumpa”. It tells the story of siblings Abraham, Edwin, and Alejandro, who are called the “pamilya unggoy” because of their appearances. Kyline portrayed the siblings’ cousin, Jenny, who will be their shoulder to lean on. 

Aside from defending her cousins from the people who rebuke them, Jenny has promised the three she will stay by their side because she knows they need caring and understanding the most. But it seems Jenny can only give so much of herself to her cousins. It turns out she herself is sick.

 Wish Ko Lang airs every Saturday after Tadhana on GMA 7.

Topics: GMA News and Public Affairs , Wish Ko Lang , Vicky Morales
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