The storytelling continues as TFC launches the second season of “Bahay Book Club,” narrated both in Filipino and English languages by some global Filipinos like Catriona Gray, Pia Wurtzbach, Apl De Ap, Jaime Kailani, Bobby Rubio, and Ali Ewoldt.
“Bahay Book Club,” which can be seen in various platforms of TFC, is a collection of stories that are five to ten minutes long each, written by Filipino authors. The project aims to introduce the rich Filipino culture to the younger Filipino generations and the non-Filipinos around the world.
Kicking off the second season was the story The Sea Creature and the Legend of the Pearl narrated by 2018 Miss Universe Catriona Gray. It is a story about the sea creature Hiyas and how a mother inspired her to create what we know now as pearls.
Six stories are available. Legend of the Rainbow, which will be narrated by Mama Earth Organization founder and children’s book author Jamie Kailani tells the story of how a king’s effort to make his daughter smile brought into the world the colorful rainbow.
Broadway star Ali Ewoldt reads the story Lola’s Hands, a touching story of a young girl who remembers her Lola (grandmother) while she prepares the latter’s signature family dish.
2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurthzbach reads Maria Makiling, a story about the nymph named Maria who teaches two men a lesson after one of them ignored her request despite the generosity she showed them.
Bobby Rubio, the writer and director of Pixar’s Float, lends his voice this time in narrating the story The Centaur and the Elves, which is about a boy who gets lost while on his way home, meets a centaur and an elf along the way, and is puzzled as he finds himself repeatedly circling the same mango tree.
Meanwhile, Filipino-American rapper Apl De Ap narrates The Epic of Ibalon, which follows the quest of Lam-Ang in finding his missing father where he will be joined by two magical creatures, a rooster and a dog.
“Bahay Book Club” can be seen via TFC on cable and satellite. It can also be seen via TFC IPTV, and on TFC Online (www.TFC.tv) exclusive for Premium subscribers.