ABS-CBN’s summer station ID premieres Sunday on the noontime show “ASAP 18.”
It relives the network’s most popular shows in the past 60 years—this will be apparent in the mood and production values. What viewers will not see are interesting tidbits such as:
On location in Balic-Balic, Manila, the SID team ran into Mari Barbacui, one of the taumbayan in “Home Along da Riles,” among the onlookers. Mari, who lives in the area, did not know that former “Home” costar Vandolph was coming. It was a tearful reunion.
Angel Locsin, who channels Pamela Anderson in “Baywatch,” had a lifeguard swimsuit made to order.
Piolo Pascual, Bea Alonzo, Shaina Magdayao, Empress Schuck, Iya Villania and Nikki Gil wore 1950s-style outfits for their parts.
The dance number of Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee was originally choreorgraphed for Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa.
Over 100 stars are featured in the SID, dubbed “Kwento ng Summer Natin.” The theme song is performed by Angeline Quinto and Sam Milby.