“Isang Pamilya, Isang Puso ngayong Pasko”

But for sheer superstar power, the Christmas station ID of ABS-CBN, entitled Isang Pamilya, Isang Puso, Ngayon Pasko, is a hands-down winner. A smash-hit blockbuster, so to speak, scoring a casting coup by putting together all the showbiz giants, including the FPJ who’s making his grand “debut” in such a station plug (whoever convinced FPJ to say “yes” deserves more than just a pat on the back… he or she should get a medal for the feat!), King of Comedy Dolphy, Vilma Santos, Nora Aunor, Sharon Cuneta, Cesar Montano, Robin Padilla, Lorna Tolentino, Aga Muhlach, Maricel Soriano, Pops Fernandez, Claudine Barretto, Judy Ann Santos, Zsa Zsa Padilla – oh, well, name a superstar and he/she’s There.

This columnist and five other movie writers had the rare privilege the other day of previewing the landmark station ID which revolves around the traditional “Christmas is for Children” theme, done to the touching tune of the pop song Put a Little Love in Your Heart (popularized by Jackie de Shannon in 1969 and again by Annie Lennox and Al Green in 1988), with additional original music by Jesse Lasaten (with Becky Arquilla; vocals by Dianne dela Fuente, backed up by a 120-voice choir).

The station ID, according to ABS-CBN corporate PR Pat P. Daza-Planas, lasts no longer than four minutes but so engrossing is it that you want it to last longer.

There’s Nora Aunor lighting a candle on the ABS-CBN Christmas Tree, Lipa City Mayor Vilma Santos entertaining disabled children at the Claro M. Recto Memorial School in – where else? – Lipa City, Gretchen Barretto and Charo Santos-Concio reading children’s books at the Bantay Bata 163 Rescue Center, Joyce Jimenez sharing a dinner prayer with a child, Willie Revillame with his little Aeta friends and Pops Fernandez cheering up some orphans.

FPJ then looms as large as his image and reputation with a big, big smile (See you in 2004?), holding a candle shining as bright as everyone’s expectations for a better year ahead, for a better tomorrow where wars will be no more and only peace will reign upon the earth, if that at all is possible.

The station ID closes with Dolphy lighting the ABS-CBN Christmas Tree, a touching scene that brings a lump in your throat, with you hoping against hope deep in your heart that that light will burn forever and ever. As the poet said, How far that little candle throws its beam, so shines a good deed in this naughty world.

The four-minute station ID was trimmed from more than 20 hours of footage shot in different locations across the country, including Puerta Real in Intramuros; Golden Acres; the Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC), Damar Village, Quezon City, Lipa City, Batangas; and the ABS-CBN broadcast studio complex.

Throughout the campaign, fans and friends from the Bantay Bata 163 Rescue Center, the RSCC, Golden Acres, and the Claro M. Recto Memorial School in Lipa, Batangas, as well as a contingent of Aeta children from the Planas Katutubo Resettlement Center in Porac, Pampanga, all enjoyed the little joys of the season with the ABS-CBN stars.

Hail, hail, the gang’s all here! The station ID features every member of the ABS-CBN Family, from the stars to the newscasters to the Talent Center guys and gals (led by The Hunks) to the “voices” of DZMM, sister company of ABS-CBN and Star Cinema.

Credit for this memorable station ID should go to, besides the stars, the ABS-CBN’s Creative Communications Management group, headed by Cindy de Leon (done in cooperation with the ABS-CBN’s Special Projects Division). Direction was by in-house talents Toppel Lee, Erin Pascual, Alco Guerrero and Tots Maristal.

(Note: The station ID will premiere tomorrow, Nov. 17, at exactly 1 p.m. on ABS-CBN’s A.S.A.P., simultaneous with Studio 23, Cable Channel ANC, Cinema One, MYX, the Lifestyle Network and all ABS-CBN radio stations nationwide.)

naaalala ko po tong ad na ito… lagi ko inaabangan Pagtapos ng lupang hinirang ito kasunod sa ABS-CBN 2 at PTV-4:

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Ang pinaka-star studded na music video ever ng ABS-CBN.

Starring: Dolphy, Fernando Poe Jr., Nora Aunor, Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta, Maricel Soriano, Lorna Tolentino, Robin Padilla, Cesar Montano, Aga Muhlach, Kris Aquino, Judy Ann Santos, Claudine Barretto, Piolo Pascual, Boy Abunda, Willie Revillame, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Zsa-Zsa Padilla, Ariel Rivera, Roderick Paulate, Gretchen Barretto, Nanette Medved, Noli de Castro, Loren Legarda, Korina Sanchez, Dong Puno, Cherie Gil, Eula Valdes, Jean Garcia, Helen Gamboa, Herbert Bautista, Romnick Sarmenta, Matet, Mylene Dizon, Kristine Hermosa, Rica Peralejo, Gloria Romero, Celia Rodriguez, Ces Drilon, Edu Manzano, Bing Loyzaga, Carmina Villaroel, April Boy Regino, Jamie Rivera, Vina Morales, Randy Santiago, John Estrada, Jericho Rosales, Bernard Palanca, Carlos Agassi, Diether Ocampo, Roselle Nava, RJ Rosales, Carol Banawa, Amy Perez, Ernie Baron, Julius Babao, Cristine Bersola, Pia Guanio, Ricky Davao, Joel Torre, Julia Clarete, Coney Reyes, Kaye Abad, Jodi Sta.Maria, John Lloyd Cruz, Heart Evangelista, Patrick Garcia, Marvin Agustin, Dominic Ochoa and a whole lot more!

Sung by Carol Banawa

May simoy na mapayapa
At tunog ng pag-asa
Liwanag ang natatanaw
At samahang kay saya
Buksan ang iyong puso
At liliwanag ang mundo
Magiging isang pamilya
Ang diwa ng pasko

Isang pamilyang diwa ng kapaskuhan

Think of your fellow man
Lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart.
You see it’s getting late
Oh please don’t hesitate
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Take a good look around and
If you’re lookin’ down
Put a little love in your heart
I hope when you decide
Kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Another day goes by
And still the children cry
Put a little love in your heart.
If you want the world to know
We won’t let hatred grow
Put a little love in your heart.
And the world will be a better place
And the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Put a little love in your heart
Awoooh…… yeah…yeah…
Buksan……
Put a little love in your heart

And the world will be a better place
and the world will be a better place
For you and me
You just wait and see

Buksan ang iyong puso
At liliwanag ang mundo
Magiging isang pamilya
Ang diwa ng pasko

Put a little love in your heart
Put a little love……
In your heart!!!!

A-B-S-C-B-N, The Philippines Largest Network!

After the song, it flashed the ABS-CBN Logo on Test card/pattern from 2012 and the Nationwide Satellite Broadcast Advisory voiced by Peter Musngi: “Ladies and Gentlemen, in a few seconds, we will be now on our simultaneous nationwide satellite broadcast. Please stand by.” and the Independence Day 2004 Campaign: “Medyo maraming problema. Magkaisa muna. Iwagayway ang bandilang Pilipino sa inyong tahanan at sasakyan.”

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