JUST A THOUGHT: “You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” – Jerry Gillies
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FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES: Towards the tailend of a presscon I covered the other day, I asked the six children, hosts of a new digital TV show on Yey Channel, what their hopes are for this country under the incoming Duterte administration.
After all, it was only a matter of days before Pres. Rody would assume the highest office in the land.
The kids neither blinked nor thought twice. Most of them said they hoped criminality would stop, corruption in government would stop, and that peace on our streets would reign.
Since no one mentioned hope for the traffic problem in Metro Manila, those in our table presumed the children might have grown accustomed to traffic, having been born into the problem to begin with.
The six kids in front of us make up a new TV show called “Team Yey,” described as the first-ever locally produced kid’s show on digital TV.
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ALL-DAY CHILDREN’S CHANNEL: Yey! Is the country’s first local all-day children’s channel exclusively aired on ABS-CBN TVplus.
“Team Yey” showcases daily activities of children that include dancing, food preparation, arts and crafts, sports, storytelling.
One activity is highlighted per day with one “Team Yey” member taking the lead.
“We want kids to enjoy their childhood experiences. ‘Team Yey’ encourages kids to have fun while exploring possibilities that they may excel in,” according to Danie Sedilla-Cruz, channel head.
Features include “Galaw Go” every Monday, starring “Dance Kids” finalist AJ Urquia showing a variety of cool dance moves.
Tuesdays become yummy and interesting as “Goin’ Bulilit” and foodie at heart Mitch Naco leads “SnaksNaman.”
On Wednesdays, budding artist and actress Hannah Vito takes on the spotlight in “Artstig” where imagination and resourcefulness come to life through arts and crafts projects.
Thursdays get physical in “Game? Play!” hosted by young athlete and vlogger Sam Shoaf.
Every Friday, child storyteller and commercial model Raven Cajuguiran narrates heartfelt stories on “Storyey” where magical stories come alive.
Saturdays focus on music with “The Voice Kids” Season 1 contestant Luke Alford.
“Team Yey” airs regularly on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4:20 p.m. and on weekends at 8:30 a.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Yey!
Yey! is a free and exclusive channel on digital TV via ABS-CBN TVplus.
It is also available on cable via SKYcable and Destiny Cable and on direct-to-home or satellite TV via SKYdirect.