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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

May 6, 2011

New Batibot gets support from various quarters

THE FIRST SEASON of “Batibot”, co-production of TV5 Kids and the Philippine Children’s Television Foundation, got much acclaim from various sectors for fostering good values about family life, friendship, caring from the environment. “The academic community is very supportive,” says “Batibot” executive producer Fenny delos Angeles-Bautista. “They all said they’re happy to see the show back on air. Maraming volunteers to be storytellers. We didn’t bank on the success of the old show but aimed to build and nurture a new audience. We have a Facebook page and it’s very heartening when viewers tell us that they grew up watching ‘Batibot’ before and now, they’re watching it na with their own kids. Among advertisers, we want to thank Universal Robina Corporation for their ads in the show.”

“When we do live shows in parks and schools, very warm ang reception sa aming lahat,” says host Kakki Teodoro who’s better known as Ate Maya. “Mas kilala na nga ako ngayon as Ate Maya and kids would approach me like they know me personally. I’m proud to be part of educating today’s generation of viewers and we have new characters like Habi, a spider, and sina Tatsulok and Bilog.”

TV5 EVP and COO Bobby Barreiro is elated over the show’s successful comeback. “Batibot is not a part of Pinoy culture and we’re glad we’re able to bring it back on air to continue teaching good values to kid viewrs in the most entertaining way along with muppets Kapitan Basa, Ningning, Ginging, Koko Kwik Kwak and Manang Bola,” he adds.

For the start of its second season, “Batibot” held a children’s party at Fun Ranch. The new season starts today at 8:30 AM with 3 to 5 minute shorts on weekdays at 9 AM and 2:55 PM.