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News magazine show airs live from Korea to mark first anniversary

Beginning today, GTV’s Dapat Alam Mo! is celebrating its first year with a week-long anniversary special, which includes a special live coverage all the way from South Korea.

‘Dapat Alam Mo!’ hosts (from left) Emil Sumangil, Kim Atienza, and Patricia Tumulak

Hosted by Emil Sumangil, Patricia Tumulak, and, the daily news magazine show has won the hearts of viewers since its launch in October 2021.

Dapat Alam Mo! is a certified winner on-air and online—consistently beating its rival shows since its pilot airing—and continuing to amass followers and views online. Every day, the show not only delivers the hottest news items but also dishes out various human interest stories and extends public service to its viewers.

Based on Nielsen TAM ratings data, since its launch in GTV on Oct 18, 2021 up to Oct 13, 2022 (data inclusive of its simulcast in GMA from Feb 14 to Mar 18, 2022), Dapat Alam Mo! logged an average people rating of 7.7 percent in Urban Phils. The show is way ahead of TV5’s Frontline Pilipinas, which only got 1.9 percent in Urban Phils. for the same cover period.

Atienza sees his time on the show as new and exciting

Online, the program’s official Facebook page saw massive growth with more than 600,000 followers. During this period, Dapat Alam Mo! generated more than 72 million engagements on the platform. On TikTok, the show has more than 84,000 followers and over 743,000 likes. As of writing, the program’s TikTok page has chalked up more than 49 million views.

Sumangil, Tumulak, and Atienza only have words of gratitude to the viewers who continue to support their show.

“Truly a blessing!” exclaimed Atienza about the show’s anniversary. “I wasn’t expecting Dapat Alam Mo! to be this successful. It is my first show since I moved to GMA and everything that happened [that] year was a haze. Every day was new to me. New people to work with, new studio, new workplace, new work style—all of it was all new and exciting! All hard work but fun! The whole year just flew like that as the adage goes, ‘time flies when you’re having fun.’

Tumulak is beyond grateful that she is celebrating the show’s first year. “I’ve learned a lot from this show,” she says, adding that Dapat Alam Mo! allowed her to get to know more about Atienza and Sumangil.

“Mas naging malapit kami sa isa’t isa. Mas komportable at mas relaxed na kami magkatrabaho. Mas lumawak din ang topics na napapag-uusapan off cam—from health to family, financial advice, as well as constructive criticisms on ways to improve my hosting skills,” she shares.

Tumulak shares that she learned a lot on the show, especially about her co-hosts

“Walang pagsidlan ang tuwa’t ligaya na aking nadarama sa karangalan na maging bahagi ng palatuntunang ito,” reveals Emil. “Salamat sa Diyos, salamat sa GMA, salamat sa suporta ng pamilya at siyempre, salamat sa inyong tumatangkilik sa palatuntunang ito.”

Atienza also praised his co-hosts for their hard work. “Patty is funny and humble yet truly a beautiful woman inside and out. She has stayed humble despite all her successes. Emil on the other hand was everything I expected plus more! So much commitment to his craft and so much faith in God. Truly a respectable human being.”

As it begins a new chapter, Dapat Alam Mo! continues with its brand of programming that has captured today’s audience.

“More out-of-the-box stories that are so well produced and delivered,” says Atienza.

“Viewers can expect more interesting and fun segments,” adds Tumulak.

Sumangil feels grateful for the success ‘Dapat Alam Mo!’ received over the past year

“More public service. Mas malalim na expose at mabilis na pagtugon sa hinaing ng mga kababayan nating nagtitiwala sa programa,” shares Sumangil.

Dapat Alam Mo! airs on weekdays at 5:30 p.m. on GTV. Viewers abroad can catch it via international channel GMA Life TV.

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