Hosted by chemist Pinky Tobiano and music artist Yeng Constantino, Grateful Tuesdays is now back on the CSTV screen and all set to give another season “full of blessings and inspiring stories.”
Last Nov. 24, the show aired its first comeback episode where it highlighted the relief efforts spearheaded by Tobiano. Along with other friends and artists, Tobiano led the Care and Share Program of Grateful Tuesdays in the highly-affected communities of Typhoon Ulysses namely Cagayan, Marikina, and Rizal making a total of 7,000 families being reached by the program.
With the help of Mayor Chavit Singson, the team was able to reach Cagayan Valley. Three planes loaded with relief goods were distributed in Tuguegarao City and nearby municipalities. Tobiano was accompanied by Ruffa Gutierrez and KC Concepcion in that operation.
“Everyone has his or her struggles, but if there’s a way for us to ease someone’s struggle, why not do it? When you are blessed, it’s natural for you to reach out to other people, and if you do it without any political motives, then that’s when people appreciate your effort more,” Tobiano told Manila Standard Entertainment in a virtual interview.
In Marikina, long lines of evacuees welcomed the team and made sure that every resident in that area was handed with relief goods. The same goes with Rizal where Constantino got emotional. Montalban is where the pop-rock star grew up and to be able to help her kababayan really touched her heart.
The show was also visited by jazz crooner Markki Stroem and this pop princess Zephanie where they both gave heartwarming performances and inspiring messages to all the victims of the typhoon.
Later on the show, it was announced that 10 full college scholarships will be given out to deserving students who have high grades. The show will also be choosing Sari-Jeepney stores recipients and starter packages for budding entrepreneurs.
This brand-new season of Grateful Tuesdays adheres to what Christmas is all about, which is giving, and will continue to stick to its tagline, “A grateful heart is a magnet of grace and miracles.”
Grateful Tuesdays airs every Tuesday, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., live on CSTV Facebook Page, Tobiano’s Facebook Page, and CSTV Kumu Account.