Less than two weeks following their pilot episode, the emotions are already high on the set of TV5's social reality talk program, Face The People.
Hosted by Gelli De Belen and Tin-tin Bersola-Babao, Face The People puts common people with controversial issues on the spotlight to help them make the crucial decision that will most affect their life. Case subjects are seated on the iconic "silya de konsensya" to face a diverse group of a hundred people with strong views on the issue at hand.
Handling a show like this can be very emotional, and this upcoming Wednesday, Tin-tin Babao will not be able to hide her sentiments on-cam as she bursts into tears. As she and Gelli prepare for their extro spiels, and while the camera is still rolling, the Face the People staff surprises Tin-tin by giving her a birthday special. The host will celebrate her birthday on October 30.
Surprised and extremely touched by the gesture, Tin-tin cries as she thanks the staff for "taking care of her". In a separate interview, Tin-tin shared that it is her first time to do a show with this format and she welcomed this change in her career, thanking TV5 for "the trust".
This week, Face The People looks into the case of a man who falls in love with his house help on Monday, and the story of a security guard torn between the woman he loves and the woman who gave him a child on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, just before Tin-tin's birthday special, Face The People will feature the story of a 51-year-old bouncer who discovers that he's into men and falls in love with his 24-year-old colleague.
Face The People airs daily, 4:30PM, and is part of the beefed-up Everyday, All The Way programs of TV5.