Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Face to Face

TV5's first talakserye and barangay hall on-air, "Face to Face," has quickly become a very popular watch every noontime since its premiere last March 22, where it initiated tension-filled confrontations of two opposing parties in an indeed controversial, yet highly constructive forum. In just three weeks, the show has marked a high-rating of 21.1% audience share, according to AGB Nielsen Media Research.

Hosted by Amy Perez as "Tiyang Amy," Face to Face "brings together two opposing parties in a forum that aims to resolve misunderstandings by providing advice from counselors and opinions from the audience."
“Babae Ipinagpalit ni Lalaki sa Isang Bading,” "Santa Salbahe?!?" and "Rebelasyon: Ayaw ko na sa Aking Karelasyon!" are just some of the controversial stories of guests who vent their sentiments in the show and confide their problems to Tiyang Amy, her co-host Hans Mortel, and to the show's group of (legal) credible counselors who helps them sort out their problems, known as the "Trio Tagapayo."

Composed of resident (legal) counselors Atty. Persida Acosta, Fr. Gerry Tapiador, and clinical psychologist and family counselor, Dr. Camille Garcia, the Trio Tagapayo helps facilitate a constructive confrontation between the two erring parties – after releasing such bottled-up emotions — by giving out pieces of advice and opinions that are aimed to help the opposing camps be enlightened, and finally be reconciled.

Segments of the show are called "Face-Off," "Facebuking," "Just Face It," and "Amy-nan." "Face-Off" is where the two opposing subjects meet and face-off for the first time. "Facebuking" is where a surprise subject comes in revealing secrets of either of the two subjects. "Just Face It" is where the two subjects get to hear the opinions of the Trio Tagapayo and the studio audience known as the "Sawsaweros/Sawsaweras," and "Amy-nan" is where Tiyang Amy shares her own take on the issue.

In the upcoming episodes next week, two mag-kumares fight over their sari-sari stores competition, a man gets in trouble with three lesbian women, an abused mother gets fed up with her pesky son and daughter-in-law, two neighbors - after failing to settle their issues in the barangay hall - air their prodding accusations against each other, and a group of angry gay beauty queens riot over a stolen crown (which will feature Ms. Gay Philippines Ian Valdez, Manny Calayan, and Renee Salud as the episode's Trio Tagapayo).
Witness the most controversial program where real people argue over and solve real issues on Face to Face, airing weekdays from Monday to Friday at 11:00AM on TV5.

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