Filipinos had their share of tragedies and controversies this 2013. Who can forget the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that destroyed communities and national heritage sites in Cebu and Bohol, or the super typhoon Yolanda, which claimed the lives of thousands in Visayas? While both calamities have passed, there is no denying that they have left scars in the history of the nation.
Nature wasn’t the only force that the Filipinos had to contend with. The nation was in an uproar over the pork barrel scam, which made Janet Lim-Napoles a household name and placed several other politicians in the hot seat. The issue hit the Filipinos right where it hurts, leading millions of them to come together and fight for their rights in Luneta.
On top of all these crises, the Filipinos in Cotabato and Zamboanga remained trapped in a war between the government and the leftists. The Philippines’ refusal to yield rights over Sabah even led to bloodshed in Malaysia.
With 2013 nearing its end, ”Imbestigador” Mike Enriquez and ”Aling Maliit” Ryzza Mae Dizon are teaming up to look back at the year that was, drive away the bad vibes, and welcome the coming year in high spirits with ”LOOK UP, LOOK UP! The GMA News and Public Affairs 2013 Yearend Review”.
”LOOK UP, LOOK UP!” will delve into the possible ways Filipinos will take to rise above 2013’s series of unfortunate events. Mike and Ryzza Mae will be joined by experts to determine the lessons imparted by the year’s tragic events and political issues. They will tackle how to better prepare for unforeseen natural disasters, ensure that the masterminds behind the pork barrel scam will be apprehended, protect the people’s money, and maintain and restore peace and order across the country.
Get ready for the new year with ”LOOK UP, LOOK UP! The GMA News and Public Affairs 2013 Yearend Review”, coming this December 29 on GMA Pinoy TV.