'Grateful Tuesdays' back with more blessings and inspiring stories

Chemist Pinky Tobiano and singer-songwriter Yeng Constantino are back with brand-new episodes for Season 2 of "Grateful Tuesdays" with bigger efforts to help the needy in some parts of the country.

"Sa dami ng biyaya sa akin, naging cancer survivor pa ako, gusto ko when I meet my creator, masasabi ko na I have lived to the fullest. Sana maging magnet kami for miracles," said Tobiano during a Zoom conference with the press on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

The two hosts also rejected talks that the service-oriented program is in preparation for their political plans.

"Walang ganun. Walang political agenda ang 'Grateful Tuesdays.' May motivation lang talaga kami ni Yeng na tumulong," said Tobiano, who has been doing charity events for more than 30 years now.

Last November 24, the said 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 the 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.

In Marikina, long lines of evacuees welcomed the team and made sure that every resident in that area were handed with relief goods. The same goes with Rizal where the pop rock superstar got emotional. Montalban is where Yeng grew up and to be able to help her kababayan really touched her heart.

The show was also visited by Sexy Jazz Crooner Markki Stroem and this Generation’s 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 students who have high grades. The show will also be choosing Sari-Jeepney stores recipients and starter packages for budding entrepreneurs. "Sana po ay matulungan ninyo kaming dumami ang Sari-jeepney."

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 PM - 8 PM live at CSTV FB Page, Chemist PInky Tobiano FB Page and CSTV Kumu Account.