GMA Public Affairs lightens the pandemic atmosphere with ‘On Record’

Published February 16, 2021, 11:03 PM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

With most people going through a hard time due to the pandemic, GMA Public Affairs brings viewers a much-needed boost of good vibes via the newest docu-magazine show ‘On Record.’

The show will cover life in all its moments – from the pleasant to the beautiful to the inspiring. It will feature videos and photos about heroism, random acts of kindness, the secret life of pets, among others – all caught on camera.

Hosted by Kapuso reporters Oscar Oida and Mav Gonzales, ‘On Record’ offers a glimmer of hope as it features inspirational stories of ordinary Filipinos and their own version of Serbisyong Totoo caught on cam. It airs every Tuesday11:30 pm, beginning February 16.

Known for his distinct approach to news reporting, Oscar is regularly seen on GMA’s flagship newscast 24 Oras as well as on Unang Balita and Brigada. He is also the host of GMA Public Affairs’ “Sumbungan ng Bayan Libreng Payo Online.” He started in GMA as a Segment Producer of Mornings @GMA in 1998. In 2003, he became one of the Network’s news reporters. He has been a crime reporter for 14 years. His memorable news reports include the 2010 Quirino Grandstand hostage-taking and the 2017 Marawi siege.

Meanwhile, one of Mav’s notable news stories was the Taal Volcano eruption in January 2020, being the first reporter to break the story. She also received a Save the Children citation for her Brigada documentary about children walking long distances just to get potable water. Mav is often seen on 24 Oras Weekend24 Oras News Alert, and News TV Live.

For both Oscar and Mav, ‘On Record’ serves as a break from the hard and serious news that they normally work on.  

“For someone who has been covering hard news from crime reporting, typhoon, and natural disasters to politics in a span of two decades and counting, it is a breath of fresh air to dabble on inspiring stories that would lift people up. During the start of the quarantine, I have had the pleasure to revisit feature storytelling which was one hidden interest of mine. In this time of uncertainty, it is my pleasure to recharge people with great stories that will uplift and pivot the viewers to a good and happy mood,” shares Oscar.

Mav was eight years old when she hosted Chikiting Patrol in 1998. She started as a news reporter for GMA News and Public Affairs in 2012.

“I started out hosting as a kid in GMA, so I’m really excited to get to do this again in the network I literally grew up with. People usually see me covering sports or hard news but in ‘On Record,’ we will be featuring more good vibes – something we all need during this pandemic,” adds Mav. 

Be inspired and complete your Tuesday night viewing experience with ‘On Record,’ hosted by Oscar Oida and Mav Gonzales, on GMA’s late-night Power Block, after Saksi.

Viewers abroad can also catch ‘On Record’ beginning Feb. 27 on GMA News TV International.