'Unang Hirit' marks 22 years with week-long celebration

Published December 6, 2021, 6:50 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Mornings are incomplete without the UH barkada and as Unang Hirit celebrates its 22nd anniversary, they have prepared various gifts as a way of giving back to the public

The country’s longest running morning show, Unang Hirit (UH), is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this December with week-long surprises and treats for its loyal viewers here and abroad!

“Unang Hirit” has become part of Filipinos’ lives for more than two decades and mornings are incomplete without the UH barkada composed of Arnold Clavio, Susan Enriquez, Connie Sison, Ivan Mayrina, Mariz Umali, Suzi Entrata-Abrera, Lyn Ching, and Love Añover-Llanko with the show’s team of experts—Nathaniel “Mang Tani” Cruz, Atty. Gaby Concepcion, and Mareng Winnie Monsod. Together they bring us the hottest news, fun segments, and public service five days a week.

While the world is still in the midst of a global pandemic, “Unang Hirit” is committed to let the heart of Christmas shine through.

From simple everyday games that are sure to entertain viewers to the life-changing chance of owning a house and lot—the UH barkada have prepared these gifts as a way of giving back to the public.

On Dec. 6, the well-loved show officially launches “Bagong Buhay, Bagong Bahay sa 2022.” Now in its third year, the contest is open to all UH viewers nationwide. The recipient must be a Filipino citizen, 18 years old and above and who is currently residing in the Philippines. Participants need to answer the question: “Bakit ikaw o ang iyong nominado ang karapat-dapat makatanggap ng brand new house and lot?”

The program will accept entries beginning Dec. 6 to Dec. 31, 2021 (8 a.m. Philippine time). The winning entry will be announced live during Unang Hirit’s broadcast on Jan. 17, 2022.

‘Unang Hirit 22’

More prizes are at stake during Unang Hirit’s week-long anniversary celebration where viewers can take home early Noche Buena package, home appliances showcase, and cash gift.

Recognizing the resiliency of Filipinos during these trying times, “Unang Hirit” is also offering special gifts to deserving Kapuso. These include frontliners and healthcare workers who continue to save lives in this pandemic; delivery riders who help people stay safe at home; teachers and students who face the struggle of online classes; and other individuals who have shown inspiring stories this year.

And with Christmas just around the corner, “Unang Hirit” is pulling out all the stops to give viewers fun-filled mornings in the safety of their homes.

Experience Christmas around the Philippines and the world as the program takes us to Denmark, Switzerland, and various parts of the country. Kapuso celebrities are set to join us every morning in our favorite Christmas pasyalan.

With “Unang Hirit,” there is never a dull moment and this December, expect more surprises from our favorite morning barkada.

Catch “Unang Hirit” weekdays at 5:30 a.m. on GMA. Kapuso abroad can watch it via GMA Pinoy TV.