If you’re always watching GMA network shows, there’s no doubt that you miss one of it’s trademark show “Wish Ko lang”. In my teenage years, I usually watch it as part of my Saturday siesta time and it never fails to amazed me with their generosity and compassion in helping the less fortunate people.
Now on its 16th year, Wish Ko Lang is one of the longest running legacy programs of GMA News and Public Affairs. Host Vicky Morales takes pride that the program has changed the lives of hundreds of Filipinos — from ordinary people with special conditions, victims of abuse and poverty, and even celebrities.
“Imagine 16 years ago, dumarating sa amin ang kahun-kahon ng sulat. Ngayon, email na., Facebook messages, mga Instagram. Ang daming nagbago over the past 16 years but what will never go out of style is spreading kindness and that’s what the show wants to do.”
The program has gained numerous recognitions. In 2018 alone, Morales was awarded the Best Public Service Program Host at the 32nd PMPC Star Awards and the Pinakamagiting na Personalidad ng Public Service Program at the 6th Kagitingan Awards for Television while the program was awarded the Pinakamagiting na Public Service Program.
Wish Ko Lang was also awarded the 2018 Best Public Service Program of the Year at the 5th Umalokojuan Media Awards and at the 9th Northwestern Samar State University Student’s Choice Awards for Radio and TV.
The program now intends to make each episode stronger and more inspiring. There are bigger surprises for its viewers. Just this month, Wish Ko Lang gave a new house as an early Christmas gift to three orphaned brothers. In one of its upcoming episodes, another house will be given to a deserving individual or family.
For its upcoming December episodes, the program will star award-winning celebrities topbilled by Manilyn Reynes, Ruru Madrid, Kyline Alcantara and Rayver Cruz who will give life to beautiful stories that will continue to touch our hearts.
Expect that in line of their 16th anniversary, Wish Ko Lang will give more extravagantly to those who are in need that will surely leaves us in awe and amazement. Wish Ko Lang airs 4PM every Saturday on GMA, after Tadhana.