Last Monday, the local franchise of the well-loved game show, Family Feud, successfully aired its pilot episode on GMA Network. The show was hosted by no less than GMA’s Primetime King Dingdong Dantes. The Kapuso actor expressed gratitude to his home network for entrusting him the stint.
“Nung ginawa ko siya noong 2009, nakamarka sa akin yung experience ko doon. Kumbaga, kahit sabihin natin na hindi ko na siya gawin ngayon, ‘yun yung isa sa mga pinaka-memorable ko na trabaho dito sa network na ito dahil binigyan nila ako ng chance to host Family Feud,” said Dingdong.
Family Feud is one of the longest-running game shows in the world. Making the local version more unique and entertaining are the survey questions that the Pinoy viewers can easily relate to.
“We have big shoes to fill dahil sobrang sikat siya all over the world and personally isa rin akong fan ng style ni Steve Harvey. Pero siguro ang kagandahan dito, ‘yung mga tanong pa lang kasi very Pinoy na. Doon pa lang very relatable na kaya magiging super relaxed na lahat ng nanonood,” shared Dingdong.
As he brings his charm, confidence, and natural talent to Family Feud, Dingdong reveals the fun side of hosting this widely popular game show, “Ang pagkakaiba talaga dito yung aspeto na kahit na sabihin natin na ako yung host o game master, e, naglalaro din kasi ako. Kumbaga, kahit nagpa-facilitate ako ng game, kahit ako mismo nakikisama ako sa laro e. Dahil sobrang saya kasi niya. Talagang enjoy siya.”
The battle is on once more for two families of four as they try to outsmart each other in guessing the most popular answers to survey questions. The winning team will take home P100,000 plus another P100,000 if they win in the jackpot round. Meanwhile, the losing team will receive P50,000.
Viewers will also get a chance to win cash prizes while watching and enjoying the show in the comforts of their homes with the ‘Guess To Win‘ promo.
All Filipinos aged 18 years old and above and currently residing in the country are allowed to join. Participants must watch Family Feud and wait for any of the three questions that will be flashed on the screen. All entries must be submitted to the website www.gmanetwork.com/FamilyFeudGuessToWin. Deadline for submission of entries is during the airing of the show only. All entries submitted are qualified for the electronic raffle. There will be five winners of P20,000 each per episode, for a total of 25 winners per week to be drawn. Weekly winners will be posted on the program’s social media accounts.
Get ready to answer survey questions and play ‘Family Feud’ from Mondays to Fridays at 5:45PM, before 24 Oras. Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV.
During the bloggers’ conference, in line with the “family feud” theme of the program, I asked Dingdong how he and wife Marian Rivera prevent feud between their children Zia (6) and Sixto (2). He offered an interesting perspective on the matter.
Dingdong said, “Well, hindi mo maiiwasan yan. Meron talaga ‘yan. Kahit anong pamilya. Ang kagandahan diyan, eh, siyempre kami, bilang mas experienced na kami sa ganoong klaseng feud, kung meron man, ang mahalaga naman siyempre, tignan namin how they resolve it first on their own, by themselves.” He added that he and Marian only intervene when they see the need to. “Kasi minsan, ganun ka talaga matututo. Kailangan kahit papa’no may feud, eh ‘di ba? Parang hindi naman puwedeng parating tama ka, kailangan may kokontra sa’yo.”
The Family Feud host shared more of what he thinks about conflicts. He said, “For all you know baka tama pala yung kumukontra sa’yo, hindi ba? So, masaya ‘yun, ‘di ba? May balitaktakan, may taong nag-cha-challenge ng idea mo, kasi siyempre hindi naman, hindi naman puwedeng, ‘O, basta lahat ng sabihin ko tama.’ ‘Di ba?”
He went on to share his personal experience of having the same conversation with his daughter Zia, who sometimes questions certain things. “I am surprised, too. Because even at this very early stage, you know our daughter, sometimes, may questions. Bakit gan’on? ‘Bat gan’on? Sabay ngayon napapaisip ka rin bilang magulang na, ‘Oo nga ‘no? Buti nalang nakita mo ‘yun.‘ So, ‘di ba? It’s good in that way also,” he ended.
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