After almost five months of being out of television, the famous wish-granting program Wish Ko Lang! is set to return on-air for a special season beginning July 11. Award-winning broadcaster Vicky Morales, who has been the host of the show from 2004 to 2020, will also return for the special season of the show.
“As the world continues to face the pandemic and its effects on our lives, there is a need for us to be inspired, to be reassured that we will get through this together. We just need to continue to hope. And Wish Ko Lang! aims to spark that hope among the hearts of everyone,” Vicky said. (Read: Meet the ‘Hero Dad’ Who Gives Free Rides to Commuters in the Metro)
“I am grateful that I get to be the ‘fairy godmother’ again—even for the time being—and help our Kapuso in these trying times. Walang imposible kahit sa panahon ng pandemya hangga’t tayo ay hindi nawawalan ng pag-asa,” she added.
To commemorate the return of the beloved show, My Pope lists some of it’s best and well-received episodes in its 18 years of being on-air. May this list inspire you to overcome extraordinary situations in life. (Read: Prayers for Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic)
09Fernando “Budang” Igsolio Success Story
Fernando “Budang” Igsolio’s story is quite different from other success stories from the show. He grew up in the hands of an abusive and alcoholic uncle and a mother who once tried to get rid of him. For some, these bad experiences would have taken their light and hope in life. But instead of crying and driving deep into self-pity, Budang used it as an inspiration to achieve a better life. (Read: Meet the ‘Raketero’ Who Found His Life Purpose With Esakay)
Tatay Domeng’s Reunion Story
Many beautiful and memorable reunion stories have touched Filipinos through the show, one of them is that of Tatay Domeng who has been looking for his daughter Let-let for almost 3 decades. According to Tatay Domeng, for nearly 30 years he believed that his daughter had already passed away, but that didn’t stop him from hoping that they would meet again. Luckily, with the help of Wish Ko Lang!, on Tatay Domeng’s 60th birthday, the two met again in a heartfelt reunion.
John Paul Torrefranca’s Story
John Paul Torrefranca, or “Avatar” to his friends, is a product of a broken family. In order to survive, he has become a notorious thief at a young age. But his whole world turned upside-down when he met SPO3 Cuya and the rest of Tabaco, Albay police department. They guided young Avatar to the right path and helped him become a better person. (Read: This tricycle driver graduated from college at 64 years old!)
The “Viral Kuya” Story
English poet and playwright Robert Browning once said, “a brother’s love exceeds all the world’s loves in its unworldliness.” And it’s true! The story of Renz and his brother from the August 10, 2019 episode of Wish Ko Lang! will prove it.
The story of Renz from Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur will surely melt your heart. At his very young age, he has already taken the responsibility of taking care of his younger brother. He even brings him to school even though it means carrying his toddler brother on his lap. (Read: ‘Miracle Baby’ Sends Knights of Columbus Founder Closer to Sainthood)