|The Eat Bulaga staff arranges the props for the live broadcast.|
|Our street looked as if it was Fiesta (very festive indeed!)|
|My official entry to the contest...|
|People from all over flocked on our street to grasp a view.|
|A Suzuki motorcycle given to Elvie.|
|Moi at the front line waving under the heat.|
Glued as I had been to the television set, the minute host Joey de Leon said they needed women with 10 empty plastic bottles and a candle, I raced outside with my heart pumping and obviously panting…trying to catch my breath as I stood on violet colored number 121. And there I stood along with other women under the scorching heat of the sun at noontime. In the end, a neighbor won P10, 000 in cash. Hmm, I did not win…although I got a consolation prize of P500. What is P500? It may sound like a change for many, but the thrill and the joy of joining was truly priceless. And in knowing that for every empty plastic bottle you donate as a barangay, more school chairs will be given to deserving schools as beneficiary. It’s like a win and win situation: participant gets P500 + you’re able to help donate chairs to kids in need.
|More people in line waiting under the heat.|
|Me with the Eat Bulaga flag...Happy despite the sun's heat.|
After the Eat Bulaga staff and crew had left, I no longer wonder why the noontime show is the longest-running noontime show in the whole world…They treat everyone as family and most people grew up with them (like me) that they’ve become an institution in the television industry.