Dingdong And Marian Pay Tribute To Real-Life Superheroes Via GMA News And Public Affairs

Kapuso power couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera will banner this year’s GMA News and Public Affairs’ year-end special titled ‘Year of the Superhero’ which tells the inspiring stories behind some of the most heroic moments of 2021.

What does it take to be a superhero? This is the question Dingdong and Marian hope to find the answers to as we open a brand new year.

DongYan are no strangers to stories of the superhuman kind, having played iconic heroes on GMA’s primetime shows. But this time, they ask: what about the heroes we don’t watch in the movies, or read about in books?

The Primetime King and Queen collaborated with some of the industry’s finest – international artist Leeroy New, award-winning children’s book author Augie Rivera, and the acclaimed Director Rico Gutierrez — in an hour-long special honoring our modern-day heroes.

Marian will walk us through the giant 3D art installation by contemporary Filipino artist Leeroy New. His inspiration was drawn from the stories of ordinary citizens who lifted our spirits in the midst of adversities in the year 2021.

Leeroy’s work depicts the inspiring stories of the Olympians who raised our flag in Tokyo, the nurses who saved 35 infants from a burning hospital, and the youth behind the community pantry initiative which made headlines this year.

The special looks back at the rescue of the survivors of the C-130 Hercules aircraft crash in Sulu, news of a police officer who assisted a woman giving birth on the street in Capiz, and the viral story of the girl who rescued her pet dog from being hit by an oncoming train.

Dingdong takes us through each page of our heroes’ journeys in a comic book storytelling directed by GMA’s renowned director Dominic Zapata.

“Year of the Superhero” airs on January 1, 2022, 7:45 p.m., on GMA.

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