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Friday, June 12, 2015

Hi-5 Philippines to launch in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

H-5, The popular Australian tv show that was loved by many kids and parents around the world is now having their first Asian cast, and that will be only here in the Philippines. This morning they introduced the new cast for Hi-5 Philippines, it’s the same concept as the Australian original show but for our local version there will be English and Filipino songs and imaginative play.

Hi-5 edutainment style was very successful and this was felt during the start of Hi-5 in 1999, For my case, I encountered Hi-5 when baby Anya (niece of my wife Lace) watches those DVD back in 2004. Fast forward to 2015, and now we have our own kid, named Ashton. He now patronizes the new cast of Hi-5 Australia since he was 1 year old, and now after 4 years, he now into our pinoy version of Hi-5.

Hi-5 Philippines cast - (in photo) Fred Lo, Aira Binas, Rissey Reyes, Alex Reyes and Gerard Pagunsan.

Hi-5 Philippines will debut in TV5 this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm. The show will air every weekdays with that timeslot.
(also there’s a meet and greet with Fely Irvine this June 13 in SM Megamall, details here at https://www.facebook.com/Hi5OnTV5/posts/451890268322186 )


Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Hi-5 Philippines set in TV5.
I learned that the audition and try outs for the pinoy cast is very difficult. These actors will sing and dance to a song that is not familiar to them and they should be energetic, funny,wacky and also adorable for the kids. Because that’s their main target…and also parents too hahhahaha

The audition and try outs were aired on TV5 during the “5 in the air” promo before the target launch of Hi-5 Philippines.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Fred Lo, Aira Binas, Rissey Reyes, Alex Reyes and Gerard Pagunsan performed so well. I loved them already and it’s a two thumbs up for adorability likeness and also fun factor of the performance. Although the kids were a bit surprise to see a local version and not the Australian cast. But that was okay, we spotted Fely Irvine, a former cast of Hi-5, she was there to support the local Hi-5 and also promote it.


Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Parents and kids were happy to be part of this milestone.
I know some of the parents grew up with Batibot, but for this generation, they now grew up with Hi-5


And here are some behind the scenes and also our road to Hi-5 Philippines on TV4

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

My son Ashton prepares his Hi-5 fix before traveling to TV5

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

We got an invitation to join the 1st episode taping and also be part of the kids audience.
Ash were so lucky that he was chosen to be included in the taping of Hi-5 Philippines. We were picked up by the Hi-5 van hehehe.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Ashton in TV5 studio.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Ashton and the rest of the kids went forward to the studio

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

We ate our lunch there and also let the kids relax and have fun coloring these images.


Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Batibot pioneer and cast member, Ate Sienna was there as the floor manager or director for the show Hi-5 Philippines.

She talks to the kids to do the L-O-V-E hand actions.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Before the show…. I spotted the Filipino cast of Hi-5 Philippines.
oh wow..they are so adorable..

a fellow dad in the studio was inlove already with the three Hi-5 ladies hahahah.
(clue: kamukha sya ni John Lloyd Cruz)

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Fely Irvine went on stage to thank everyone for supporting Hi-5.
This is our first time to see Fely in person. In the past, me and Ashton attended 3 Hi-5 shows already and we missed Fely in 2012 because she left the cast to concentrate on other acting career.

But it was awesome to see her here…. btw, Fely is half pinay.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

5 in the air..lets do it together.
The cast after singing the intro song.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Finale: L-O-V-E song… made the kids go hyper to the max
My son Ashton cant stop dancing and jumping hahaha.

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Ashton meets Fely

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Also..I got a chance to meet her too..awwwwwwww
btw she loved the quality of the Zenfone 2

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

Ashton got a chance to meet the Hi-5 Philippines cast
with Aira Binas and Fred Lo


Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

with Gerard Pagunsan, Rissey Reyes and Alex Reyes

Hi-5 Philippines launches in TV5 - starting this June 15, 2015 at 8:30am and 3:45pm weekdays

And of course…. I’m a Batibot kid.. I will not miss this chance to meet Ate Sienna again after 30 years.
OMGGGGGG… I first met her in UST during my Grade school days.

Thanks so much to TV5 for bringing Hi-5 here in our country!

Hi-5 Philippines
https://www.facebook.com/Hi5OnTV5

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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