Kim Atienza is ushering in the new year right by communing with no less than the namesake of his multi-awarded ABS-CBN program, the matanglawin.
In the New Year’s Day episode of Matanglawin, Kuya Kim will observe the behavior of the audacious matanglawin, a type of hawk that dives into the depths of the ocean in search of the biggest fish.
Speaking of oceans, the Trivia King will head to the waters of Bicol to look for the tawiki, a giant fish considered mythical by the locals. This creature, a relative of the ferocious shark, can grow up to be as big a bus, with a mouth as wide as a meter stick. Local folklore has it that the giant brings a bad luck, a belief that caused the near extinction of its species. Luckily, it has since been saved.
Matanglawin is a multi-awarded educational program anchored by Kuya Kim. Both Kim and Matanglawin recently won the PMPC Star Awards for Best Educational Program Host and Best Educational Program and the Golden Screen TV Awards for Outstanding Natural History/Wildlife Program Host and Outstanding Natural History/Wildlife Program. The show also placed ninth in Anak TV Seal’s Top 10 Most Well-Liked TV Programs for 2011 with Kuya Kim being third among the roster of Anak TV Makabata Male Stars.
There’s more to find out about the matanglawin and tawiki, so learn more about them this Sunday at 9:30 a.m.