ABS-CBN has just released its Christmas Station ID for 2020.
Titled “Ikaw Ang Liwanag At Ligaya,” the 15-minute video was launched on Tue, Dec. 1 after the news program TV Patrol.
The station ID features the namesake song performed by various ABS-CBN artists such as Regine Velasquez, Sarah Geronimo, Lea Salonga, Vice Ganda, and Gary Valenciano among others. It opens with footage and photos of people as they face the hardships brought about by COVID-19 and Typhoon Ulysses.
It also features the cast of current and upcoming ABS-CBN shows such as soap opera “Ang Iyo Ay Akin,” morning talk show “Magandang Buhay,” and game show “I Can See Your Voice” giving back to individuals and communities affected by the pandemic.
As is usual for the network’s station IDs, “Ikaw Ang Liwanag at Ligaya” is a star-studded affair, featuring many of the network's talents—including real-life couples Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Liza Soberano and Daniel Padilla, Coco Martin and the cast of the long-running TV show “Ang Probinsyano.”
The overall motif of the station ID is light and prayer, and it shows these stars either praying or decorating a Christmas tree with a parol.
Because of filming restrictions due to the pandemic, stars such as Bea Alonzo, Sharon Cuneta, and Anne Curtis filmed their part remotely or from their homes.
Fans immediately took to social media to comment about the 2020 ABS-CBN Christmas station ID, with celebrities such as Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, former couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre, and comedian Vice Ganda trending on Twitter.
The lyric video for “Ikaw ang Liwanag at Ligaya,” which ABS-CBN released on Nov 27, has garnered over four million views on YouTube and over 10 million views on Facebook.
The release of ABS-CBN’s annual Christmas station ID is a much-awaited event for fans, made even more poignant now as they were denied their congressional franchise earlier this year.
(Banner photo and insert photos: Screengrab from the ABS-CBN Christmas ID 2020 "Ikaw Ang Liwanag At Ligaya" video from the ABS-CBN Entertainment Youtube channel)