On March 3, FEAST Foundation’s Atty. Jose Miguel Palarca discussed their plans to air The Dadadoos on free TV.
At the media event for The Dadadoos, Palarca highlighted their goal of disseminating the children’s show to larger platforms.
“Yes, it’s part of the plan as well to disseminate this to the widest reach possible. Plano natin ‘yun.”
He also cited their talks with the Department of Health regarding the future of The Dadadoos.
“Well, that’s part of the plan– once we launch this, we are going to commence negotiations and discussions with DepEd as well because we want– again, the trust of this foundation is to instill a sense of patriotism and nationalism sa mga bata palang, para bata lang mahal na nila ‘yung Pilipinas.”
The Dadadoos features Iyo Canlas, Yam Mercado, Vic Robinson, Maxine Ignacio, Fiona Sarte, John Arcenas, and Rissey Reyes.
The hosts of the child-friendly digital show recounted their preparations for their roles.
Canlas said he prepared by researching some of the folk songs they needed to perform in The Dadadoos.
“So to bring it back and to actually have our own interpretation of it. ‘Yun parang nakakatuwa, ang dami ko ring natutunan filming this. And noong shoot mismo, I guess preparation would really be ‘yun nga it’s really more of to hype-up myself, to be confident, kasi ‘yun nga ‘yung energy–it has to be consistent.”
Ignacio said she made sure to have fun and enjoy the experience.
“Aside from that, inisip ko lang going into the shoot, going into the auditions, I just had to have fun and enjoy it because when you’re having fun–that would translate on camera, and your audience will see that you’re having fun. And in turn, sila din, mahahawa, nakakahawa ‘yung sayang ganon.”
Mercado recounted his experience as a camp trainer in Batangas in connection to his role in The Dadadoos.
“Before po, nagte-training ako, nagsu-summer camp ako with kids, with six years old to fourteen years old sa Batangas. Because I felt when growing up doon sa Batangas, parang ang kaunti nung mga options ko na [to] improve myself, na mayroon akong outlet as a performer.”
Sarte stated she tried to channel her childhood memories to embody her role.
“For me, it’s also the same– to really remember who you [are] when you were a kid. To really act that out in continous–because you are talking to kids. You can’t come into the studio and perform for kids and then expect I am an adult. You have to remember you we’re four.”
Arcenas noted that he reminded himself about the kind of kids’ show he wanted to see when he was younger.
“Nag-back track sa pagiging bata, kung ano ‘yung gusto ko makita noon bata ako, ‘yun ‘yung ipapakita ko at ipoportray ko sa show na ‘to. And ‘yun nanood ako ng mga videos, ‘yung mga Hi5, ganyan, ‘yung mga children show and kung paano sila mag-perform and kung paano nila i-entertain ‘yung mga bata.”
Under the direction of Joseph Abello, catch the latest episode of their digital children’s show on FEAST Foundation’s YouTube Channel.