“Local Legends,” the ABS-CBN documentary series that has brought international honor to the Philippines, can now be watched regularly on ABS-CBN every Friday starting May 3 after “Bandila.”
The award-winning program produced by ABS-CBN DocuCentral showcases the Philippines’ rich culture and tradition through highlighting Filipino workmanship. Each episode is a beautifully shot portrait of a master that delves into his struggles, his inspiration and the efforts to sustain the craft in today’s globalization and shift to mass production. It aims to promote respect for culture and tradition, encourage preservation of proudly Filipino crafts, and pass on the skills and knowledge to future generations.
In the first episode “Bandurria,” viewers will learn about the grand history of guitar-making in San Antonio, Pampanga where guitar-making has been around for more than a century. This piece won a Silver World Medal last year in the Cinematography division of the New York Festivals World’s Best TV & Films (NY Festivals).
Also to be featured this month are Batad’s Rice wine (May 10), Masbate’s Corned Beef (May 17), Las Piñas’ Jeepney (May 24), and Kalinga’s Weaving (May 31).
“Local Legends” first aired on ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel. It recently won a Bronze World Medal at the prestigious NY Festivals this time for the episode “Karne Norte,” which featured a visually stunning and engrossing profile of a maker of traditional corned beef in Masbate.
Don’t miss “Local Legends” on ABS-CBN every Friday starting May 3 after “Bandila.”