The newest hosts of GMA Network’s Dapat Alam Mo! were formed by “accident” as revealed by its program manager Mon Torres on October 14.
In the virtual media conference of the show, Torres shared how the Network chose who will be its face.
Patricia Tumulak auditioned and beat her fellow aspirants, according to Torres.
“Actually, aksidente lahat. Si Patricia, dumaan ‘to sa audition eh. Kumbaga marami s’yang napataob na auditionees, ibang aspirants. She emerges as the best for this position.”
Meanwhile, their senior journalist, Emil Sumangil, was given the show because the Network saw a bright “future” for him.
“Si Emil talaga, we were looking for a good vehicle for this guy kasi nakikita namin na napakalaki ng future n’ya sa ganitong format. So malaki ang tiwala naman at malaki ang expectation namin kay Emil having his you know, background in Broadcast Journalism,” he said.
Kim Atienza, who just recently became a Kapuso, is the last piece for the show as Torres described Atienza’s switch as “hulog ng langit.”
“And of course, may biglang hulog ng langit dito sa amin eh, si Kuya Kim. So without knowing na papasok pala s’ya. Parang sabi nga namin ng una, ‘sinadya talaga.’ Kasi yung Dapat Alam Mo! speaks so much of him being a trivia guy. So parang tailored na tailored sa kanya.”
Tumulak will head the feature part of the show, while Sumangil will deliver the news and public affairs segment and Kuya Kim on the trivia section.
Torres said that these three would prove how diverse the program will be in news, information, and entertainment.
In the meantime, Sumangil and Tumulak shared their respective reaction upon realizing that they would be working with the great Kuya Kim.
Sumangil said that the addition of Kuya Kim in the show made him realize that GMA Network did invest in the program to provide a different approach to delivering news to the masses.
“Doon ko lang na-realize at napagtanto na malaki talaga ang investment ng GMA Network sa programa na ito. Hindi basta-bastang news cast. Ito ay kumbaga pinaigi, sinaksakan ng kung anu-anong kaparaanan para maiba yung dating ng paghahatid ng balita sa ating taumbayan,” pointed Sumangil.
Tumulak, on the other hand, did not expect to be working with Atienza, given that he was with ABS-CBN for many years.
“Kahapon, first time ko ma-meet si Kuya Kim. Sabi ko, ‘Kuya Kim, alam mo ba na never in a million years na I’ll be working with you’ because alam ko naka-stick s’ya sa kabila, ako nandito. So it’s an honor and a privilege na I get to work with you.”
Kuya Kim also shared his impression with his co-hosts. He described Tumulak as a woman that has “beauty and brains.���
“Na-impress ako kay Patricia dahil beauty and brains at makikita at lalabas doon sa show.”
He then described Sumangil as a “very gifted person” and concluded that the Kapuso journalist would go far with his career.
“He deserves this show, and I’m happy to be working with Emil.”
Dapat Alam Mo! will begin on October 18, at 5:30 p.m., on GTV.