ATBP: Awit, Titik at Bilang na Pambata

ATBP: Awit, Titik at Bilang na Pambata (lit.'etc.: song, letter, and number for kids') is a Philippine educational children's television series that was aired on ABS-CBN from June 5, 1994 to March 29, 1998.

ATBP: Awit, Titik at Bilang na Pambata
GenreChildren's television series
Written byDon Cuaresma
Richard Reynante
Directed byLaurenti M. Dyogi[1][2]
Starringsee cast
Theme music composerIdonnah C. Lopez[1][2]
Opening theme"ATBP Theme Song" by Justine de Jesus, Jeanneth Peralta, Herchel Baliwas and Celso Portentado[2]
ComposerIdonnah C. Lopez[2]
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
Executive producerGilbert G. Perez[2]
AnimatorsJoy Cosme[2]
Camille de Leon[2]
EditorsCarmelo Espiritu[1][2]
Gilbert Perez[1][2]
Maribel Trumata[2]
Boloy Malapira[2]
Running time30 minutes
Production companyABS-CBN Production
Original release
ReleaseJune 5, 1994 (1994-06-05) –
March 29, 1998 (1998-03-29)

Dubbed as the "Filipino Sesame Street", the show aims to help and teach Filipino children love and values in their native language.

Cast edit

  • Isay Álvarez as Ate Remy
  • Raúl Arellano as Mang Bertíng
  • Dois Riego de Dios as Mang Arman
  • Zeus Inocencio as Mang Pol
  • Amiel Leonardia as Mang Lino
  • Lorna López as Bb. Carunungan [Ms. Carunungan]
  • Jake Macapagal as Dr. Millares
  • Charmaine Nueros as Aling Becky
  • Piolo Pascual as Miguel
  • Janice Pronstroller as Mrs. Millares
  • Ama Quiambao as Aling Tinay
  • Archie Díaz as Mang Erníng
  • Grace Ann Bodegón as Ate Nila

The kids edit

  • Patricia Anne Roque (later Trish Roque)
  • Karina Mae "Kara" Cruz
  • Rex Agoncillo
  • Charlotte Lugo
  • Karl Angelo Legaspi
  • Sheila Lynn Diamse
  • Peter Fernández
  • Kristine Patelo
  • Richard Legarda
  • Caling Vélez
  • Aba Chiongson
  • Paulo Miguel Rebong
  • Tanya Paula Iwakawa
  • Karla Mae Silvestre
  • Chris Emerson Lubi
  • Marc Anthony Martínez

The puppets edit

  • Pipo (a dog)
  • Tingtíng (a cat)
  • Kapitán Bilang (“Captain Number”)
  • Donya Kilatis (“Doña Investigate”, a teacher)
  • Ook Band (a band of frogs)
  • Smokey and the Boondocks (a band)
  • Bebong (a rubbish monster based on Oscar the Grouch of Sesame Street[3]

Animated characters edit

  • Pito (a humanoid sketch)
  • Mr. Sulat (“Mr Write”, a pencil)
  • Maestro (a painter)

Running gangs and songs edit

Opening Billboard edit

In the show's first year, the opening animated sequence begins with a seven-note tune before the egg hatches into a bird on the tree where the kids playing hide-and-seek before the theme song plays, the kids running with the cat and the dog to see the castle made of building blocks seeing the show title. Animated characters Pito, Mr. Sulat and Maestro are also appearing in the first OBB; the theme song ended with the line "Awit, titik, bilang at iba pa" two times before the chant "At iba pa!" to reveal the show title which is like the song liners in music sheets. Later in 1995 coinciding the reformat of the show, the theme song was later orchestrated with a newer animated OBB sequence featuring the animated versions of its puppets, Pipo, Tingting, Bebong, Kapitan Bilang, Donya Kilatis and Smokey and the Boondocks. Animated characters Pito, Mr. Sulat and Maestro from the first OBB returned for the new billboard. The billboard ends with the line "Awit, titik, bilang at iba pa" two times (from the first OBB); but with adding a newer line "Awit, Titik, Bilang...." before the chant "At iba pa!" and a CGI blocks to reveal the show title.

Letter of the Day edit

Following the playing of "Alphabetong Filipino" song, they tell the letter featured on the program (Example: Letter A); some episodes may also appearing with puppets like Donya Kilatis or animated characters like Mr. Sulat wanted to write the letter featured.

Alphabetong Filipino edit

The Letter of the Day portion had preceded on the show with the singing of the song Alphabetong Filipino; which is sung by the puppets or cast members, sometimes, celebrity guests may also appear in singing the song on some occasional episodes.

Number of the Day edit

The show also including the Number of the Day portion of which what number is featured (Example: Number 8); some episodes may include the Number of the Day in the "Kaptian Bilang" segments; as well as the singing the featured number performed by the puppet band Ook Band. The segments where preceded on the show with singing of the "Awit ng Bilang".

Awit ng Bilang edit

The Number segment appears with the singing of the "Awit ng Bilang" performed by the kids, the puppets, cast members or celebrity guests. There are two different lines in the song; Numbers 1-10 includes the line "Bililang ba Ninyo, Sige na, Ulit-Ulitin Nyo!" (lit. "Do You Remember, Come on, Repeat Again!") and Numbers 1-15 or 1-20 may included the line "Magbilang mula sa umpisa, Sige na, Ulit-Ulitin Pa!" (lit. "Count from the beginning, Go on, Repeat Again!").

Smokey and the Boondocks edit

Smokey and the Boondocks, the fictional puppet pop music group of the show, sings their different topics related to every episode. Most songs appears with voiceover opening line "(song name) aawitin sa inyo ng Smokey and the Boondocks!" (lit. "(song name) proudly perform by Smokey and the Boondocks!").

Broadcast edit

The show was aired on weekdays from 1994 onwards. But in 1997, it was moved to Sunday morning. It also expanded to 1 hour with its reformat as a weekly children's program. As of 2020, the show was aired re-run on A2Z.

Accolades edit

Year Award Category Work Result
1995 9th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Children Show Cast and Crew Won
Best Children Show Host Isay Alvarez Won
1996 10th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Children Show Cast and Crew Won

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d Disiplina | ATBP. YouTube. December 3, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Panaginip | ATBP. YouTube. November 20, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  3. ^ Carballo, Bibsy (March 7, 2012). "Batibot & little kids in need of a boost". The Philippine Star. Retrieved February 4, 2016.