Don't you leave just yet, Batibot will return quickly!
This is their catchphrase before this children's show goes into commercial. Well, its been decades and the show Batibot is finally coming back on air at its new home on channel TV5! Yay!
For Moms who grew up in the 80s in the Philippines, Batibot just stirs up a lot of fond memories growing up.
Batibot is the local counterpart of Sesame Street and like the CTW production the show has puppets, animation and storytelling. The show is all set in a happy little neighborhood in the city called Batibot. Batibot in the vernacular means "small but strong and robust".
Photos from Batibot Facebook Page
The cast is lead by notable thespians who are forever known in their roles as friendly neighborhood people- Kuya Bodjie (Elder Brother Bodjie) who tells stories, Ate Siena (Elder Sister Siena) who breaks into song while giving out advice to kids, Kuya Ching (Elder Brother Ching) who is a funny jeepney driver.
Magandang umaga mga bata! ako si kikong matsing at paborito ko kumain ng saging!
Good Morning kids! I'm Kiko the Monkey and I love to eat bananas!
Kiko Matsing reminds me of Oscar the grouch, his body hidden behind wooden crates or boxes and just stays there throughout the show. But unlike Oscar, he's not grouchy at all, he just likes to asks a lot of questions.
The iconic Batibot mascot Pong Pagong (Pong the Turtle) who eats KangKong (water spinach). He stretches his neck out when he's happy
Batibot is currently in production and will air very soon as announced by TV5. Hope we could all introduce our kids to an old childhood fave- for every generation needs a show like Batibot.
Perlas na bilog wag tutulog tulog sabihin sakin ang sagot...ba be bi bo bu!!!!
Round pearl, don't sleep just yet, tell me the answer...ba be bi bo bu!!!!