Pinoy Explorer : TV5 Launched ‘Nasaan si Aga?’ Promo

When In Manila, there are 2 T’s that can define an individual’s daily routine. Tweet and Travel. A person can ride a jeep and tweet…anything he or she desires. Talkin’ about the breakthrough of twitter, award-winning actor and top endorser Aga Muhlach also made a huge leap from ABS-CBN to TV5. Aga was a Kapamilya for almost two decades until he decided to end up his ties with them, shifted and is now a Kapatid. Igniting his new career as a TV host, TV5 launched his newest show called Pinoy Explorer. It may sound like the kiddie show Dora the Explorer to some, but this one is by far the biggest challenge Aga had accepted. He will embark on this new hosting job by travelling around the world, some kind of big time huh!

Being a travel-oriented show, Aga will visit and explore top tourist destinations all around the globe. Add to the list countries which are not visited by hardcore travel junkies out there. The show will be directed with no other than Direk Rowell Santiago who shares the same excitement with Aga. Direk Rowell said, “We will not only research and share the different cultures of the world, but we would also showcase a more personal touch to it.” His eyes were gleaming when he added, “Makikita ninyo si Aga na bagong gising, magulo pa buhok, mga ganun”. He also stressed out that they wanted to entice kids and provide family entertainment as seen through the eyes of Mr. Aga Muhlach himself. “Expect this to become a long series…and a whole lot of plane rides,” Direk Rowell added.

Aga on the other hand is looking forward on how he would do as a travel show TV host. “Good luck to me!” Aga laughs. He said he is confident though that in time he will be one expert host. “That’s why we called this Pinoy Explorer, because we’re going to places not really featured on TV”, he says. I can so picture Aga as the new National Geographic or the Discovery Channel guy, quite cool! Can also sense his enthusiasm on embarking a new career path this time. He sees this as a new beginning and TV5 supported him all the way. TV5 surprised him as he celebrated his 42nd birthday.  Surely,  Aga felt like a happy 1 year old kid once again.  It was nice chatting with him again as I’ve known him since Okay Fine Whatever days, and said he was still in shape then. Told him no worries as this new show would surely make him return in his ol’ hot bod shape in no time at all. Travelling can become toxic indeed!

So we asked where would Aga’s first destination be? Here comes the exciting part! In preparation of Pinoy Explorer, Aga will leave the Philippines and viewers will then have a chance to guess where he is heading to and win prizes! Nasaan si Aga? Is a text and twitter promo which kicked off 10th of Aug and will end on 1st of Sept. 2011.

The challenge lies in guessing where Aga is going via clues that will gradually be revealed in newspaper print ads and through the promo’s official website To join the “Nasaan Si Aga?” text promo, interested participants can register by texting AGA REG to 2929. Registration is free! To start guessing Aga’s whereabouts, participants can text AGA to 2929 and earn one raffle entry for each answer sent. The text promo is open to all Smart, Sun and Globe subscribers. Tariff rates apply.

For the “Nasaan Si Aga?” Twitter promo, participants can visit and start earning raffle entries by tweeting using the #nasaansiaga hashtag. Each Twitter user earns one raffle entry regardless of how many tweets made. The profile photos of participants who tweet using the #nasaansiaga hashtag will be collated by a program to form a mosaic that will gradually show an image of Aga’s location. The mosaic can be viewed on the official website. The more tweets, the faster the image will form. Upon reaching 10,000 tweets, the complete image will be revealed.

At the end of the promo on September 1, 2011, one Twitter user from the mosaic will be chosen as the winner of a brand new Apple iPad2. The “Nasaan Si Aga?” text promo winner of an Asian adventure for 2 will also be announced during an event in September.


So, as Aga sets off to leave for his unknown destination, get ready to start guessing When In Manila. Join the mobile and online craze that will surely test your mind on where he has gone to. Joining is easy peasy and the actual guessing game makes it all the more fun.

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