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Tricia Chiongbian: My Time in Gameplan

Rappler.com
Tricia Chiongbian: My Time in Gameplan
For Tricia, it was doing her own stunts - scuba diving, adventure racing, getting into triathlon, and going downhill on a wooden cart

MANILA, Philippines – Tricia was one of the few GAMEPLAN hosts with actual broadcast experience before joining the show.  She was the sports anchor for Studio 23’s nightly news broadcast.  In 2001, she jumped out from behind the news desk and right into the middle of the GAMEPLAN subculture!

One of the pillars of the show was the heady mix of travel, adventure, and meeting people. “That was what GAMEPLAN was to be: Going to different parts of the Philippines, showing what was there to do. Also meeting a lot of wonderful people along the way and just enjoying life.”

The other pillar that made the show different was the friendship formed with fellow hosts, producers and interviewees because of shared experience.  For Tricia it was experiences that she describes as “doing her own stunts” —  ex. scuba diving, adventure racing, getting into triathlon, and going downhill on a wooden cart. “We did everything, as in everything! There really was no DAYA!”

GAMEPLAN will soon be on Rappler. A new GAMEPLAN needs a new generation of hosts. Tricia hopes that they carry on the legacy of being “cowboy” and “kenkoy.”  In the end she says “I was blessed to have been chosen to be one of the hosts of GAMEPLAN — coz only a few can really say that. It’s something I”m proud of. Something I’m honoured to do for six years — coz it’s like a dream job.” – Rappler.com

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