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Charo Santos on her new show ‘Shine On, Overseas Pinoy!’

Philippine veteran TV show host Charo Santos-Concio will be seen again on screen in a new project aimed at overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

Her new talk show, “Shine On, Overseas Pinoy”, a project with financial services firm Sun Life Philippines, will provide financial education to OFWs and their families.

The talk show will help OFWs and their families “achieve financial wellness” and prepare them should they decide to return to the Philippines for good.

“I’ve always been excited about anything regarding our kababayans from other parts of the world,” Charo said when asked in a recent press conference about how excited she is with the project.

She added that she is still in touch with OFWs, particularly during her travels. “I love engaging with our kababayans (compatriots) from all parts of the word,” she said.

“I saw the value in imparting knowledge to our kababayans about financial management,” she said regarding how important the project is to her.

“Shine On, Overseas Pinoy” allows viewers, specifically OFWs, to learn and engage with anything about insurances and family stability. Episodes can be watched on IWantTFC and other streaming platforms, every Saturday and Sunday.

When asked if she would go back to TV production, the host of Asia’s longest-running television drama anthology, Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK), said that being able to portray an “empowered woman” is what will entice her.

She added that she does not overthink when an offer as such is given to her, as long as she is drawn to the story and character. “I just follow my gut,” she notes.

Charo served as President and Chief Content Officer of TV network ABS-CBN Corporation until 2016.

On empowered women, Charo believes that a sense of service is essential.

“There has to be a sense of sincerity and authenticity to want to serve. Leadership is about service,” she said in response to an question.

“How much are you willing to give of yourself, to do good for the majority, to give service for the majority,” she added. “You need that sense of empathy for others, to have that sense of kindness and compassion for others. You should be able to put yourself in the shoes of the people you are leading [to be able to understand their perspectives],” she said. KMB/Expat Media

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