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GMA News TV partners with DOH for ‘Healthy Ever After’ and ‘The Healthy Juan’

Leading local news channel GMA News TV has teamed up with the Department of Health (DOH) to bring not just one, but two new weekend programs to be bannered by Kapuso stars Max Collins, Pancho Magno, and Rocco Nacino.

Healthy Ever After is a talk and lifestyle program on family health hosted by Kapuso stars Pancho and Max. Aside from being an actor, Pancho is a registered nurse. He and Max will discuss various topics—from family planning, maternal care, safe motherhood, newborn care packages, breastfeeding, expanded program on immunization, to adolescent and health sexuality.

For its pilot episode, Healthy Ever After tackled family planning and its importance to the Filipino family. Max and Pancho also served as parents to six children for a day.

Two mothers also went on a palengke (wet market) challenge. One woman has six children while the other only had three. For a budget of P300, the two moms had to feed their respective families.
Meanwhile, ‘The Healthy Juan’ is a health talk show about degenerative diseases hosted by Rocco Nacino which airs every Sunday at 8 p.m.

Rocco

A registered nurse as well, Rocco will talk about mental health, depression, suicide, healthy aging, and organ donation on its succeeding episodes.

For his first episode, Rocco tackled depression. All around the world, depression is a serious mental health disorder that can happen to anyone. Here in the Philippines, a large number of Filipinos are battling depression, with some cases leading to suicide.

Rocco sat down with those suffering from depression. Who would have thought that model, singer, actress, and social media influencer Solenn Heussaff also experienced depression? Solenn shared that social media made a great impact on her condition.

Rocco also visited the family of a teenager who committed suicide because of depression.

To address such challenges, DOH shared the good news to Filipinos worried about their mental health. Rocco visited a community health clinic that has a program intended to those battling depression and other mental disorder.

Healthy Ever After is directed by King Mark Baco while The Healthy Juan is directed by Aaron Papins Mendoza. Both programs have resource persons from DOH to help in the discussion of the featured topics.

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