If there’s an ingredient to a successful and well-loved channel like TLC, then it’s great passion for entertainment. The TLC Festival is a yearly event that strengthens communities by bringing television personalities, as well as, like-minded people together. It also aims to spread a positive and open-minded message about accepting oneself and each other’s differences.
TLC Festival 2019 was held last November 16, 2019, at One Bonifacio High Street Park, BGC, Taguig City. Using the hashtag #IamTLC, the campaign highlighted women empowerment and acceptance through a series of live shows including cooking demos, workshops, and acoustic gigs.
The event was filled with food kiosks and workshop booths where attendees could also participate in games and interact with guest speakers. The partner booths include Cignal’s Virtual Reality, where kids and adults alike experienced playing VR games; Nissin Noodles and Idol Cheesedog offered everyone a free taste or sample of their products; CDO Funtastyk Tocino gave their participants some free meals; and Cable Link provided a freedom wall and photo booth for everyone to try.
Meanwhile, workshops and sessions were provided by Real Life Entertainment, Culinary Entertainment and Art and Style Entertainment, Kitchen Chronicles with Chefs Anton Amoncio, Sarah Huang Benjamin, and May Yacoubi, and Style & Snap and Cupcake Creations.
During the event, I AM TLC panel, which was composed of Angie King, Pam Pastor, Janet Hsieh, and Rikki Flores, shared their experiences and struggles that made them the person they are today. Angie King shared about coming out as a transgender to her family while Pam Pastor talked about what we could do to raise mental health awareness in the country.
Participants were also given a chance to be part of the I AM TLC, a campaign that celebrates differences, authenticity, and unique personalities. InqPOP! Staff/Gabrielle Damian/TV