- BBC reporters Mike Dilger and Rico Hizon teamed up for a TV special featuring island treasures in the Philippines
- The show aims to search for the rich culture and rare wildlife in the country
Two reporters from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) joined forces to come up with a TV special featuring island treasures in the Philippines, Good News Pilipinas posted on Friday.
TV presenter Mike Dilger and journalist Rico Hizon’s two-part documentary titled Philippines: Island Treasures aims to search for the rich culture and rare wildlife in the Philippines; one of the world’s greatest biodiversity hotspots.
The first episode, aired on April 7, featured Palawan — wherein the hosts explored Puerto Princessa subterranean river, met ancient Batak tribe, witnessed magical fireflies in mangroves, and helped a team trying to save the critically endangered Philippine cockatoo. Mike shared inspiring home-grown businesses and explained the country’s rich history through its intriguing language.
The second episode tackles the country’s rich biodiversity and inspiring conservation heroes. The hosts went to Coron, Sagada, and Banaue. They also cooked the nation’s favorite dish Adobo. Mike teamed up with devoted conservationists to save the rarest crocodile in the world.
It’s the final episode of @BBCEarth Philippines: Island Treasures on @BBCWorld In this program I introduce @DilgerTV to the country’s favourite dish Adobo! Manila/HK times: April 14 (Sat) 930am, 430pm
April 15 (Sun) 1030pm
April 16 (Mon) 430am
April 17 (Tues) 530pm Pls RT pic.twitter.com/FiBAkbnAJy
— Rico Hizon (@RicoHizon) April 13, 2018
Dilger is an ecologist, ornithologist and TV presenter who is famous for being the wildlife reporter on the BBC television program The One Show.
Hizon is a Filipino broadcast journalist who anchors BBC World News, Newsday, and Asia Business Report. He started his career at GMA Network as a business reporter.
Here’s a video trailer from Patrick Fuller on YouTube.