Atty. Mike Templo Samples Mortician’s Life this Thursday on 'Insider'
This week on Insider, Atty. Mike Templo gets a crash course in being a mortician or embalmer - a profession more commonly feared or dreaded rather than respected. Catch the second documentary of the AKSYON Weekend anchor following his high rating Insider episode “Bilibid” this Thursday (March 1) on TV5 and Aksyon TV.
With the help of Manay Glo, a 64-year-old on-call mortician, Mike learns the ropes on the proper handling of the remains of departed ones. He also realized that being in the industry requires more than just a tough gut as the veteran of 46 years shares why she stayed in the business for more than four decades now.
Our insider also meets Chris Tia who, despite having decorated himself with a masters and doctorate degree, has chosen to make a living out of the dead. Like Manay Glo, he finds fulfilment in being a mortician and is convinced that this job pays better than any other job out there. Chris also believes that the profession he has chosen will be his ticket to a better life abroad.
Since its premiere last February 2, this trailblazing documentary program has delivered compelling stories behind the most interesting places, institutions and how they operate, showcasing the seasoned anchors of NEWS5 including Cherie Mercado (“Slaughterhouse” episode), Cheryl Cosim (“Fish Port” episode) and Martin Andanar (“Philippine National Police Academy” episode). Also lined up in the upcoming episodes are NEWS5 chief Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Raffy Tulfo, Paolo Bediones, Lourd De Veyra and NEWS5 head of news production Patrick Paez.
Last February 9, insider Mike Templo stepped into the other side of the thick walls of the New Bilibid Maximum Security Prison. For two days, Mike managed to live, eat, sleep among the country’s most notorious criminals and discovered the story behind the men behind bars. The said episode recorded a 1.6% AMR in MegaTAM, according to the data provided by Nielsen Media Research - higher than ABS-CBN’s current affairs program Krusada which only posted 1.2% AMR.
Don’t miss Mike’s Insider episode as he sees the life of a mortician this Thursday after Pilipinas News on TV5; with a one-hour Producer’s Cut at earlier timeslot (7:30 p.m.) over Aksyon TV (Channel 41 in Mega Manila, Channel 29 in Metro Cebu and Davao, Channel 1 on Cignal Digital TV and Channel 59 on Sky Cable).