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    Follow the rules and save money are some of the practices we have learned to embrace in this new normal. What if we turn them into something fun and challenging with a chance to win cash prizes?

    These all-familiar terms pasaway, ayuda, and even Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) popularized at the height of this pandemic are now mainstays on TV5’s all-new game shows “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” with aired back-to-back for its pilot run over the weekend.

    How are you saving for the rainy days in the next normal? TV5’s hilarious “Fill in the Bank” game show is filled with wits, laughter and yes, money! Hosted by TV comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang, “Fill in the Bank” puts an interesting spin on the local term ayuda and the timely PPE through game rounds that involve Ayuda Teh! Machine (ATM) and Panghakot na Papremyo Equipment (PPE).

    “Fill in the Bank” brings an all-celebrity game show this August with Aubrey Miles and Jacq Yu gracing Episode 2 on August 17, basketball players Matthew Wright and Robert Bolick competing in Episode 3 on August 19, and volleyball players EJ Laure and Eya Laure capping off the week’s celebrity episodes on August 21.

    Every week, two players will compete in the following rounds: Enter your Pin Code, Cheque or X, Coin Rush and Huli Cash – allowing them to earn money and advance to the next round based on their savings. “Fill in the Bank” airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 p.m. on TV 5.

    On the other hand, “Bawal na Game Show” is hosted by Ghorl Twins Wally Bayola as Bebe Ghorl and Paolo Ballesteros as Barby Ghorl. A wacky and highly entertaining show about following rules, “Bawal na Game Show” premiered last Saturday with celebrity guests Heaven Peralejo, Empress Schuck, Kira Balinger and Myka Rivera.

    Four players are the show’s pasaway who will compete in three rounds and vye for the jackpot round which entails a cash prize of as much as P100,000.00. The show will test the contestants’ ability to follow rules using personal tactics and some survival skills. Each challenge sets a rule on what is bawal or taboo like “Bawal Ma-Fall,” “Bawal ang Da Moves,” “Bawal ang Sablay,” “Bawal ang Sumuko” and the bonus round “Bawal na Roleta.”

    Joining the fun this August are all-celebrity players Jameson Blake, Josh Colet, Luke Conde and Miko Raval for Episode 2 (August 18); SexBomb Girls Jopay Pagua, Mia Panyarihan, Mhyca Bautistta and Louise Bolton for Episode 3 (August 20); and comic personalities Jayson Gainza, Pepe Herrera, Jeffrey Tam and DJ Jai Ho for Episode 4 (August 22).

    Tune in to “Bawal na Game Show” with its regular airing on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday at 7 p.m. only on TV5. “Fill in the Bank” and “Bawal na Game Show” are line produced by Archangel Media, under Mike Tuviera (President/CEO) and Jojo Oconer (COO).