Salamat Dok, 2017
Salamat Dok (lit. Thanks Doc) is a Philippine medical television program hosted by Bernadette Sembrano, which provides information on diseases and medical concerns. The show also provides free on-air consultation with guest physicians. The program also conducts regular free medical/dental missions within the ABS-CBN complex in the Philippines. It is aired LIVE every Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m. and Sunday 7:30-8:30 a.m. on ABS-CBN and ANC. Salamat Dok aired its maiden telecast on April 24, 2004 with Cheryl Cosim as its host alongside ABS-CBN reporter Pier Pastor as one of its segment hosts. It won several awards from prestigious award-giving bodies like the Anak TV Seal in 2006 and 2007, KBP Golden Dove in 2007 and the USTv Students’ Choice 2008 as Best Public Service program. It celebrated its 4th anniversary with their anniversary episodes, which featured recent scandals and controversies that rocked the medical community. On March 6, 2010, Bernadette Sembrano permanently replaced Cheryl Cosim, who had moved to TV5. Since August 6, 2011, Alvin Elchico joins Bernadette as the new host of the show. Veteran news personality and celebrity mom, Jing Castaneda, also joined the team as Program Host in December 2012, taking care of family issues/health, as well as the show’s medical missions and healthy cooking segment.