ABS-CBN’s multi-awarded DocuCentral team celebrates the courage and camaraderie of Filipino firefighters in the special documentary “Alab” airing on Saturday (March 30) at 5:15 pm on ABS-CBN.
“Alab” is a riveting one-hour documentary that follows volunteer firefighters as they respond to emergencies during the Philippines’ fire prevention month. With footage from helmet and body cameras, as well as file videos, of the volunteers battling raging infernos, the documentary gives viewers a rare inside look into what goes on inside fire incidents all over the metro. Moreover, it offers a peek inside the fire station brotherhood and the raw, emotional struggles of their everyday battles to save a life or to rescue a comrade.
The latest piece from ABS-CBN DocuCentral encapsulates the meaning of camaraderie in the fire service as they tell of the story of the brigade’s most devastating loss in 21 years, when four volunteer firemen perished in the 1997 Caloocan garments factory fire. One of them was 20-year old volunteer Mark Steven Relucio from the Caloocan City Filipino Chinese Fire Prevention Association. Through entries in his diaries, emotional interviews with his colleagues, and news reports, “Alab” bares the simple joys, adrenaline rushes, and sorrows of volunteer firefighters, who passionately serve and risk their lives without expecting anything in return.
“Alab” is among the featured documentaries on “DocuCentral Presents,” which will air Saturdays on ABS-CBN starting on March 30 for several weeks. The Kapamilya network’s documentary team is coming off a fruitful 2018, wherein it won a Gold World Medal at the New York Festivals (NYF) and a Gold Dolphin at the Cannes Corporate Media and TV Awards for its “Di Ka Pasisiil” piece with broadcast journalists Jeff Canoy and Chiara Zambrano, and a Silver World Medal at the NYF for the docu series “Local Legends.”
Watch “Alab” this Saturday (March 30) at 5:15 pm on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN HD on TV and online via iWant.ph and skyondemand.com.ph.