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Dingdong Dantes makes a case for empowerment

Successfully starring in Alyas Robin Hood on GMA Network, actor Dingdong Dantes is going “hero” mode in another way.

Dantes, who is also known for his work as television presenter, commercial model and film producer, is hosting the newest procedural crime documentary drama program, Case Solved, on the same channel. The show, according to its concept creator, “aims to deliver awareness and public information to the viewers in order to prevent crime.”
“You don’t need to be a superhero to help others,” claims Dantes, who confesses to being an advocate of justice and peace. “Our goal is to inform, entertain and hopefully help viewers be more vigilant.”
The show appealed to him because, Dantes adds, it can contribute to society in the sense that people are armed with the right information to empower themselves as citizens. “It’s a completely different assignment for me being that it’s a serious show. It’s a well-rounded show compared to similar documentaries because it shows much more: the story, the interpretation of experts, the process the case underwent, the closure or resolution.”
Featuring landmark cases that have been solved, Case Closed will strive to show that when laws are enforced, everyone, rich or poor, is equal. A show like this would not only show “how to resolve cases and how justice is served,” but also“help put back the trust in the Philippine justice system,” its makers say.
That Dantes has an eye for social issues obviously has to do with his string of accomplishments that reveal his heart for service. He chairs the YesPinoy Foundation and in 2014 was appointed and sworn in by then President Benigno Aquino III as commissioner-at-large of the National Youth Commission. Research reveals that he resigned from this post two years later to give way to his endorsement for an opposing candidate in the national elections.
Dantes, currently an exclusive talent of GMA Network, thinks that one way to learn is through stories of other people. Case Solved will present such true stories — cases that have been resolved or where justice has been served; cases that helped shape our laws.
Case Solved, according to information provided by the network, “features sensational and controversial real-life cases ranging from non-aggressive to violent circumstances derived from Philippines’ Supreme Court Reports Annotated handled by the country’s National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine National Polic, International Criminal Police Organization, judicial agencies like the Department of Justice, Supreme Court and Bureau of Corrections. More than presenting how the crime is committed, it further explains how the crime is solved.”
Dantes is looking forward to presenting such solved cases that will “empower and educate the viewers in predicting the probability of a crime before it occurs.”
He states, “I like the concept of the show kasi it’s always good to have concrete stories as example. Also, it shows a positive ending wherein pinapakita ‘yung resolution ng problema. Yung combination of all these things inspires me. With this, gusto ko ishare ito sa mga manunuod. I want them to see a story of triumph dahil gusto nating makakita ng problemang naaayos,” the Kapuso star said.
Case Solved is proudly presented by GMA Entertainment TV. It premieres today, February 18, and will air every Saturday after Eat... Bulaga! on GMA.
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