Anthony Taberna takes Ice Bucket Challenge from Kris

Broadcast journalist Anthony "Ka Tunying" Taberna took the ice bucket challenge he got over the weekend from actress-host Kris Aquino.

Anthony Taberna Ice Bucket Challenge
Screengrab from Umagang Kay Ganda
The Umagang Kay Ganda host did the trending activity on the morning show's August 25 episode, less than 24 hours after he was challenged.

Before getting drenched by his UKG co-hosts, Taberna nominated his fellow ABS-CBN news personality Karen Davila and DZMM co-anchor Gerry Baja as well as justice secretary Leila de Lima, and Bureau of Internal Revenue commissioner Kim Henares to take the ice bucket challenge.

However, Ka Tonying did not mention his donation to The ALS Association, a non-profit organization which initiated the #IceBucketChallenge phenomenon to promote awareness on the disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis across the globe and encourage donations for research purposes.

According to, the Ice Bucket Challenge donations already reached US$70.2 million.

"As of Sunday, August 24, The ALS Association has received $70.2 million in donations compared to $2.5 million during the same time period last year (July 29 to August 24)," the website posted.

"These donations have come from existing donors and 1.3 million new donors to The Association," it added.

Aside from Anthony Taberna, Kris also challenged her other close friends, Kris TV head writer Darla Sauler and It's Showtime host Vice Ganda. Both are expected to take the challenge within the day.


Darla Sauler took the challenge on Kris TV. He nominated Kapamilya stars Kim Chiu, Pokwang, and KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla). Kris made a donation on his behalf.