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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jan 9, 2016

Kapuso Teen Stars Miguel Tanfelix & Bianca Umali Back In A New Soap, 'Wish I May'

MIGUEL TANFELIX and Bianca Umali have done two evening soaps, “Nino” and “Once Upon a Kiss”. They’re now doing “Wish I May” to replace “The Half Sisters: right after “Eat Bulaga”. We ask them what they did in between soaps?

“Nasa sitcom pa rin po kaming ‘Ismol Family’ every Sunday,” says Bianca. “At ako po, tuloy ang high school ko. Bale third year na po ako.”

“Ako rin po, tuloy ang pag-aaral ko,” says Miguel. “I’m a college freshman taking up entrepreneurship sa La Salle.”

“Half Sisters” is about twin sisters, Barbie Forteza and Thea Tolentino, who come from different eggs of the same mom but fertilized by sperm from two different dads. This time, “Wish I May”, which starts airing on January 18, is about a rare condition called chimerism (from the mythological creature called chimera whose appearance is a combination of various animals), a condition where a person can have two sets of DNA.

This is based on a legal case in the U.S. and this is used as a vital part of the show’s story. Camille Prats turns out to have chimerism so when the girl she claims to be her daughter had a DNA exam, the result is negative. Camille plays Olivia, who gets preggy because of Mark Anthony Fernandez as Clark. But her dad, Juan Rodrigo, takes her away from Mark Anthony, who turns out to have also gotten Rochelle Pangilinan as Audrey pregnant.

Camille entrusts her baby to her friend Alessandra de Rossi as Loretta who is married to Mark Herras as Andrew. The baby grows up to be Bianca Umali as Carina. The son of Rochelle and Mark, Tristan, grow up to be Miguel Tanfelix. Carina and Tristan, as may be expected, fall in love. But how can this be when they are half brother and sister since they have the same dad, Mark Anthony? Very big conflict, isn’t it?

Also in the cast are Glydel Mercado as Camille’s mom, Neil Ryan Sese as the greedy lover of Alessandra, Ashley Ortega as the girlfriend of Miguel, and newcomer Prince Villanueva as Bianca’s suitor.
Prince is the latest discovery of Kuya Germs who’s given a break by GMA-7. He’s a Daniel Padilla look alike. He cried buckets of tears when asked about Kuya Germs who just passed that same morning (Monday). He said was he was actually present when Kuya Germs departed. Before the presscon of “Wish I May” started, a prayer was said for the repose of the soul of Kuya Germs, who’s well loved in the industry. May he rest in peace. Wonder who will now continue his practice of giving tribute to artistas and celebrities by placing their name in Eastwood City.