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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.

Oct 8, 2020



MEL TIANGCO is back in full force as her drama show, “Magpakailanman”, presents five brand new episodes for this month, featuring inspiring stories of bravery, sacrifice, hope, and love for Kapuso viewers. 

“Yes, we have a special treat to our loyal viewers kasi piling-pili ang lahat ng episodes na aming ipapalabas,” says Mel. “This actually started last Saturday when Shaira Diaz starred in ‘Viral Frontliner: The Lorraine Pingol Story,’ which showcased the real-life struggles of a nurse who recently went viral online after helping a street dweller give birth. 

"She co-starred with Yayo Aguila, Luis Hontiveros and Anthony Rosaldo. Ang ganda ng feedback dito kaya tuwang-tuwa kami. Pero abangan nyo ang next episodes, dahil mas higit pa silang magaganda.”

This Saturday (October 10), Bea Binene plays Lorie, “The Lockdown Wife,” another timely story of a battered wife who was stuck at home with an abusive husband during the community quarantine. 

“This is my most mature role to date,” says former child star Bea Binene. “First time kong gumanap na battered wife. Sa simula, Lorie and Dexter, played by Martin del Rosario, are a happily married couple. 

"To fulfill their dream of having a child, Lorie quits her job and stays home, while Dexter continues to work and provide for their needs. But over time, Dexter begins to change and becomes so possessive. He thinks his wife is an object that he could hurt and do anything to. 

"Also in this episode are James Teng and Maritess Joaquin, directed by Rado Peru. Don’t miss it at panoorin nyo kung paano ako bugbugin dito ni Martin.”

On October 17, love takes on a surprising turn in “Sign Language of Love”, which stars Thea Tolentino and Jeric Gonzales as Jessica and Louie. Jessica is a teacher in a school for the deaf where she meets and falls in love with her student, Louie. 

More than the communication barriers between them, they will face the unforgiving and discriminating judgment of the uncaring people around them. 

To better portray their roles, both Thea and Jeric underwent a series of workshops to learn sign language. The episode is under the direction of Don Michael Perez.

On October 24, #MPK showcases the inspiring story of Lairca Nicdao, a gold medalist at the 2019 World Para Dance Sport Championships held in Germany. 

After surviving cancer, Lairca did not let having a prosthetic leg and being bullied for most of her life hinder her from reaching her dreams and becoming the country’s newest Junior World Para Dance champion.

For the final Saturday of the month, a special Halloween presentation will be aired on October 31 with the haunting tale of a woman who grew up being sexually abused in her sleep by a maligno. 

As a child, Mayet has always been able to see otherworldly elements, but things get even more frightening for her when the shadow that she sees and harasses her when she goes to bed followed her until she grew up. It's a truly scary story perfect for Halloween. 

Don’t miss #MPK’s all-new episodes this October, every Saturday, 8:15 p.m., after ‘The Clash’ on GMA-7. For more updates, follow Magpakailanman’s official Facebook account and @Magpakailanman7 on Twitter.