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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.

Nov 3, 2020



DINGDONG DANTES wants to remind followers of “Descendants of the Sun” that the fresh new episodes they worked on in a locking taping at Tanay, Rizal will start airing this Thursday night on GMA-7.

“I’ve done many drama series but this is one that I’m really proud of,” says Dong who plays the lead role of Capt. Lucas or Big Boss. “It won awards in the Seoul Intertnational Drama Awards in Korea and I also won an award kaya memorable talaga ito for me. It makes me proud to be a Kapuso and a Filipino. 

"We’re now very excited to show our loyal viewers the continuation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’. It took a while but we’re very grateful that they stuck with us and continued to support us. Ito na ‘yun! 

"We’re back with fresh episodes and it only gets better from here on. At ngayon, it will also be shown on Netflix starting November 13 at sa streaming platform na ito, it will reach more viewers not only here but also abroad. I hope it will be a good step to give more projects to Filipino talents.”

Jennylyn Mercado, Dong’s leading lady as Dr. Maxine or Beauty, says she enjoyed her role as a doctor in the show so much. 

“We dedicate this series sa lahat ng frontliners nating naglilingkod sa sambayanan, kayo po ang inspirasyon namin sa seryeng ito. Nagpapasalamat din po kami sa lahat ng mga Kapuso natin na walang sawang sumusuporta sa ‘Descendants of the Sun’. 

"Para sa inyo po ito at excited na po kami na mapanood nyo ang pagpapatuloy ng kuwento dahil napakarami ng exciting scenes at mga pasabog na eksenang mapapanood nyo rito.”

Rocco Nacino who plays second lead as Diego Ramos or Wolf totally agrees with Dingdong. 

“I feel so fortunate to be part of the Philippine adaptation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ as it really made a difference and has become a great game changer in its field,” says Rocco. 

“It’s so satisfying to know na naging bahagi ka ng isang show na tumatak talaga sa mga manonood as the first Filipino TV series na mapapanood sa international streaming channel na Netflix.”

All of them agree that “Descendants of the Sun” will be a tough act to follow. 

“Sa laki nito at sa scope, it’s really one of the biggest shows I’ve ever done,” adds Dingdong. “Ginastusan talaga ng GMA, inabot pa ng pandemya, at tinapos namin on lock in taping na naging unforgettable ang experiences naming lahat. 

"Mahirap talagang mapantayan ito. After this, I don’t know yet kung ano ang susunod kong project, but I’m hoping na sana, maging kasinlaki at kasingganda rin nito.”

Don’t miss the new episodes of “Descendants of the Sun” starting this Thursday on the Kapuso network, after “Encantadia”.