THIS October, GMA Network’s award-winning drama anthology “Magpakailanman” presents five brand-new episodes featuring inspiring stories of bravery, hope, and love for Kapuso viewers.
Last Saturday, Oct. 3, Shaira Diaz starred in the first episode entitled “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 was joined by Yayo Aguila, Luis Hontiveros and Anthony Rosaldo.
This coming Saturday (Oct. 10), #MPK airs “The Lockdown Wife,” another timely story of a battered wife who was stuck at home with an abusive husband during the community quarantine.
At first glance, Lorie and Dexter were a happily married couple. To fulfill their dream of having a child, Lorie decided to quit her job and stay home, while Dexter continued to work and provide for their needs. But over time, Dexter began to change and was convinced with the idea that Lorie is his “possession,” one that he could hurt and do anything to.
Headlining the episode are Bea Binene and Martin del Rosario, together with James Teng and Maritess Joaquin. “The Lockdown Wife” is directed by Rado Peru.
On Oct. 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 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 Oct. 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 Oct. 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.
“Magpakailanman” is hosted by GMA News pillar and multi-awarded broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco. Don’t miss #MPK’s all-new episodes this October, every Saturday, 8:15 p.m., after “The Clash” on GMA-7. (PR)