Friday, January 27, 2012

5 Girls and a Dad: NET25’s First Drama series

Monday could be the busiest day in a week, but the media including bloggers, reporters and photographers were all excited in the recent press conference of NET25’s first “teleserye” offering going mainstream on prime time and competing with other big television networks.

“This is the first major drama series of NET 25’s Entertainment TV Division which aims to deliver more quality programs for Eagle Broadcasting Corporation and the viewing public this year,” explained Art de Guzman Jr., Eagle Broadcasting Corporation president and chief operating officer.
5 Girls and a Dad, a light family drama focusing on Filipino family values, written by award winning novelist and screenplay writer Lualhati Bautista (Bata, Bata Paano ka Ginawa?, Dekada '70) under the direction of Elson Montalbo

“We need something new, something different, something fresh. This is without violence, bad behavior, kidnapping and conflicts that you can see in all other stories. You can see all these in news every day,” Lualhati Bautista, the story writer of the drama said.

Art de Guzman, EBC pres. & ceo
Respected character actor Richard Quan plays the lead role of Lorenzo "Enzo" Legaspi, a taxi-operator/driver. He takes care of his five daughters: Dixie Nedic (Mimay, the eldest), Kate Nizedel (Anna Lisa), Abby Quilnat (Alex), Chesca "Cruzita" Salcedo (Valerie, the child with autism).

The beauty-queen turned actress Precious Lara Quigaman plays the role of Veron, Enzo’s wife who pass away after giving birth to their fifth child, Angel.

"Mahirap palang maging tatay, lalo na sa mga anak na babae, mahirap magpalaki ng babae, mas iniingatan. As a parent, you must really inculcate good values. Communication is very important. You must also earn their trust. Enzo is not perfect, he has flaws, but he tries to be a good father," the actor said.

Lualhati Bautista, the writer (second from left), Elson Montalbo, director (right) and bloggers Stephanie Mayo and Juliet Z. Cruz (left & second from right respectively)
Leo Martinez (Jupiter, Veron's father) and Vangie Labalan, (Venus, Enzo's mother) are also in the cast. "This new series is very timely. It will make you laugh and cry. It will make you love your parents even more and appreciate their sacrifices.
The Pinoy Bloggers with Richard Quan (fourth from left)
Each episode will bring enlightenment and a better understanding of the relationship that goes between a father and a daughter.

It started airing on January 23, Monday to Friday, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Catch the simulcast screening at Oreta Sports Complex in Malabon on January 27!

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