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Pamilya Roces: It’s campy—a funny and dramatic reflection of real life

By Nickie Wang

GMA Network unveils a new spectacle that is all set to make an interesting debut later tonight, it’s called Pamilya Roces.

Pamilya Roces: It’s campy—a funny and dramatic reflection of real life
 IN CHARACTER. Carla Abella, Gabbi Garcia, Sophie Albert, Shaira Diaz and Jasmine Curtis Smith are sisters in GMA Network's latest primetime drama, 'Pamilya Roces.'  
In interview with Joel Lamangan, who is at the helm of the series, the multi-awarded director said that Pamilya Roces is campy as it dramatizes a real story in a funny way.

“We cannot say that the series is inspired by real characters or it glorifies the idea of a patriarch having multiple families because we are just presenting a story that happens in real life. It can be anybody’s story, which makes it very relatable,” Lamangan told Manila Standard

According to the director, who marks his return to GMA Network three years after his last television project, Pamilya Roces showcases different perspectives of a family that viewers will find amusing, but more importantly, witness relatable scenes that will tug at their heartstrings and endear them to its characters all throughout.

“It helps that this series has a brilliant cast. Everyone is professional, from the newbies to the senior actors. It makes my work much easier even if I have them all together in one scene,” Lamangan added.

Pamilya Roces: It’s campy—a funny and dramatic reflection of real life
Christian Bautista and Andre Paras play support yet equally important roles in the latest drama. 
As the title suggests, the series is all about the Roces family. The patriarch is Rodolfo played by Roi Vinzon. He is rich, easily tempted, and the root cause of this entire family drama.

On the outside, the Roces clan is perfectly happy and whole. They have wealth, power, and they own the biggest jewelry empire in the country. But that is just an illusion, because the truth is that the patriarch has not just one, not two, but three families.

One day, Rodolfo, unfortunately, gets a heart attack, all three families rush to his side. With this revelation, things get complicated. Suddenly, three women and five sisters find their lives outrageously and well, hilariously, intertwined.

The legal family is headed by Gloria Diaz as Natalia Austria-Roces, Rodolfo’s wife. She is beautiful, sophisticated and a former model who came from a well-off family.  She has a very supportive sister, Camilla Austria, played by Snooky Serna. Camilla is kind, down-to-earth and treats Rodolfo’s children well. 

Rodolfo has two daughters.  His eldest is Crystal Rose Roces-Javellana, played by Carla Abellana.  She has always been independent and is being groomed to be the next CEO of their company.    

Gabbi Garcia plays Jade Roces, the younger daughter. Spoiled, and very self-absorbed, she is a famous social media influencer and her personality often clashes with her father.

Rodolfo’s second family is composed of Violet Balocboc, played by Elizabeth Oropesa, a former backup dancer. She will later on use her daughter, Amber Balocboc, played by Sophie Albert to get a larger share of Rodolfo’s wealth.  

Playing equally vital roles are the members of the third family: Ana Roces as Lily Renacia, Rodolfo’s true love and the mother of Pearl and Amethyst played by Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Shaira Diaz, respectively. 

Joining the powerhouse ensemble are Rocco Nacino, Andre Paras, Christian Bautista, Mika Dela Cruz, and Manolo Pedrosa

Pamilya Roces airs weeknights after Onanay on GMA Telebabad.

Topics: GMA Network , Pamilya Roces , Joel Lamangan , Gloria Diaz , Roi Vinzon , Snooky Serna , Carla Baellana , Gabbi Garcia , Elizabeth Oropesa , Sophie Albert , Ana Roces , Jasmine Curtis-Smith , Shaira Diaz.
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