GMA Network’s Entertainment Group inked a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for the highly-anticipated Philippine adaptation of the hit Korean drama series, Descendants of the Sun.
Present during the MOA signing on June 20, at the GMA Network Center were Major General Bienvenido R. Datuin, Jr., Commander of Civil Relations Service, Armed Forces of the Philippines (CRSAFP), GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable; GMAVice President for Drama Productions Redgie A. Magno, GMA Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, and Senior Program Manager Ali Nokom Dedicatoria.
The lead stars of Descendants of the Sun—Dingdong Dantes, Rocco Nacino, and Jasmine Curtis-Smith – also came in full force.
Major General Datuin is looking forward to working with the Network for the Pinoy version of the series. “The pleasure and the honor are ours. As I always say, this is an AFP that you can trust. We have evolved into your partners in the civilian community. This is an opportunity for us para maipakita ang aming core values which are patriotism, honor, and service, which I know that our actors and actresses here will be able to portray,” he said.
Rasonable, in turn, is grateful to the AFP for partnering with GMA. “First of all, we are so honored and very thankful that the AFP has agreed to help us and partner with GMA for this project. This is a much-awaited and very important flagship project of the Network and we cannot have it any other way than with the AFP helping us out,” she shared.
Joining the star-studded cast of the Philippine adaptation of Descendants of the Sun are Andre Paras, Chariz Solomon, Renz Fernandez, Lucho Ayala, Paul Salas, Prince Clemente, Jon Lucas, and Hailey Mendes.
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