Television drama fans are anticipating the premiere telecast of two series today: Beautiful Justice, airing after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad; and Pamilya Ko on ABS-CBN’s primetime block.
Beautiful Justice is an action drama that highlights women empowerment, while Pamilya Ko, as the title suggests, is a heartwarming primetime soap that tackles issues that a big Filipino family encounters.
Serving justice in a beautiful fashion
In GMA’s latest drama, Bea Binene, Gabbi Garcia, and Yasmien Kurdi narrate the story of Kitkat, Brie, and Alice—three women brought together by the tragic death of their loved ones.
Derrick Monasterio and Gil Cuerva will heat up primetime viewing as they take on the roles of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) agents Lance and Vin, respectively.
The series follows the story Alice’s (Yasmien) husband, together with Kitkat’s (Bea) brother, and Brie’s (Gabbi) boyfriend, Lance (Derrick), who are all PDEA agents who died on a failed mission. Eventually, Alice discovers that their passing was not an accident, and that a powerful drug syndicate actually murdered their loved ones.
Armed with special skills and with the help of Vin (Gil), the three women unite to track down the syndicate and seek justice for everything they lost.
Completing the stellar cast are Victor Neri, Valeen Montenegro, Bing Loyzaga.
In preparation for this series, its cast members underwent Krav Maga and intense gun training sessions. Their co-star, Victor Neri, is also one of the stunt trainers and plays an active role in the series to make sure that every scene is accurate and mirrors real-life situations.
“It was an intensive training. We were taught hand combat and how to handle and fire guns. And we had to take the training seriously because we wanted to give the audience a genuine story,” Yasmien told Manila Standard in an interview.
“It took a lot of research and professional guidance to execute the scenes and build the story of Beautiful Justice,” she continued.
In addition, Beautiful Justice is also sanctioned by the PDEA and is working closely with its agents to bring viewers a realistic look into their lives.
Esteemed director Mark Reyes V is at the helm of this exciting soap.
This original series is headed by the SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Redgynn S. Alba, and Senior Executive ProducerMona Mayuga.
The show’s creative team is composed of creative director Aloy Adlawan; creative head RJ Nuevas; creative consultant Denoy Punio; Headwriter Des Garbes Severino; Concept Creator Loi Nova; Writers Obet Villela andGlaiza Ramirez; brainstormers Loi Nova, Jake Somera, and Erwin Bravo.
A family drama
Kapamilya drama Pamilya Ko promises to touch the hearts of viewers as it tackles the issues that modern Filipino families face—from infidelity, tragedy, to sibling rivalry—and the forces that bind them together—forgiveness, acceptance, and love.
“There are scenes na tumatawa kami, pero paiiyakin namin kayo. Mayroon din kaming umiiyak kami, pero patatawanin kayo. We will serve different kinds of emotions,” Sylvia Sanchez said of the new drama.
According to the seasoned actress, Pamilya Ko is a relatable story about a family whose everyday problems are compounded by a tragic past and a secret that threatens to tear them apart.
“People can relate to every character in the drama. And the story itself is something that the viewers would find very real because our intention is to depict a big Filipino family and tell the struggles they encounter and also focus on the kind of love only your family members can give,” she added.
The series follows the story of Chico (JM De Guzman), his parents Fernan (Joey Marquez) and Luzviminda (Sylvia), and the rest of the Mabunga siblings—Beri (Kiko Estrada), Apol (Kid Yambao), Persi (Jairus Aquino), Peachy (Maris Racal), Lemon (Kira Balinger), Cherry (Mutya Orquia), and Pongky (Raikko Mateo)—as they navigate the complex issues that arise even among the most loving families.
Chico may be the responsible and dependable first born, but an old family tragedy actually forced his parents to send him to live with his grandparents for almost all his life. Despite feeling alienated from his own family, Chico still makes an effort to build a connection with his parents and his siblings.
Just when everything starts to fall into place, a huge revelation will shake their whole family: their father Fernan has an ongoing affair. This will create chaos amongst them, and ultimately test Chico’s strength in keeping his family together. Despite all the pain, Chico will have his best friend Betty (Arci Muñoz) by his side supporting him along the way.
“This is the typical scenario in ordinary Filipino family. Sometimes people think that they can no longer find solutions to their everyday problems. In this series, we wanted people know that every problem has a solution,” Joey said of what viewers can expect from the program.
Also part of the powerhouse cast of Pamilya Ko are Irma Adlawan and Alyssa Muhlach. It is under the direction of Raymund Ocampo.