'Dading' inspires viewers

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Friday, June 27, 2014


DADING, a combination of “Daddy” and “bading”, is a light yet emotionally compelling story that invites viewers to take on the challenge and become the best parent that they can be for their children.

The series, which started airing on GMA Network's Afternoon Prime block, offers character portrayals that will definitely resonate the value of commitment, love and sacrifice of being a parent.

Portraying the lead role is Gabby Eigenmann as Carding who is out to prove how fulfilling it is to become a parent despite any circumstance.

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Meanwhile, resembling what a mother can sacrifice for her own child is Beth to be portrayed by Kapuso leading lady Glaiza De Castro.

Harping on the sensibility of viewers are portrayals by Benjamin Alves as

Joemer, a man who sincerely desires to prove himself as a good father, and Chynna Ortaleza as Celine who’s willing to give it all for the man she loves.

Adding more flavor in the series are the characters of Gardo Versoza, Shamaine Buencamino, Toby Alejar, Mymy Davao, RJ Padilla and Zarah Mae Deligero.

Carding (Gabby) is an adult gay man who decided to raise as his own daughter the love child of his best friend, Beth and her lover, Joemer.

Despite Beth’s shortcomings as a mother for Precious (Zarah Mae), Carding patiently understands and even assures Beth how grateful he is to be a parent to Precious.

Meanwhile, Beth continues to strive to finish her studies not only for herself but for the future of her daughter. In the story, Beth even chooses to work to provide a better life for Precious but even so, she still makes sure that her presence is felt by constantly communicating with her daughter.

Despite being teased by her classmates of having a gay father, Precious dearly loves Carding. She grows up as a cheerful and talented girl. They are living as a happy family when Joemer suddenly enters the picture.

Despite Beth’s attempts to get rid of him, Joemer will eventually convince Beth that he just wants to get to know his daughter and has no plans of ruining her marriage.

Who is the rightful father for Precious? How can Beth work things out for her daughter? Can Joemer make up for the chances he lost with his daughter?

From the direction of the award-winning actor Ricky Davao and from the original concept of Denoy Navarro-Punio, Dading is supervised by SVP for Entertainment, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama, Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager, Camille D. Hermoso with Executive Producer, Marjorie P. Garcia.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 28, 2014.

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