IN KEEPING with its tradition of bringing quality programming to Filipino viewers worldwide, longest running noontime variety program “Eat, Bulaga!” will share stories of love, hope and redemption this Lenten season.
The six-episode special will kick off today with “My Carinderia Girl” and “Haligi ng Pangarap.”
Starring Ruby Rodriguez and Kenneth Medrano, “My Carinderia Girl” tells the story of an older woman who falls in love with a much younger man. Despite the criticisms they receive, the two will prove love is accepting and knows no age. Joining this episode are Pauleen Luna, Luane Dy, Sinon Loresca, Tommy Penaflor and Kim Last.
In “Haligi ng Pangarap,” Alden Richards shares the small screen with Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto, Joey de Leon and Tirso Cruz III in a story of a father whose faith, patience, love and dedication are tested when his son figures in a debilitating accident.
“It’s a story of acceptance and forgiveness. There’s no perfect family and we all go through difficult times in life. But if forgiveness is strong, we will learn to understand each other more,” Richards said.
Tomorrow, child star Ryzza Mae Dizon will showcase her acting chops in “A Daughter’s Love” opposite superstar Nora Aunor. This episode is about a grieving mother who goes through depression. Her daughter will do everything to make sure that their family will weather the storm.
Directed by Ricky Davao, “A Daughter’s Love” also stars Pia Guanio, Miss Millennial 2017 Julia Gonowon, Lui Manansala and Ana Roces.
Another treat for viewers on Holy Tuesday is Real Florido’s “Pamilya.” This family drama is about a prodigal son who returns home to his father. This episode is headlined by Ryan Agoncillo, Paolo Ballesteros, Baste, Jake Ejercito and veteran actor Ronaldo Valdez.
Meanwhile, on Holy Wednesday, comedic duo Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola take center stage in “Hating Kapatid,” a story of friendship and the things one is willing to sacrifice to keep that special bond forever.
Capping “Eat, Bulaga!” Lenten Special is Alix’s “Taray ni Tatay,” starring Vic Sotto and Maine Mendoza with Allan K, Jimmy Santos, Anjo Yllana, Rita Avila and with the special participation of Kendoll (Tenten). It tells the story of a single father who keeps his sexuality and other family secrets from his daughter.
Mendoza recalled that she had a hard time getting into her role after months of not doing any acting project. She said Sotto helped her find her A-game.
“It was frustrating at first because there were scenes that I could not do on my own even if I was very focused and motivated. Bossing made me feel comfortable on the set and guided me in finding the story behind my character,” said Mendoza.