Award-winning drama anthology, “Magpakailanman,” hosted by GMA news pillar and Kapuso Foundation founder Mel Tiangco, celebrates its anniversary with a two-part suspense drama, “OFW Most Wanted,” airing this Dec. 7 and 14.
“Magpakailanman” turns over a new leaf as #MPK to create a fresh and more interactive storyline with the new breed of viewers in today’s digital age. The weekly anthology continually innovates and finds creative ways to showcase uplifting narratives of ordinary and famed personalities while shedding light on existing social issues. And with #MPK, viewers and netizens alike are welcome to instantaneously be part of the narrative by getting involved with their comments and sharing their experiences.
“For years now, ‘Magpakailanman’ has always been true to its mission of being a ray of hope to Filipinos. Through these stories of people from different walks of life, the show hopes to ignite values and convey a sense of belongingness among its viewers. We wanted to present real-life stories that will not only be relatable to people my age but to younger generation as well,” Tiangco said.
In “OFW Most Wanted,” Dennis Trillo takes on the thrilling yet inspiring travails of Rens Tuzon, a DJ, writer, and painter, who decided to work in a furniture company in Saudi Arabia in hopes of building a better future for his wife and son.
Looking forward to an exciting new life as an OFW, Rens is clueless that a life-threatening experience awaits him as 12 of his fellow OFWs, who have been subjected through years of physical and psychological abuse from their Arab employers, all conspired to escape. He gets entangled in the scheme and is accused of being their leader. When he decides to escape, the pursuit of their employers and the Arab police for all 13 of them begins.
Meanwhile, back home, his wife has begun an illicit affair with another man. Will Rens end up in jail along with the other OFWs or will he manage to save their lives and return home to his now broken family?
Joining Dennis in the suspense-drama episode are: Lito Pimentel, Ina Feleo, Paolo Paraiso, Lui Manansala, Ricky Pascua, David Remo, Seth dela Cruz, Karl Medina, and Richard Quan.
Under the helm of Zig Dulay and writer John Roque, #MPK’s two-part anniversary special, ‘’OFW Most Wanted,” airs on Dec. 7 and 14.
Throughout its run, the show has grown to be a household name among its viewers and a trending topic among netizens every Saturday night. It has brought relevant and real-life inspirational stories that have touched the lives of many Filipinos and promoted good family values to its viewers.