‘One of the Baes’: A romantic-comedy set on the high seas


    GMA finally gives Ken Chan and Rita Daniela their biggest break by featuring the “RitKen” love team on primetime in “One of the Baes.”

    Half a million Filipinos are manning ships all over the world, but rarely has a female been at the helm. GMA comes up with a romantic comedy series dubbed as “millennial fairytale” that aims to empower women, this time, set on the high seas.

    Jowalyn (Rita) is bent on making waves to achieve her dream of becoming a ship captain.

    She is so focused on making this a reality that she avoids romantic entanglements. Grant (Ken), meanwhile, is convinced he already met his one great love during his childhood and is on the verge of meeting her again. He sets out to look for her, vlogging his way around the world.

    The fun, light, and family-oriented series features some of the country’s veteran actors including Roderick Paulate, Amy Austria, Tonton Gutierrez, Melanie  Marquez, and  Jestoni Alarcon. Joining them are Maureen Larrazabal, Edgar Allan Guzman, Rodjun Cruz, and Joyce Ching together with Archie Alemania, Buboy Villar, Kenneth Medrano, and James Teng.

    The program aims to pay tribute to our Filipino seafarers. Real-life maritime students from Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) are participating in the production of this romantic comedy series.

    Produced by the GMA News and Public Affairs Team under the supervision of Senior AVP Neil Gumban, Program Managers Joni Mosatalla and Joseph Conrad Rubio, “One of the Baes” is directed by King Marc Baco and Michael Christian Cardoz.