TV5’s Christmas series extended

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    CARLA Abellana is happy with the good feedback about the return of her acclaimed show, “Love of My Life,” on GMA last week. Netizens really missed the series and they are happy to see Carla as Adelle, Rhian Ramos as Kelly, Mikael Daez as Nikolai and Coney Reyes as Isabelle back on primetime.

    As Adelle, Carla is a single mom whose first husband died. She then meets real-life squeeze, Tom Rodriguez, the favored son of Coney Reyes, who courts her and they get married. But Tom is stricken with terminal disease and eventually dies. The series had to be suspended at the peak of their conflict due to the pandemic.

    “We all thought the show has been shelved for good,” said Carla. “So when we were notified that we’d do lock in taping, siempre, natuwa kaming lahat. But some adjustments had to be made sa story. ‘Yung child actors who play as mga anak namin ni Rhian, bawal nang magtrabaho dahil sa pandemic so they had to go.”

    So how would she describe her experience in this time of the pandemic with Tom?

    “Sanay kaming when we’re both working, bihira naming makita ang isa’t isa. But due to the lockdown we got to spend a lot of time together. Tulong in doing household chores. Kami lahat ang gumagawa. But it strengthened our relationship and helped us grow as a couple.”

    She’s happy to see the old year go and she welcomes 2021 with so much hope in her heart. “We’ve learned a lot during the past year, lalo na when it comes to maintaining health protocols for our own good. And of course, we continue to pray that we will finally be able to defeat the virus and go back to our normal lives before the pandemic na hindi tayo natatakot lumabas at all.”

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    Sheryl Cruz laughed off the rumor she’s pregnant, with her “Magkaagaw” co-star, Jeric Gonzales, as the dad.

    “That’s fake news!” she said. “I just returned from our lock-in taping of ‘Magkaagaw’ and my period came on the second week of the taping, so how can I be pregnant? And if the tsismis is true, wow, ang ganda o ang gwapo siguro ng magiging anak namin. Jeric and I are just good friends because of ‘Magkaagaw.’ If ever, magkaka-boyfriend uli ako and would get pregnant, I would not hide it at all from the public.”

    Sheryl has been officially divorced from ex-husband Norman Bustos, a law enforcer in San Francisco, by whom she has a daughter, Ashley Nicole, who’s now a teenager. Rumors linking her to Jeric started because of the very hot love scenes and kissing scenes they do frequently in “Magkaagaw,” where they play illicit lovers as Jeric is married to Klea Pineda in the story.

    Sheryl says she invited Jeric to be a guest in her YouTube channel called “That’s Sheryltainment” so they can clear up all the false rumors about them. “Magkaagaw” is returning to GMA’s afternoon slot with the conflict between Sheryl as Veron and Sunshine Dizon as Laura, the mom of Klea as Clarisse, getting more intense after Sunshine discovered that Veron and Jio (Jeric) are having an affair.

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    ‘The secrets and scandals in the Aguinaldo family, led by matriarch Faith (Maricel Laxa), get more intriguingly complicated as a new family threatens to mess up their lives.’

    TV5’s Christmas series, “Paano ang Pasko,” is so successful that it is now extended, but with a new title “Paano ang Pangako?”

    Produced by the IdeaFirst Company and Cignal Entertainment, “Paano ang Pangako?” will be aired weeknights at 9 p.m. on TV5. The secrets and scandals in the Aguinaldo family, led by matriarch Faith (Maricel Laxa), get more intriguingly complicated as a new family threatens to mess up their lives. The arrival of the Dominante-Cruz family helmed by its own matriarch, Elvira (Bing Loyzaga), takes an interesting twist as she vows to strip the Aguinaldo’s of everything in their lives: wealth, honor and heir.

    Elijah Canlas, recent Gawad Urian and 68th FAMAS best actor winner, plays Noel, the heir, a young man torn between his loyalty to the family he grew up with and the family he now wants to belong to.

    With Noel at the center of the warring families, Faith’s daughters Love (Julia Clarete), Hope (Beauty Gonzalez) and Joy (Devon Seron) take on full battle gear to protect him against the Dominante-Cruz clan, portrayed by formidable new additions to the cast that include Karel Marquez, Miles Ocampo, Kyle Velino, and Ahron Villena.

    The other characters like Ricky Davao and Allan Paule reprise their roles together with Ejay Falcon, John Sweet Lapus, Matt Evans, Danita Paner, Cedrick Juan, Ace Ismael, and Justine Buenaflor in the new season, directed by Ricky Davao, Eric Quizon and Perci Intalan.