ABS-CBN's newest teleserye, Kambal sa Uma, will entertain viewers every day
during siesta time.
The story of Jim Fernandez's Kambal
sa Uma was originally read by avid readers of Pinoy komiks. Then, it was adapted on the big screen in
1979, which starred actress Rio Locsin.
On Monday, April 20, Pinoy audiences will see the fate of two rat-like ladies in
the TV adaptation of Kambal sa Uma on ABS-CBN's Hapontastic.
The afternoon slot was seen by directors Manny Palo and Rechie
del Carmen as a challenge to keep their viewers glued to their television sets.
Direk Manny told the media, "Nung unang sabihin sa amin na
gagawin namin na lang itong Kambal sa Uma na panghapon, of course,
nandun yung pressure and challenge na gisingin namin yung mga manonood sa
"Kaya nga po naging desisyon ng management na binubuo ni Sir
Deo [Endrinal, excutive-in-charge of production] na pagandahin at palakihin ang
Kambal sa Uma na parang primetime, na parang mga pinapanood nating teleserye sa
gabi. Kung gaano naeenganyo ang
manonood na panoorin ang mga teleserye sa gabi, ganun din po ang ibibubuhos
namin para subaybayan ng mga manonood at suportahan ang Kambal sa Uma."
Since this show was based on a Pinoy komiks novel, Direk Rechie
admitted that they had to do a little change on it story so it could fit the
schedule for a drama series.
She explained, "Actually, kasi nga TV series ito, kaya nga
madaming characters but still stayed faithful to the original material. Kasi, this actually started as a komiks before it became a movie, and then now. So, more or less, pinagsama ang komiks at
the same time ibang cut, ibang dimension ng character, para bang para mag-run ng
Kambal sa Uma features young actresses Shaina Magdayao and Melissa Ricks. They will play the role of the two young
ladies—Vira and Ella, respectively—who have the physical features of a
rodent. They will be separated from
each other when their mother Milagros (played by the original Kambal sa Uma actress
Rio Locsin) tries to save them from the persecution of the people in their
town. Vira will be given away and will
end up in the care of a rich couple namely Lourdes and Aurelio (Lotlot de Leon
and Allan Paule). On the other hand,
Ella, who has more prominent features of a rat, remained with her mother and
lived in the mountains. When they grew
older, these twin sisters will meet again and their differences will lead to a
Also joining the cast are Matt Evans, Jason Abalos, Aldred Gatchalian, Bangs Garcia, Jay-R Siaboc,
Carlo Guevara, Jordan Hererra, Bing Davao, Nonie
Buencamino, and Gina Alajar.
Find out the real identities of Ella and Vira in Kambal
sa Uma starting this afternoon, April 20, on ABS-CBN's Hapontastic, right