(From left) Gary Estrada, Iwa Moto, Yasmien Kurdi and Marco Alcaraz topbill the four-part "Madrasta" episode of Dear Friend on GMA-7. Photo: Courtesy of GMA-7

Dear Friend delivers the third offering of its summer specials featuring a touching drama in "Madrasta." This Sunday afternoon drama is slated to premiere on May 17.


The four-part episode of "Madrasta" is topbilled by GMA-7's Drama Princesses, Yasmien Kurdi and Iwa Moto. Both are products of the first batch of the GMA-7 talent search StarStruck. Completing the cast are Gary Estrada, Marco Alcaraz, Kevin Santos and Dang Cruz.


With director Jay Altarejos at the helm, "Madrasta" tells the story of two women whose lives are intertwined by shades of intrigue, personal ambitions and resentment.


Iwa plays the role of Gellie who is often misjudged as a flirtatious, easy to get type of girl by her schoolmates. Unknown to them, Gellie is trying to cope with her harrowing experience as a battered girlfriend.


During these trying times, she finds comfort in the arms of Arnold (Gary Estrada), the owner of the school where she studies. On one occasion, Shiela (Yasmien) chances upon Gellie talking to Arnold and immediately gives the wrong impression that Gellie toys with older men. She brands Gellie as a gold-digger.   


Gellie and Arnold start seeing each other and despite their age differences, they fall in love instantly. However, things get complicated on the day of their engagement. Gellie discovers that Shiela is Arnold's daughter, her former classmate who spread the false rumors about her.


Will this revelation ignite the feud between the two women? How will Shiela deal and accept the truth that Gellie is the new mistress of her father? Will Gellie find peace in her heart?


Don't miss Part 1 of 4 "Madrasta" episode of Dear Friend this Sunday, May 17, right after S.O.P. on GMA-7.