Celebrity mothers Gladys Reyes and Jaya Ramsay are ready to rescue mothers and wives experiencing problems in the domestic area.
Gladys told the press at a recent pocket interview, “Nanay emergencies and nanay concerns! So, kahit anong concern about sa bahay, maliit o malaking problema nandun kami!”
Beginning November 12, “Agent-Nays” Gladys and Jaya will answer the emergency calls from mothers via GMA-7’s latest morning program, Nay 1-1.
The 30-minute show will put its tandem “agents” in an important mission to extend help to mothers seeking tips, advice, and actual aid at home whether the problem lies in dysfunctional sinks or dilapidated rooftops, cooking kare-kare for a mother-in-law about to visit, or relationship troubles among family members.
The program devised a system by which mothers can easily reach Gladys and Jaya.
“Meron pong paraan para malaman namin,” says Gladys.
“Meron kaming tinatawag na ‘Emergency Mommy Tracker’ sa iPod kung saan tutunog po yun once na may email or mag-text sa amin.
“Makikita naming automatic kung saang lugar siya, saan namin siya pupuntahan at kung ano yung problema niya. Ganun pong ka-high tech!”
Adds Jaya, “Lahat po nang gustong sumali, they can text. Meron kaming cell number, meron din po kaming Facebook page.”
The duo said they were willing to take action whether the problem is big or small. They are also willing to visit barangays and homes that need their help.
Jaya and Gladys are not alone in the mission.
Jaya says, “Meron din kasing mga experts na handang tumulong.”
The show will, in fact, seek advice from doctors, psychiatrists, councilors, also engineers and contractors. Of course, this will depend on the problem at hand.
DOING WHAT THEY LOVE MOST. At the said pocket press interview, Gladys and Jaya are both happy to be doing what they love most: hosting their own show and being mothers.
Gladys, a first-time Kapuso talent, also the host of Net25’s MOMents, is pleased to showcase what mothers like her are made of.
“Alam mo yan ang kagandahan sa mga nanay, e. Magaling sila mag-multi-task. Di ba, yun ang talent ng mga nanay, e!”
Meanwhile, Jaya relayed that it is a pleasure to do a different job apart from singing and appearing on GMA-7's Sunday variety show Party Pilipinas.
“Nagpapasalamat din ako na nabigyan ako ng opportunity to at least act as a mom—someone that can help, someone that can inspire. As I said, ito yung gusto kong gawin, e. Iba.”
She said she is happy to finally share something she knows too well.
“Hindi naman joke yung ako talaga nag-go-grocery, ako talaga yung pumupunta sa Farmers, ako talaga yung naglilinis ng banyo namin, nagda-drive whether manual or automatic!
“Alam niyo po, galing din ako sa hirap, e. Hindi ko naman masasabing galing ako sa yaman.
“Yung nakikita niyo sa amin, iba, e— the singing, the make-up.”
RATINGS. The show airs from Monday to Friday, after morning show, Unang Hirit, which means that Gladys and Jaya’s Nay 1-1 will be up against multi-media queen Kris Aquino’s Kris TV.
Does that intimidate them?
Jaya answers, “At this point we are trying to present a different type of show wherein we’re hoping for good ratings.”
The singer says that they trust their production team to “make them do the best they can for the show.”
“Alam naman po natin lahat na ang ratings talaga ang basehan ng lahat ng napapanood natin sa telebisyon! So we are crossing our fingers and lifting it up to God.”
Meanwhile Gladys admits, “Siyempre, sino ba namang gustong hindi mataas ang ratings?
“Pero sa amin lang, hindi rin yun yung pinaka naka-sentro kami kasi pag ganun, mape-pressure ka.
“Baka ang mangyari, pilit yung palabas. Hindi ka na nag-e-enjoy kasi masyado nang maraming pressure sa 'yo.”
The Mara Clara star reiterates that she and her partner will try not to dwell on the ratings. They will focus instead on the actual work— “More [on] pagiging informative, [that] we’re having fun.
"Dapat nagre-reflect sa show yun, at higit sa lahat yung maraming nanonood kasi madaming nakaka-relate.
“Kasi pag may nanay, automatic [na] buong pamilya.”