PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"Proving that love knows no boundaries, GMA Network proudly presents Afternoon Prime’s newest drama series, Maghihintay Pa Rin. It will replace Bukod Kang Pinagpala beginning June 10.
"Maghihintay Pa Rin sets to highlight the value of love and commitment despite distance and status differences. Starring in the series are the network’s prime actors and actresses headlined by Kapuso leading lady Bianca King, Dion Ignacio, and Rafael Rosell together with veteran actresses Ayen Munji-Laurel and Tanya Gomez. Completing the cast are JC Tiuseco, Diva Montelaba, Julie Lee, Lou Sison, JM Reyes, Daniella Amable and Sachi Manahan.
"Bianca plays the role of Geneva De Villa who, despite having all the riches, longs for the love of a complete family. Right after her father died, all her mother Rio (Ayen Munji-Laurel) did is to tend their business De Villa Maritime Corporation and Manning Agency and treat their employees unfairly.
"In the same company, Geneva meets Kiko Sebastian (Rafael Rosell), whose father works in De Villa’s agency. While working abroad, his father got sick and eventually died. Like any other case, Kiko didn’t get any help from the agency. Fortunately, Geneva helps him until they become friends and develop feelings for each other.
"Despite Rio’s refusal of their relationship, Geneva fights for her love for Kiko and willingly endures the hardships of being poor. She will then meet Kiko’s mother, Trinidad (Tanya Gomez) and siblings Cholo (JM Reyes), Lita (Daniella Amable), and Bebot (Sachi Manahan). She will also get close to one of Kiko’s friends named Orlando Ramirez (Dion Ignacio), who secretly admires Geneva.
"Still adjusting to their situation, Kiko’s mother unfortunately suffers a heart attack and needs to undergo an operation as soon as possible. Because of lack of money, Kiko decides to work in Singapore with high hopes that their current situation will get better. Between struggling everyday lives and challenges in communication, Kiko and Geneva prove that distance means so little when someone means so much.
"Kiko crosses paths with Grace Lim (Julia Lee), a Filipino-Chinese businesswoman in Singapore, who will help him look for a better job, while Geneva is being pursued by Orlando. But true love finds its way because Geneva flies to Singapore to visit Kiko.
"Finally deciding to come back home to the Philippines, Kiko bids his farewell to Grace, which the latter refuses. She sets up Kiko and accuses him of rape. Kiko will be sent to jail and sentenced to death. Upon knowing the unfortunate fate of Kiko in Singapore, Geneva desperately seeks her mother’s help. In exchange, Geneva agrees to her mother’s wish for her to marry Orlando, who is now affluent.
"How is Kiko going to feel when he finds out about Geneva and Orlando ’s marriage? Will he be able to meet Geneva again? Will Orlando be able to prove his love for Geneva? Until when will Geneva and Kiko struggle for love and how will they attain their dream of having a complete family?
"From the original concept of Dode Cruz, Maghihintay Pa Rin is directed by Don Michael Perez and supervised by the Officer-in-Charge for Entertainment, Lilybeth G. Rasonable; VP for Drama, Redgie Acuña Magno; AVP for Drama, Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager, Ali N. Dedicatoria with Executive Producer, Darling Pulido-Torres.
"The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head for Afternoon Prime, Roy Iglesias; Creative Consultant, Des Garbes Severino; Headwriter, Kit Villanueva-Langit; Writers, Luningning Ribay and Geng Delgado; and Brainstormers, Richard Cruz, Kenneth Enriquez, and Rey Leoncito.
"Maghihintay Pa Rin premieres June 10 on GMA Afternoon Prime."
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