PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"As GMA Network celebrates its 63rd anniversary, another heartwarming TV fare will touch the hearts of Filipino viewers via the family drama series, Binoy Henyo.
"Premiering July 22, Binoy Henyo features the ingenuity and craftsmanship of a genius boy who possesses a big and optimistic heart despite his struggles with poverty and his longing for a father figure in his life. The program takes us on a captivating and inspiring adventure that the whole family, most especially the moms and kids, can enjoy.
"Binoy Henyo’s storyline teaches parents to raise their kids to be the best they can be while highlighting the importance of maintaining a strong parental involvement in every child’s learning and development. Hence, the program believes that an encouraging parent is every child’s greatest asset.
"Sought-after Kapuso actress Sheena Halili takes up the challenge on playing her first mother role in the series. Sheena, who has showcased her versatility in portraying character roles in various GMA programs including Indio, Tweets for My Sweet, Alice Bungisngis and Her Wonder Walis, Amaya, among others, dabbles in her most challenging role yet as Agnes, David’s uneducated mother who loves him unconditionally and will do anything to protect her child.
"Sheena says she is grateful to GMA for continuously giving her good projects and for trusting her as she tackles a meaty role in Binoy Henyo, “Pinagkatiwala nila sa akin yung show na ito dahil naniniwala sila na kaya kong maging nanay, gusto kong talagang magampanan ito ng tama. Kaya ko tinanggap yung role na ito hindi lang para sa viewers, gusto kong may matutunan ang mga nanay na napaka-importante na habang lumalaki ang mga anak ay gabayan natin sila kung ano man ang pinagdaraanan nila. Kaya may puso talaga yung show.”
"Sheena also shares that she observes her own mother while preparing for her role. “Ino-obserbahan ko siya. Pag malungkot ako, doble ang lungkot niya. Pag masaya ka, makikita mo yung glow sa mukha nila. So, iyon yung tinatandaan ko. And inaaral ko rin si David. I want to develop a relationship with David on and off screen. Pag nasa set ako, alam kong nanay na ako. Si David dapat makikinig or makikipaglaro siya sa akin, yung hindi na siya maiilang. Iyon yung ina-apply ko every taping. During the auditions, kay David ko naramdaman na yung iyak niya, tumatama sa akin. Hindi lang iyak lang. Kaya alam kong may potential yung bata, mamahalin siya. Kahit sa set, hindi namin kayang magalit sa kanya kahit makulit siya.”
"Adding star power to the program is talented Kapuso actor Luis Alandy as Francis, Agnes’ boyfriend and David’s long lost father.
"Fast-rising actress Gwen Zamora plays a vital role as Emily, Luis’ barren wife.
"Joining the cast is one of Philippine Cinema’s highly-commended veteran actresses, Ms Nova Villa as Chato, Agnes’ aunt.
"And playing the coveted title role is Kapuso Network’s newest child discovery—David Remo. The jolly personality, natural charisma and quick wit of this six-year-old boy is all set to charm audiences as he breathes life to the character of Binoy. The series is David’s first television project, but he has already appeared in numerous commercial endorsements. At present, David balances his time between work and school as a Grade 1 pupil in La Salle Greenhills.
"Completing the all-star cast are Rich Asuncion as Josie, Binoy’s teacher; Lorenzo “Tata” Mara as Alfredo, Francis’ father; Frencheska Farr as Sandy, Emily’s scheming cousin; Gene Padilla as Chairman Domeng, Agnes’ suitor; Lucho Ayala as Jaime, Francis’ younger brother; Ervic Vijandre as Lito, Len-Len’s older brother; Angel Satsumi as Len-Len, Binoy’s bestfriend; Zyrel Jestre as Botchok, Chairman Domeng’s son.
"In the series, viewers will witness how Binoy, regardless of being mischievous and playful, will be able to inspire and touch the lives of the people around him. His innate creativity, wild imagination and genuine curiosity will lead him to invent and do things that will help the people he loved. Despite all the problems he is encountering, Binoy will never lose hope to be reunited with his father.
"On the other hand, Agnes will single-handedly raise Binoy to become a respectful, smart, and loving boy. In spite of her personal hardships and her struggles of not being able to read and write, she will strive to learn and get an education as she works hard to make ends meet just to give Binoy a good life.
"Under the helm of Director Albert Langitan, Binoy Henyo is created by the GMA Drama group headed by Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Officer-in-charge for Entertainment TV; Ma. Regina Magno, Vice President for Drama; Cheryl Ching-Sy, Assistant Vice President for Drama; Camille Hermoso, Program Manager and Winnie Hollis-Reyes, Executive Producer.
"The creative team is composed of Creative Director, Jun Lana; Creative Head, Jake Tordesillas; Creative Consultant, Aloy Adlawan; and Headwriter, Marlon Miguel.
"The exciting adventures of Binoy Henyo begin July 22 right before 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad."
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Sheena Halili tackles a mother role for the first time for primetime series Binoy Henyo
by posted on July 21, 2013