Come 2008, one of the hottest male stars in ABS-CBN, Jake Cuenca, will star in an action teleserye that pits him against Pinoy Mano-Mano host Cesar Montano, award-winning action star who started out in showbiz as a stunt man. Jake, who starred in the drama series Natutulog Ba ang Diyos, will heat up the TV screen with his new leading lady, Bangs Garcia.
Palos, one of the biggest budgeted and most talked
about projects of ABS-CBN, will start showing in summer 2008. The Kapamilya network remakes the movie that made Bernard Bonnin
an action superstar in the ‘70s.
The title Palos is the Tagalog word for "eel"—the snakelike fish that's
quick, slick, and hard to capture. These qualities make for Jake's
character: swift, smooth, versatile. Palos is based on the classic Filipino comics
and film character of the same name, a professional thief who is adept in the
fighting arts and possesses acrobatic skills. He's as slippery as an eel and as rarely caught.
The TV series is based on the Palos
movies that were released from the 1960s to the 1980s. The character was
created by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo and first introduced to the public
in the Tagalog Klasiks comic-strip serial "Alyas Palos." Actor Bernard Bonnin
played the character in all eight films, starting with Alyas Palos in
Jake's new leading
lady is Valerie "Bangs" Garcia. She is the cute and charming star in Let's Go but
now she returns with a new image. Sexy and aggressive, she is one of the
much-awaited faces for the coming year. Don't miss the hot revelations of Jake
and Bangs in Palos, directed by Toto Natividad, Erik Salud and Trina Dayrit..
Joining them are some of the biggest stars in the industry—Jomari Yllana, Sunshine Cruz, Jodi Sta. Maria-Lacson, Roxanne Guinoo, Carla Humphries, Julia Barretto, Jay-R Siaboc, Gloria Romero, Wendy Valdez, Vandolph, Dennis Padilla, Red Ford White, Ron Maloles, and Regine Angeles.