Mylene Dizon, Gina Pareno to be part of Magpakailanman's second year anniversary offering

Miggs Cuaderno (third from left) is cast as a math wizard in Magpakailanman: Henyo ng Bangketa: the Gerald Tamayo Story. Gina Pareño (rightmost) plays his grandmother in this second anniversary offering of GMA-7's anthology show.



PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:


After a startling performance in one of Magpakailanman’s most highly acclaimed episodes about Alzheimer’s disease, veteran actress Gina Pareño returns to the drama anthology with another challenging and heart-tugging performance--this time as the grandmother who becomes both mother and father to her grandchildren after losing their father to illness, and their mother to vices.



She portrays the grandmother of a math wizard who went viral online and was featured on news programs. This math wizard is a street urchin (portrayed by Miggs Cuaderno) who impresses even engineering students with his math skills. The boy proves that many street children have the potential to be greater than what they are, if only they are given a chance and a choice.



Mylene Dizon joins Gina Pareño and Miggs Cuaderno in an equally challenging role as the street kid’s mother who makes the ultimate sacrifice to leave her children so they can be better without her bringing them down. Her powerful performance will make viewers feel for the character’s personal tragedy.



Completing the cast are Gerard Madrid, Rap Fernandez, and Ina Feleo.



Directed by Neal Del Rosario, the episode titled Henyo ng Bangketa: the Gerald Tamayo Story, airing on November 15, is the first of Magpakailanman’s three special episodes in celebration of the show’s second year anniversary on GMA-7.


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