Darna and Iking reunion: Angel Locsin, Francis Magundayao reunite after 17 years in Leni-Kiko rally

by James Patrick Anarcon
Mar 21, 2022
Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao
Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao are elated to see each other again 17 years after their Darna days at the PasigLaban campaign rally of presidential aspirant VP Leni Robredo and her running mate, Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
PHOTO/S: @francisthe79th on Instagram / File

Angel Locsin got reunited with her Iking in Darna, Francis Magundayao!

The short, accidental reunion happened on March 22, 2022 during the PasigLaban campaign rally of presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo and her running mate, Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

Angel and Francis worked together in GMA-7's 2005 TV adaptation of Darna, where Angel played the role of the superhero Darna and her mortal alter-ego, Narda.

Francis played Iking, Narda's younger brother who would later become her sidekick as Darna.

Francis posted a TikTok video of his short reunion with Angel on his Instagram account.

Francis wrote in his caption, “Even after 17 years, superhero ka padin sa mata ko, ate @therealangellocsin #darna”

In the video, Francis was first seen looking at Angel as she shook hands with fellow Leni-Kiko supporters.

Francis even shouted “Darna!” as he pointed to Angel who was at his back, interacting with other people.

In the next clip, Angel and Francis had a short interaction where Francis reintroduced himself to Angel.

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Pointing at himself, Francis told him, “Hello po. Iking.”

Angel and Francis then held hands as his girlfriend took their video. Francis also introduced his girlfriend to Angel and they shook hands.

Francis then pointed again at Angel and shouted like a fanboy, “Darna!”

The video then showed Angel holding her placard, “Ma’am Leni, sa’yo na ang bato,” referring to the magical stone that the mortal Narda swallows whenever she transforms into the superheroine Darna.

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Angel told Francis in the comments section of his post, “Nice to see you my iking! [pink heart emoji]”

Francis replied, “ate [crying emoji] salamat sa lahat ng pinaglalaban mo [heart emoji]”

Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao

On Francis’ Instagram story, he posted a throwback photo of him and Angel in their Darna characters.

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Angel was wearing her Darna costume while Francis was wearing his yellow costume when he transformed into a superhero as Darna’s sidekick.

Francis wrote, “For context guys, eto po kami dati hehe”

Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao

Angel also posted on her Instagram story her video with Francis.

Angel wrote, "Darna fans! Reunited with my Iking sa Darna!!! Labyu!"

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Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao

Angel also posted a throwback photo of her and Francis as Darna and Iking, which was posted by one of her fans.

Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao

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Apart from Darna, Angel and Francis were also able to work in another GMA-7 prime-time series, Asian Treasures, which aired in 2007.

Angel and Francis are just two of the celebrities who went to the Leni-Kiko PasigLaban campaign rally.

Some of the other celebrities who went to show their support for VP Leni and Senator Kiko’s bid are Jake Ejercito, Ben & Ben, Melai Cantiveros, Julia Barretto, Robi Domingo, Ebe Dancel, Elijah Canlas, Kokoy de Santos, and Donny Pangilinan, among others.

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Angel Locsin and Francis Magundayao are elated to see each other again 17 years after their Darna days at the PasigLaban campaign rally of presidential aspirant VP Leni Robredo and her running mate, Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
PHOTO/S: @francisthe79th on Instagram / File
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