Now here's one loyal teleserye viewer!
On August 12, 2022, a Facebook post circulated online after netizens were tickled pink by one avid televiewer's heartwarming story of loyalty and devotion.
The story became even more relevant since it coincided with the much-awaited ending of the top-rating ABS-CBN teleserye, FPJ's Ang Probinsyano.
In the photo, a die-hard Ang Probinsyano fan, identified as Jaime G. Gutierrez, holds a poster of the show on one hand, and a "Certificate of Completion" on the other.
The brains behind the mock award is none other than Jaime's daughter, Jan Gutierrez, who captioned her post, "Congratulations, Papa! For successfully completing all episodes of "Ang Probinsyano"
"Dasurv mo ang Certificate of Completion. Haha! #AngProbinsyano beke nemen ????"
The post was published along with the hashtags #angpambansangpagtatapos and #FPJAP7MissionAccomplished
As of this writing, it has already garnered over 3,000 shares.
Congratulations poured in from commenters who lauded Mang Jaime for his sheer determination in watching the primetime actionserye unfold all throughout its seven-year run.
In an exclusive interview with Balita Online, Jan discussed her father's unusual obsession with the show, as well as his unabashed adulation for its lead star, Coco Martin.
Jan shared, "Nasubaybayan po niya. Present po sa lahat ng episodes. Relatable po sa kanya yung ibang episodes sa series."
She revealed that Jaime is actually a retired soldier, which explains why he easily identifies with the lead character's exploits and misadventures.
Jan also added that if her dad could have his wish, he would want to meet and spend time with Coco, who also served as the teleserye's director.
With the eventual demise of the various member's of Cardo's Task Force Agila over the past years, Mang Jaime couldn't help but draw parallels with his past exploits with rebel forces from the New People's Army, where he, just like Cardo, emerged as their unit's sole survivor.
"May encounter na po siya sa mga NPA. Actually, na-ambush po yung group nila sa bundok. Siya lang po ang naka-survive," Jan disclosed.
"Nasesepanx [separation anxiety] po si Papa. Wala na raw siya mapapanood.
Jan concluded, "Sana may susunod pa na palabas si Coco Martin. Susuportahan daw po ulit sila ni Papa."
Will Coco Martin grant Mang Jaime's wish?
The TV series which made its debut on September 28, 2015 on ABS-CBN aired its final episode on August 12, 2022.
Towards its final weeks, the longest running drama series on Philippine television with 1,696 episodes to its name has consistently trended non-stop all over social media.
- Julia Montes, nagbigay-pugay kay Coco Martin sa pagtatapos ng Ang Probinsyano
- John Arcilla alarmed by "death threats" he receives as FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano comes to an end
- Ang Probinsyano viewers, tinawag ang pansin ng MTRCB dahil sa mga madugo at bayolenteng eksena
- Senator Grace Poe taos-pusong nagpasalamat sa cast, crew, loyal viewers ng FPJ's Ang Probinsyano