GMA-7’s drama anthology show "Dear Friend" airs on July 20


Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal empathizewith letter senders in GMA-7's drama anthology show titled Dear Friend.It will air its pilot episode on July 20, Sunday, after Pinoy Idol Extra.



One of the country's most popular love teams during the‘90s, Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal, reunites as screen partners in DearFriend. This is GMA-7's newest afternoon show beginning July 20 right afterPinoy Idol Extra.

Marvin and Jolina reunite on screen for this drama anthologyshow featuring true and personal stories from letters sent by televiewers. Eachletter will reveal real life adversities and trials confronting today'syouth.

Dear Friend aims to inspire, motivate, and stir theyouth's consciousness on issues involving their lives. As hosts of this show,Marvin and Jolina will share their personal experiences to letter senders aswell as the televiewers. Both have evidently surpassed various obstacles anddifficulties that added maturity to their personal lives. Their partnership istried and tested, both in television and films.

How did Jolina and Marvin prepare for this drama anthologyshow?

"Maganda po kasi yung first two episodes po namin about teenpregnancy and sexuality," reveals Marvin during the press conference of DearFriend held last night at the Mandarin Oriental Suites in Cubao, Quezon City. "Yungpagbabasa po ng libro...I've read many books na rin and hindi namin kino-considerang mga sarili namin na genius. Ang mga usual na katanungan sa amin, tungkol savalues at based sa mga experiences sa buhay. Hindi naman namin sinasabi naauthority kami but we will talk based on what we experienced in life. Hindinaman napariwara ang buhay namin kaya makinig sila sa amin."

Jolina explains how they plan to tackle the problems ofviewers. "Mas maganda kung iba-base sa mga kaalaman namin pero tama rin pong i-considernamin ang pagbabasa ng mga books para mas malawak yung kaalaman namin."

Issues concerning the youth like teen marriage, date rape,sibling rivalry, addictions, and broken families are likely to be featured in DearFriend. Also, every episode will feature one chosen song and acorresponding music video.

Dear Friend is the youth's venue to experience thefeeling of belonging and inspiration in their struggles and triumphs. The showwill encourage televiewers to share their life stories and send a positivemessage of hope and realization for their own growth and well-being.

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Viewers are encouraged to share their true stories in DearFriend, which airs beginning July 20 (Sunday) right after Pinoy IdolExtra on GMA-7.


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