Gabbi Garcia paired with Ruru Madrid who plays a mayoral candidate in political rom-com

Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid's tandem GabRu will be back on primetime for the two-week political romantic-comedy Naku, Boss Ko! According to them, the series is especially created for the elections. It will air on April 25 or two weeks before the upcoming 2016 presidential elections.



Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid are set to play more mature roles in the upcoming political rom-com series Naku, Boss Ko!

In the pocket presscon for the two-week series especially created for the upcoming 2016 elections, Gabbi and Ruru explained the roles they will be portraying.

Gabbi, who is 17 years old in real life, described her character Che as an activist who works hard for her mother.

“Simpleng babae na hindi sila ganoon kayaman, simple lang talaga yung buhay nila pero sobra siyang aktibista. Tapos street smart, matalino kaya di mo siya maloloko.”

Gabbi Garcia


Meanwhile, 18-year-old Ruru plays John G, a 20-something mayoral candidate who was asked by his father (Leo Martinez) to run for him in the upcoming elections.

“Yung tatay ko po kasi si Leo Martinez, siya po yung every election, tumatakbo siya, hindi siya nananalo.

“So parang nagkaroon ng isang scenario na nag-viral yung video ko so sumikat ako. Ginawa niya, ‘Kesa ako tumakbo, ikaw na lang tumakbo.’

Gabbi added about her partner’s character, “Parang mas sikat po kasi siya dito. Connected po siya sa akin kaya po siya nagkaroon ng viral video.”

Since they are portraying roles quite far from their age, they were asked how they prepared for it, most especially Ruru who is cast as a political candidate in a town.

“Parang sinabi rin po sa amin noong storycon, noong una inisip nila masyadong bata.

“Tapos sabi nila, yung time daw ng kay Rocco [Nacino], pinatanda talaga siya yung Bayan Ko. Pinaputi yung buhok nila so feeling naman po nila mapupull-off [namin].”

Bayan Ko is GMA News TV’s original political series about a Mayor (Rocco) who discovers the anomalies of other politicians in the town he is heading.

CHARACTERS RESONATING CANDIDATES. What makes Ruru’s character more interesting is that he will show how a person can run for public office because of money and popularity.

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“Ipapakita ko nga po na kahit kumbaga hindi siya experiyensado, pero pwede pa rin siyang makatakbo dahil sa pera,” said Ruru.

Ruru Madrid

Gabbi added, “At saka may possibility na yung mga tao, iboboto siya [John G.] sa the way na sinusuhulan niya yung mga tao.”

“Kasi meron siyang mentor na nagsasabi kung anong dapat niyang gawin, yun po si Miss Tessie Tomas, si Miss S po.”

Ruru continued, “Siya yung, ‘Dapat ganito ka magsalita.’

“Kasi nagbago ako [yung character], grinoom talaga ako, pati magsalita, sobrang malalim.”

Aside from Gabbi and Ruru, the political rom-com also presents a string of characters that will show the present state of the elections in the country.

Ruru joked, “Actually lahat po, e. Lahat may panama talaga.”

Gabbi added, “Lahat po ng candidates [ngayon], talagang naka-link sila sa story mismo, sa script. May mga signature sila.”

Love Añover’s character is Cora Kamkam, who Ruru described as, “kurakot siya pero siya pa rin yung nananalo. May ginagawa siyang proyekto pero di niya natatapos.”

He also described Jao Mapa’s character as Papa Pepe. “Hindi siya sikat pero siya talaga yung magaling, siya talaga yung tumutulong.”

Jackie Rice will play another interesting character that is connected to Ruru’s politician persona. “Isa siyang sikat na sikat na celebrity, artista.

“I-e-endorse niya ako pero sa ibang paraan. Kumbaga parang magpapanggap kami na mag-on kami.

“Kasi yan yung uso ngayon dahil kaya ka iboboto dahil asawa mo si ganito, dahil girlfriend mo si ganyan.”

This political satire is directed by Marlon Rivera and will air starting April 25, two weeks before the 2016 presidential elections.


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