Vice Ganda recently revealed that his first teleserye was aired on GMA-7 in 2005.
On July 6, It’s Showtime hosts Vice Ganda and Mariel Rodriguez Padilla discussed—with excitement—a number of teleseryes that they used to watch. The discussion happened during the interview portion with one of the contestants in “Tawag ng Tanghalan,” the singing-competition segment of the ABS-CBN noontime variety show.
At the start of the conversation, Vice sang the theme song of the teleserye, Anna Luna (1989-1995), where the titular character was played by Margarita Fuentes. Mariel then chimed in, recalling how much she hated the characters of the antagonists Aleli and Eunice, played by Wilma dela Rosa and Joanne Miller, respectively.
The comedian continued to mention other teleseryes, including the Cebuano drama, Isabel: Sugo ng Birhen (1991-1992) and Agila (1987-1992), which, as Vice also clearly remembered, replaced Heredero (1984-1987).
Vice also added, Valiente (1992-1997), Flordeluna (1978-1984), and Anna Liza (1980-1985). Vice also mentioned the movie adaptation of the drama anthology Lovingly Yours, Helen (1980-1996), Lovingly Yours: The Movie (1984).
Mariel pointed out that she loved Familia Zaragoza (1995-1996).
“Meron pang maganda sa Channel 7 dati,” Vice nonchalantly recalled, “’Yong kay Donna Cruz, Villa Quintana [1995-1997].”
Mariel, upon hearing the title of the series, jumped up and down in excitement when she said, “Alam ko ‘yan! Alam ko ‘yan,” showing that she was a fan of the series as well.
WHY GMA SHOWS?
While Vice and Mariel were in the middle of exchanging memories, host Amy Perez, who was not on stage, raised a question: “May nagtatanong. Bakit daw puro show doon sa Channel 7 pinapanood n’yo daw?”
Mariel replied, “A, gano’n?”
Vice paused before he answered, “Hindi, ang galing naman kasi talaga ng Channel 7 noon. At saka, diyan ako nagsimula, e.”
Vice went on to explain that he appeared in the GMA-7 TV series, Saang Sulok ng Langit (2005), starring Maxene Magalona.
“Di ba walang nakakaalala?” Vice quipped. “Kahit nga GMA di nila naalala na galing ako doon. Hahaha!”
Anna Luna, Isabel: Sugo ng Birhen, and Familia Zaragoza aired on ABS-CBN. Agila and Heredero, both produced by TAPE Inc. (Television and Production Exponents)—the same producer of the noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!—originally aired on RPN (Radio Philippines Network, Inc.).
Valiente, also produced by TAPE Inc., originally aired on ABS-CBN, but transferred to GMA in 1995.
Flordeluna also aired on RPN; however, the remake of the TV adaptation was aired on ABS-CBN in 2007.
The original Anna Liza TV series, starring Julie Vega, aired on GMA. ABS-CBN made a remake of the series, which premiered in 2013, and starred Andrea Brillantes. The last episode of the series aired in 2014.
Lovingly Yours, Helen originally aired on GMA.