After an exciting season of revelations, high-intensity drama, action and romance, ABS-CBN's Kahit Isang Saglit is finally reaching its big finale.
This teleserye starring Jericho Rosales and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo will conclude the love story of Rocky and Garie as they discover new things about each other. Will Rocky choose Garie or his close friend Alona (played by Cristine Reyes)? Will they be able to find peace and forgiveness? How will Rocky react when he learns about the true identity of Garie and Alona?
In the trailer they showed, Albert Martinez and Christopher de Leon had an explosive face-off in a forest that served as a catalyst for the truth to be exposed. This forces Anthony Mondragon (Christopher) to hold Garie hostage. Can Rocky save his loved one from the evil intentions of the General?
Watch the grand finale of the TV show air this Friday, December
12, on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida.
Kahit Isang Saglit is the first collaboration of the Kapamilya Network with Malaysia's Double Vision. With the joint venture, KIS was able to showcase the cultures, views and sceneries of the two Asian countries. During the thanksgiving press conference of KIS, the producers mentioned that they are planning more co-productions in the future in line with the Network's vision of going global.
Aside from the love triangle formed by Echo, Cristine, and Carmen, Kahit Isang Saglit also stars Empoy Marquez, Malou de Guzman, and Wilma Doesnt. Gilbert Perez first directed the teleserye (initially called A Time for Us) but upon his death, he was replaced by Jerry Lopez Sineneng.
Carmen expressed her gratitude for the people behind their production.
"After we finished taping the whole show, I went back to Malaysia and I was working on other things. I tried to keep in touch with them as much as I can. When I accepted this project, I didn't think it would be extremely impactful in my life. I got to know a whole bunch of people, a new country, and a new language. It affected me personally and I learned a lot. Now that the show is about to end, we shot it for so long, and I feel that it went by so fast. I can't wait for the DVD to come out so I can watch every episode," narrates Carmen.
For his part, Echo was grateful to be given the chance to reclaim his leading man status on the small screen. "Iba yung show na nagiging part ng buhay nila gabi-gabi...Wow, ang sarap pala uli na maging part ng teleserye. Kasi for a while, naging tahimik rin ako, e. Ang kuwento ng mga seaman sa barko, nakakaalis daw talaga ng lungkot nila. Kaya ang ginawa nila, nagpagupit sila tulad ng gupit ni Rocky. Ang sarap ng feeling."
Cristine was also grateful for the warm welcome extended to
her when she became a member of the ABS-CBN family. "Ito ang first teleserye ko
dito [ABS-CBN] and naramdaman ko na masarap maging Kapamilya. Hindi ako na
out-of-place. Masaya ako at nakatrabaho ko ang mababait na mga staff at mga
MEMORIES OF MANONG GILBERT. Since the
Philippine-Malaysian co-production Kahit Isang Saglit is about to end
this Friday, December 12, the press asked director Jerry Sineneng if he thinks
Direk Gilbert Perez would have approved of his way of handling the teleserye.
"Manong and I nagsasaluhan kami for years now...sana okay naman ang rating niya."
Direk Jerry tearfully recalled a dream that he had recently had about Manong Gilbert. "Sobra akong natuto kay Manong. He's a dear, dear friend. Nabanggit niya na ako ang gusto niyang pumalit. Medyo ninenerbiyos ako noong una pero it turned out okay. Manong appeared in my dream and sabi lang niya, ‘Thank you.'"
Echo also narrated the time when he and Manong Gilbert had a misunderstanding on the set of Kahit Isang Saglit. "Aaminin ko na, nakikipag-away ako kay Manong Gilbert kasi magkaiba kami ng pananaw sa show saka sa character noong umpisa. So nakaupo lang ako sa bato, nagtatampo, naghahagis ng bato kasi hindi ko malabas yung gusto kong gawin. But they said, ‘Jericho ganito yan, e.' So bumigay lang ako at maganda yung lumabas."
Even though Echo did not get the chance to have his own way, he was able to learn a valuable lesson: "It's about being humble and trusting," he says.
What else will he miss about the show?
"I'm going to miss this show kasi iba yung feeling na
everyday in touch ka sa mga tao," says Echo. "Mami-miss namin yung mahanghang
na pagkain sa Malaysia. Lahat ng good times with the group."
Albert Martinez plays the man whom Garie recognizes as her father, Ronaldo Dimaandal. He enumerates the reasons why he thinks Kahit Isang Saglit was accepted readily by viewers.
"Ang naging reason ng success nito kasi makikita yung dedication ng mga artista. Makikita mo yung passion namin. The reason for it is because the people behind the camera were very supportive. The local team and the Malaysian team made out life as easy as possible kahit napakahirap sa Malaysia. Kita mo ang paghihirap, pagmamahal at pagod na bingay namin, nakikita mo sa end product."
Kahit Isang Saglit will be shown in Malaysia starting January 2009. The DVDs of the first three volumes of KIS will be available in record bars when the show ends this Friday, December 12.