ABS-CBN business unit head Deo Endrinal made a specialannouncement at the press conference cum thanksgiving party of the top-ratingshow Tayong Dalawa last Friday, May29.
Before the event has ended, Endrinal told everyone, "We'reformatting Tayong Dalawa to be shownin other Asian countries. We always getinquiries from other suppliers all over Asiaand we're in the process of subtitling already and preparing for the electronickit for distribution—either as a franchise or as a format."
This is not the first time for an ABS-CBN program to bedistributed in other countries. Othersoap opera such as Pangako Sa'yo, Sana'y Wala nang Wakas, and Sana Maulit Muli were also shown inother countries all over Asia.
Tayong Dalawadirector Ruel Bayani is proud that their show will soon be seen outside the country.
"Well, that is an achievement," he stated. "For them to believe na the way binili Meteor Garden, o kaya iyung My Girl, or Only You that they can buy TayongDalawa and let their actors portray the characters, napakalakingachievement no'n.
"Sinasabi lang nito na we're world class, na kaya natingsumabay, tumapat, na kaya nating gumawa ng isang programa na may kalidad napuwedeng panuorin ng isang global audience dahil ang mga tema naman ayuniversal."
The director added that the theme of Tayong Dalawa was something that anyone can relate to. "Ito naman ay tungkol sa pagkakapamilya,pag-ibig, sa pagkakaibigan. Ito ay mga temang pwedeng magustuhan o pwedengkagiliwan ng audiences all over the world. So, when the fact that we haveuniversal themes, our shows can be watched by different audiences."
THE SHOW CONTINUES. Many think that the story of Tayong Dalawa is about to end. But Endrinal already said during the pressconference, "Mahaba-haba pa po ang tatakbuhin ng Tayong Dalawa."
However, when Direk Ruel was asked about what the viewerscould expect in the succeeding episodes, he answered hesitantly, "We're notallowed to say kung anong nangyayari."
Then, he added, "But one thing's for sure, as early as lastmonth pa, sinasabi na ng mga tao na, ‘Patapos na ba?' Iyon ang testament kung paano ang isangistorya is sustaining the interest and keeping the people at the edge of theseat. Kasi, naniniwala sila na pataposna, e, hindi pa. Iyon ang design ng isang magandang script that the storytellers structure the story in such a way na feeling mo, ‘Bakit, ending na ba‘to?,' pero hindi pa naman."
He just assured the viewers, "The story is rich, it'scomplex. The characters are richly textured and hindi naman siguro kamimagpe-presscon at mag-aabala ng ganito [hold a thanksgiving party] kung matatapos na pala 'to two weeksfrom now. So ibig sabihin kaya naming humarap sa inyo at sabihing mahaba pa'tong programa dahil mahaba pa siya talaga."