In the first episode of GMA-7's Stairway to Heaven, which aired
tonight, September 14, viewers were able to meet the different characters to
watch for in the Philippine remake of this Koreanovela.
The first sequence shows an emotional Dingdong Dantes playing the piano on the shores of Punta Fuego, Batangas. He sees Rhian Ramos, wearing an all-white ensemble, and she sits with him near the grand piano.
Viewers are then taken back to childhood days of Cholo (Dingdong's character) when he first met Jodi (Rhian).
Back then, the young Jodi (played by 13-year-old Barbie Forteza) already found comfort in the arms of Cholo (portrayed by former ABS-CBN talent Joshua Dionisio). It is revealed that Cholo comes from a rich family that owns a theme park called Eldar's Kingdom. The two continued with their friendship even though Jodi and her family moved to Manila.
Maita Aragon (Jean Garcia) becomes the stepmother of Jodi when she married Architect Joven Reyes (Jestoni Alarcon). Little did they know that Maita already had a family of her own in the past. She had sired two children, with Dindo (Soliman Cruz) and he suddenly showed up in Manila to turn over Tristan (Jake Vargas) and Eunice (Joana Marie Tan) to her care.
Joven accepts the children and he treats them as his own. Little did he know that Eunice and even his own wife would start tormeting his own daughter Jodi.
Maita viciously controls Jodi's every move and punishes her cruelly-even giving her a hard slap on the face. Even her double-faced stepsister Eunice schemes to destroy Jodi and claim all her possessions. She also becomes obsessed with capturing the affection of Cholo.
See how Jodi will cope with all of these hardships in the coming episodes of Stairway to Heaven, whichairs on GMA-7 weeknights right after Darna.