PRESS STATEMENT FROM GMA-7:
"This Saturday (February 12), viewers will get another chance to watch in full swing the pilot week of GMA Network's grandest and most awaited romantic-comedy series on primetime with the TV special titled "I ♥ YOU Pare: Ang Bonggang Beginning airing right after Wish Ko Lang.
"I ♥ You Pare not only features the powerhouse lead stars Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid and 2010 Star Awards for TV Best Actor Dingdong Dantes but also a pool of extraordinarily-talented actors who make this offering a surefire hit among viewers.
"This TV special will surely refresh the audience on the pilot week of the drama series which features Regine in a refreshing role as Tonya/Tonette, a conservative/reserved probinsyana who crosses paths with the happy-go-lucky guy Kenneth played by Dingdong.
"Catch once again the fateful and sweet encounter of Tonya and Kenneth in Vigan where they share an accidental kiss. After this unexpected incident, Tonya and Kenneth part ways and lead separate lives. By some weird twist of fate, Tonya and Kenneth meet again, this time with Tonya posing as the gay Tonette in the bar that Kenneth manages.
"After its promising rating performance during its debut, I ♥ You Pare will definitely transcend boundaries on the local entertainment arena and is set to become one of the favorite TV spectacles on GMA Telebabad.
"Completing the cast of I ♥ You Pare are Tirso Cruz III, Ian Veneracion, Mark Abaya, Ehra Madrigal, Paolo Ballesteros, Celia Rodriguez, Luane Dy, Kevin Santos, Antonio Aquitania, Carlo Gonzales, Peter Serrano, Butz Aquino, Luz Valdez, Via Antonio, Joey Paras, Joel Saracho and Boy Alano together with directors Andoy Ranay and Bb. Joyce Bernal.
"I ♥ [Heart] You Pare: Ang Bonggang Beginning airs this Saturday, February 12, right after Wish Ko Lang on GMA-7."
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