Yagit Premieres Monday October 13 on GMA Afternoon Prime

7:39:00 PM

After a series of nationwide auditions, GMA 7 introduces the newest child wonders that will breathe life to the four lead characters in the remake of the hit drama series, Yagit.
I was one of the lucky few who witnessed the revelation of the four lucky child stars and when the announcements were made, the parents of the kids were also present during that day. It was a momentous moment, tears of joy were seen for both parents and the children. The announcement was made by Direk Gina Alajar.

Portraying the role of Elisa is Chlaui Malayao, a six-year-old sweet girl who can instantly catch the attention and win the affection of everyone with her angelic face.

Playing siblings and Elisa’s cousins Josie and Tomtom Macabuhay are smart 12-year-old kids Judie dela Cruz and Jemwell Ventinilla. Judie, who has a mature personality at her young age, certainly fits the role of being the ate of the group who is full of dreams.

Meanwhile, Jemwell, who will give life to Tomtom’s chubby character, stood out from the crowd during the auditions not just because of his humorous personality, but also because of his comedic timing. He knows how to do punchlines and is always very lively and full of stories.

Playing the role of Ding Reyes is Zaijan's Jaranilla's younger brother Zymic Jaranilla.Although his brother is famous, he said that at a very young age, he certainly fits the role as well.

In the series, Eliza, Ding, Jocelyn, Tomtom will prove how the power of togetherness and true friendship can keep them positive amidst life's challenges.

Yagit is a well loved tv series way back and it is a challenge for the kids that they accepted when they portrayed the roles even more soto GMA Network. The creative team said that they created an updated version of Yagit, focusing as well to the community that surrounds the four main characters.

Present during the Bloggers Preview and conference were the four main leading cast together with Kevin Santos and Renz Fernandez. Kevin will play the role of Kardo Macabuhay, Dolores' ever-dependent brother and the father of Jocelyn and Tomtom.
He said that it was his first time to play a father role and he accepted it with open arms simply because he wants to play different roles, he has done a gay role before and being a father in the series gives him another challenge. He feels grateful that GMA trusted him that much to make him a part of this project.

Renz Fernandez plays the role of Roman Guevarra, the good-looking policeman and protector of the Yagits. He said that working with the kids is a fun experience with him and they are easy to get along as well.

Yagit also presents a stellar cast of the country's most respected artists in film and television: Yasmien Kurdi as Dolores Macabuhay, Eliza's loving and selfless mother who came from a poor family and resorts to becoming a GRO to make ends meet; James Blanco as Victor Guison, Eliza's rich and kind-hearted father who will easily fall in love with Dolores despite her social background; LJ Reyes as Flora Fabro, the stepmother of Jocelyn and Tomtom, who believes money makes the world go round; and Wowie de Guzman as Chito Asuncion, the vengeful ex-boyfriend of Dolores.

Completing the cast are respected and talented actors Rich Asuncion as Odette, who feels she deserves Victor; Frank Magalona as Bruce, Victor's rich best friend; Ina Feleo as Imelda, Dolores' close friend who was also a GRO before; Maricris Garcia as Cece, Victor's cousin and Bruce's girlfriend; and Raquel Villavicencio as Donya Claudia, Victor's judgmental mother who will do everything to ruin her son's relationship with Dolores. Also joining them are Steph Yamut, a cheerful kid from the Cebu audition, who will be portraying the role of Tiffany and Jirvy dela Cruz, the actor who played Ding in the original series, will be portraying Kagawad Butch.

Making the viewers' afternoon viewing even more memorable is Yagit's theme song, "Basta't Kasama Ka," composed and performed by wordsmith Gloc-9 with Protege finalist Lirah Bermudez. 

Meanwhile, adding a dramatic touch is its emotional theme song, "Kaming Mga Yagit," which is performed by Chlaui, Zymic, Judie, Jemwell, written by Florenz Sison, and arranged by Simon Tan.

Under the creative direction of Jun Lana (Creative Director for Drama), Roy Iglesias (Creative Head for Afternoon Prime), Denoy Navarro Punio (Creative Consultant), Ken De Leon (Headwriter), and directed by Gina Alajar, Yagit will certainly appeal to Filipino viewers from all ages.

Yagit is under the supervision of Senior Vice President for Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable; Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno; Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy; Program Manager Hazel Felizmenio Abonita; Executive Producer Joseph T. Aleta.

Don't miss the much-awaited premiere of the phenomenal drama series, Yagit, starting Monday before Ang Lihim ni Annasandra and after The Half Sisters on GMA Afternoon Prime.

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