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New afternoon soap

Meanwhile, the network also premieres today a new soap on its afternoon block. Titled Mga Basang Sisiw, soap takes the time slot occupied by Unforgettable bid adieu to its followers last Friday. This is another reimagining of the 1981 movie of the same title by Agustin de la Cruz that starred Sheryl Cruz, Janice de Belen, the late Julie Vega, and Niño Muhlach.
Renz Valerio with Mga Basang Sisiw co-star Bianca Umali
In the TV version, Lani Mercado (who has been reelected as  congressman in Cavite) leads a platoon of Kapuso stars including Raymond Bagatsing, Gardo Versoza, Caridad Sanchez, Maricris Garcia, and Mike Tan in breathing life to the characters based on the movie. The kids are played by GMA Network discoveries Renz Valerio, Bianca Umali, Kimberly Faye, Hershey Garcia, and Miko Zarsadias. Maxene Magalona plays her first antagonist role in the series. If you’ve seen the movie you would know that the story is about four kids who lost their mother in a plane crash. They return to their father but their stepmother treats them badly. Then they run away from home, thus the moniker “basing sisiw” as they try to cope with life in the streets. There is enough complications in the plot of the series to make the audience get hooked on it. Is the mother actually alive? If she were, wouldn’t she be looking for her children? What are Gardo Versoza’s and Mike Tan’s roles in making the twists and turns of the story even more complex? That’s what we have to find out starting this afternoon. Actor-turned-TV director Ricky Davao directs the series.
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