Selfless love, devotion, and the sacrifices one will make for her family are the central themes of Raising Mamay, a heartwarming drama by GMA Entertainment Group.
Premiering today on the network’s afternoon block, the series is headlined by AiAi De las Alas who will once again showcase her caliber as a top actress in a drama where she essays the role of a mentally challenged mother.
“Apart from its beautiful story, this drama series has many firsts,” said the Comedy Queen whose career and experience in the industry span three decades.
“First time kong magigiging bata na nanay sa isang teleserye and siyempre thankful ako kasi blessing ‘to eh dapat hindi tayo tumatanggi sa blessing,” she added.
The 57-year-old actress admits to being both challenged and excited for the drama that centers on a different kind of mother-daughter relationship.
“It’s a heartwarming drama. Nakakaiyak siya, pero at the same time, matatawa ka rin because of the honesty nung bata, yung inosente ba, sa mga pinagsasasabi niya, doon papasok yung nakakatawa,” she related.
Playing alongside AiAi as her daughter, Abigail, is StarStruck Season 7 Ultimate Female Survivor Shayne Sava, who is ready to take on one of her biggest roles ever.
“I’m grateful that GMA gave me this opportunity to play an important role,” she said during the series’ virtual conference.
Abigail and her Mamay Letty, are as close as mothers and daughters can be; but when Letty unravels a secret that her husband kept from her, everything starts to change. Suddenly, she sees Abigail in a new light and can no longer stand being around her. Their situation begins to get even more dire when Letty suffers a traumatic brain injury that leads to her age regression.
Their roles have now been reversed. Abigail takes it upon herself to care for her mother, who now has a mental capacity similar to a seven-year-old child.
More family secrets are revealed, the past catches up to them, and suddenly Abigail finds herself questioning where her loyalties must stand.
Joining AiAi and Shane in the cast are Valerie Concepcion, Gary Estrada, Antonio Aquitania, Ina Feleo, Joyce Ching, and Abdul Raman.
Also in the cast are Tart Carlos, Raquel Pareño, Bryce Eusebio, Ella Cristofani, Hannah Arguelles, Lei Angela Ollet, and Orlando Sol.
The series is under the helm of esteemed director Don Michael Perez and Associate Director Linnet Zurbano.
Witness Letty and Abigail’s heartwarming journey in Raising Mamay, airing right after Prima Donnas on GMA Afternoon Prime.