A heartwarming program, headlined by Carmina Villarroel and Richard Yap with Jillian Ward, aims to make afternoon viewing filled with love, values, and inspiration. Entitled Abot Kamay Na Pangarap, the series premieres today on GMA-7.
Carmina teases the audience about their very interesting show, “It’s another first from GMA because it has a medical aspect, so it’s something new. Hindi rin mawawala siyempre ‘yung kwento ng pagmamahal ng isang ina sa kanyang anak. It’s not a hardcore drama pero tagos talaga sa puso and it will talk about hope.”
Richard, on the other hand, considers his new character a dream come true, “I took up pre-medicine in college but I didn’t pursue it because my father didn’t approve of it. Since I didn’t become a doctor, I might as well just play one. Completely different din ang genre nito for me. It’s about family, love, and career. You’ll see a different Richard Yap here.”
Meanwhile, Jillian admits that this is by far her most challenging role, “My experience doing the series is priceless. Tinuruan kami ng live brain surgery as part of our immersion. Kaya mas lalong tumaas ang respect ko sa mga doktor. Sa totoo lang kinakabahan ako, but I’m very grateful and excited.”
Joining the cast of the afternoon series are Dominic Ochoa, Pinky Amador, Andre Paras, Chuckie Dreyfus, Sophie Albert, Denise Barbacena, Wilma Doesnt, Ariel Villasanta, Dexter Doria, Kazel Kinouchi, Jeff Moses, Alexandra Mendez, John Vic De Guzman, and Heart Ramos.
Abot Kamay Na Pangarap follows the story of an illiterate mother, Lyneth (Carmina), and her genius daughter, Analyn (Jillian). They go through hardships together while hoping that someday, they would reach their dreams and share each other’s triumphs.
Because of poverty, Lyneth was not able to study. When her father died, she went to Manila to work as a flower vendor. She then meets the handsome and rich Dr. Robert (Richard). Lyneth falls in love with him and later on gets pregnant.
Surprisingly, Robert is already married to someone else and he doesn’t want to take responsibility for Lyneth’s child.
Lyneth’s boss Michael helped her instead to give birth and raise a beautiful and loving daughter, Analyn. Years later, Lyneth would struggle to send her daughter to school because of financial problems.
Until one day, a researcher discovered Analyn’s exceptional intelligence. She gets featured on television as the genius child from a poor family.
This will open the doors for her to receive a scholarship and study in a prestigious medical school.
Amid all the odds in life, will Analyn achieve her ultimate dream to become a doctor? How can she guide her mother toward literacy? Is there a second chance in love for Lyneth and Robert?
Directed by LA Madridejos, Abot Kamay Na Pangarap premieres today and will air from Monday to Saturday at 2:30 p.m. after Eat Bulaga on GMA Afternoon Prime.