MediaQuest Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan and primetime king Coco Martin, along with other cast members of FPJ’s Batang Quiapo such as Cherry Pie Picache, John Estrada, Mark Lapid, McCoy de Leon, and director Malu Sevilla, recently met in a dinner event.
The event was attended by Smart President and CEO Al Panlilio, Mediaquest and Cignal TV President and CEO Jane Basas, and TV5 President and CEO Guido R. Zaballero. Additionally, executives from ABS-CBN Corp. were present, including Chairman Mark Lopez, President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, COO for Broadcast Cory Vidanes, and Chief Partnership Officer Bobby Barreiro.
The dinner was held to welcome the cast members of the highly anticipated television series FPJ’s Batang Quiapo. The TV executives got to meet the crew up close and personal. Coco Martin, in particular, eagerly and passionately talked about his work and vision for Batang Quiapo throughout the event.
The star’s active involvement with the show’s production and deep understanding of his audience made it very clear why he has been dubbed “Hari ng Primetime.” After the successful run of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, the Filipino audience can now look forward to another FPJ classic, Batang Quiapo, a tale of hope, resilience, and the power of the human spirit. It’s a story that reminds us that even in the darkest of places, there is always the chance for love, kindness, and bravery to shine through.
With an all-star cast, stunning cinematography, and a talented creative team, Batang Quiapo is a powerful series that captures the grit, humor, and heart of life in the city.
Batang Quiapo promises to be a timeless classic, much like the legendary Fernando Poe Jr.’s other works. The series premieres on Monday, February 13 on TV5.