Teen stars Edward Barber and Grae Fernandez bring to life the magical story of twins whose lives are separated by a curse and are destined to be mortal enemies in the newest fantasy series Hiwaga ng Kambat, which airs Sunday nights on ABS-CBN.
Twins Iking (Edward) and Mateo (Grae) have always been polar opposites. Iking was born with features that resemble a bat, while Mateo grows up to be conceited because of his good looks and luxurious lifestyle. Their contrasting personalities will make them bitter rivals, as Mateo constantly humiliates Iking in front of everyone at school for his distinct qualities.
But their worlds will slowly collide as they discover secrets from the past that will change the course of their lives.
“Everybody works doubly hard on the set. You may see them tired after a long day but everything’s worth it just to make our Kapamilyas happy,” shared Edward during a press conference held on Tuesday.
“Everybody is easy to work with and I found a few things similar among us, the main cast, that’s why it’s just a happy set even though we work really hard,” Grae said.
The series was an instant hit as the show’s pilot episode last April 21 recorded a national TV rating of 24.4 percent, compared to Daig Kayo ng Lola Ko (12.1 percent), according to data from Kantar Media. The Kapamilya fantaserye once again won its timeslot last Sunday (April 28) with 22.7 percent, compared to its rival show (14 percent).
Viewers are in for more surprises in tonight’s episode as Mateo and Iking face each other in an arnis battle. Despite having poor eyesight, Iking will impress Mateo with his abilities, urging the latter to ask for a rematch. But before their fight ends, Iking will run away to make sure his enemy will not see his transformation into a human bat.
Joining Edward and Grae in the cast are Maymay Entrata and Chantal Videla with Sunshine Cruz, Epi Quizon, Malou de Guzman, Rubi Rubi, and Manuel Chua completing the supporting cast. The series is directed by Onat Diaz.