I am following a very inspiring telenovela these days. Yes, I am one of the million avid viewers of May Bukas Pa (There Is Still Tomorrow), a drama series which started airing on February 2, 2009 after TV Patrol World at ABS-CBN. It is based on the 1955 Spanish film Marcelino pan y vino.
The story is about Santino (Zaijan Jaranilla) . When he was just a baby, Santino was abandoned by his mother in a monastery. He was raised by the caring priests Father Anthony (Jaime Fabregas), Father Jose (Dominic Ochoa), and Father Ringo (Lito Pimentel). As a young boy, Santino will find a friend in a mysterious person which he calls “Bro” (shortened for brother) who will help him change the lives of the people in their town. Wikipedia says that May Bukas Pa is a story that is set to open the eyes of viewers that there will always be hope amidst trials and difficulties. Miracles don’t just fall from heaven but comes to those who keep their faith.
In terms of Nationwide ratings released by TNS, May Bukas Pa reached a whooping 40.9% surpassing its pilot rating and currently the highest rated Primetime show for 2009. Recently, ABS-CBN Management decided to extend the series for 20 weeks.
Hands-down ako sa teleserye na ito. Ito dapat ang mga pinapakita ng tv natin, di yong lagi na lang sex and violence.
However, from the point of view ng isang pari, may mga interesting comments ako sa pilot episode.
1) The priests are Franciscans but the parish is named after Santo Tomas, a Dominican. Hehehehe.
2) Noong piyesta ng Santo Tomas, green ang stole na ginamit ng pari. No, white dapat pag piyesta ng santo. Hehehe.
3) Noong nangumpisal ang mga prayle, white ang gamit ni Father. Hehehe, pag kumpisal dapat violet.
But all in all, ang ganda ng show….Sana magkaroon din ng DVD nito. I want to have a collection of this show. I RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE WHO ARE IN SEARCH OF CHRISTIAN VALUES-ORIENTED PROGRAM.