Ilonggo teleserye soon?
Will there be an Ilonggo teleserye soon?
That would be in three to five years, if the plan of GMA Network pushes through in tapping Ilonggo talents to be the next Coco Martin, Kathryn Bernardo, Dawn Zulueta, Janice de Belen and more.
JB Bautista-Pacleb, senior program manager
of GMA Network's Regional Television
and Oliver Amoroso, Assistant Vice President
for Sales and Marketing, Regional TV
This was revealed by JB Bautista-Pacleb, senior program manager of GMA Network's Regional Television during her visit to Iloilo along with other regional TV executives.
The network is indeed gradually giving the regional areas some attention.
"Fiesta, for one will be translated in the local dialect," Pacleb said, referring to the network’s travel magazine aired in all its channels nationwide.
"We also plan to use the dialects for movie sub-titles. Pinag-aaralan pa kung sa Cebu, Iloilo or Mindanao," she added.
With more training from GMA Network, Ilonggo actors will surely rival Manila thespians.
Some of these actors were discovered in Ilonggo movies like Gugma sa Panahon sang Bakunawa by Peter Solis Nery (Eman Abatayo), Beadworks by Ronnie Poblacion (Chuck Luat)and Dagyang (Erwin Chiongson and former Councilor Julienne Baronda) as well as veteran actors in Hutik sang Taglugar (Joel Torre), Yanggaw (Ronnie Lazaro) and Namets (Christian Vasquez).* (Kathy Villalon, The News Today Libre, February 5, 2013)