The Filipino TV drama series about the generational story of friendship of two Filipino workers will have a premiere on April 12 at Sheraton Doha with the leading cast of popular Philippine movie stars attending the event. Most of the scenes of the drama was shot in Qatar.
The event will come ahead of the much awaited launching telecast of “Kung Akoy Iiwan Mo (If You Will Leave Me) on April 16 via Channel 2 ABS-CBN in the Philippines and The Filipino Channel for its global broadcast.
The red carpet premiere will be graced by the lead stars Shaina Magdayao, Jake Cuenca and Bangs Garcia. Tickets are priced at QR50 for regular seats. In the premiere, attendees will preview the making of the television series and the preview of the first few episodes.
Producers said the TV drama series was created in the tradition of beautifully crafted innovations that capture the minds of viewers and the nods of critiques.
Considered as the very first of what producers called Overseas Filipino series or OFserye in Tagalog , “Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo” tells the story of two individuals who traversed miles to be with each other and so was shot mostly in Doha where the drama series was set.
Producers find special attention to make most of location shooting in Doha since it is home to the third largest group of Filipinos in the Middle East. Interestingly, while a few movies have been made to tell the story of overseas Filipinos in the region, this is the first time that a television series has been shot in Doha and the rest in Dubai.
The OFserye tells the story of two children (Jake and Shaina), two best friends, played by Christopher de Leon and Philip Salvador, both Overseas Filipino Workers who served as inspiration to their kids’ chosen path.
When Philip Salvador saves Christopher from imminent death, the latter feels responsible for the welfare of Philip’s family until he himself dies. Fate seems to always be bringing Jake and Shaina together as they fall for each other, and then yet apart with the presence of another girl played by Bangs Garcia.
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