Barbie Forteza, Kate Valdez back on TV

Following its three-week recap, GMA Network’s well-loved TV adaptation of the hit 1984 movie by Regal Films ‘Anak Ni Waray Vs. Anak Ni Biday’ is set to air its much-awaited fresh episodes beginning Monday (February 8) on the primetime block.

Prior to the suspension of tapings due to the pandemic, viewers were on the edge of their seats with the riveting and suspenseful revelations in the primetime series.

Upon realizing that Ginalyn (Barbie Forteza) is Cocoy’s (Migo Adecer) new girl, Caitlyn (Kate Valdez) – heartbroken and devastated – confronts the former and things ended on bad terms between the two.

With their friendship hanging by a thread, Ginalyn and Caitlyn soon realizes their fates are more intertwined than they can imagine as Joaquin (Jay Manalo) tries to patch things up with their mothers – Amy (Ms. Snooky Serna) and Sussie (Ms. Dina Bonnevie).

With the continuation of the family drama, the cast members expressed what they feel about their highly-anticipated brand-new episodes, experiences during their lock-in taping, and what’s in store for the Kapuso viewers as the story continues.

Dina reveals feeling delighted yet anxious upon their return, “Masaya at sana tuluy-tuloy na ito. Anxious din na sana maging mainit ang pagtanggap sa amin ng viewers.”

Snooky entices viewers that there are more exciting scenes to watch out for, “I am so excited. We are back on GMA Telebabad and so the excitement and drama continue. Mas marami pang pasabog ang kanilang dapat abangan! Mga revelation and more heartwarming scenes that deal on family and friendship.”

Likewise, Barbie drops hints on what to expect in the coming episodes, “Kung tuluyan na bang lalayo ang loob ni Caitlyn kay Ginalyn? Kung ipaglalaban ba ni Cocoy ang pag-ibig niya para kay Ginalyn hanggang sa huli? Kung makikilala ba nina Ginalyn at Caitlyn ang kanilang tunay na ama? At kung sino nga ba ang tunay na anak ni Waray at anak ni Biday.”

Kate, in turn, admits feeling tested going back to work after their hiatus, “Na-challenge po ako dahil ilang months na-stop ang taping then pagbalik po namin, mabibigat na scenes na po ang aming kinunan. Medyo na-pressure ako sa adjustments sa emotions ko for my character as Caitlyn. So far, it’s a great experience dahil memorable ‘yun for me.”

Meanwhile, Jay shares his lock-in taping experience and commends the team for their cooperation on set, “For me, it was a little bit odd because we had to stay in one place but funny as it seems, I had a nice time working. Masaya kami sa set at very cooperative ang lahat. Sumusunod lahat sa rules and regulations.”

Finally, Migo encourages viewers to watch the continuation of the story receptively, “Come watch the all-new episodes with an open mind and an open heart, and just soak in the humanity of these characters. How they would feel about betrayal, past relationships, and just see the genuineness of each character reacting from one another.”

This original series, created by the GMA Entertainment Group, is headed by SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, VP for Drama Redgie A. Magno, AVP for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Camille Hermoso-Hafezan, and Executive Producer Arlene Pilapil.

Don’t miss the highly-anticipated all-new episodes of ‘Anak Ni Waray Vs. Anak Ni Biday’ – under the helm of esteemed director Mark Sicat dela Cruz – beginning February 8, weeknights, only on GMA Network.

Viewers abroad can also watch the series via GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV. For the program guide, visit

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