Former Star Magic artist gets spot in ‘Pamilya Roces’

I googled it.

“A bulging disc refers to when the inner nucleus of a vertebral disc protrudes to it’s outer layer. A disc bulge may happen as a result of a great amount of pressure being placed on the disc, or if the disc has degenerated from age and other factors. Just because a bulge has occurred doesn’t mean there will be any bulging disc symptoms; it is only when it comes in contact with surrounding tissues or nerves that it begins causing problems.”

This is what the newest addition to the Kapuso lot Manolo Pedrosa shared with us at the launch of the newest serye in GMA-7, “Pamilya Roces.”

“I had to stop for two years. Because I had the bulging disc po. Ayaw ko to undergo an operation kaya nagtiis ako sa therapy. At super masakit. Kung saan galing, I think matagal na upo or nai-strain ang back ko.”

Manolo was originally part of Star Magic. But after his contract ended, his manager Jun Reyes opted to try his luck in another lot.

“Tinanong naman po niya ako kung gusto ko naman na sumubok sa iba kasi may bukas na opportunities. Matagal din ako hindi nakatrabaho so pagbalik ko, parang fresh start uli. But before this, naka-work na rin ako in another project. With Barbie Forteza.”

In “Pamilya Roces,” he essays the character of Gil Figueroa, a budding photographer who pursues Jade Roces (portrayed by Gabbi Garcia). But apart from Jade, Gil gets his life entangled with the other characters involved in the life of the Roces family whose patriarch (Roi Vinzon) has not one, not two, but three families.


The tsinito darling who once lived under the PBB House is keen on mastering his craft to be worthy of being accepted as a leading man in the future.

“Idol ko po si Dingdong Dantes. Lahat naman gusto maging leading man. Pero kanya-kanyang panahon at timing naman ‘yan. Kaya ako focus muna sa mga projects na ibinigay sa akin ng GMA-7. I am thankful for this chance.”

Who can resist that winsome smile.

A sort of “nakakalokang” debut on Primetime, “Pamilya Roces” unveils on Monday, October 8.

“Pamilya Roces” is perfectly happy and whole. Wealth. Power. The biggest jewelry empire in the country is owned by them. Well, an illusion. The patriarch has three families.

So, the viewers will see the different perspectives of a family that the audience will find amusing with relatable scenes that will tug at the heartstrings and endear them to the characters.

Roi Vinzon is Rodolfo, the patriarch of the Roces clan, and the cause of the family drama. The legal family has Natalia Austria-Roces (Gloria Diaz), the wife; sister Camilla (Snooky Serna); daughters Crystal Rose-Javellana (Carla Abellana) and Jade (Gabbi).


The second family has Violet Balocboc (Elizabeth Oropesa); and daughter Amber (Sophie Albert).


And last but not the least, the third-Lily Renacia (Ana Roces); daughters Amethyst (Shaira Diaz) and Pearl (Jasmine Curtis-Smith).


Also in the cast are Rocco Nacino, André Paras, Christian Bautista, Mika dela Cruz, and Manolo.

Award-winning director Joel Lamangan boasts of a powerful creative team headed by Roy Iglesias, Agnes Uligan, Denoy Navarro Punio, Renei Rimla, John Kenneth de Leon, Marlon Miguel, Evie Macapungay and Dantes Usman.

Let’s make ‘silip’ in the not so ordinary grind of these families lives!


AND WE thought Iza Calsado’s character in the “may pakilig na take” to the viewers “Ngayon at Kailanman” ended when she was left for dead with her kid.


It’s payback time for her character to find the culprits and make them pay. Will revenge be served cold?

The audience are loving the scenes Iza shares with Alice Dixson in their confrontations. “Plastikan” is the name of the game. As Iza found someone she can use-Oliver (Jameson Blake) to get back at Alice who portrays his Mom.

On the other side of the fence is the real deal. The budding love story between Eva and Ino (Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia).


Ino continues to woo Eva for her to work in their jewelry empire! At nagpapahabol pa ang dalaga ng slums sa binatang “nagtitiis” sa panunuyo to her. Kaya may baon na generator sa kanyang tent!

Every night brings us to a roller coaster ride of emotions-with Iza’s wrath, Alice’s schemes and the promise of a love to last.

Mangapitbahay din tayo sa kanila!

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