After a successful run that spanned five years on two major networks – ABS CBN 2 (1992-1995) and GMA7 (1995-1997), Valiente makes a grand comeback to capture once more the hearts of Filipinos who grew up watching the series as well as the new generation of viewers who would surely relate to the classic story two decades after.
Now airing on primetime for the first time and helmed by multi-awarded director Joel Lamangan, TV5’s Valiente recounts the epic tale of two families whose lives are intertwined by their desire to claim what they believe is rightfully theirs. The compelling story is given new life by a powerhouse cast of this generation’s most bankable actors, including Kapatid stars Oyo Sotto, Nadine Samonte, Niña Jose and JC De Vera.
In Valiente, viewers will witness how the admirable friendship of Theo Braganza (Oyo Sotto) and Gardo Valiente (JC De Vera) is torn by the vicious schemes of Theo’s ruthless mother, Doña Trining Braganza (Jaclyn Jose). The rivalry that follows between the two families is further sparked by the relationship of Gardo with Maila Braganza (Nadine Samonte). Theo and Maila’s cunning sister Leona (Niña Jose) will do everything to get in the way of this relationship in her desire to have Gardo for herself.
Valiente also introduces a new set of promising young stars who will endear themselves to the viewers: Ross Pesigan (young Gardo), Liane Valentino (young Maila), Czarina Suzara (young Leona) and Arvic Rivero (young Theo). Also part of the cast are fine actors John Regala (Peping), Jim Pebanco (Ariston) and Toni Mabesa (Victorino Penitente).
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Moreover, Valiente proudly presents an exceptional rendition of its original theme song as performed by its original singer, Vic Sotto. The story of Valiente was originally written by highly acclaimed scriptwriter Gina Marissa Tagasa.
It was also revealed last February 8 (Wednesday) during a Valiente Media Launch held at the Pepeton’s Bar and Grill in South Triangle QC, that Bossing Vic Sotto rendered his talent for the TV series’ theme music for free.
Majority of the scenes for the TV series were shot in Batangas, mainly at Gov. Leviste’s Hacienda in Lipa and at the Central Azucarera Don Pedro in Nasugbu – according to Archangel Media, Inc. the production outfit behind the remake of VALIENTE.
Trivia: Eugene Domingo and Jose Manalo started their showbiz career as supporting characters for the original VALIENTE series.
Valiente starts on February 13 on TV5 at 9:00pm after Willtime Bigtime.
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