The cast of ABS-CBN upcoming primetime series HAWAK KAMAY visited during Manila Day (June 24) the kids and elders of Hospicio De San Jose in Ayala Bridge, Quiapo Manila.

Leading the cast of Hawak Kamay is PIOLO PASCUAL playing the role of a drunkard and aspiring musician named GIN who was left with the responsibility of acting as a father to three adopted children ZAIJAN JARANILLA (Emong), XYRIEL MANABAT (Harriet) and YESHA CAMILLE (NingNing).  Joining them during the outreach program are fellow Hawak Kamay stars ANDREA BRILLANTES, NIKKI GIL, AXEL TORRES and IZZA CALZADO.

BeFunky_CIMG4549.jpgIt was really a star-studded outreach event but I think the real stars of the event yesterday were the kids and elderly who participated in the program and activities prepared for them by the production of Hawak Kamay and ABS-CBN.  There were a lot of games and surprises plus lots and lots of food.





Direk Ruel Bayani who was also present during the outreach program said that Hawak Kamay is the first of its kind in Philippine local television series.  It tackles the plight of adopted kids in finding the right foster parent or homes.  He pointed out that the show is about them (referring to the beneficiaries of Hospicio De San Jose) –  “Sila ang bida dito, hindi ito tungkol kina Piolo at sa iba pang mga artista, ito ay palabas na tungkol sa kanila at para sa kanila.”


It’s high time that primetime TV programs takes a shift from hard drama that focuses on tragic family and relationship situations to lighthearted and even family-oriented teleseryes that not only mirrors life and all of its beauty and positivity but also sends out a message of hope and values that even kids can relate to.


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