The Philippine adaptation of one of the world’s most well-loved drama series, Descendants of The Sun (DOTS), makes its highly-anticipated world premiere today on GMA Network!

No less than Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes and Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado headline the romantic story of alpha team leader Captain Lucas Manalo and cardio-thoracic surgeon Dr. Maxine Dela Cruz, otherwise dearly known as ‘Big Boss’ and ‘Beauty’.

From the very beginning, their relationship was off to a rocky start. As part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Special Forces, Lucas is always sent off to various missions that lasts from days weeks. And with shifts as long and as busy as Maxine’s, the right timing was never on their side. She tries to distance herself from him and his dangerous job, but instead finds herself unable to resist him. One disaster after another befalls upon them, but their love stands stronger than anything that comes their way.

Reporting with them for duty are award-winning actors Rocco Nacino and Jasmine Curtis-Smith as they portray the roles of Technical Sergeant Diego Ramos a.k.a. ‘Wolf’ and Captain Moira Defensor. Much like Lucas, Diego is brave, noble, and willing to sacrifice his own happiness for others – even if that includes letting go of his girlfriend, Moira. But Moira is tough, headstrong, and won’t go down without fighting for the both of them.

Last August, GMA’s Entertainment Group inked a partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines which sealed the Network’s commitment to accurately represent the country’s military forces.

Devoted to save lives are the series’ hard working doctors and nurses: Pancho Magno as Dr. Daniel Spencer; Renz Fernandez as Dr. Earl Jimeno; Chariz Solomon as Nurse Emma Perez; Andre Paras as Dr. Ralph Vergara; Nicole Donesa as Nurse Via Catindig; Reese Tuazon as Dr. Sandra Delgado; Jenzel Angeles as Nurse Hazel Flores; and Bobby Andrews as Eric Feliciano.

After months of intense training for their roles, the military team – composed of Antonio Aquitania as Lt. Col. Bienvenido Garcia; Ricardo Cepeda as Lt. Gen. Carlos Defensor; Paul Salas as Marty Talledo; Jon Lucas as Staff Sergeant Benjo Tamayo or ‘Harry Potter’; Lucho Ayala as Staff Sergeant Alen Eugenio or ‘Snoopy’; and Prince Clemente as Sergeant First Class Randy Katipunan or ‘Picollo’ – is ready to assume their places on the frontlines.

The series is made more intense by the rebel characters of Neil Ryan Sese as Rodel Dela Cruz; Ian Ignacio as Greg Abad; Rich Asuncion as Janet Pagsisihan; and Carlo Gonzales as Val.

The family of Captain Lucas stars Roi Vinzon as Sgt. Major Abraham Manalo; and Hailey Mendez as Judith Manalo; while Dr. Maxine has her mother, Marina Benipayo as Olivia Dela Cruz.

In a series of exciting cameo roles, DOTS Ph also features Tonton Gutierrez as  Gen. Cruz; Sophie Albert as Dr. Liza Ayson; Kim Rodriguez as Denise; Addy Raj as Alif Fayad; Ronnie Henares as Manager Ed; Mark Herras as Orly; and Gabby Eigenmann as Sen. Ricardo Sintallan.

The series in under the helm of esteemed director Dominic Zapata, who promised not to disappoint the viewers.

“I may have made some compromises in making this show, but I promise you, our viewers, that I am not compromising your trust in the craft. I will not compromise the quality and your expectations of Descendants of the Sun and I will not compromise us Filipinos doing a Filipino adaptation of this widely-loved koreanovela.” He said.

Asia’s Pop Diva Julie Anne San Jose sang the official theme song of the series entitled “You are my Everything”.

The romantic-drama series that captivated hearts all over the world is ready to make up its mark on the Philippine primetime. Catch the world premier of Descendants of the Sun (The Philippine Adaptation) today after Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday on GMA Telebabad.

Here are some of the videos from the media launch:


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