New York City – On May 28 via GMA Pinoy TV, the GMA Public Affairs will present “Tadhana”, a weekly drama anthology featuring the colorful, romantic, heroic, and inspiring stories of OFWs. Hosting the program is Kapuso Primetime Queen Marian Rivera.
“Every Saturday, iba’t ibang story ang mapapanood nila — mga kuwento ng ating mga kababayan na nagtrabaho at nakipagsapalaran sa ibang bansa,” reveals Marian of her latest program with the Kapuso Network. She adds that Tadhana will be very different from her previous projects: “First time ko ito as story teller at happy ako kasi may matututunan ako sa bawat istorya.”
Every week, Tadhana will feature a story of an Overseas Filipino Worker, showing his struggles and sacrifices to fit in a world that is unknown to him and his readiness to face separation and to battle sadness across tumultuous seas, snow-covered cities, and barren deserts in the hope of giving his loved ones a better future.
Marian knows how difficult it is to be away from her loved ones, having a mother who worked abroad and she’s in the care of her grandmother. This is why her new TV project is teaching her to value her family even more. “[Importante] ang maging close sa family kasi mahirap pala ‘pag malayo ka na sa kanila,” she adds.
For its pilot episode, Tadhana presents the story of Elvie, a former OFW who worked in Saudi Arabia. Playing Elvie is Kapuso star Kris Bernal while veteran actress Miss Cherie Gil portrays Hannah, Elvie’s employer.
Elvie was reluctant to work abroad. Her experience while working in Saudi Arabia was a nightmare, being under an abusive employer who took advantage of her, and put her life in danger. Watch how she is able to turn her life around in this pilot episode on May 28.
(A GMA Press Release and Photo. Featured photo is Marian Rivera, Tadhana host.)