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ABS-CBN holds ‘Family Day’ for its upcoming show ‘Hawak Kamay’


On Tuesday, June 24, at the Hospicio de San José in Manila, the ‘Hawak Kamay’ lead cast members along with the production crew, selected media people and bloggers were in the multi-purpose hall of the said Roman Catholic welfare institution for a ‘family day’. Upon entering the venue—the home for orphans, the abandoned, special needs, and the elderly were transformed into a festive ambiance. Balloons in various shapes and hues with flaglets bedecked the place and were a sight that delights the residents of the said charitable institution.

In the photo, Iza Calzado who plays Atty. Bianca Magpantay and Piolo Pascual as Gin, a drunkard and aspiring musician--were both seen distributing goodies to the kids of Hospicio de San José in Manila, during the Family Day. Photograph by Ted Claudio.

In the photo, Iza Calzado who plays Atty. Bianca Magpantay and Piolo Pascual as Gin, a drunkard and aspiring musician–were both seen distributing goodies to the kids of Hospicio de San José in Manila, during the Family Day. Photograph by Ted Claudio of WazzupPhilippines.com.

It’s time that ABS-CBN Channel 2 brings back another show that is centered on a modern-day Filipino family that will be headed by the none other than the dramatic actor of today and fresh from his blockbuster film ‘Starting Over Again’—Piolo Pascual as Gin, a drunkard and aspiring musician who found himself standing in as a father to three orphaned kids played by child stars—Zaijan Jaranilla as Emong, Xyriel Manabat as Dara, and Yesha Camille as Ningning in the upcoming series titled—‘Hawak Kamay’.

The festive setup won’t be complete without the different food stalls that fed the people in Hospicio de San José as well as all the guests. As part of the program, there were magic, acrobat and bubble shows as entertainment for those present during the said initiative. Pascual also performed with Jaranilla via a song number ‘You are the Sunshine of My Life’. Then the rest of the kids along with Iza Calzado as Atty. Bianca Magpantay performed the song ‘Hawak Kamay’.

In the series, Gin’s character, he finds himself developing a different sort of attachment to the three children, and decides to get his act together for them. The three kids helped him realize that life is full of purpose and expressing love is something that is not exclusive to relatives, but even to strangers.

Also in this series is—Nikki Gil as Me-Ann, Gin’s ex-girlfriend and Andrea Brillantes as Lorrie. Other artists in the cast are—Nadia Montenegro, Atoy Co, Moi Bien, Hyubs Azarcon, Jess Mendoza, Lloyd Zaragoza, Rufami, and PBB All-In housemate Axel Torres with the special participation of Jennifer Sevilla, Lander Vera Perez, and Ryan Bang.

Catch the story of ‘Hawak Kamay’, which was developed by Ruel S. Bayani as it begins to unfold on ABS-CBN and will be directed by Mae C. Cruz.

Watch the trailer of the show.

For updates, visit and like the show’s facebook page and follow its twitter and Instagram accounts.

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