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Not just a drama about HIV

In her new television series that premieres today, actress and young mom Yasmien Kurdi stars as a victim of the disease that has plagued many over the past few decades.
The story is like an amalgam of many cases of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS victims, not dwelling on any one specific case, but it tackles a most essential factor: the myths and misconceptions about it, which affect those who are found to have the disease, as well as the general prevention and treatment of it.
GMA Network takes pride in its first-ever “advoca-serye.” In Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka, Yasmien Kurdi shares billing with Martin del Rosario, Jackie Rice and Mike Tan.
This Afternoon Prime soap, which tackles one of the most serious and fatal diseases in the world, brings to light the struggles of a woman who is HIV positive and how she battles her own frailties and demons in life.
Joining them in this ground-breaking project are multi-talented and versatile artists: award-winning film actress and TV director Gina Alajar as Adelaida Angeles, Marco’s elitist and territorial mother who always resorts to schemes in order to get what she wants; Shamaine Buencamino as Magda Balagtas, Thea’s superstitious mother who will fight with her through and through; Charee Pineda as Anna Balagtas, Thea’s older sister who deeply cares for her mother and sibling; Ina Feleo as Sofia Angeles, Marco’s older and principled sister who is a doting aunt to the twins; Mike “Pekto” Nacuaas Tantoy Cruz, Thea’s cousin who will fight for her; Catherine Rem as Olga Cruz, Thea’s feisty cousin who works and resides in Manila; Caprice Cayetano as Angela Angeles, the daughter of Thea and Marco who grows up as a daddy’s girl; Seth Dela Cruz as Maurice Angeles, Thea and Marco’s son among the fraternal twins.
The series aims to raise HIV awareness and educate viewers on its effects upon a person’s life through an intriguing drama-that even in our weaknesses, strength can be found if we only rise and have the courage to fight for our loved ones and ourselves.
Behind this engrossing drama is the creative team composed of Creative Director Roy Iglesias; Concept creator Zita Garganera; Headwriter Suzette Doctolero; Creative Head for Afternoon Prime Block Dode Cruz and Creative Consultant Kit Langit.
Under the direction of Neal del Rosario, Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka begins right after The Stepdaughters on GMA Afternoon Prime.

Kapuso viewers from across the globe can also catch their favorite Kapuso shows via GMA’s international channels GMA Pinoy TV, GMA Life TV, and GMA News TV International. For the program guide, visit www.gmapinoytv.com.

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