- Pamilya Roces is dawning its final week.
- Director Joel Lamangan accepts defeat over Halik
- The Kapuso series was not able to score close against the Kapamilya series in ratings
Pamilya Roces is down to its last week and Director Joel Lamangan admitted defeat over its rival show Halik in an interview at Salu Restaurant on December 8. The director started off praising Katrina Halili for her dedication.
“Ang husay-husay ni Katrina. She’s a good actress. Alam mo, wala yung ere. Wala! Kahit anong ipagawa mo… ‘Kailangang maghubad-hubad ka rito! Labanan natin yung kabila! Ipakita natin ang panty at bra!’
“Ipinakita niya ang panty at bra niya. Hubad-hubad siya. Wala siyang eklay. Ginawa niya kahit ano! Napakahusay niya!”
Lamangan said that Halili was not just inserted into the show just to improve the ratings. In fact, they’ve long accepted that they are no match to Halik.
“Part talaga siya [Halili] ng istorya. Kaya lang, pinabilis na lang agad. Kasi nga, tatapusin na. Pero naka-design talaga siya, ten weeks. Kapag sa ten weeks, hindi nag-rate, cut short.
“Kaya ten na lang kami. Kasi, talo kami ng ‘Halik’. Noong una, mahina ang ‘Halik’. Kalaban niya, ‘Inday (Will Always Love You)’. Ang Inday ang mataas noon.
“Nang pumasok na kami, nagha-heighten na sila, kami naman ngayon ang nag-suffer.”
Inday Will Always Love You (IWALY) was also struggling against Halik, but it was able to recover its ratings until August 13. According to AGB Nielsen, the ABS-CBN show only scored 7.3% while IWALY got 8.3%.
Meanwhile, Pamilya Roces never had the chance to defeat Halik even for just a single episode.