‘Sahaya’ is an epic-drama series top-billed by one of this generation’s most promising screen pairings, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix, together with Kapuso leading man, Migo Adecer.
It tells the inspiring story of Sahaya (Bianca Umali) a beautiful Badjao lady with extraordinary abilities. The series has a high quality standard for its high-end cinema camera creating clean and sharp cinematic images.
It was costly because GMA Network recreated an entire Badjao village in Calatagan, Batangas as the location. They also did an immersion in Tawi- Tawi. The location was described as picturesque. It can be said that the preparations and cinematography are stunning and the shooting of the series required hardwork.
Bianca and Miguel underwent diving and dance lessons. They also studied the Badjao culture.
Everything they did on the set was hard but it was worth it because of the support of the fans.
“Lahat ng bagay sa Sahaya, kung paano gawin walang madali talaga. But then again, dahil sa suporta at sa pagmamahal ng mga tao sa amin nagiging worth it at nagpe-pay off ‘yung mga ginagawa namin.”
The cast agreed that things are more difficult because of the heat. Capturing of themes were set on the water and the cameras were set on the boat or in the water.
“I’ve never done this before kasi ‘yung set namin nasa tubig. The angles are not as easy to capture because hindi naman kwadrado lahat at hindi siya isang kwarto. And the cameras have to be mounted on the water or on a boat,” shared Mylene Dizon, one of the cast members.
“Lahat ng ipinapakita ko, lahat ng efforts ko, lahat galing sa puso. Which is, ngayon ko lang na masasabi kong ginawa para sa isang role,” Umali added.
It seems that the ‘Sahaya’ cast are having a hard time for the sake of the series but their hardwork paid off as their ratings rose even higher slowly dominating their rival show, ‘The General’s Daughter’.
NUTAM People Ratings
Monday (April 29)
Sahaya 10.2% vs. The General’s Daughter 14.9%
Sahaya 11.3% vs. The General’s Daughter 12.2%
Wednesday (May 1)
Sahaya 11.0% vs. The General’s Daughter 10.4%
Sahaya 11.9% vs. The General’s Daughter 12.0%
Friday (May 3)
Sahaya 12.1% vs. The General’s Daughter 11.7%