The teleserye ‘Make It With You’ starring power couple Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, or collectively known as ‘LizQuen’, will finally resume its taping which was put on hold due to the pandemic outbreak.
To recall, ABS-CBN, GMA Network, and other broadcasting networks in the country temporarily suspended live shows and TV productions last March 14 to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s effort of containing the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.
On April 28, Malacanang announced that the production of movies, TV shows may resume in areas under general quarantine after April 30. It was also recently announced that resumption of tapings will be partially allowed in areas under modified community quarantine.
However, senior actors who are part of the cast of the romantic drama series will not be allowed to return in compliance with the government’s general guidelines of mandating every senior citizen to stay at home.
One of the senior actors affected by the stay-at-home policy is Eddie Gutierrez who portrays the character of Agapito Dimagiba, the grandfather of Billy (Liza’s character).
In an interview with Jun Lalin of Abante Online, Annabelle Rama, the wife of Gutierrez, mentioned that Tonton Gutierrez will be the newest addition to the teleserye but it’s not sure if he’s appearance will be temporary or he will replace the senior actor.
“Baka nga dahil mawawala si Eduardo,” Rama said.
Moreover, ABS-CBN released its post-ECQ guidelines for working on TV productions.
Among the guidelines issued by the media giant are:
- fixed number of people in the set (since mass gathering in the workplace is still not allowed)
- People who are considered high risk (most especially the senior citizens) are not allowed on the set
- talents and employees must ensure that they are fit to work
On a side note, it still not sure if ABS-CBN will still be able to come back on air as its franchise renewal is still stalled in Congress. It can be recalled that the House, due to conflicting views. decided to abandon the supposed grant of a provisional franchise to ABS-CBN, which could have been the network’s saving grace to resume its broadcast operations sooner.
Despite its absence on-air, Kapamilya can still watch ABS-CBN shows and programs on iWant and TFC.