‘Yagit’: Classic children’s drama remade

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This October, a classic Filipino children’s drama that will bring nostalgia to a whole generation will see a remake on television in Yagit.

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Set to star in the beloved characters of two decades past—Eliza, Ding, Jocelyn, and Tomtom—are fresh discoveries in first-time child actors Chlaui Malayao, Zymic Jaranilla, Judie Dela Cruz, and Jemwell Ventinilla. They were selected from rigorous auditions held in key cities across the country.

Chlaui is a familiar face on TV through her memorable pancit canton TV commercial. She will play Eliza, the loving daughter of Dolores Macabuhay, which will be portrayed for this 2014 remake by Yasmien Kurdi.

Zymic has been cast as Ding Reyes after his standout audition; while playing siblings and Eliza’s cousins Jocelyn and Tomtom Macabuhay are the eldest members of the cast in Judie and Jemwell Ventinilla.

Also joining the four main stars is Steph Yamut, a pretty lass from Cebu, who was chosen for the role of the Yagits’ rich friend.

Yagit first made waves on Philippine television in 1983 and made stars out of a group of then child discoveries led by Jaypee de Guzman. Because of its phenomenal success, it was also made into a movie titled, Mga Batang Yagit, in 1984, with such big named actors as the late Dindo Fernando and Jay Ilagan lending support to the young cast.

This generation’s remake of Yagit will be directed by Gina Alajar, and will soon premiere on GMA Network’s afternoon series lineup.

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