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‘Be Careful’ Departs, ‘Give Love on Christmas’ Premieres

So long, Maya and Sir Chief.

After over two years, the ABS-CBN kiligserye ‘Be Careful with My Heart’ finally took a bow earlier today. The series finale featured a scene in Vigan where Maya (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Sir Chief (Richard Yap) reminisced the good times of their relationship, followed by Maya’s surprise 30th birthday and live farewell special.

Thus, for the first time since July 9, 2012, a new program will enter the fray in the pre-noontime slot.

Over the next six weeks, ABS-CBN will air three different stories as part of its ‘Give Love on Christmas’ specials. The first of these stories will run from December 1 to December 12, preceding ‘It’s Showtime’.

‘The Gift Giver’ will be headlined by veteran actor Eddie Garcia, with supporting roles from Aiko Melendez, Dimples Romana, Carlo Aquino, Louise Abuel, Gerald Madrid and Nadine Samonte. Alicia Alonzo will appear in a special role.

In ‘The Gift Giver’, Garcia will play Ernest, whose hope in life was to work hard and sacrifice just to have a complete and joyful family. But the death of his wife Laura (Alonzo) soon took its toll on the relationship between himself and his children, and now Ernest will try to renew ties with the rest of his family just in time for Christmas.

In addition to ‘The Gift Giver’, two other stories will be seen in the ‘Give Love on Christmas’ specials: ‘The Gift of Life’, starring Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador, and ‘Exchange Gift’, starring Paulo Avelino and KC Concepcion. The two stories will be aired on a still-yet-to-be-determined date.

On the verge of once again earning the tag of ‘Philippines’ No. 1 station’, ABS-CBN rewarded its loyal viewers with an early Christmas bonus. ‘Give Love on Christmas’ will be the last ABS-CBN offering of the year, and it should provide a fitting conclusion to another banner year for the Mother Ignacia-based network.

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8 thoughts on “‘Be Careful’ Departs, ‘Give Love on Christmas’ Premieres

  1. KG says:

    What a way to end the two-year teleserye with a bang.

    Mga loyal supporters, malungkot sa huling kabanata. Mga haters ng BCWMH na sawa na sa kwento nito ay nagbunyi (lalo na si Kelvin Abe perhaps)

    • Well, call this the last of their kind. Making teleseryes in the PH is so exhausting nowadays; hindi talaga mapapantayan ang ginagawa sa U.S. na iilang daily teleserye nila ay 30+ years na.

      • ramones1986 says:

        Nakalimutan mo yung mga primetime soaps sa UK at Europe tulad ng “Coronation Street” (since 1960), “Emmerdale” (since 1972), “Pobol y Cwm” (since 1974), “EastEnders” (since 1985), “Goenkale” (since 1994).

  2. RQ521 says:

    ‘Give Love on Christmas’ is ABS-CBN’s testing ground for the post-BCWMH viability of the timeslot before Showtime on weekdays before ‘Flordeliza’ premieres.

  3. Nameless says:

    Hindi kaya magkaroon ito ng slight confusion with Eat Bulaga’s defunct-but-notable Christmas segment nila? I hope it’s not. Pero oo, we admit that ABS-CBN bounced back from GMA this year. Halos majority rin ng franchise game shows, nasa Kapamilya na. While GMA now faces financial crisis na parang malapit na sa recession stage. It all started kasi when Ms. Galvante left them.

    Yes, Hollywood is so excellent in making TV dramas, not just dramas but with style and substance. Mostly, may action at sci-fi sila. Like CSI.

    • Remember the short-lived Seasons of Love on GMA during October? There was another Seasons of Love aired on ABS-CBN many years ago. There may be occasions where both networks would use the same title, but with different content.

      The gap between ABS and GMA continues to widen. Kahit pa i-claim ng taga-Timog na may kinita sila ng malaki this year, it’s still not enough.

      Also, daytime TV in the U.S. featured some of the longest-running programs ever; even though they aired daily, they still continued to evolve with new characters and storylines. Kaya hindi ito makayanan ng mga Pinoy these days dahil sa madaming restrictions ng mga networks, not to mention too many of the same kind.

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