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More of the Same: Pamilya Roces Premieres Monday

GMA’s status quo remains the same.

The third slot of GMA Telebabad remains the domain of light-hearted series that could either laugh or bore the audience. And the new series ‘Pamilya Roces’ is no exception.

Let’s begin with a little preview of the series courtesy of GMA’s Public Relations team.

On the outside, ‘Pamilya Roces’ is perfectly happy and whole. They have wealth, power, and they own the biggest jewelry empire in the country. But that is just an illusion because the truth is that the patriarch has not just one, not two, but three families.

And when he, unfortunately, gets a heart attack, each of his families rush to his side. With this revelation, things get complicated. Suddenly, three women and five sisters find their lives outrageously and well, hilariously, intertwined.

The series showcases different perspectives of a family that viewers will find amusing, but more importantly, witness relatable scenes that will tug at their heartstrings and endear them to its characters all throughout.

‘Pamilya Roces’ is led by Roi Vinzon as Rodolfo, the family patriarch who is the root cause of their drama. He has three families in all, and they are as follows.

Rodolfo’s legal family includes wife Natalia (Gloria Diaz), sister-in-law Camilla (Snooky Serna), and daughters Crystal (Carla Abellana) and Jade (Gabbi Garcia). Crystal is married to Hugo (Rocco Nacino) while Camilla has an adopted son in Gareth (Andre Paras).

His second family is composed of Violet (Elizabeth Oropesa) and her daughter Amber (Sophie Albert). Amber was the result of Violet and Rodolfo’s one-night stand and will later have a secret affair with Crystal’s husband Hugo.

Rodolfo also has a third family, led by Lily (Ana Roces), whom he considers his true love. Lily bears two daughters in Amethyst (Shaira Diaz) and Pearl (Jasmine Curtis-Smith), the latter of which falls in love with Gareth.

Three other individuals will also play key roles in Rodolfo’s life. Ralph (Christian Bautista) is the family lawyer and a secret admirer of Crystal; Donnatela (Mika dela Cruz) is Jade’s best friend; and Gil (Manolo Pedrosa) is a budding photographer who gets rejected by Jade.

Talk about an unpredictable story. In essence, ‘Pamilya Roces’ is one light-hearted yet complex series that should border towards the laughable.

Still, it remains to be seen if it will able to overcome the equally unpredictable ‘Halik’. That said, ‘Pamilya Roces’ should have a fighting chance and if things go their way, they might as well steal a few wins from the opponent.

Directed by Joel Lamangan, ‘Pamilya Roces’ airs weeknights after ‘Onanay’ on GMA Telebabad.

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13 thoughts on “More of the Same: Pamilya Roces Premieres Monday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Pamilya Roces apparently in serious trouble right now. Earlier this month, on AGB NUTAM, the show’s ratings went as low as 4.9% (by contrast, Halik was in the 10s). And that’s just NUTAM, Kantar was even more lopsided: single digits for PR compared to Halik sometimes even hitting the 20s mark. And rumors are now circulating that PR is on the chopping block and might not even be able to finish the season. What went wrong?

    • Either that Halik just got hot with all the intense scenes or that PR’s storyline is too complicated to follow. Plus there could be some bandwagon viewers who would rather tune in to the former than the latter because of its story.

  2. Anonymous says:

    On a more serious matter, it appears that Pamilya Roces is ending very soon and may not even make it to the 50-episode mark. I haven’t seen a series flop this hard in Primetime since I Heart Davao: usually it’s non-primetime series such as Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw or The Promise of Forever (which to its credit, was canned) that end quickly. It must be very embarrassing for the show to be ending so soon considering all the promotion and all the names.

    • Once Again was also cut short. Anyway, it is a business decision for GMA. If they’re not happy with the results, they won’t hesitate to cancel. Same with ABS, though at a much lesser extent given the success of their programs.

      • Anonymous says:

        Also, I Heart Davao at least had the excuse of being a GMA Public Affairs show, so the short length was kind of understanable. But Pamilya Roces isn’t and now it is likely to have almost as short of a run. What a failure. And to rub salt into the wound, Halik is now extended until March.

      • That’s even worse. Suffice to say, Halik’s popularity was unexpected and GMA didn’t see it coming considering the fourth slot of Primetime Bida has been a weak spot of late prior to Halik.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wala na, finish na as of tonight. The end came pretty much suddenly as they didn’t even say that it was the final week until a few days ago.

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