May Bukas Pa, formerly titled Marcelino, is a new show under the primetime bida block of ABS-CBN which aims to give hope and inspiration amid the current crisis. It will star Zaijan Jaramilla as Santino.
Included in the cast is Dina Bonnevie marking her comeback in the kapamilya network after her appearance on the GMA soap Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita. The rumored stars of the local version of Twilight, Rayver Cruz and Shaina Magdayao, will also star in the said series.
The strong supporting cast of May Bukas Pa includes Albert Martinez, Maja Salvador, Jaime Fabregas, Tonton Guttierez, Precious Lara Quigaman, Ogie Diaz, Desiree del Valle, Dominic Ochoa, Sunshine Cruz, Tuesday Vargas, Lito Pimentel and Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity winner Ruben Gonzaga.
May Bukas Pa will start airing on February 2, 2009 right after TV Patrol World. According to Deo Endrinal, Business Unit Head of ABS-CBN, May Bukas Pa is not replacing any of the four existing shows on their primetime line-up.
Video Link: May Bukas Pa – Trailer