At 101 years old, Panfila Pingul or “Mama Nene” of San Fernando, Pampanga remains an avid Kapamilya fan. She spends most of her day tuning into ABS-CBN, from “Umagang Kay Ganda” to “It’s Showtime,” “Kadenang Ginto,” and “Ang Probinsyano,” after which she would go to sleep. A true blue Kapamilya, she also likes to watch old programs in CineMo and Jeepney TV, and Star Cinema films in CinemaOne.
The grandmother recently had a Mother’s Day celebration to remember when Beauty Gonzalez, Dimples Romana, Francine Diaz, and Andrea Brillantes, the lead stars of the hit afternoon teleserye “Kadenang Ginto,” paid her a visit to bond with her and her family.
Catch their touching encounter this Friday (May 10) as ABS-CBN airs the month’s second tribute video in line with the network’s 65th anniversary celebration after “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN, and online on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel.
On Thursday (May 9), ABS-CBN will also share the story of Elsa, a mother who despite losing her eyesight continues to work hard to give her daughter a bright future. Elsa and her daughter Sarah, who has special needs, were previously featured in “Mission Possible.”
The episode showed how the bond between them transcends their poverty and physical limitations, with Elsa serving as the voice of Sarah and Sarah becoming the eyes of Elsa. Eversince coming out on TV, an outpour of unconditional love was experienced by their family.
Witness the heartwarming stories of Mama Nene and Elsa in ABS-CBN’s special tribute videos for “Mother’s Day” this Thursday (May 9) and Friday (May 10) on ABS-CBN after “TV Patrol” and online on the ABS-CBN Entertainment YouTube channel.