Do you ever wonder what your job could be in an alternate life? Even if you love your job now, sometimes, it’s nice to daydream what living another profession would be like, right? Luckily, Kapamilya teleseryes feature different kinds of professions and let us in on their life through its stories. Whether it’s being a cosmetologist at a mortuary or an emergency responder, an actor has probably played it already.
Check out this gallery to explore the different professions in Kapamilya teleseryes!
The wonderfully smelling world of baked pastries and goods is the main attraction of the 2020 LizQuen (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil) romantic serye Make It With You. The pairing’s characters, Gabo and BIlly are two passionate bakers that made it their dream to open a bakery highlighting Philippine pastries around the world.
Only a few get to know how a soldier truly lives, but the 2020 action-drama A Soldier’s Heart gave us a glimpse of how noble, dangerous, and fulfilling such a profession could be. Actors Gerald Anderson, Carlo Aquino, Vin Abrenica, Elmo Magalona, and the rest of the cast all underwent professional training to realistically portray the scenes as well as internalize the strong emotions of losing a comrade or being in a middle of a battle.
Being a mother is also a profession and with it comes a lot of responsibilities. The 2020 action teleserye 24/7 explores this on a whole new level. The main character Mia (Julia Montes) is a single mother, so aside from being a full-time mom, she is also working as a security guard for Jacinto Pharmaceuticals. But that’s only a part of the struggle she faces because a deadly epidemic breakout prompts her to do whatever in order to save her son and even the world.
Heroes don’t always need weapons. Ana (Julia Montes) from the 2018 drama Asintado makes it her life mission to save lives as an emergency medical responder. She fearlessly gets into situations no matter how dangerous just to save the person in trouble. In fact, she met Gael (Paulo Avelino), her lost love, again while trying to save him from a collapsing cave.
Some professions need a lot more than skills and knowledge. Init Sa Magdamag (2021) explicitly shows us how both Tupe (Gerald Anderson) and Rita (Yam Concepcion) used their passion and heart for service as the main drive in their current careers. Tupe is now a doctor that is developing grassroots initiatives to help their barrio while Rita is spearheading projects to help her town citizen as a congresswoman. Both continue to inspire others and do their best in their work even if that wasn’t exactly what they envisioned for themselves in the first place What matters is what value they are able to deliver in their profession.
The much-awaited series of 2022 is 2 Good 2 Be True, the primetime comeback series of KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla). One of the main characters is Ali (Bernardo), a hardworking and kindhearted nurse. At one point, she is employed as an assistant to Hugo (Ronaldo Valdez. This leads to her life becoming intertwined with Eloy’s (Padilla) after he was hired to restore one of Hugo’s vintage cars.
More secrets lie in the town of Las Espadas in The Killer Bride (2019) as the much-talked-about curse fills the air of the place. This does, however, make it a perfect setting for Emma’s (Janella Salvador) life as a cosmetologist in a mortuary. While she is preparing the dead for the afterlife, she is also uncovering stories and tales abound.
Would you work in these professions if given the chance?