Since 2016, the highest rating Ipaglaban Mo episode has been “Kasambahay” which starred Miles Ocampo. Now, she is taking on a whole new role for the episode entitled “Disiplina”. It will be a completely new experience for her as an actress.
“First time na sa Ipaglaban Mo episode na ako ‘yung mang-aapi,” she described her character, teacher Maricel. Within the two days it took to shoot the episode, she realized how exhausting it was to be a kontrabida. During confrontation scenes, you are the one doing the physical work such as hitting the other person. “Kapag ikaw ‘yung inaapi, iiyak ka lang,” she compared. Despite all the stress, she considers this a fun experience.
Another first for the Home Sweetie Home star is to work with Raikko Mateo. He will portray her student which posed a few challenges. “Cute, cute nung bagets tapos kailangan ko siyang bugbugin,” she explained. This meant that she had to control herself and make sure not to actually hurt him, “Ang hirap nung gigil na gigil ka pero kokontrolin mo ‘yung hawak mo.” Aside from this, the fact that Raikko is a child star means that he is only allowed on set from morning till the afternoon. Past the cut-off, Miles had to shoot on her own. “React to self lang. Ako lang ang kausap ko,” she joked.
“Iba dapat ang level ng pasensya mo, lalo na sa mga bata,” Miles continued. Teachers must have infinite patience and then more. However, their efforts are not enough. The parents have just as much responsibility when it comes to teaching manners and values to children, “Nagsisimula ang pagdidisiplina sa bahay.”