Among the five Mabunga brothers, we all know how their ‘Kuya’ JM De Guzman, who will portray Francisco "Chico" R. Mabunga, proved his acting prowess by starring on several films and television series. He has been a renowned male lead through the years and has gained many recognitions from various award-giving bodies. Nevertheless, in the upcoming family drama series Pamilya Ko, we all definitely must see his promising younger brothers who are ready to take their acting career into the next level and astound us in their roles as Beri, Apol, Persi and Ponky.
Kiko Estrada as Bernardo "Beri"
It was in 2012 when Kiko first appeared on ABS-CBN as Leo Samaniego in the daytime drama series titled Angelito: Ang Bagong Yugto. It was the sequel to the romantic teen drama series titled Angelito: Ang Batang Ama, where JM De Guzman played the lead role as Angelito Santos on both shows.
In 2013 to 2014, Kiko played as Bart Dimaguiba in the remake of the family drama series titled Annaliza. While doing his role on the said show in 2013, he starred on Maalaala Mo Kaya episodes “Krus/Prosti” with Julia Montes and “Telebisyon” with Yen Santos. Recently, he starred once again on the said drama anthology series in January 2019 as Jason Marvin on the episode titled “White Ribbon”, and in August 2019 as Kirby Manzon on the episode titled “Kadena”.
After his supporting roles and his outstanding Maalaala Mo Kaya stints, Kiko is set to appear as the ‘pasaway’ yet caring ‘kuya’ named Beri in the Mabunga brothers.
Kid Yambao as Apollo "Apol"
Aside from being one of the ‘kilig’ ambassadors in the Hashtags on It’s Showtime, Kid also appeared on Matanglawin as an adventurer and on different types of talk shows like Gandang Gabi Vice, Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay. He started to take on acting roles on It’s Showtime’s Lenten specials then later on appeared in Ipaglaban Mo on the 2016 episode titled “Aswang” and on the 2018 episode titled “Balita”.
Now, Kid is having his first ever teleserye role as he portrays the appealing and comical ‘kuya’ named Apol in the Mabunga brothers.
Jairus Aquino as Percival "Persi"
Starting in the industry as a child star and constantly maintaining his career as an actor until now, Jairus has appeared in many television shows and films. He even became a VJ on the leading music channel in the Philippines called MYX. Yet among his many acting stints, here are some of his well-recognized acting stints on television.
Back in 2006, we first knew Jairus as the adorable ‘Pareng’ Jomar in the International Emmy-nominated fantaserye titled Super Inggo. He became notable for being called as the "Pambansang Bestfriend ng Pilipinas" (National Bestfriend of the Philippines) and sidekick to his half-brother Budong, which was played by Makisig Morales. He retained his role in prequel installment for the said teleserye in 2007 titled Super Inggo 1.5: Ang Bagong Bangis. Also in 2007, he guested on the kiddie gag show titled Goin’ Bulilit.
In 2008, Jairus took on the role of Waldo "Lem" Ramos Jr. / Fei / Fish Boy who is tagged as the “Kid Weakling” in the locally produced live-action fantasy series titled Kung Fu Kids. After that he appeared on various roles on Wansapanataym, Maalaala Mo Kaya and portrayed the younger roles for male leads on many teleseryes.
From 2013 to 2016, Jairus played as Frederick "Drake" Lagdameo in the teen comedy series titled Luv U. He played the teenage roles for different teleserye leading men, and then appeared as Lyndon "Batas/Junjun" Marasigan Jr. in 2016’s family drama series titled Langit Lupa. His most recent stints was in Ipaglaban Mo’s episodes titled “Ingrata” and “Utang”.
In the present year 2019, as one of the Mabunga brothers, we will see Jairus as the brainy and studious Persi.
Raikko Mateo as John Paul "Ponky"
As we can recall, we came to know breakout child star Raikko when he played the titular role of Honesto Galang in the family drama series titled Honesto in 2013. With his laudable performance on the said show, he earned acknowledgements such as the Most Passing Symbol in a Moral Conduct on the 16th Gawad PASADO Awards, Most Popular Male Child Performer on the 45th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Entertainment Awards and Best Child Performer on the 28th PMPC Star Awards for TV.
After Honesto concluded in 2014, Raikko became a regular cast of Goin’ Bulilit until the show ended recently this year 2019. He continuously appeared portraying child roles on Wansapanataym, Maalaala Mo Kaya and Ipaglaban Mo through the years. He played as a guardian angel on the 2014 family drama Hawak Kamay, appeared as Alvin in 2015 on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano, played as Alvin in the 2015 family drama series Walang Iwanan and portrayed younger versions of male leads on teleseryes like Dream Dad, Pasión de Amor, You’re My Home, The Greatest Love and Bagani.
Soon, we are about to see Raikko as the charming baby ‘bunso’ named Ponky of the Mabunga family.
Catch Kiko Estrada, Kid Yambao, Jairus Aquino and Raikko Mateo as JM’s younger brothers in the Mabunga family! Watch Pamilya Ko, premieres Monday, September 9 before TV Patrol on Primetime Bida.