Believe it or not, it’s been exactly 20 years since we first met the eight teenagers who accompanied us in our lazy Sunday afternoon siesta. Tabing Ilog followed the story of best friends Anne de Guzman (Paula Peralejo), James Collantes (Patrick Garcia), Corrine Ledesma (Desiree del Valle), Badong Magtibay (Paolo Contis), George Fuentebella (Jodi Sta. Maria), Fonzy Ledesma (Baron Geisler), Eds Delos Santos (Kaye Abad), and Rovic Mercado (John Lloyd Cruz), and how their friendship helped each one of them to conquer the challenges of adolescence.
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The weekly series didn’t only amuse and thrill the viewers with their adventures and the romances sparked among them, but it also opened the eyes of everyone regarding the prevalent issues confronted by the teenagers during that era. Tabing Ilog tackled how the personal angst and problems of young people take a toll not only to themselves, but also to their relationships with their families, with one another, with their other friends, and with the other people they encountered along the way.
Want to know more about Tabing Ilog? In this video, original cast member Kaye Abad, who played Eds in the series, shares some of her exciting experiences being part of the show by answering thought-provoking questions in the Tabing Ilog Challenge!
Here are Kaye’s interesting answers:
First, during the days that they were working on the show, Kaye tells us that John Lloyd and Paolo are the two persons she’s closest with. John Lloyd was her boyfriend at the time, while Paolo became her best friend on the set.
Next, Kaye said she highly admired John Lloyd as an actor. And although all of the Tabing Ilog main cast were really close to each other, John Lloyd was the one whom she’s most comfortable to work with.
Kaye also revealed that Paolo and Baron Geisler were very mischievous during their taping days. She also disclosed that Patrick Garcia was her crush and shared that he is the Tabing Ilog co-star she communicates with until now, since one of his kids is her godchild.
Kaye, who recently appeared on the morning drama Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, divulged that if given a chance, she wants to work with all of her Tabing Ilog co-stars, but if she were to pick just one or two, it would be John Lloyd and Jodi Sta. Maria.
Finally, Kaye said that she was always the early bird on the set because her father always pushed her to report early for work. And the hearty eater during their taping days? Kaye said it was Jodi.
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