Teleseryes are said to mirror real life as they’re able to compellingly depict the stories of real people, and sometimes, even events that really took place. Thus, aside from the entertainment they promised, teleseryes have also provided us with inspiration and lessons that we can apply in our lives through the relatable scenes and exchanges among its characters.
And now that the world is going through a terrible crisis – the pandemic novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 – let our spirits be lifted up by the touching and remarkable scenes taken from a few of the Kapamilya dramas we’ve seen in the recent years via this Kapamilya Toplist.
With the current situation gradually making some of us hopeless, we may be reminded by the encouraging words uttered by Ramil (Michael de Mesa) and Cardo (Coco Martin) to Jerome (John Prats) as the life of his girlfriend Bubbles (Bianca Manalo) was put in danger after being accidentally shot – that he should not lose hope and should remain strong instead.
Besides, if we have loved ones who are going through tough times, let’s reach out to them, console them, and tell them that we got their back, just like what Alyana (Yassi Pressman) did to Bubbles in FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. At the same time, we should also brush off the idea that we’re alone in every battle that we face because there’s surely at least one person who’s willing to listen to us, like Nanay Sabel (Maricel Soriano) was to Rhian (Angel Locsin) in The General’s Daughter and Samuel (Enchong Dee) was to Erika (Erich Gonzalez) in The Blood Sisters.
This was apparently the same message Ella (Kaye Abad) of Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit wanted to tell her daughter Mikmik (Sophia Reola) when she said, “Kapag may mahinang halaman, kailangang paligiran ito ng malakas na halaman para proteksyunan 'to at lumaki rin na malakas.” It might be metaphorical, but the latter was still able to comprehend it for there were people who unconditionally looked over her after the former died. She’d gone through a lot of difficulties, but she was able to survive and continue to grow because of their guidance and affection.
Luz (Sylvia Sanchez) of Pamilya Ko seemed to have the same advice to her three children Cherry (Mutya Orquia), Lemon (Kira Balinger), and Pongky (Raikko Mateo) when she asked them to always look after each other because if only one of them would be astray or “decay”, then they will all crumble.
As Barrio Maulap was hounded with challenges in Starla, this unfortunately divided them as some fervently believed in the hope brought by the fireflies while some were not much convinced. Well, this is somewhat parallel to what has been happening in our country nowadays, and Buboy’s (Enzo Pelojero) reminder to his playmates really speaks volumes, “Alam n’yo, ‘di dapat natin pinagtatalunan ang mga pinaniniwalaan natin. Pero, huwag pa rin tayong mawalan ng pag-asa na magiging okay ang lahat kahit na marami tayong problema kasi para sa'kin, 'yon ang gustong ipahiwatig ng himala ng mga alitaptap.”
But in spite of being divided, the townsfolk of Barrio Maulap still united when an affluent family attempted to displace them and grab their lands. With no one to depend on but themselves and having not much knowledge on law, they agreed to fight according to what they could and knew.
Most importantly, our strongest weapon in every fight that we’re going to face is our unwavering faith in Almighty God, thus, like FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s titular character Cardo, we should not forget to always pray and ask for His provision, guidance, and protection.
May we not see a silverlining yet to the dark clouds that hover above us at present, but let’s be optimistic that the bright sun will come out and shine on us soon!
Our country had gone through a lot of challenges in the previous years that we’re able to conquer, so it’s definitely possible that we’re going to get through this, too! We just have to believe like Kadenang Ginto’s Cassie (Francine Diaz) and Playhouse’s Zeke (Donny Pangilinan), who stated “the longer and tougher the journey, the sweeter the victory.”