I love dogs. Whenever a movie revolves around one, I make an effort not to miss it. On Philippine TV, it’s rare to find a program that includes a canine character playing the title role, let alone a significant part. And GMA-7 is taking the risk of producing a primetime teleserye titled “Aso ni San Roque” (literally translated as ‘St. Roch’s Dog’) which stars child actress Mona Louise Rey along with Princess, a half-Cocker Spaniel half-Labrador Retriever, which used to be a bomb-sniffing dog before it was signed up by the network for the pivotal role of Anghel. You might remember the charming pooch sharing screen time with actor Eddie Garcia in the Cinemalaya indie favorite “Bwakaw“.
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As for Mona Louise Rey, she is simply continuing her evolvement as a young actress-in-the-making. After proving her acting chops in “Munting Heredera” (Little Heiress) and “Luna Blanca” Book 1, she is now being challenged to play Fatima – a blind girl who was born to help stop the spread of evil gripping a fictional town. Together with her guardian dog and Mateo (the Chief of Police being played by TJ Trinidad), they should put their hands together to defeat the unrelenting forces of the dark.
“Aso ni San Roque” stars Mona Louise Rey, TJ Trinidad, LJ Reyes, Pen Medina, Gardo Verzosa, Paolo Contis, Angelika dela Cruz, Nova Villa, Rich Asuncion, Gwen Zamora, Buboy Garrovillo and Princess the dog. It will premiere tomorrow night on the second slot of GMA Telebabad which starts at around 8:45PM. 🙂