MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The long-running ABS-CBN teleserye “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” will continue running, thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the television network and the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Earlier, PNP issued a directive withdrawing support for the teleserye — from loaning patrol cars, paraphernalia and personnel; while DILG threatened to sue the production, both because of the negative portrayal of the police in many of the show’s episodes.
But all’s well that ends well.
As part of the MOU, PNP logistical support for the show will resume.
For ABS-CBN’s part of the agreement, it was revealed that PNP Chief Oscar Albayade and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año — former Army Chief — will play cameo roles in the show at least once a week. They will portray themselves.
Because of the participation of Año and Albayade, the teleserye’s disclaimer will now read: “Ang mga pangalan, karakter, at mga insidente sa programang ito ay BAHAGYANG kathang-isip lamang…”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Last week, The Adobo Chronicles reported that the long-running teleserye ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ is finally coming to an end this December.
Well, ABS-CBN is not dragging its feet in finding a replacement for the series that stars Coco Martin. In fact, it has found its next ‘super’ teleserye.
Produced by Kris Aquino, the new TV show is based on real-life events — the legal battles involving the Queen of All Media, her former business partner Nicko Falcis and his lawyer brother Jesus.
Aquino recently filed criminal charges against Nicko for alleged theft and cyber libel charges against Jesus.
The new teleserye is titlted ‘Kris Aquino’s Ang Hukuman.’ It premieres in mid-December on ABS-CBN.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Quezon City Bureau) – Producers of the long-running ABS-CBN’s ‘Ang Probinsyano,’ are finally giving in to the demand of Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) to change the teleserye’s plot to make it less critical of the said government agencies.
But while agreeing to change the story line, producers also announced that the teleserye is finally coming to an end after three years of broadcast.
ABS-CBN unveiled details of the show’s final episode which airs in mid-December, just before Christmas.
According to informed sources, the final episode will fast-forward the story and feature an aging Cardo, the good cop (played by Coco Martin), who will retire from service after finally bringing honesty and competency to the police department.
”The story ends with the end of corruption within the police ranks,” one of the producers told The Adobo Chronicles.
All’s well that ends well.